Technology extended Andrew Symonds's batting return to Tests by about two minutes as Steve Davis, the third umpire, pressed the wrong button when ruling on his run-out decision. Recalled for his third Test, Symonds was completing a start-stop-start single when Dwayne Smith's direct hit caught him well short and Aleem Dar favoured caution by calling in Davis. Using a new computer program, Davis accidentally clicked "not out" and Symonds, who knew he was gone and had angrily wandered almost as far as the boundary, ambled back in a better mood. A quick two-way conversation between the on-field umpires ensued before the red "out" signal finally appeared on the big screen and Symonds departed even more frustrated.
Peter English is the Australasian editor of Cricinfo