2nd Pak-Eng Test Match Thriller

Pak-Eng-06.jpgTest matches are usually a bore, but not the 2nd Pak-Eng Test match, it was far from it. Pakistan ending the day in a very commanding position on the second day. During the day we had a couple of interesting incidents, one was a loud explosion heard during play which at first everyone thought was a bomb but turned out to be a malfunctioning Pepsi’s gas cylinder. The day also saw an idiotic third umpire mistake where he gave Inzamam out where according to the ICC rule book he should not be out. The most embarrassing incident was caught on TV where we was seen to deliberately scuff up the danger zone of the pitch. It was embarrassing to have a Pakistani player involved in a cheating incident as in my opinion it is going to really hurt the team in a big way (no one has yet forgotten the constant nagging by the English blaming us for ball scuffing.

I could almost hold Afridi by the neck for this cheating incident. What really infuriates me is a dual standard set by the English, no one cried foul at the bump catch of Youhana (Mohd Yousuf) caught by Bell (1st day). It was similar to the Rashid Latif incident a few years back where he was handed a 5 match ban, match referee did not even bother to take a second look. I was more furious at Sky News where they conveniently forgot about the actual match but chose to run the Afridi incident on repeat mode for about 15-20 playbacks, actually rubbing the incident for all to see, they were literally hush hush yesterday about the c&b by Bell, no mention as it was more an honest mistake. I am furious — read more on Cricinfo

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2 Comments so far

  1. DARTHY (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 12:40 am

    exactly my sentiments teethstro.i’d rather pakistan forfeit this game . can’t believe Afridi .

  2. Gibran (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 2:07 am

    Damn umpires! Well either way are doing well and I heard Afridi really beat the crap out of the ball! Shit happens, we just need to win this one.

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