No DRS but umpires getting idea of nicks in close calls

What made the situation a trifle complex was the way onfield umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus handled it. Erasmus was unmoved for quite a while despite vociferous appeals by the Australians before referring it to third umpire S Ravi, who, according to the rules, could only decide on whether the catch was taken cleanly.

updated: March 04, 2013 16:18 IST
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Hyderabad: Deprived of the Decision Review System due to India's steadfast opposition, umpires could be taking advantage of an anomaly in referral rules.

At least that seemed to be the case in the way Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed on Monday in the ongoing second cricket Test against Australia here.

The veteran right-hander appeared to have ended up on the wrong end of the stick when he was declared out caught behind after a 15-ball 7.

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