Nathan Lyon was a part of 74-run stand for 9th wicket with Peter Nevill  © Getty Images
Nathan Lyon was a part of 74-run stand for 9th wicket with Peter Nevill © Getty Images

International Cricket Council (ICC) declared that Nigel Llong made an incorrect judgement but used the correct protocol while reviewing Australia’s Nathan Lyon’s dismissal during the first-ever day-night Test at Adelaide. Lyon had survived after the “Hot Spot” thermal imaging revealed a mark on the back of his bat before he had scored. It was a major let-off for Australia, in trouble at 118 for eight and still trailing the Kiwis first innings total by 84 runs in a low-scoring Test. That probably cost the visitors the match as they eventually lost it by 3 wickets and ended on the losing side in the 3-Test series. FULL SCORECARD: Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Adelaide

ICC chief executive Dave Richardson earlier had told the Sydney Daily Telegraph he was adamant Llong followed correct “process”, and in the end it boiled down to a “judgement call.”

While Lyon was seen walking off assuming he was out before returning to continue batting and join in a record Australian trans-Tasman series 74-run ninth-wicket stand with Peter Nevill to deliver his side a vital 22-run first innings lead.




New Zealand coach Mike Hesson who has been fuming over the whole controversial DRS decision said, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the technology at all. The technology has got a bit of a bad rap. We’ve put our case forward and we are awaiting a response. Hesson said his side would “never know” whether the disputed decision could have changed the result. READ: Australia vs New Zealand 2015 series shows DRS is not faulty; the need is for efficient operators and interpreters

“The game carried on and took a number of other twists and turns after that, so it’s something that I can’t answer. But it certainly had an impact,” disappointed Hesson said.