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.

The Ashes: Australia complains to ICC about Usman Khawaja decision
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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)

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