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Postby Paddles » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:04 am

So I was just randomly watching a cricket video as I do, a Sanath Jayasuriya 100 made at the SCG in 2003.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty-CjKXqJlk

At the 0:48 mark, Jayasuriya inside edges a ball low on the bat, that flies over the infield at cover for 4 despite the bat spinning and turning in his hand due to the impact.

And at the 1:30 mark, Jayasuriya top edges a wide ball from Watson, delivered at the express pace of 130.7km/h at the SCG, with the rope back, over a leaping fieldsman, and hits the energiser sign on the full for 6 over third man.

I wasn't looking for these examples. I just regularly read so many big bat tall tales that seem to rewrite what really happened with the bats of yesterday with batsman who actually swung the willow..

Warning: not a particularly great 100 from Jayasuriya, and some awful fielding by the Aussies appear in this video. Hogg has a Jayasuriya cut shot edge at deep gully go straight through him off Watson's bowling, Bevan drops a sitter, and has a moment of comical out fielding.
Law 31.6 - benefit of the doubt for an dismissal appeal goes to the batsman
A third umpire call for a run out or stumping is a referral, not a review.