Tony Hill raises finger in empty Durham field as `uninterested` players walk off ground

Wellington: Even as Ryan Harris was given not out, following an LBW appeal from Stuart Broad by Kiwi umpire Tony Hill, players were so sure that he was out that they left the field after making a review, while Hill remained resolute at the stumps and raised his finger to a vacant pitch.

According to, Harris knew he was plumb LBW to Stuart Broad for the last wicket of Australia`s first innings and DRS once again got Hill out of jail.

A bemused Harris expressed he couldn`t have tried harder to be given out for a ball that was `breaking middle,` the report said.

He said that the English guys had asked him if he had hit it and he said that he did not and could not believe how the umpire did not give him out.

However, Hill`s record is good enough for him to be on the ICC`s elite panel, the report added.

The umpire also gave Usman Khawaja out once in the current Ashes even though he had clearly not edged the ball leading to the catch.


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