|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
Wisden Cricinfo staff
October 9, 2004
Virender Sehwag, the Indian opener, was summoned for a disciplinary hearing by Ranjan Madugalle, the match referee, after disputing the decision that led to his dismissal in today's play in the first Test at Bangalore.
Sehwag exchanged words with Billy Bowden, the umpire, and some of the Australian players after being adjudged lbw to Glenn McGrath shortly after the Indian second innings began. They needed 457 to win, but this left them struggling at 1 for 1. Replays showed that Sehwag, 25, was unlucky to have been given out, as the ball took a big inside edge off the bat before hitting the pad.
Madugalle said that Sehwag had apologised during the after-play hearing, which was also attended by the umpires - Bowden and Steve Bucknor - and India's coach John Wright. Under the ICC Code of Conduct Sehwag could be fined a proportion of his match fee, or possibly even banned for one match. Madugalle said that he would announce his decision tomorrow.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries
The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams
Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin
Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen
Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing
The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year
The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot