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Cricket fans were left fuming at the inadequate umpiring on display after both Aleem Dar and Joel Wilson made a litany of errors on day one of the Ashes Test series.

Start how you mean to go on is how the old adage goes; and in this case that is exactly what the umpires did.

The first error came in just the second over when David Warner chased one down leg side and feathered it behind. 

Fans were furious after the umpires got seven decisions wrong on day one of the Ashes Test

Fans were furious after the umpires got seven decisions wrong on day one of the Ashes Test

The first came when the umpires failed to spot that David Warner had feathered one behind

The first came when the umpires failed to spot that David Warner had feathered one behind

Ben Stokes' reaction said it all and had England reviewed it they would have got their man

Ben Stokes' reaction said it all and had England reviewed it they would have got their man

The England team went up roaring in appeal but the umpire remain unmoved. There was no review from Joe Root but an UltraEdge replay showed the Australian had clearly nicked it.

Two overs later and the umpires again got it wrong when Broad trapped Warner on the pads. Fortunately, there was no review this time to highlight their gaffe. 

Hawkeye showed it was going down leg, by some way too. But Warner trudged off without as much a thought of reviewing it. Perhaps that was justice for England, having had him out earlier.

Stuart Broad got the Australian opener Warner out lbw just two overs later

Stuart Broad got the Australian opener Warner out lbw just two overs later

Hawkeye showed it was going well down leg but Warner walked off without reviewing decision

Hawkeye showed it was going well down leg but Warner walked off without reviewing decision

Then Usman Khawaja appeared to edge it behind off Chris Woakes but no wicket was given. Root almost immediately reviewed it and low and behold the umpire had got it wrong again.

Then came the mother lode of all errors. Broad smashed the ball into Smith's pads, who offered no shot and looked to be well outside of the offstump.

England appealed and up went the finger. The expression on Smith's face said it all. 

He knew, as did England, that as soon as it went upstairs the decision would be overturned and Smith would be reprieved. Broad might as well have gone back to his mark. The replay showed the ball hit him outside the line and was not doing anywhere near enough to get back on to offstump.

The umpire got it wrong once more when a ball from Woakes crashed into Matthew Wade's pads. It looked pretty plum. 

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