Sport Graeme Swann lashes third umpire after Mason Crane no-ball

11:10  06 january  2018
11:10  06 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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England rookie Mason Crane was denied his first Test wicket when the DRS revealed he had stepped over the line in a delivery to Usman Khawaja at the SCG. In the Triple M commentary box, former English spinner Graeme Swann was furious with the no - ball decision.

Graeme Swann claims Crane had some of his foot behind the crease © Getty Images. Mason Crane ‘s Test debut turned out to be a roller-coaster of luck. “This is absolutely disgraceful third umpiring . Open your eyes! Whoever the third umpire is, just go home. Get out of the room, let someone do it.

a man standing in front of a crowd© Provided by Sportal com au England rookie Mason Crane was denied his first Test wicket when the DRS revealed he had stepped over the line in a delivery to Usman Khawaja at the SCG.

DRS tracking revealed the ball was going on the hit the top of the stumps.

Khawaja was stumped by Jonny Bairstow off Crane's bowling, but not before the Aussie batsman had piled on 171 runs.

In the Triple M commentary box, former English spinner Graeme Swann was furious with the no-ball decision.

“When his foot lands I reckon there’s half a millimetre behind the line,” he said.


“When it first lands, when the toe lands, there’s definitely the smallest amount behind the line.

“These umpires don’t know what they’re doing!

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Hard to believe: Mason Crane queries the umpire's decision as Usman Khawaja survives his lbw appeal. "These umpires don't know what they're doing, I swear these umpires are clueless," Swann said. "This is absolute disgraceful third umpiring , open your eyes. Whoever the third umpire is

Hard to believe: Mason Crane queries the umpire's decision as Usman Khawaja survives his lbw appeal. Photo: AAP. The ball cannoned into "These umpires don't know what they're doing, I swear these umpires are clueless," Swann said. "This is absolute disgraceful third umpiring , open your

“I swear these umpires are clueless. It’s so obvious.

Mason Crane was denied his first Test wicket when the DRS revealed he had stepped over the line in a delivery to Usman Khawaja at the SCG.© AAP Image/David Moir Mason Crane was denied his first Test wicket when the DRS revealed he had stepped over the line in a delivery to Usman Khawaja at the SCG. “It wasn’t much but there was definitely a millimetre or two of boot behind the line.

“This is absolutely disgraceful third umpiring. Open your eyes!

“Whoever the third umpire is, just go home. Get out of the room, let someone do it.

“It’s like your mum trying to record something on the video recorder, she doesn’t know what she’s doing."

It's not the first time England have been denied a wicket due to a no-ball this series. Tom Curran was ruled to have stepped over the line when he thought he had dismissed David Warner in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

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