Australia v England, Group A, World Cup 2015 February 14, 2015

'A farce to overshadow a farce'

ESPNcricinfo staff
How Twitter reacted to the controversial dismissal of James Anderson that cost James Taylor his maiden hundred

James Taylor did not get the dead ball he wanted © AFP

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.

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