by deciding Steve Waugh had not been caught behind off Vettori midway
through the middle session it might have been an entirely different
story - Australia would have slumped to 203 for five at that stage with
their last recognised batsman at the wicket.
It was a disgraceful decision from Robinson as the edge was able to be
heard around the ground and on the television sound-effects microphone,
and it reinforced his reputation as one of the worst umpires in world
Television replays showed that Waugh - who publicly confirmed his
reputation as a non-walker in the series - virtually hit the cover off
the ball as it spun through to Parore, and the loud nick which
accompanied the attempted shot seemed to confirm Australia's worst
If that was not bad enough, Robinson then refused to accept that Jason
Gillespie had gloved a ball from Chris Cairns to Adam Parore at 368 for
seven when television replays provided conclusive evidence.
He also made a telling blunder in the first innings - giving Shane Warne
not out when the Australian total was still seven runs shy of the
follow-on mark. "...
What's red and yellow and looks good on a hippy?