London: Ryan Harris said Peter Siddle's "unacceptable" no-ball that saw Jonny Bairstow reprieved at Lord's could have cost Australia the Ashes.
Bairstow had made 21 on the first day of the second Test on Thursday (July 18) when he was clean bowled by Siddle, with England then teetering on 171 for 5. But Bairstow was told to wait on the outfield by umpire Kumar Dharmasena as he asked third umpire Tony Hill to check for a front foot no-ball. After several minutes' study, Hill decided Siddle had over-stepped, albeit fractionally.
England's fifth wicket duo - Ian Bell and Bairstow - went on to add a hundred more runs before Bell, who made 109, became the fifth man out with the score on 271.