Shame he then wasted it trying to con the umpires later.Alphabet said:Memo to Clarke: That's how to use DRS. Don't chuck reviews away on speculative lbw's.
Now that's harsh, hotspot showed that he barely scraped that. It wasn't a clear-cut edge like Broad's.Waterloo Sunrise said:Shame he then wasted it trying to con the umpires later.
Clearly worse than Broad, who merely accepted someone else's error, but will get less stick and he's less of an ostentatious *** than Broad.
The review system needs an overhaul. Nine more overs till the new ball is taken. I have seen teams in this position get a lot closer than they should. C'mon Aussie.Alphabet said:Now that's harsh, hotspot showed that he barely scraped that. It wasn't a clear-cut edge like Broad's.
The problem with batting captains is that they like to review 'tactically' when the team is batting, which is just fancy talk for 'Let's use up our reviews on batsmen, because bowlers are worthless and you never know, it may have been a no ball'.
Agreed. I'm not sure where to begin though. It depends how you view the problem.movingtarget said:The review system needs an overhaul.
I like the second option. Like the late Tony Greig said "if you have the techology, all of it, use it." test match fans don't mind the pace of the game although the over rate is bad. Maybe increase the fines for lack of overs. But technology is only as good as the people using it and as we have seen in cricket and even in sports like Rugby League, some decisions are mystifying.Alphabet said:Agreed. I'm not sure where to begin though. It depends how you view the problem.
If you're okay with tactical reviews, then the first step probably should be 2 reviews per day rather than 2 per innings. If you want DRS to be what it was supposed to be for- eliminating howlers, then take it out of the hands of the captains altogether and have the third umpire review every close shout and every dismissal. It will slow down the play, yes, but over rates are already pathetic to begin with these days so what difference would it make?
The use of technology in rugby league produced some odd results in the past I must say but with the change in the standard of proof as to what constitutes a try it has improved.movingtarget said:even in sports like Rugby League, some decisions are mystifying.
Yes it might be a juggling act tonight if the cricket lasts longer than most people seem to think it will.darwin553 said:The only positive outcome I see from Australia getting bowled out in the morning session is that I can then devote my total attention on the climb up Ventoux.