September 22, 2006

Inside edge or clean as a whistle?

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

It's 20 years since India and Australia played out a titanic contest at Madras, only the second tie in the history of Test cricket.

The Times of India revisits the day and speaks to Maninder Singh, the last man to fall, who maintains that he got an inside edge and was wrongly given lbw.

On the other hand, Mid-day, a Mumbai-based tabloid, chats with Vikram Raju, the umpire who delivered the verdict, who sticks by his guns: "My decision was clean as a whistle".

Also read Cricinfo's coverage of the events - Eye-witness accounts from Bobby Simpson, Dean Jones, Greg Matthews and Ravi Shastri. There's also an interview with Dean Jones, who had no hesitation in terming the Test as one that 'marked the renaissance of Australian cricket'.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is a former assistant editor at Cricinfo

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