Kiwis demand answers about DRS howler

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New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has confirmed that the Black Caps have asked the ICC to investigate the controversial DRS decision that went against them during the third Test against Australia in Adelaide.

Hesson, still furious two days later, said they wanted to know how third umpire Nigel Llong could have ignored the Hot Spot evidence against batsman Nathan Lyon, which saw the not out on-field call upheld.

Lyon was on the sweep to Mitchell Santner and caught an edge, and it was caught, but the umpire said not out. Brendon McCullum then asked for a review, and despite Hot Spot evidence, Llong upeld the original call.

As a result, Australia were able to recover from eight down for less than 120, and were able to add more than 100 runs for the last two wickets, which swayed the game dramatically, and the Aussies won.

Hesson, in a sarcastic tone, said on Monday: "It was excellent, wasn't it? I think everyone at the ground saw what unfolded.

"It's been spoken about a lot. We've certainly made a representation to the ICC and at present we're still awaiting an acceptable response.

"There's been official representation from New Zealand Cricket, and from the team management as well. We're going through the proper channels and we're awaiting a response.

"There is a process that needs to be followed with these decisions and we need to make sure that process was followed correctly."

Hesson added that the technology was not at fault, in his view: I don't think there's anything wrong with the technology at all.

"The technology has got a bit of a bad wrap. We've put our case forward and we are awaiting a response."

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