Stuff – OPINION: Just before those sliding doors close, let’s hold them ajar one last time.
- Ben Stokes is given out lbw to Nathan Lyon by umpire Joel Wilson.
- He reviews – England had a get-out-of-jail-free card in hand, remember – but Wilson’s decision is upheld by DRS.
- In this universe, Stokes was given not out, and Australia were fresh out of reviews, and so Stokes stayed in and …
- READ MORE: * Ashes: Alan Border fumes at Australia’s DRS ‘stupidity’ after third test heartbreak * Ashes: Tim Paine the worst, Joe Root the best when it comes to DRS * How poor reviews and an ugly botched run-out cost Australia Ashes win against EnglandBut look again through those narrowing doors at the DRS image that “proves” Stokes was out.
- And this “infallible” DRS graphic says that Wilson’s original decision was “out”, which as all of Australia knows, it was not.