'A farce to overshadow a farce'
In the 42nd over of England's chase, James Taylor was pinged on the pads by Josh Hazlewood, and an lbw appeal was upheld by umpire Aleem Dar. Taylor, setting off for a leg bye, instantly signalled for a review. Concurrently, Glenn Maxwell had hit the stumps to catch Anderson short of his crease. Replays suggested Dar had raised the finger before the run-out was effected. But Kumar Dharmasena ruled Anderson out, leaving Taylor stranded on 98 and the three Mitchells - Marsh, Starc and Johnson who had claimed nine wickets among themselves -- one short of a perfect ten. The ICC later accepted that it was an error.
England robbed. Maybe not of victory, but of a consolation Taylor 100. Crazy umpiring. Still, a dinner reservation is a dinner reservation.— Andy Zaltzman (@ZaltzCricket) February 14, 2015
That just makes no sense. Absolutely bonkers decision. Fell real bad for @jamestaylor20, but how well did he handle it. Proper player.— Iain O'Brien (@iainobrien) February 14, 2015
Robbed of a century by 2 runs, James Taylor handled that with class and dignity.— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) February 14, 2015
That Taylor decision is a nonsense. Scrub the game. One point each.— David Hopps (@DavidKHopps) February 14, 2015