Day/Night Test: Cricketers mock DRS, Nigel Llong decision on Nathan Lyon howler

Lyon went on to score 34 and shared a 74-run partnership with Peter Nevill.

Updated: Nov 28, 2015, 13:57 PM IST
Day/Night Test: Cricketers mock DRS, Nigel Llong decision on Nathan Lyon howler

New Delhi: Australia's Nathan Lyon was given a lifeline by third umpire Nigel Llong on Saturday after making a ridiculous decision of giving him the benefit despite it clearly being out.

Nathan Lyon was batting on nought when he played a pre-determined sweep off New Zealand's Mitchell Santner. The ball passed the back of his bat, rebounded off his shoulder and went through to first slip, who held the catch and appealed for the dismissal.

ALSO READ: Australia v New Zealand: Day-Night Test, Day 2 - Live!

The decision was referred to television umpire Nigel Llong, who viewed numerous replays as play was held up for in excess of five minutes. The hotspot technology showed a white mark on the back of Lyon's bat. When it appeared on the big screen at the Adelaide Oval, Lyon began walking from the field, assuming he going to be given out. Snickometer was then used in an attempt to pick up the noise of the ball connecting with the back of the bat, however it failed to register any sound, and Lyon returned back to the crease much to the shock of New Zealand players.

The Decision Review System was again mired in controversy despite Hot Spot technology suggesting he was out. Nigel Llong thought otherwise of what might have caused the mark.

It was a shocking umpiring decision. Lyon then went on to score 34 runs and shared a 74-run partnership with Peter Nevill that changed the course of the Test match on Saturday.

Former and present cricketers took to twitter to ridicule Llong and DRS.