Finch annoyed by lack of DRS consistency


Australia opener Aaron Finch was left fuming about the lack of DRS in the ODI series against India, after a blatant nick by Rohit Sharma was given not out and the Aussies had no recourse to correct the howler.

Sharma took an edge that Matthew Wade caught, but the umpire said not out, and the Aussie fielder were furious, but could do nothing about it as India still won't accept DRS, as it's not enforced by the ICC.

India went on to score 308, with Rohit making a century, but Australia won the match in the end to take a two-nil series lead. But Finch said after the game that all teams should either use the system or not, but it should be a blanket rule.

Finch said: "I'd like to see consistency around the world – either it is used or not but India have the right to not use it.

"If the (world body) ICC made a blanket rule that everyone had to use it there would be no debate.

"(But) I don't think it is going to change any time soon."

There was a similar controversy in the first ODI, when George Bailey's edge was given not out and MS Dhoni said umpires were punishing India for not using DRS by giving opposing batsmen the benefit of the doubt.

But this time he kept mum: "Are you talking about the edge? I won't answer that because (of the reaction to) last time I was asked about George Bailey."