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ICC says England-Australia game ended incorrectly

Last updated on: February 15, 2015 05:38 IST

James Taylor and James Anderson of England speak to umpire Kumar Dharmasena

James Taylor and James Anderson of England speak to umpire Kumar Dharmasena after their final wicket fell. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

The International Cricket Council acknowledged that the cricket World Cup match between Australia and England ended 'incorrectly' after English pacer James Anderson was given run-out controversially.

Following Australia's 111-run win over England in the Group A World Cup clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday, the Playing Control Team (PCT) reviewed the final ball of the game which resulted in Anderson being given run-out controversially.

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"Article 3.6a of Appendix 6 of the Decision Review System (DRS) Playing Conditions states that the ball should have been deemed dead when the batsman (James Taylor) was given out leg before wicket (lbw). No further runs or dismissals were possible," the ICC said.

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"The PCT spoke to the England team management and acknowledges that the game ended incorrectly and an error was made," it added.

There was a bit of a controversy towards the end of the match as Anderson was run-out after umpire Aleem Dar adjudged Taylor lbw off Josh Hazlewood.

The decision was later reviewed and Taylor was given not out by the third umpire, but Anderson, at the non-striker's, end was found short of his crease.

The pacer was given out as England folded for 231 in 41.5 overs, chasing Australia's 342-9.