Paine bears brunt of Ashes frustrations

Paine bears brunt of Ashes frustrations
Australian captain Tim Paine reacts after losing the third Test. (AP)

London - Ian Chappell has hit out at the Australian captain


Published: Mon 26 Aug 2019, 10:51 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 12:53 AM

Captain Tim Paine bore the brunt of Australian frustrations on Monday after the team's heartbreaking one-wicket defeat in third Ashes Test.
The result could have been very different, though. Umpire Joel Wilson turned down a massive lbw appeal against Ben Stokes from Nathan Lyon as the game edged to a climax. Replays showed he should have been out, but Australia had no reviews left.
That's because Paine used their last one on a dubious lbw shout against No.11 Jack Leach, when the ball clearly pitched outside leg stump.
"When Leach got hit on the pad, clearly not out, by any stretch of the imagination, and the Australian's reviewed it?" former skipper Ian Chappell said Channel Nine. "That was the moment the situation got to them, and Tim Paine lost his brain." 

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