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Geoffrey Boycott, speaking to Sharda Ugra, says that the tie was a fair result; it was an entertaining game and both the teams had the opportunities to win, and that's what makes it special (05:36)

February 27, 2011

Posted by RexNeel on (March 2, 2011, 15:17 GMT)

Arawana, In the match between England and Ireland, Luke Wright was fielding for Kevin Pieterson. What do you have to say for that? Age is catching up?

Posted by whyowhy on (February 28, 2011, 23:59 GMT)

RexNeel it is "rub of the green" and when it goes India's way it is very good ?? the umpire's decision on Bell was not out anyway ??? The genius of Tendulkar is not in question here, it is his fielding nowadays which is the problem and India uses a better fielder for him. Shewag used a runner because he was tired and it will not be the last runner that India uses, like Pakistan India is noted for using a runner during the latter stages of an innings when the batsman is tired''''Stop complaining about UDRS and learn to accept what all the other nations accept - what is so special about India ?? a runner should be banned in ODI cricket (at least) and if Boycs can help implement this the sooner the better.

Posted by RexNeel on (February 28, 2011, 20:43 GMT)

@Arawana: Firstly, If Stauss and Bell were Indians, the rubber the green would not have gone their way. The shocking decision of Bell was a proof of it.

Secondly, England were accused of using a substitute in their victorious 2005 ashes, who RUN OUT Ricky Ponting. Every team makes use of the substitute. In the match on the 27th, Dhoni's catch was taken by Luke Wright. He was a substitute.

Thirdly, Get your facts right. Sachin has 8 times more hundreds and 4.5 times more ODI runs than Stauss. Try to appreciate the work of a genius. Strauss played the best innings of his life. I doubt if he will be able to repeat it ever. Stop bashing SACHIN. He is a true GENIUS.

Posted by whyowhy on (February 28, 2011, 1:52 GMT)

The audio was clear enough, you forgot to mention that if Strauss and Bell were Indians there would have been two extra runners on the pitch, Strauss's for tiredness and Bell's for Cramps.....Raina fielded for Sachin which during the run chase was gamesmanship to the hilt. Well done England and Strauss was angelic during the post match interview even though his innings was better than Sachin's - value wise at least, generally when Sachin scores big India loses.............

Posted by mcs_legend on (February 27, 2011, 22:38 GMT)

Calm down, the audio was fine. Boycott's entertaining as ever, but I'm surprised he didn't lay into Collingwood, who seems to be a liability despite his scratchy closing against The Netherlands.

Posted by JavagalSrinath on (February 27, 2011, 20:39 GMT)

Very poorly made audio, with so much background noise through out the conversation.No professionalism from Sharda Ugra here.

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