Composure saves La Salle against FEU

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next AFP official booed out of forum View comments And after net touch was called on the Lady Spikers to give FEU its seventh point, 12-7, La Salle ramped it up with Michelle Cobb’s connection to Cheng becoming the punctuation to the 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7 win.“We have this fighting spirit that we won’t let this one get away, that was what Kianna [Dy] and I were always saying, and that this game would be ours,” said Cheng who had 10 points in the game.La Salle’s two-set blowout, though, that could’ve ended the match in just three sets had it score one more point.The Lady Spikers were up 24-22 in the third set after MVP Mary Joy Baron’s quick kill, but La Salle managed to squander two match points and allowing FEU to score four straight.Villareal blocked Ogunsanya to give FEU a 25-24 lead then Bernadeth Pons’ off speed kill brought gave the Lady Tamaraws the third set and that became their foundation in the comeback bid.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Bench time helps Cobb measure FEU Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH When Far Eastern University came back from a two-set deficit against De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, the Lady Spikers knew they had a tough task at hand.ADVERTISEMENT “I think we became too confident in the third set because we just had to score our last point and FEU was still far behind,” said Dy in Filipino. “I know we should work on our finishing capabilities.”Dy finished with a team-high 18 points to lead La Salle as the Lady Spikers improved to an undefeated 3-0 card.For Cheng, what allowed them to fight back against FEU was their will to succeed as the fifth set all boiled down to who wants to win the match more.“Of course we’re the ones who really wanted to win this more than FEU, whoever wants the win more will win the game,” said Cheng. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises But all the Lady Spikers did was to calm down and get to 15 points faster than the Lady Tamaraws.“We told ourselves that we should be composed, we should take this with a full heart, and that we will finish this match as the winners,” said Desiree Cheng in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe first third of the fifth set saw the Lady Spikers and Lady Tamaraws trade blows that eventually became a 5-5 stalemate, unbeknown to FEU the defending champions are just starting to heat up.La Salle first took a 12-6 lead and created enough buffer away from FEU after Aduke Ogunsanya denied Jeanette Villareal.last_img read more

Nat’l team plans to develop intangibles in Japan trip

first_imgWATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES “Floor defense and blocking will be developed in Japan, but the most important thing is the players should know themselves and further develop their teamwork,” said Suzara. “The communication between the coach and the players, that’s the most important thing.”The 2017 SEA Games is set to start on August 19 in Kuala Lumpur.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? View comments Reyes gets advice from Daquis on being nat’l team skipper Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ “We hope that everyone will learn from Japanese volleyball,” said Vicente. “That will be a big boost for us because I’ve said before we really have to develop our floor defense.”“We have the height, we have talented players, we have everything, but we need to experience top class volleyball to further understand the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe women’s national team is set to fly to Okayama City on July 17 where they will conduct the first part of the camp before going to Kobe for the second leg.Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc., Director Tats Suzara added the team’s Japan trip will emulate what the 1993 gold medal-winning team in preparation for that year’s SEA Games. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The national women’s volleyball team is currently in preparation for the 2017 Malaysian Southeast Asian Games, and part of its regimen is a two-part training camp in Japan.Head coach Francis Vicente said Friday the team’s goal in their Japanese training camp is to develop their floor defense and imbibe some of the host nation’s volleyball traits.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Chris Ross credits teammates: ‘Everyone was up to the task’

first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Chris Ross. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross was back to his old self Friday night in San Miguel’s 111-102 win after his worst performance of the series in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.The freshly-minted Best Player of the Conference finished with 10 points, 11 assists, five steals, and four rebounds to help the Beermen move within a win of ending their drought in the mid-season conference.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Eager to contribute, Santos wills San Miguel to comeback win View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? But San Miguel first had to recover from a lackluster showing made worse by TNT’s hot shooting in the first half, where it trailed by 61-46, at halftime.“We have a really great discussion at halftime,” he said. “We know we didn’t play good basketball in the first half. We just told everyone to dig deep, find that championship spirit that we know we have, and luckily – I don’t know if it’s a switch or sense of desperation, we came out in the third quarter and locked down defensively, picked the pressure up, and it went our way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsArwind Santos changed the complexion of the game for the Beermen in the second half, dropping 14 points in the period as the rest of the team buckled down on defense.Ross praised their team captain’s efforts in shutting down the hot-shooting Ranidel de Ocampo in the next two periods, saying, “Arwind came out and he was amazing for us. He stuck on Ranidel, made some big shots, kind of turn the tide for us.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “They always say the first game is hard and the closeout game is the hardest. We know that those guys are not gonna lay down. Every game has been a battle,” he said. “We gonna try to get as much rest as possible, look at film, see where what went wrong when they went up by 15 and try to correct those things, and come out for battle on Sunday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel continued to control the pace, speeding up the game with June Mar Fajardo on the bench.Ross said that the way the team played is a testament on the caliber the players the Beermen have, that even though the three-time PBA MVP is on the bench, the team can still hold their own against the best of the opposing team.“I mean, we’re a pretty deep team, and we have a lot of guys that can play, lot of guys that are really talented,” he said. “Even if June Mar sits down, Arwind can fill in. It’s just like we’re playing all-Filipino. We’re used to that, we have four shooters on the outside and one big man and it makes us quicker defensively. Even without June Mar out there, I think everyone was up to the task and when June Mar is in there, we got to figure out some ways for him to be productive for us.”Now owning a 3-2 series lead, San Miguel has a golden chance to wrap up the series on Sunday.However, Ross expects TNT to give its all for Game 6, noting that the hardest game of any series is always the clincher.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Biado rules 9-ball to give PH first ever gold in World Games

