Sydney Test: UMPIRES BEAT INDIA

FINGERS THAT KILLED INDIA

Australia 1st innings PONTING caught behind off Ganguly, Benson said no. He was 17, made 55. Aus could have been 55/3 SYMONDS caught behind off Ishant. Everyone but Bucknor saw, heard snick. Symonds was 30, Aus could’ve been 193/7 SYMONDS again. Stumped off Kumble, 3rd umpire Oxenford said not out. Symonds was 48 SYMONDS again, stumped off Kumble again, Bucknor said no again. Symonds was 148, had saved Australia by then Australia 2nd innings HUSSEY leg before Kumble, Benson said no. Hussey was 22, got 145 HUSSEY again, at 45. Caught behind off RP, big sound, Benson said no. Aus could have been 188/3 India 2nd innings DRAVID given caught behind by Bucknor. Bat was nowhere near ball. GANGULY given caught at slip by Clarke. Incredibly, Benson asked Ponting before raising finger AUSTRALIA also got three poor umpiring decisions. AII were leg-before calls.

Source: HT (January 7, 2007)

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