On Sun, 2 Apr 2006 18:27:10 +1000, "Larry de Silva"
place for knowing the following:
>>> It might well suggest that the light was making things dangerous for
>>> the batsman.
>> Ntini got one to move in a lot, taking Lee by surprise and getting him
>> on the hip. THAT was the immediate cause of danger.
>> Lee might well have hammed it up to the max, knowing that going off for
>> light would suit Australia. Bucknor may have been influenced by the
>> previous day's bad light decision and taken that as a precedent (it was
>> bad this time yesterday, must be getting bad now).
>I STILL cant believe that this is the VERY SAME Bucknor who kept the match
>going in Pakistan a few years ago in absolute terrible light until England
>finally won the test match!! It was SO dark that the Moin Khan had trouble
>keeping to the spinners due to not seeing the ball well. Talk about double
>standards! The sooner Bucknor retires the better in my humble opinion. He
>has become far too inconsistent.
Larry, Bucknor offered the batsmen the light they declined. Moin
Khan got what he deserved, he had slowed the bowling rate to about 9
overs per hour in order to thwart England.
I remember watching that match and laughing when Moin appealed for the
light and was basically told to get on with it by the umpires.