Adelaide: New Zealand have contacted the International Cricket Council seeking answers over a contentious review that went against them at a crucial time in the fluctuating day-night Test against Australia, coach Mike Hesson said yesterday.
NZ coach Mike Hesson
Hesson is still fuming over the decision by TV umpire Nigel Llong on Saturday's second day to turn down a Decision Review System (DRS) referral for a catch off Australia's Nathan Lyon. Lyon survived after the 'Hot Spot' thermal imaging revealed a mark on the back of his bat before he had scored. It was a major let-off for Australia, in trouble at 118 for eight and still trailing the Kiwis first innings total by 84 runs.
Lyon was walking off the ground believing he was out before returning to continue batting and join in a record Australian trans-Tasman series 74-run ninth-wicket stand with Peter Nevill to deliver his side a vital 22-run first innings lead. Australia won the Adelaide Test by three wickets on the third day Sunday to clinch a 2-0 series victory.