Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
KP could have played a hard, commanding sweep, he could have left it, he could have cover driven it. Simply put, Hauritz bowled a delivery which coaxed him into making the wrong decision, which is pretty much what spinners try to do to take wickets; and it doesn't have to be with wonderballs like Swann's to Farhat (who could have defended it off the back foot, or got his leg in line with the ball and padded it away seeing as it pitched outside leg) or a Murali doosra.
Excellent. The same is true of his ball on the fifth morning at Cardiff that got the wicket of Matt Prior. Prior loves to cut, and pitching slightly shorter and turning in sharply from outside off stump is a great ball to bowl to a batsman that loves to cut. And knowing Prior's tendency to try to cut too often against the spin, that's what Hauritz tried to do. But when people looked at the delivery they just said, "terrible shot, the bowler deserves no credit for that".
Spinners like Hauritz just can't win when it comes to facing a batsman like KP. He's still criticised when the perfectly good deliveries get smashed to the boundary but doesn't get any credit when the batsman holes out to a standard delivery.