Write something ourself about the ho-hum one-day cricket between South Africa and West Indies or just reproduce some quotes from elsewhere about India’s win last week?
People who’ve encountered our legendary capacity for graft first-hand won’t be surprised with the outcome.
A fair point from John at Cricket-blog.com: “Opponents complain Australia too often get the rub of the umpiring green. But Perth demonstrated it’s not Australia’s opponents that get bad umpiring decisions – it’s the struggling team. The dominant side creates opportunities, close LBW shouts, plays and misses and near nicks. Inevitably some decisions go their way. So more power to India for dominating Australia.”
So, in summary: More chances = more decisions in your favour, be they correct or otherwise.
And Australia never seem to get those key, match-changing decisions going against them because they usually make sure that they win anyway. Who obsesses over a wrong call when the team still emerges victorious?
The rest of the quotes will follow later. We’ve already become a little bit distracted during the first one.