14. August 2022

2nd Test: McDonald backs Australia’s review calls despite errors

GALLE (Sri Lanka): Australia coach Andrew McDonald on Sunday stated he was “pleased” with the workforce’s means of taking umpire critiques despite exhausting them forward of a key name within the second Sri Lanka Test.

Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal stood unbeaten on 118 to steer the hosts to an important first innings lead on day three, however solely after surviving a reprieve on 30 in Galle.

Mitchell Starc

had Chandimal caught behind just for the umpire to disclaim the decision, however ultra-edge confirmed a spike when the ball handed the bat.

Australia have been left pissed off as they’d burned their three DRS calls, and Chandimal went on to tire out the bowlers.

“There was enough evidence to suggest they were close,” McDonald stated on the critiques taken.

“Like anything the umpires are sometimes unsure and we’re sometimes unsure. That happens and that played out on the back of us using our reviews.

“No one’s good and you are not at all times going to get them proper. But the method we went by means of is crucial factor for us and we’ll proceed to undergo these processes to make these choices.”

The tourists used up one on Saturday’s day two, and lost a couple in the space of three overs on Sunday morning.

One of

Nathan Lyon

‘s lbw appeals to Angelo Mathews looked tight but a review to check Chandimal’s push — off the pad — down to silly mid-off seemed wasteful, but McDonald said he was happy with skipper

Pat Cummins

‘ decision-making.

“I used to be happy with the dialogue as to (how) they’re arrived with their choice by means of the method,” said McDonald.

“There’s errors within the sport in all places, we made a pair immediately. That’s the best way it goes.”

Sri Lanka finished the day on 431 for six in reply to Australia’s 364, lead of 67, but McDonald said the tourists are still in the game.

“So it is actually about minimising that result in round 100 runs or so, that places us proper again within the sport after which we will go about setting Sri Lanka one thing to chase on the fifth day,” said the coach.

“So optimistic that we’re nonetheless on this sport.”

Australia lead the collection 1-0 after their crushing opening win inside three days on the identical venue.

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