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The first Ashes Test has been blotted by another technological failure, with the absence of...

The first Ashes Test has been blotted by another technological failure, with the absence of a key tool in the Decision Review System (DRS) exposed during a pivotal moment on day three at the Gabba.

It emerged on Thursday that the third umpire was not monitoring no-balls as per normal because the associated technology failed on the previous day.

On Friday, it was a misfiring Snickometer that frustrated Australia as they tried to break a stubborn partnership between Joe Root and Dawid Malan.

‘Snicko’ uses a sensitive microphone to try to detect whether a batter has edged the ball.

Australia reviewed a Josh Hazlewood caught-behind shout when Malan was on 16.

The Kookaburra was close to the bottom of Malan’s bat, but there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn Paul Reiffel’s on-field verdict of not out.

Malan reached 63 not out late in the day.

It remains unclear whether Snicko, which Cricket Australia (CA) says is offline during this Test because of Queensland’s border restrictions, could have made a difference.

The full suite of DRS devices is expected to be used during the day-night Test, which begins at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

“Just the biggest series that’s been played for a while and we’ve got two pretty important pieces of technology that aren’t here,” Ricky Ponting noted on the Seven Network.

Englishman Sam Billings, in Australia to play BBL with Sydney Thunder, was likewise stunned.

“No snicko and no technology for no balls. Why? (For the biggest series in cricket…),” Billings posted on Twitter.

Nonetheless, it has been a poor look in such a high-profile contest.

England bowling coach Jon Lewis confirmed on Thursday that his squad were aware that no-balls would not be checked by the third umpire.

But Lewis lamented the fact that Stokes overstepped for three deliveries, and was not told anything by the standing umpire.

“What a fast bowler needs is some sort of understanding of where their feet are,” Lewis said.

“That is Ben’s first bowl at this ground after probably eight years … it would have been nice for the first no-ball to be called.”

Australian Associated Press