D for Decision, right or wrong, in contentious cricket call

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Critics lined up to insert their own D words into the Decision Review System that was designed to reduce bad calls in cricket but which overshadowed the day-night test between Australia and New Zealand on Saturday.

Dire, dreadful, disgraceful were a few of the alternatives suggested to precede the review system after Nigel Llong gave Australian batsman Nathan Lyon the benefit of the doubt in a contentious decision that significantly changed the momentum of the match.

Australia was on 118-8 in reply to New Zealand's 202 when Lyon attempted to sweep a ball from Mitchell Santner early in the second session and appeared to miss, was hit on the shoulder and the ball lobbed up to slip.