The system was first introduced in Test cricket, for the sole purpose of reviewing controversial decisions made by the on-field umpires in the case of a batsman being dismissed or not.
The new review system was officially launched by the International Cricket Council on 24 November 2009 during the first Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the University Oval in Dunedin. It was first used in One Day Internationals in January 2011, during England’s tour of Australia. After The ICC had made the UDRS mandatory in all international matche.
But Pakistan is not taking real benefits from this review system as Pakistan has lost 19 reviews when playing against Sri Lanka
Captain Misbah ul Haq concerned on the problem said that If we didn’t understand the procedure of reviewing Umpire’s decision, It will effect our future matches as it effected this series a lot.
He said the review should be taken at a time when you are hundred percent sure that the umpire’s decision was wrong
but it shouldn’t be taken on a little doubt.
He talks about it regularly in team meetings, but did not yield the desired results.