Is the DRS flawed????????

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This was during the semi-final, India vs Pak.Tendulkar facing Ajmal was trapped leg before and given out by the umpire Ian Gould, who had a very good tournament, but the decision was reversed by the DRS.

Now take a close look, on left hand side "the real image" shows that the ball is hitting the inner part of the pad and in the television replays showing that the ball is hitting almost the center part ov Sachin's pad.
I have always been a fan of the DRS but this, and some other decisions too during the WC, cause a little doubt on whether this system can be trusted.
The Hawk-Eye in this above case also predicted the delivery as an off-spinner but this is what the bowler himself had to say,

"I don't know how the television replays showed my delivery turning towards the leg side because I had bowled an arm ball and it went straight," Ajmal told AFP on the team's arrival in Lahore. "I was 110% confident when the referral was made that the batsman was out."
http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/story/509008.html

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Errrm not. First I have to

Errrm not. First I have to tell you that DRS can never be 100%.

Anyway, take a look at both these pictures. Why don't you notice that the second one is taken some miliseconds before the first one? See the bat? See Wicket-keeper's shoes?

In second pic, the bat is still coming down(Tendulkar is late on the shot, tats y he is lbw)
The first pic shows after impact, the bat is still, shot is complete(late)..The ball has slided towards off stump along the pads after impact..
The first pic is irrelevant in DRS coz it is not the actual moment of impact. The second one is.

Even though Saeed Ajmal say he bowled a straight bowl, there is still a chance of ball spinning. Then you say, 'the ball hit the rough" :P

Clearly there is no conspiracy or something and DRS is never 100% correct. It is just an approximation, almost accurate approximation.

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Technology can be trusted but

Technology can be trusted but whether you can trust those operating the equipment and presenting the umpire with the replays is another thing.

The difference a single frame makes, just as globalist has pointed out above, can mean a decision can be reversed. And that's all it takes to fool the umpires. I wonder what nationality ESPN's production crew belong to. Imagine if they were Indian? That would pose some serious credibility issues.

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The best way to go about it

The best way to go about it is to ensure the umpire gets an unedited replay and has the software in front of him to view it frame-by-frame.

On many occasions in the past, umpires have been unable to make a decision because of the angles and replays they are provided. It's the TV crew that decides what footage is available to the umpire. That doesn't make any sense, either!

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Nonsense!

I have to agree with globalist, it just looks like two different frames!
Anyway the umpires are almost always correct and computers don't have nationalities!

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You make a good point Hilal.

You make a good point Hilal.

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Let the umpires on the field

Let the umpires on the field make the decisions. Enough of all these stupid interruptions.

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Found a video here of this

Found a video here of this incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks6vSXzFJ-o

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That youtube video is cunning

That youtube video is cunning work... at 0.57th second... He says that the ball has faded as it is last moment of actual impact... It is NOT... The ball is always faded along the way until the last moment.. And notice that the "Impact on line" label is just coming... still faded...

Noob work by some Pakistani fan!

Your eyes cheating you because Tendulkar is coming down the pitch.. So you think that the ball has chnaged directions...(Because pads and the bat are moving very fast)

And the about the image they show.. on the first page of the official response..LOL big time...
The last ball is the virtual ball which itself is a graphic image, so you don't get the actual position of the seam.. So it may look like it has drifted... and guys the ball is moving in a curve... and see the intervals... It is clear that the placement of the virtual ball is correct... The interval between teh last real ball and the virtual ball is double the size that of real ball intervals...

The Pakistani comment is hilarious... Maybe he thinks world in terms of 2D :P

You don't have to read my comments... The official response has clearly explained what has happened...

CASE CLOSED :P

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If Cricket is the same it

If Cricket is the same it used to be, pure test cricket, the gentleman's game... I would also say no need of DRS...You didn't wait for cameras those days when a low catch was taken, you ask the fielder if in doubt and you go... (really appreciate Kallis doing it)

But what difference having DRS would make these days... you have T20, free hits, switch hits...etc etc :P
Someday catching gloves too will come into play(as in baseball) :P

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