Swann calls 'half-a-foot off the mark' DRS 'nonsense' following full toss howler

Sydney, July 20 (ANI): England bowler Graeme Swann has slammed the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) as nonsense following his 'embarrassing' full toss that cost Australia's Chris Rogers his wicket in the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Friday.

According to News.com.au, even as an all too familiar batting order collapse left Australia teetering against England at Lord's on Friday, Swann, however, struggled to control the ball after a blow had numbed his hands, and his slippery fingers resulted in a waist-high full toss that somehow deceived Chris Rogers, who swung across the line.

The report further said that Rogers was given LBW out after Swann appealed, and Australia added just 78 more runs in their first innings, adding that had Rogers reviewed the decision, it would have been overturned and Australia might not be mired in quite as much trouble.

However, Swann was quick to cast doubt about the assessment of the moment by Hawk Eye and called it as 'nonsense', saying that the ball is missing by six inches in the review, which he claimed to have seen.

Swann further said that the delivery looked 'stone dead' LBW when it hit Rogers.

Dismissing the notion that England had already gone 2-0 up in the series given that their Lord's lead of 264 runs with seven wickets in hand, Swann also said that they still have three days to go in the second Test, adding that the Australians are not going to just lie down and accept defeat quietly.

The Nottinghamshire bowler became the first England spinner to take five wickets in an innings of an Ashes Test at Lord's in 79 years, the report added. (ANI)

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