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Biado, runner up in the 2015 WPA 10-Ball World Championship, pocketed his biggest achievement yet after giving the country something to be proud of in the prestigious global competition of non-Olympic sports.He overshadowed the feat of Dennis Orcollo, who brought home the first medal from the Games by ending up with the bronze in men’s 9-ball during the 2014 edition in Cali, Columbia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the semifinals, Biado downed Japan’s Oi Naoyuki, 11-7, to arrange the finale with Shaw, an 11-6 winner over Taipei’s Ko Pin-Yi in the other semis pairing.While Orcollo celebrated the achievement, Chezka Centeno tumbled out of the medal podium following a 9-3 defeat at the hands of China’s Han Yu during their playoff for the bronze. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Don’t compare me to Spitz and Phelps, says history man Dressel The 18-year-old from Zamboanga City who won the women’s 9-ball gold in the 2015 World Games held in Shanghai, China dropped a 6-9 decision to China’s Chen Siming earlier in the semifinals.Biado, who briefly ranked No.1 in the world two years ago, and the seventh-ranked Centeno formed part of the eight players from Asia who made it to the world games based on their world rankings.Both of them are the hot favorites to retain their 9-ball pool titles as the 11-man national billiard squad competes in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 19-30.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Cue artist Carlo Biado struck the first gold medal for the Philippines in the history of the World Games.The 33-year-old ruled the 9-ball men’s pool finals Saturday at the expense of Great Britain’s Jayson Shaw, 11-7, in the ongoing quadrennial World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

PH ‘tired of being at the bottom’ in SEA Games, says PH chef de Mission

first_imgPhoto by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERThe Philippines is tired of being among the last placers in the region.Chef de mission to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Cynthia Carrion said Thursday this year’s Philippine delegation is eager to climb up the ladder in the medal standings.ADVERTISEMENT “I think we’re tired of” said Carreon during the send off ceremonies at Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions in Pasay Thursday night.Carreon even correlated the gross domestic products of the Philippines’ Southeast Asian neighbors to its sporting success, saying the country should also be performing well in the sporting stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAs per the International Monetary Fund, the Philippine is the no. 4 country in the Southeast Asian region in terms of GDP per capita at $2,951.07 in 2016.The Philippines, however, finished sixth in the 2015 SEA Games behind Thailand, host Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia with a 29-36-66 gold, silver, bronze medal haul. “We’re up there with Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand in terms of GDP,” said Carreon. “So we can do the same in sports, and we should really do that.”Carreon added their target for a gold medal haul is 50, a number that is more than double that of the 29 the Philippines won in Singapore.“I say around 50, but when I talked to all the athletes they promised me 63 but I just want to say 50,” said Carreon. “I feel we’re going to reach the target.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonycenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Gilas PH squad underdog no more MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Foreign delegates are full of praise

first_imgThe Games Village for the upcoming Commonwealth Games on Thursday got a thumbs-up from foreign delegates who said the precedent set by Delhi will be tough to follow for subsequent events.The Welsh delegates arrive at the Village during its soft launch in the Capital on Thursday.Delegates from England and Wales, who arrived at the Village, were delighted with the facilities and ambience with one of them terming it better than the one at the Beijing Olympic Games.”It is fantastic. The Games Villages over the years have evolved. It is better than Beijing,” Craig Hunter, the chef de mission of the England contingent said on Thursday. “It’s the best we have seen.” “You have challenged us to do even better at the 2012 London Olympics.” Hunter waxed eloquent about the “beautiful, green surroundings and the spacious flats.” “Also, here we have one bathroom for every two delegates, while elsewhere we had one for four. The training facilities are also great.” The Welsh delegates felt the dining area and food compared favourably with the one in Melbourne four years ago.”The food and the training facilities are world-class,” chef de mission Chris Jenkins said.”I have seen the villages in Manchester and Melbourne and this one here is very good,” team manager Ron Davies said.Others were looking forward to the various cuisines on offer.”I would like to try some Indian food,” physiotherapist Nicki Phillips said.last_img read more

