The Ashes: Hot Spot inventor apologises for Jonathan Trott dismissal

Australia challenged Aleem Dar's decision and South African third umpire Marais Erasmus overturned Dar's original verdict despite the fact the side on Hot Spot image of the dismissal, which might have confirmed whether Trott had in fact edged the ball first, was not available.

updated: July 12, 2013 18:08 IST
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Nottingham, United Kingdom: The inventor of the Hot Spot thermal imaging replay system has apologised to England for the manner in which Jonathan Trott was given out by the third umpire on the second day of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

England collapsed to 11 for two in their second innings against Australia on Thursday after Joe Root and Trott, out for a duck, fell to successive Mitchell Starc deliveries.

Root chose not to challenge his decision, even though replays suggested he would have been reprieved, as technology indicated he had made no contact with the ball before being caught down the leg side by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.

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