Ifs,buts and a broad wicket that never washttps://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/print/ifs-buts-and-a-broad-wicket-that-never-was/

Ifs,buts and a broad wicket that never was

Australia might never have had to get those 14 elusive runs,had Stuart Broad been given out for 37 in England’s second innings.

Australia might never have had to get those 14 elusive runs,had Stuart Broad been given out for 37 in England’s second innings. Broad and Ian Bell had put on 79 runs for the seventh wicket but England were still just 232 ahead with four wickets in hand when Broad near-middled left arm spinner Ashton Agar to Michael Clarke at first slip. Aleem Dar had given Broad not out,but Clarke who had used his first referral just nine balls into England’s innings,and then for a marginal call against Jonny Bairstow in the 69th over,had no chance to appeal the decision which would surely have gone his way. Clarke could only watch helplessly as Broad added another 28 runs to his own score and England another 59 runs to their total. Following the dismissal of Broad,England would add just 19 more runs for the last three wickets meaning that if the Broad edge had been reviewed,Australia may well have been chasing a sub-250 target. — ENS