For as long as there is limited overs cricket - of ten, twenty or fifty overs - there will remain the Sri Lankan spinners' mid-innings choke
Only attacking captains in recent times was Fleming and Mahela Jayawardene.
And Jayawardene just handed over because he got tired of it
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
200 is not that impossible target, Tendulkar needs to stay and if he does India will win.
RE: Taufel's decision, I don't really have a problem with it.
If an umpire instinctively thinks that it's caught, but wants to check upstairs to make sure that there wasn't an obvious bounce on the ground, then that's fair enough for mine. I'd rather that than an umpire thinking that the ball has been caught, but ruling not out.
I don't have a problem with it, so long as it's the actual rule.
It's not currently though.
There's no law referring to the "benefit of the doubt" in the laws of cricket. It's convention.
Srilanka clearly the favorites here. India's only hope is Tendulkar. He's been Mr. Clutch the last 3 years, coming up big under pressure almost every time. Today's one of the biggest test match days India will be playing in recent memory. Up to Tendulkar to make it a memorable one.
I just heard Taufel's explanation, and it's fair enough, but I completely agree with what Arun Lal is sying in response. If the umpire is going to have a "consultative" process with a 3rd umpire (rather than a referral), then why only for catches?
Arun Lal is spot on here.
Because there's a loophole in the laws, and God forbid that an umpire uses some common sense.
ffs why is welegedera opening the bowling...
Was fairly defensive field for Ishant too which ws also dire captaincy.
I hope an edge doesn't find its way through the vacant slip position. With the amount of bounce Randiv extracts surely a slip is a no-brainer.
Probably not a good idea to drop sachin!
That's the second time Tendulkar poked at a ball with a bit of a negative line though. As long as he is there, India have a chance. Tendulkar stands between India and defeat. How many times has that happened now in his career?
Laxman looking very good against Randiv btw.
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