Aaron Finch will want to be out of earshot of a stump microphone the next time this happens.

The Aussie opener experienced the harsher side of technology in cricket in last night's clash against South Africa after being given out by the third umpire to a controversial call - and then having his expletive-ridden exit heard on the stump microphone.

The right-hander tucked one away off Andile Phehlukwayo which landed square in the hands of Wayne Parnell at short fine leg.

Looking nonchalant, Finch stood his ground and waited for the third umpire to rule the decision not-out.


Video replays clearly displayed the ball to have bounced back up into Parnell's hands - but third umpire Nigel Llong was convinced the South African quick snapped it up.

Finch left the field cursing at the top of his lungs which was picked up on the on-field microphone and broadcasted live across the world.

Within his rant, Finch said the words "that's s*** c***" as he made his way to the dressing room.

Fans had a lot to say about the controversial decision. Some said the ball clearly hit the ground before Parnell could get his fingers around it - while others slammed his on-field antics and claimed the catch was was clearly out.