Australian Test captain Tim Paine briefly lost his composure after Wednesday afternoon’s defeat to the New South Wales Blues in Adelaide.
Playing a Sheffield Shield clash at Gladys Elphick Park, Tasmania required 348 runs to muster an unlikely victory on day four.
But superstars Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon snared three wickets each to help dismiss the Tigers for 202.
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After surviving 36 balls at the crease, Paine was trapped LBW by a vintage Starc inswinger for seven.
Tim Paine of Tasmania.Source:Getty Images
Starc’s full-pitched delivery was shaping into the pads, and potentially sliding down the leg side.
And Paine was seemingly unimpressed with the decision, storming off the field without congratulating or shaking hands with his opponents.
“Tim Paine is not happy with that. I can understand why he’s a little upset,” former Australian cricketer Merv Hughes said in commentary.
When the wicketkeeper returned to the dugout, he viciously hurled his gloves into some nearby fencing.
Hughes said: “I don’t think the Australian captain would quite realise that he was on camera there when he threw those gloves.”
Tim Paine frustrated after being given out to a questionable LBW decision but it's all over for Tasmania.
After bowling NSW out for 64 in the first innings, they have still managed to lose by 145 runs.
I'd be pretty filthy too. #SheffieldShield pic.twitter.com/jFmYOZotV0
The Australian captain proceeded to shake hands with the Blues players as they left the field, but was still fuming about the umpire’s call.
The incident was reminiscent of Starc‘s dummy spit on Tuesday, where he hurled his bat to the ground after Blues captain Peter Nevill prematurely declared the New South Wales innings.
After being bowled out for 64 in the first innings, this was statistically New South Wales’ biggest comeback victory in the Sheffield Shield.
In their 128-year history, the Blues have never won a first-class match after managing a lower first-innings team total.
Veteran paceman Trent Copeland finished with the economic figures of 2/13 off 15 overs, while teammate Harry Conway also contributed two wickets.
Tasmania captain Matthew Wade and young gun Ben McDermott both passed 50 with the bat, while nightwatchman Peter Siddle scored a classy 46.
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