Cricket’s unsatisfactory relationship with technology cost England dear in their first game of this Twenty20 tri-series when Glenn Maxwell survived a controversial umpiring decision to blast Australia to victory in Hobart.
Maxwell, who had taken three wickets with his part-time off-spin in England’s below-par 155 for nine, seemed to be caught low by Jason Roy off Adil Rashid with Australia faltering in what should have been a routine run-chase.
Umpire Gerard Abood, who stood out for wearing a helmet throughout the match, called for TV confirmation that the catch was clean and made it clear he believed it was when his ‘soft’ signal was out.
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Glenn Maxwell top scored as Australia defeated England in their Twenty20 clash in Hobart
Jason Roy thought he had caught Maxwell for 58, but the out decision was overturned
Dawid Malan was the only England batter to hit a half century as they posted 155 for nine