Mark Waugh hints Chris Lynn's contentious decision pushes case DRS

Chris Lynn’s contentious dismissal saw Mark Waugh propose DRS for BBL fixtures

Mark Waugh, BBL, Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers, Chris Lynn, DRS, Rashid Khan
Mark Waugh gave a thought to DRS after contentious dismissal of Chris Lynn. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh straightaway suggested for the Decision Review System in the Big Bash League when he was enjoying his commentary stint in Adelaide on Sunday night as Chris Lynn fall prey to a contentious decision before hosts steamrolled Brisbane Heat to clinch the fixture by 56 runs.

“I think he’s played inside that. Big, big decision. It seemed too full to be an edge but there was noise,” Waugh observed.

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Chris Lynn’s dismissal did not seem to have sat well with Mark Waugh. Photo Credit: Ten/Screengrab.

After restricting Strikers at 147 in 20 allotted overs, Brisbane didn’t have a good start, as the visitors lost the first-wicket in the form of gloveman Jimmy Pierson on the final delivery of visitors’ first innings.

The right-handed batsman was dismissed on seven off five balls when Jake Lehmann completed a catch on the bowling of skipper Travis Head before Lynn made the entry.

The 27-year-old Queensland-based Lynn did not last long as he returned to the hut on nought, but the former was livid while walking back to the hut soon after on-field umpire raised his dreaded finger, as the naked eye suggested the bat hit the surface

 “It’s the matter of time. If you can do it quickly, yes. Give them 30 seconds, maybe,” Waugh said while considering whether referrals should be introduced in the Twenty20 competitions.

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Rashid Khan finished with figures of two for 19, as Mark Waugh believes DRS could help in working on such crucial decisions. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

When the fire-crackers are taking centre stage on New Year’s Eve after Big Bash League franchise Heat’s batting star Lynn perished to a controversial decision on the bowling of leg-spin prodigy Rashid Khan, who plays for Travis Head-led Adelaide Strikers which subsequently saw the debate turned on for the decision.

“One look at a Hot Spot would clarify that pretty quickly, wouldn’t it? It’s not to be. Chris Lynn had to cop it. He did accept it,” Waugh asseted.

Pertinently, the DRS procedure is not available in the BBL which is used for the international fixtures as the replays suggested there was no edge after the ball passed.

“No, he’s hit the ground. Don’t think he’s hit that,” Waugh said on the Channel 10.

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Mark Waugh has served as Cricket Australia selector. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The ball kept low which saw wicket-keeper Alex Carey allowing the ball to settle into the gloves, before going up on his feet while opting for the vociferous appeal for the outside edge.

“It was a big blow, a telling blow for the Brisbane Heat,” former Test veteran explained.

Angry Lynn was utterly astounded with the decision before speaking on his own while making his way to the dugout.

With the prized scalp of Lynn, Heat kept on losing on wickets as the side was rattled at 91 in 16.2 overs.

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor

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