Tim Paine tries to explain costly DRS blunder
Australian captain Tim Paine has praised Ben Stokes for “playing out of his skin” and lamented his issues with the DRS following a dramatic Day 4 at Headingley.
Stokes produced one of the great Ashes innings to get his side home in remarkable circumstances, smashing an unbeaten 135, including 74 runs out of 76 for the 10th wicket partnership.
The Aussies had plenty of chances to win the match and retain the Ashes, including a missed run out in which Nathan Lyon fumbled from the throw.
However the mistake Paine will regret most was his wasted review on a Pat Cummins delivery for LBW, which pitched well outside leg.
It left the Australians with no way of challenging umpire Joel Wilson’s not out call to an LBW appeal from Lyon, which replays showed would have been overturned, and would have sealed a one-run win.