Originally posted by AussieGAll true, and if Bucknor officiates again, it'll be even more certain. Looks like the Indians are going to try to make sure that doesn't happen though. Can't say I blame them.
Sure they can. The next match is being played over in Perth on a wicket that is much more suited to Australias bowlers than Indias. I'd say Shaun Tait will come in and he and Brett Lee with knock the Indians heads off.
The Melbourne and Sydney grounds suited India a bit more and the Aussies got through them. So now, Perth and Adelaide would seem to be more suitable for Australia.
Originally posted by AussieGi didn't mean to suggest Bucknor was biased, merely that the Indians bore the brunt of the bad decisions in this test. He's had a great career - 120 tests - but after that performance, perhaps he needs to undergo eyesight and hearing tests.
Well, Bucknor is obviously having a bad time but you can't say that he is on the Aussies side and giving them all the close calls. It works both ways - some go to the Aussies and some to the Indians. But yes, I do agree that the 2 umpires for this test should not be at the next one in Perth.
Originally posted by Iron MonkeyBucknor is prone to bad decisions. But Dravid got a really poor one in that test.
i didn't mean to suggest Bucknor was biased, merely that the Indians bore the brunt of the bad decisions in this test. He's had a great career - 120 tests - but after that performance, perhaps he needs to undergo eyesight and hearing tests.
Originally posted by invigorateDo they?? Well yes....with the support of all the 3 umpires and match referee, they do!! Not to forget, that ponting gets to the umpires job as well (gangulys dismissal for your reference).
they look invincible at the moment.
Originally posted by CrowleyYOU DONT LIKE AUSTRALIA DO YOU?!
Bucknor still umpires?
He should have been declared legally blind 40 tests ago. I can't believe the ICC still allows that guy on a cricket field!
What a crock!
Aaaah, I just saw the other umpire was Benson.
What did anyone expect? One blind umpire + one retarded umpire = controversy
Originally posted by spurs73Most people don't tend to like those who are successful - if you're winning, suddenly you become arrogant and all sorts of things.. then the comments stop when you start losing more..
YOU DONT LIKE AUSTRALIA DO YOU?!
Originally posted by gaurav2711well, there's two new umpires in Perth. let's wait to see what happens there and in Adelaide.
Do they?? Well yes....with the support of all the 3 umpires and match referee, they do!! Not to forget, that ponting gets to the umpires job as well (gangulys dismissal for your reference).
Please see the list of wrong decisions that I can remember from this test...
1. Ponting caught by Dhoni off Gangulys bowling - not given.
2. Ponting lbw H.Singh - ...[text shortened]... ions.
The Oz sure did look invincible with the kind of form that they (the umpires) were in!!
Originally posted by CrowleyNow don't start this.. you know I will win.
Originally posted by AussieGOh sure, you perform better than us at world cups - there is no doubt about that.
Now don't start this.. you know I will win.
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/2007_Cricket_World_Cup_-_2nd_Semi-Final:_Australia_vs_South_Africa ---- Not to mention the qualifying game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_Cricket_World_Cup#2nd_Semi-Final_-_17_June_1999 ---- AS well as the win in the Super 6 stage to the Aussies
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Not to mention each of the test series played.. so yeah, think I've got this one covered.
Originally posted by CrowleyOK.. you got me on a technicality there.. however a World Cup counts for much more than any given series.
Oh sure, you perform better than us at world cups - there is no doubt about that.
Overall, I think you've played better cricket than us for the last, probably about a decade.
We won the greatest ODI of all time in a series decider, so your statement:
"He probably doesn't like Australia because we [b]always beat South Africa - especially when it counts. "
is obviously untrue.[/b]