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It would have been interesting on DRS to have a look: Bailey

Australian batsman George Bailey on Tuesday said the presence of DRS could have made the half-hearted, first ball appeal against him “interesting”, hinting at the lack of a review system in place in series concerning India.

On one of the flattest WACA tracks in recent times, Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 171 went in vain as Australia rode on skipper Steve Smith’s 149 and Bailey’s 112 to script a five-wicket victory in the first cricket one-dayer here.

Bailey and Smith both struck centuries and milked the Indian bowling without any fuss. But the former could have been dismissed first ball, gloving the ball off Barinder Sran, but the umpire failed to detect it.

“It just caught the thigh guard a little bit I reckon. It would have been interesting on DRS to have a look at that, wouldn’t it?” said Bailey.

Bailey said that his team wasn’t really worried about the 310-run target. The hosts chased it down with ease to win by five wickets.

“It was going to be a challenging score. But we just talked about taking the game deep, and knowing the hitters that we had in the shed,” said Bailey after the match.
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