Taj Mahal, jewellery top Games athletes’ India plans

first_imgWhen not practising, almost every foreign athlete staying at the Commonwealth Games Village here is like any other tourist visiting India they have heard about and are itching to see the Taj Mahal, bazaars in Delhi, pick up souvenirs and sample the street life of the country.Visiting the Taj, of course, tops the wish list of a majority of the athletes with some making plans to venture into Rajasthan’s cities and others looking forward to visit local monuments and temples in and around the national capital.”I was hoping to go see the markets of Delhi. Also, the Taj Mahal is a must visit for me,” says Neoline of the Cook Islands netball team.”We have received maximum requests to see the Taj Mahal in Agra. If we have had 100 enquires, 90 are for the Taj Mahal”, says an official manning the Games Travel Office.”Others have also expressed interest in visiting palaces and lakes in Jaipur and some are inquiring about the Akshardham Temple in Delhi,” he added.Food is another major attraction at the village with its 2,300 seat dining area serving 150 dishes including Asian, African, Indian and Western cuisine. Large refrigerators stored with water, juice, soft drinks and coffee machines make moving around the sprawling 63.5 hectares village a convenience for visitors and residents.English shooter Michele Smith, who participated in the world shooting championships in Munich this August and who landed in Delhi on Thursday, dismisses all the negative reports about the Village.”This is the first time I am staying in a Village like this. In Munich this August, we were all staying at different hotels. This is a different experience for us,” she says, adding she wants to savour the cuisines on offer and also shop for her two young nephews.advertisement”Perhaps a T shirt with the emblem of the mascot will make my nephews happy,” she says.Meanwhile, at the shop set up by the Handicraft and Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd. puppets and string dolls set amidst a variety of goods created by national artisans from all over India are on display.”We have more than 50 items in our store and have already sold goods worth Rs 10,000 in the past three days and are expecting more sales in the coming days,” says an official of the HHEC.Among the most in demanded are traditional stick on tattoos and bangles. “We have received so much demand for bangles that we have sent word for the items to be brought in.Many young women athletes from countries like Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, West Indies and Scotland seem to like the bangles, necklaces and other beaded jewellery. “We have requests from men asking for recommendations for gift items for their wives, sisters or girlfriends,” says the official.Others like Cath Shearer and Joy Binger, medical personnel accompanying the Wales team also look forward to some shopping. “We have so much work to do, we have not been getting the time, but since I am going to be married in November, I hope to take back some Pashmina shawls from here for all my bridesmaids,” says Joy.Athletes from South Africa say they are here for the Games and their aim is to bag as many medals as they can. “We love challenges and are up for anything,” says Girden Vermellion who was spotted at the merchandise store.”People here are nice and the entire atmosphere is quite good with good training facilities but I need to return home soon after. It is a pity that I can’t stay back longer to shop because I have a wife who is working back home in Durban as well as a 22-month-old baby,” he says.last_img read more

ICC raps BCCI on WC ticket sale

first_imgAmid reports about mess surrounding the tickets for World Cup matches, the ICC has shot off a terse letter to Sharad Pawar, demanding that the distribution and sale of tickets be managed better. Pawar is the head of the World Cup organising committee.The letter, written by David Becker, Legal Head, ICC, says, “The success of the cricket World Cup depends, to a large extent, on the orderly and efficient production and distribution of tickets. ICC is being seriously challenged and is therefore bitterly disappointed by the state of affairs, which threatens to undermine everything that all of us have worked so hard to achieve over recent months.”Taking note of the mad scramble for tickets, the Delhi High Court has also asked the DDCA not to distribute more than 10,000 complimentary passes.last_img read more

