The Ashes: Australia complains to ICC about Usman Khawaja decision

Updated: 02 August 2013 10:58 IST

Third umpire Kumar Dharmasena upheld an on-field call on Thursday, despite replay technology failing to provide any evidence that Khawaja touched the ball with his bat.

Manchester:

Australia is demanding an explanation from the International Cricket Council about how umpires arrived at a decision to give Usman Khawaja caught behind on the opening day of the third Ashes test at Old Trafford.

Third umpire Kumar Dharmasena upheld an on-field call on Thursday, despite replay technology failing to provide any evidence that Khawaja touched the ball with his bat. (Related read: Aussie PM slams dismissal)

Cricket Australia says it has "sought an explanation from the ICC" because "in our view, the on-field decision and referred decision using DRS were both incorrect." (Also read: Oz press up in arms against Khawaja's dismissal)

The dubious decision was widely condemned, with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tweeting: "That was one of the worst cricket umpiring decisions I have ever seen." Australia great Shane Warne called it a "ridiculous decision."

Khawaja was out for one in Australia's 303-3. (Day 1 report)

Topics : South Africa Pakistan Australia India Michael Clarke Mickey Arthur Cricket Shane Watson David Warner Glenn McGrath Greg Chappell Kevin Pietersen Richard Kettleborough Kumar Dharmasena The Ashes, 2013 Usman Khawaja Ravindra Jadeja Joe Root
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