3 Aug 2013

DRS continues to disappoint fans

5:51 am on 3 August 2013

Cricket's decision review system has been further dragged through the mire after another controversial decision in the third Ashes test with the irate Australian board and even Prime Minister Kevin Rudd weighing in.

Usman Khawaja was adjudged by New Zealand umpire Tony Hill to have been caught behind, the decision was appealed, and even though there was no evidence that he hit the ball, the original decision stood.

In a statement Cricket Australia says they're seeking an explanation from the ICC, while Australia PM Rudd tweeted it was one of the worst decisions he's ever seen.

Australia rallied from the disappointment to score 303 for three on day one with captain Michael Clarke scoring an unbeaten 125 and Steve Smith 70 not out.

The BBC commentators have suggested that another New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden, who was dropped from the elite panel earlier this year, may return.