Clarke defends Watson over Ponting’s run out on third day of Bridgetown Test

   Apr 10, 2:10 pm

Bridgetown, Apr 10(ANI): Australian captain Michael Clarke has defended all-rounder Shane Watson after he featured in one of the third day's defining plays, which saw Ricky Ponting run out for four, as Australia is trailing the West Indies by 201 runs at the close of the third dayā€™s play in the first Test.

"It is a part of the game and it is unfortunate. You never mean to run anybody out. It was a big wicket, losing Ricky. It's no-one's fault, it's part of the game. What can you do? You've got to try, in any form of the game, not to have too many run-outs because it's hard enough for all the batters especially when you're chasing a total like that, the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Clarke, as saying.

"Everybody runs at different speeds and sees the game in a different light, I guess. So I don't think so,ā€¯ he added.

Watson has been involved in eight run outs during his 33 Tests.

Australia enter day four precariously placed and repeat of the lower-order collapse would hand the hosts a substantial lead and put Australia on the backfoot with a wicket starting to offer variable bounce.

"It generally is the case in the Caribbean that the longer the game goes the more up and down pitches get around here," Clarke said.

He, however, expressed hope that Australia can win the game if it bowled better in the second innings as compared to first one.

"I think we can [still win]. I think we're going to have to bowl better than what we did in the first innings and we're going to have to try to make as many runs as we can in this first innings to see how close we are to them. I certainly think we can still win the Test match from here,ā€¯ he added. (ANI)
Ā 

Sports Minister appreciates players for winning medals in CWG 2014 Jul 26, 4:21 pm
Guwahati, July 26 (ANI): Union Minister for sports Sarbananda Sonowal today congratulated Indian players for bringing medals to the nation in the XX Commonwealth games 2014 in Glasgow.
Full Story »
Cheryl Cole wants to get rid of 'Mrs C' tattoo Jul 26, 4:21 pm
London, July 26 (ANI): Cheryl Cole has finally decided to bid farewell to her 'Mrs C' tattoo to cut all ties from former husband Ashley Cole.
Full Story »
Malaika Goel gets silver in women's 10-m air pistol event Jul 26, 4:21 pm
Ludhiana, July 26 (ANI): Sixteen-year-old Malaika Goel brought laurels for India by winning a silver medal in women's 10-metre air pistol event during the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Full Story »
Neymar's brain is on autopilot while dancing past opponents: Study Jul 26, 3:41 pm
Karachi, July 26 (ANI): Brazilian striker Neymar's brain activity has suggested that he plays as if on autopilot as it is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players when de dances past his opponents, it has been revealed.
Full Story »
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY