The Mirror reported that England have made an official complaint about the DRS controversy during the third Ashes Test to ICC. Joe Root spoke to the match referee Sir Richie Richardson after third umpire Aleem Dar gave Mark Stoneman out despite the lack of conclusive evidence.

Although the HotSpot did not show an edge, third umpire Aleem Dar overturned the on-field decision based on a faint spike on the Snicko. The Englishmen in the dressing-room looked upset with the decision. The otherwise cool Root slammed the glass door in disappointment.

“The thing about the decision being made when it was as well, it’s actually made Joe Root and a lot of the England guys look silly,” Ricky Ponting said on UK broadcaster BT Sport.

“They’re out on the balcony complaining about the decision (but) as it’s turned out, it was the right call.”

After the end of day’s play, Tim Paine too thought it was out. “We were pretty confident, certainly live. We thought it was out straight away. I’ve only seen one replay upstairs, slow-mo close up, and I thought it looked pretty good.”