In the intense battle between bat and ball on Day 5 of the WTC Final, Australia found themselves on the wrong end of yet another Decision Review System (DRS) call. This time, it was during Scott Boland’s fiery spell against Ajinkya Rahane.
Boland delivered a ball that nipped back in from a length, beating Rahane on the inside edge and striking him high on the pad in front of leg-stump. The Australians were convinced and opted to review, hoping for a breakthrough.
However, the replay showed that the ball was veering down leg-side, and the ball-tracking technology confirmed it was comfortably missing the stumps. Australia had lost another review, leaving them with a sense of frustration.
The adrenaline of the moment seemed to have clouded their judgment, as the initial appeal appeared to be optimistic. The high and leg-sided nature of the delivery was apparent, making it a costly misstep for Australia.
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