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Australians all the way up to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd are furious about the unfair dismissal of Usman Khawaja in the first session of the third Test at Old Trafford – the English are embarrassed and for the most part, agree.

Khawaja was given out by Tony Hill for nicking the ball to Matt Prior off the bowling of Graeme Swann, but was sure he didn’t hit it, so made the T sign and sent it upstairs for review. 

Then came the howler from third umpire Kumar Dharmasena, who after the images and Hotspot showed no evidence of Khawaja hitting it, gave him out anyway.

Few were short of an opinion.

Former England captain Alec Stewart on BBC Test Match Special.

"That is a ridiculous decision by both the on & off field umpires. DRS creating yet more controversy. Any wonder players don't walk!"

England fringe player Nick Compton.

 

 

 

Aussie Prime Minister Kevin Rudd staying up late saw an injustice.

New Zealand star Scott Styris has a stab at the wider issue.

Former State of Origin rugby league coach Phil ‘Gus’ Gould and regular referee critic weighed in too.

Victorian all-rounder Theo Doropoulos.

Former Aussie quick Shaun Tait.

Cricket Australia played - dare we say -  a straight bat. 


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