SA ump makes crucial Ashes call

Australia has suffered a heartbreaking defeat in controversial circumstances at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

This match, an Ashes classic, was always destined to come down to the last pair and be decided by the Decision Review System, which has dominated the match, and it did.

Australia lost the match by 14 runs when Brad Haddin was given out caught behind to Jimmy Anderson by third umpire, South African Marais Erasmus, sending the English into raptures on the field. Haddin, who made 71, and his not out batting partner James Pattinson stood hanging their heads in the middle of the pitch.

The original decision was not out from umpire Aleem Dar, who has been pilloried for his decisions in this match. Hot Spot detected a faint inside edge while snicko confirmed the deflection and the English started celebrating as the image flashed up on the screen, but before the verdict was delivered.

Haddin and Pattinson had looked destined to be Ashes heroes after a gallant parternship of 65 in 99 balls.

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