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Australia vs India: Virat Kohli said delay in taking decision on DRS not accepted

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Australian wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade made 30 crucial runs after gaining a life due to the delay in taking the DRS to the Indian team which ultimately proved decisive and captain Virat Kohli termed such a mistake unacceptable.

In the 11th over of the Australian innings, Natarajan had the ball on Wade’s pad. The umpire called it a notout. The Indian team decided to appeal after some discussion and the umpire indicated the DRS. Wade, however, immediately objected to this as the 15-second time period to take DRS had expired. After this the decision to take DRS was overturned.

Kohli said in the press conference after the match, “It was a straight ball and a clean LBW but we still kept discussing whether the ball was going towards the leg side and then decided to review but the umpire said nothing now can be done.’

He said, “As a management, we believe that such mistakes (making late decisions) cannot be made at the top level. Doing so in an important match can be costly.

TV replays showed that LBW’s decision would have gone in favor of India. India has been unaware that Australia won the match by 12 runs while Wade added 30 runs to his score after that life.

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