People should remember that this was the first time both neutral
umpires were officiating in a test match. Although there were mistakes
made by both umpires one should feel that there was no bias toward any
one team. There have been many matches were certain biasedness
(whether intentional or not) resulted in the visiting team losing.
One decision which did cost the West Indies was the one against
Chanderpaul. Barring that decision there were equal number of mistakes
made for either side. That one terrible decision cost the West Indies
the match. However, India did well to win but the margin of victory
was very small considering the nature of the pitch and the fact that
chasing over 300 was never going to be easy even for a strong
Australian team on this pitch. (Leave alone a relatively weak WI
The result actually shows how weak India is rather than its strength.
I had mentioned earlier that Kumble should have played. I also
mentioned that India might win and then people will forget the
mistakes in the team selection. This is the tragedy of Indian cricket.
Apart from blunders in selection and internal politics which is
terrible, they make other mistakes which result in India losing many
Still, well done India and well done West Indies.