Civil society cries foul over rewards

first_imgWhen it rains, it pours – at least for Indian cricket.The awards began coming in for the cricketers from various corners of the country much before the realisation of having won the most coveted trophy in the world had even sunk in. And what began as a trickle of awards soon fattened into a pattern with crores being added to the bank accounts of the members of the winning team as chief ministers of various states tried to go one up on each other in bestowing monetary benefits on the team.The politicians, as they are wont to do, have once again extracted crores of rupees from the tax payer’s hard-earned money, to give to players who, even though they deserve it, don’t need such performance bonuses. The cricketers mint money from various sponsorship and endorsements deals in any case and, throw in their fat Indian Premier League contracts, and their income becomes astronomical.The BCCI is also one of the richest sports bodies in the world and it is no secret that it controls the flow of money into international cricket. One would assume that in this era of annual contracts and big match fees, the cricket board’s bonuses would serve as a great performance bonus anyway.And yet, the Delhi government, which is already reeling under the multi-crore scam related to the Commonwealth Games, announced Rs 2 crore for captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rs 1 crore each for the four Delhi players who were part of the World Cup-winning team.advertisementNot to be left behind, Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chauhan announced an award of Rs 1 crore each for Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan. Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh will be given cash awards of Rs 1 crore each, while Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa announced the cricketers will be given a residential plot each from the Bangalore Development Authority.Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhrayal Nishank promised a residential plot or a house in Mussoorie for Dhoni and Tendulkar while the Tamil Nadu government announced a cash reward of Rs 3 crore to the team and Rs 1 crore for Tamil Nadu player R Ashwin.The civil society, however, is indignant over these bonuses. Activist/photographer Parthiv Shah said: “The cricketers can’t be blamed for this as they are not asking for all these rewards. We should ask the chief ministers of states to tell us as to what protocol they have followed? They all want to draw mileage out of this big victory. A better way of celebration would have been to pool all this money into a fund to take care of cricketers and other sportspersons who have fallen on bad times. It would be better if cricketers could appeal that they don’t want any reward.” Activist Shabnam Hashmi labels the jamboree surrounding the World Cup win as vulgar.”There is a whole lot of truth to the rumours about matches being fixed. The whole business of cricket is vulgar,” she told Mail Today. Speaking on her way back from Barabanki, Hashmi added: “Weavers in Barabanki are living at starvation levels but no chief minister would come forward and announce some monetary assistance for them. I’ve nothing against honouring sportspersons but then, players of other disciplines too should be rewarded.” Artist Ram Rahman said: ” This sudden gifting is unexplained. No politician comes forward to help people like AK Hangal and we all know the state of penury that Ustad Bismillah Khan was reduced to.” Rahman feels that Sonia Gandhi’s rushing out to join celebrations at ITO was a better way of celebrating than distributing bounty.LARGESSE POURS INTamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi announced a cash award of Rs 3 crore for the team while a special award of Rs 1 crore was meant for offspinner R Ashwin, who hails from the state Four players working with Air India – captain MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina – would be promoted to the next rank Rs 2 crore for Dhoni and Rs 1 crore each for Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli and Ashish Nehra from the Delhi government Rs 1 crore each for Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan from Maharashtra Rs 1 crore each for Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh from Punjab Players to get a residential plot each from the Bangalore Development Authority Residential plots in Uttarakhand for Dhoni & Tendulkar.last_img read more

Dravid falls prey to debatable umpiring on the current England tour

first_imgRahul Dravid continues to be at the receiving end of controvesial decisions by the  umpires on the current England tour as he was ruled out caught behind on Saturday, despite ‘Hot Spot’ not detecting an edge off his bat. For the third time in this tour that Dravid has fallen to a debatable decision as he was given out twice in the preceding Test series in controversial fashion. However, snicko-meter, which is not part of the UDRS, later suggested that there was a contact between the ball and the bat. Saturday’s decision yet again brought technological shortcomings to the fore under the UDRS system. England paceman Stuart Broad appealed for a catch behind the wicket off his own bowling in the fourth ball of the 18th over but umpire Billy Doctrove ruled not out.Broad opted for a review straight away.Third umpire Marais Erasmus from South Africa took help of ‘Hot Spot’ but even after several replays, the edge could not be established, though a sound was definitely detected.However, much to the astonishment of the fans and the batsman, Erasmus ruled Dravid out. In the third Test, Dravid was ruled caught behind off James Anderson in India’s second innings when his bat actually had hit the shoelace and he hadn’t edged the ball. Then in the fourth Test, he was given out caught behind in India’s second innings. Dravid was ruled not out by the umpire but given out for 13 after referral by England though the snicko-meter apparently showed that there was no contact between the ball and the bat before it landed into home side wicketkeeper Matt Prior’s gloves. Debates and discussions have already started on the decision. Cricketer Aakash Chopra tweeted, “The most reliable tool for DRS is proving the least trustworthy. But I’m more baffled by the quality of umpiring.” “How can d third umpire overturn the on-field umpire’s decision without conclusive evidence to suggest d opposite,” he added.advertisement(with PTI inputs)last_img read more