>>Also the windies were not helped by some ordinary umpiring. Hayden was
>>caught behind by Murray but was given not out. Cleary this was out as
>>the sound could not have come from anything else but the bat.
>No I can't agree here. This was not at all "clearly out".
Well, very few fine-edged catches are CLEARLY out. I'm assuming that
we are actually talking about the Bevans decision when there was a
noticeable "snick" heard in the audio. I'd have to say this was out
but I would not bet my life on it. It was a fine edge similar to
a couple of the earlier WI tail dismissals of Bevan which were given
>>The second one was when Jimmy Adams took a good bat-pad catch off Mark
>>Waugh, from the bowling of Hooper. Although Mark was clearly out, it
>>was pretty difficult for the umpire to judge this one (although I dare
>>say that if it was a windies batsman and warne bowling then the
>>benefit would have gone to the Aussies ( ; )
>Yes well no doubt Dave Shepherd is a nice fellow, but it's clear he's an
>incompetent umpire (scoff scoff). How you can say it was "clearly" out
>when the commentators couldn't work it out at all, is quite beyond me.
Again, probably was out but I certainly cannot fault Shepherd on this
decision as it was very difficult to be sure.
>It's a bit rich even mentioning umpires when a team has lost 16 for 284
>over the 2 innings on a good batting pitch.
Well, you're right, the Wi batted terribly and the Australians bowled
well. However, I feel the Australians were very lucky to make over 350.
Umpire Randel has certainly done the WI no favors, and has consistently
given all the close ones to Australia. Still even 350 would have probably
>>Overall, a pathetic display by the Windies and in this form even
>>Zimbabwe should be able to thrash them.
Yes, a pathetic batting display, although as I said earlier the
bowling was not too bad. Although after the 3rd "wicket" off a
no-ball, the fight just seemed to go out of them as they realized
that destiny was against them.
>I seriously doubt that.
Me too, but they Zimbabwe might have a chance. The WI will be bundled
out for a low score like this every now and then as their batting, while
talented, is still very fragile. Also, they really cannot afford to have
a second-rate keeper, no matter how well he bats.
Well, the series is well and truly over, so congrats to Australia,
they can be no doubt they deserved it.