'Extremely frustrating, no doubt about that' - Tim Paine on his dismissal in the second innings at MCG

‘Extremely frustrating, no doubt about that’ – Tim Paine on his dismissal in the second innings at MCG

Speaking about his dismissal, Paine said that it was extremely frustrating and cost his team the whole game.

Tim Paine
Tim Paine. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia’s skipper Tim Paine looked visibly upset after he was given an out by the third umpire Paul Wilson for edging his bat to the ball during the second innings of the second Test match between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Paine expressed his displeasure with his dismissal and reckoned that it was the major turning point in the game as the hosts were outshined by the visitors by 8 wickets.

During the 48th over of the second innings, Paine was caught-behind on one of the deliveries by Ravindra Jadeja but the on-field umpire denied the possibility of the bat touching the ball. India immediately went for the review and the third umpire could see nothing on the Hotspot though the bat was really close to the ball.

However, there was a spike in the ‘Real-Time Snicko’ technology and the third umpire decided to give the benefit of doubt to the bowler. Thus, Paine had to go back to the pavilion after scoring just 1 run off 9 deliveries. Thus was a major setback for the hosts as they were reduced to a mere total of 99 for 6 in 47.4 overs.

It was just lots of things that didn’t marry up for me: Tim Paine

Paine wasn’t satisfied with this decision of the third umpire as he reasoned that Cheteshwar Pujara got a reprieve upon review in virtually similar circumstances on Day 2 at MCG. Speaking about his dismissal, Paine said that it was extremely frustrating and cost his team the whole game.

”I thought we had a pretty similar example in the first innings with Pujara on … day two which set some precedents. And then you could see the change,” Tim Paine told the reporters.

”Extremely frustrating, no doubt about that. Crucial part of the game. I felt like I’ve been playing pretty well the start of this series. And I thought if I could get in a partnership with (Cameron) Green (and) add another 50, 100, 120 runs together then the whole game changes. To have it finish like that was extremely disappointing,” the skipper added.

Further, Paine revealed that he had asked the authorities for an explanation but didn’t get a satisfactory reply. “I’ve spoken to them, it wasn’t very productive. My concern yesterday was not with the technology, it was with the precedents set with Pujara and the fact the (Paine) decision was made too quickly.

“He (Wilson) didn’t look at enough replays to see all evidence. There was probably a gap between bat and ball. It was just lots of things that didn’t marry up for me,” Paine concluded.