Kane Williamson called it "debatable" while Graeme Smith reckoned "there's no point crying over spilt milk".
Catch or no catch? Well, both agreed that Alviro Petersen would have been certain in his mind that it was definitely a clean catch.
Five days of cricket can ultimately be decided by a single incident and this Test between New Zealand and South Africa, at the Basin Reserve, was no exception.
With his side 16/2, in their theoretical chase for 389 to win in 89 overs, Williamson uppishly drove a Dale Steyn delivery straight to Petersen at point. The South African claimed it as caught, Williamson hung around and when neither of the on-field umpires, Aleem Dar and Richard Kettleborough, could decide if he was clearly out, the matter was referred upstairs to Billy Doctrove.
The television replays were inconclusive, leaving Williamson to bat on. Sixty-nine overs later he was still there, having progressed through from seven to 102 not out and secured a memorable draw for his team in the process.
"I just wasn't 100 per cent sure, so naturally I thought I'd stay and obviously TV would be able to confirm whether it was out or not," Williamson said.
"I heard it was very close, so I'm sure Alviro thought he caught it too.
"So it's just one of those things, isn't it?"
Smith, who was fielding at first slip, said Petersen was "very confident" that he'd caught the ball before it hit the turf.
"The guys who were in the vicinity, at gully and slip, were pretty confident. But that decision went against us," said Smith.
The South African captain praised Williamson's subsequent composure, but confessed surprise about how he'd remained at the crease given how similar incidents in the three-test series had played out.
"The third umpire's made decisions and, I guess, most times it's gone with the on-field guy who believes he's caught it. But today it was different," he said.
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