More DRS drama as Rohit Sharma gets unbelievable let-off in Brisbane

There goes the conspiracy theory about India not getting the rub of the green when it comes to umpiring decisions.

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With no DRS to save the day, India's Rohit Sharma is seemingly let-off after being edged by a Joel Paris delivery, during the second one-dayer in Brisbane.

Just days after MS Dhoni suggested his nation's continued stand against the Direct Review System (DRS) was costing it dearly in 50-50 calls, Rohit Sharma was the beneficiary of a gift-wrapped let-off at the Gabba.

Big let-off: Rohit Sharma was the beneficiary of a very dubious decision.
Big let-off: Rohit Sharma was the beneficiary of a very dubious decision. Photo: Getty Images

India were flying after batting first in the second one-dayer in Brisbane, but it looked like Australia had taken the key scalp of Rohit Sharma, who belted 171 in Perth, when he was on 89 and India 2-170.

Joel Paris enticed him to wave the bat outside off stump and there was a clear nick as it fizzed past and safely into the hands of Matthew Wade.


The appeal was justifiably confident but Australian umpire Mick Martell would remain unmoved in one of the more puzzling decisions of the entire summer.

Replays showed the bat was well away from the pad and snicko had peaks like the Himalayas as the ball travelled past the outside edge.

It will be another talking point after a similar controversy in Perth that let George Bailey off the hook before he went on to make a century in Australia's win.