25 July 2010

Using video to assess low catches

While it's unlikely that the result would have changed, it was a pity that Mike Hussey's catch of Kamran Akmal when Pakistan needed 5 to win wasn't given out. Replays were inconclusive - as they always are on low catches - and the batsman was given the benefit of the doubt. As I've burbled before, I'd like to see the laws changed so that when video replays are in use, the fielder gets the benefit of the doubt. And if any fielder claims a catch that is proven to have bounced, they should be banned.

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