Jacques Kallis shouldn't have been out on review, says ICC

Kallis appeared astonished when he was given out and stayed at the wicket, appearing to seek an explanation, before reluctantly heading to the dressing room.

updated: February 16, 2013 10:57 IST
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Capetown: The intricate technicalities of the Decision Review System stumped some of cricket's top umpires on Friday, as they were forced to admit that an "honest error" had been made in an "extremely rare situation" during the second test between South Africa and Pakistan.

South African batsman Jacques Kallis was one of five wickets to fall to Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on the second day of the match. But the officials involved in the decision later said through an ICC statement that they had failed to apply a key rule after the third umpire changed the mode of dismissal.

On-field umpire Steve Davis, who had already had two decisions overturned by the DRS, originally adjudged Kallis to have been caught by Azhar Ali at short leg.

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