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geoffwp

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They showed it slow mo Al. The ball was clearly on it's way back up as Root gathered it. Whoever it is dealing with the reviews needs to go to specsavers. Awful decision.
 

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As long as our opening 4 or 5 batsmen bat so badly, difficult to see us winning any tests. But there is no doubt that Archer has changed the dynamic. Having said that, think he took just 5 wickets in the match, so the psychological damage to the Aussies is probably greater than the wickets taken
 

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Up to the catcher to be honest, Geoffers.
A draw was the likely outcome and so it passed.
True Mike, which was why it surprised me being Root of all people. Maybe his own lack of consistent form and the rather big difference between what is expected of England and what they are delivering ( the fragile top order in particular) is getting to him.
 

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True Mike, which was why it surprised me being Root of all people. Maybe his own lack of consistent form and the rather big difference between what is expected of England and what they are delivering ( the fragile top order in particular) is getting to him.
I haven't seen the video yet (just woken up)
I'd like to think he would signal not out if it wasn't out, but I guess when you're desperate for a wicket your mind can play tricks with you. Cricket should be one of the last bastions of fair play, but the sandpaper boys have shown that it ain't.
 

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They showed it slow mo Al. The ball was clearly on it's way back up as Root gathered it. Whoever it is dealing with the reviews needs to go to specsavers. Awful decision.
Just seen it Geoffrey.

Root claimed it and Strine matey clearly disagreed. The third umpire took the view that the ball was going up from Root’s fingers which were under the ball. That looked a possible conclusion to my jaundiced eye. As I posted earlier, the TV replays are often inconclusive in these decisions and this was such a case. Would not therefore agree the decision was “awful” unless the “soft” call by the on field umpires (which I did not see) was not out. If it was not out it should probably not have been overturned.
 
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