On the other hand there was Bell possibly not out and Pietersen definitely not out. We could do this forever!
I nominate DRS destroying a great SERIES! - England-South Africa 1998. Fraser LBW in the last over batting out for a draw in the third test? Atherton given out caught behind in the fourth? And Javed Aktar having half of England's wickets over-ruled at Headingley!
Had there been DRS, this legendary encounter would have never taken place.....
Last edited by Kirkut; 17-01-2013 at 01:01 PM.
3rd Test: Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2001 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
Warne was plumb LBW at the start of his innings, but it wasn't given and he went on to score his famous 99.
There was also an obvious caught behind in Aus's second innings not given (can't remember the batsman, was too busy yelling at the TV).
NZ would have won easily had DRS been around.
p.s. Check out NZ's freaky first innings. Every batsman either scored less than 10 or greater than 100.
p.p.s. That was also back in the days when Fleming would declare as soon as the 9th wicket fell to save the embarrassment of watching Martin bat.
Last edited by BeeGee; 17-01-2013 at 04:46 PM.
Was Steve Waugh I believe. And I notice a complete excision of Warne being caught off a no-ball.
(not that he would have gotten that far with the LBW, of course)
That was a great series. The first test was the one where Fleming declared way behind to challenge Waugh to make a game of it. A challenge which was dutifully accepted and a game that was heading for a boring draw ended up in an exciting draw.
Probably the best all round team NZ have ever sent to Aus.
Need to have a parallel thread of "Mediocre games which would've become classics have the DRS been around"
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