Steve Smith is aware of it, says Parthiv Patel on Australia’s DRS plan

Steve Smith is aware of it, says Parthiv Patel on Australia's DRS plan

According to former wicketkeeper and batsman Parthiv Patel, the Australian cricket team reportedly exploited a DRS system fault during the third Test match of the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) versus India at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Australian captain Steve Smith made the most of the DRS technology by submitting an appeal for a stumping as soon as wicketkeeper Alex Carey dislodged the bails.

Australia used the rule about stumping appeals in their favour to avoid losing review since they were behind on the appeal. If the fielding team can convince the square-leg umpire to approve a stumping appeal, the fielding team must immediately be checked for an outside edge. When Ravichandran Ashwin exited the stadium,

“Caught behind shouldn’t be checked,” says Parthiv Patel.
Former India cricketer Parthiv Patel requested a change to the DRS regulation in an interview with Cricbuzz. According to him, if the appeal is simply for a stumping, the TV umpire should only evaluate the stumping. According to the former Royal Challengers Bangalore player, a caught behind should not be reviewed until the fielding captain asks one.

As he is aware of the flaw, Steve Smith exploited it. According to Parthiv Patel, if the on-field umpire is sure that the ball is not out following an appeal for a stumping, he should forego consulting the third umpire.

If the appeal is solely for a stumping, the TV umpire should only assess it based on the best course of action. A caught behind should not be reviewed if the fielding captain chooses against one, he added.

The foreign team scored 163 runs in the second inning to shut out India. The Steve Smith-led team needed 76 runs to win the first game of the current four-match Test series. Steve Smith served as captain when Australia most recently defeated India at home.

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