Thursday, August 09, 2007

A peach and a stinker

A peach of a delivery from Anderson cleans up Dravid, who falls over as he attempts to play a fullish, late swinging delivery down leg-side. Interestingly, this kind of a dismissal is of a piece with the ways in which Dravid would sometimes fall to offspinners in the past, trying to whip deliveries to the leg, and getting bowled. But Anderson's delivery was higher quality than those offspinning deliveries. And he's gone ahead and spoiled the good impression he made on me by making one of the most ridiculous appeals I've ever seen in my life (against Tendulkar). Get a grip, lad. Batsmen aren't out if the ball hits the side of the body.

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