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Friday, 8 March 2019

Legends stunned over 'bizarre' Finch dismissal


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DRS has again caused controversy after an odd occurrence that saw Australian captain Aaron Finch dismissed in bizarre fashion against India in Ranchi.

Finch returned to form in Australia's ODI win, scoring 93 in a huge stand with Usman Khawaja.

Although viewers were left scratching their heads when Finch was brought undone by Kuldeep Yadav, when the ball hitting him on the pads.

The touring captain reviewed the decision, only for the ball tracking technology to malfunction.

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The technology showed two different balls on the same display throwing off fans at home and commentators at the ground.

Aussie legends Shane Warne and Mark Waugh expressed shock over the situation on social media, saying the Finch should've been given out but the circumstances weren't best.

https://twitter.com/ShaneWarne/status/1104012392881565699?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/juniorwaugh349/status/1103962476448632840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Finch, having gone 21 consecutive white-ball innings for his country without reaching 50, returned to form with 13 well-struck boundaries in a 193-run opening stand with Khawaja.

Described as "mentally gone" by Waugh, Finch ended debate about his place in the side and questions as to whether he'll be leading Australia's World Cup defence.

Khawaja, who top-scored with 104, was satisfied to post his maiden ODI ton in the 32-run victory but also thrilled to see Finch fire.

"He sort of got his freedom back a little bit (in the second one-dayer). He hit a big six, which you're used to seeing Finchy do against the spinners," Khawaja said.

"He did the same thing again today. You know when he's playing shots like that he's feeling confident.

"He's obviously had a lot of talk about him and he showed his class out there.

"That's really good for the team. When Aaron Finch is firing, Australian one-day cricket is usually going pretty well."

Finch's turnaround came after a one-on-one session in the nets with Justin Langer, who had publicly vowed to be patient during the slump.

The captain and coach spent some time together in Nagpur on Monday, arriving at the ground prior to the squad's training session.

"I've been training really hard and been working on my game as hard as I possibly can," Finch said in the post-match ceremony.

"I always had faith that I would get some runs and it was nice to really start us off with a good opening partnership and set up what was a defendable total."

Khawaja, an ODI outcast for two years until prior to his recalled at the start of 2019, continues to produce the sort of form that suggests he is likely to be picked in Australia's 15-man World Cup squad.

"I've worked really hard over the past year to get back into the one-day side. With my fitness - day in, day out - I've put in the extra yards," Khawaja said.

"It was really satisfying just coming back into the one-day side ... it's even nicer now.

"The first one (century) is always the hardest. I found the same thing in Test cricket."

DRS has again caused controversy after an odd occurrence that saw Australian captain Aaron Finch dismissed in bizarre fashion against India in Ranchi.

Finch returned to form in Australia's ODI win, scoring 93 in a huge stand with Usman Khawaja.

Although viewers were left scratching their heads when Finch was brought undone by Kuldeep Yadav, when the ball hitting him on the pads.

The touring captain reviewed the decision, only for the ball tracking technology to malfunction.

https://twitter.com/RaunakRK/status/1103965332362805248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

The technology showed two different balls on the same display throwing off fans at home and commentators at the ground.

Aussie legends Shane Warne and Mark Waugh expressed shock over the situation on social media, saying the Finch should've been given out but the circumstances weren't best.

https://twitter.com/ShaneWarne/status/1104012392881565699?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/juniorwaugh349/status/1103962476448632840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Finch, having gone 21 consecutive white-ball innings for his country without reaching 50, returned to form with 13 well-struck boundaries in a 193-run opening stand with Khawaja.

Described as "mentally gone" by Waugh, Finch ended debate about his place in the side and questions as to whether he'll be leading Australia's World Cup defence.

Khawaja, who top-scored with 104, was satisfied to post his maiden ODI ton in the 32-run victory but also thrilled to see Finch fire.

"He sort of got his freedom back a little bit (in the second one-dayer). He hit a big six, which you're used to seeing Finchy do against the spinners," Khawaja said.

"He did the same thing again today. You know when he's playing shots like that he's feeling confident.

"He's obviously had a lot of talk about him and he showed his class out there.

"That's really good for the team. When Aaron Finch is firing, Australian one-day cricket is usually going pretty well."

Finch's turnaround came after a one-on-one session in the nets with Justin Langer, who had publicly vowed to be patient during the slump.

The captain and coach spent some time together in Nagpur on Monday, arriving at the ground prior to the squad's training session.

"I've been training really hard and been working on my game as hard as I possibly can," Finch said in the post-match ceremony.

"I always had faith that I would get some runs and it was nice to really start us off with a good opening partnership and set up what was a defendable total."

Khawaja, an ODI outcast for two years until prior to his recalled at the start of 2019, continues to produce the sort of form that suggests he is likely to be picked in Australia's 15-man World Cup squad.

"I've worked really hard over the past year to get back into the one-day side. With my fitness - day in, day out - I've put in the extra yards," Khawaja said.

"It was really satisfying just coming back into the one-day side ... it's even nicer now.

"The first one (century) is always the hardest. I found the same thing in Test cricket."

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