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Controversy strikes at Trent Bridge

india Updated: Jul 30, 2011 02:18 IST
Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
Hindustan Times


There is something about Trent Bridge that brings out the ugly side of players. It was Sreesanth in 2007, on Friday, it was Praveen Kumar. The temperamental India pacer lost his cool when umpire Marais Erasmus turned down a leg before appeal against Kevin Pietersen in the 18th over of the day.

In his appeal, Praveen came close to breaching the code of conduct. At the end of the over, he expressed his displeasure a bit too forcefully, and when the umpire walked up to have a chat, Praveen gesticulated animatedly before Harbhajan Singh pulled him away.

All eyes are now on how match referee, Ranjan Madugalle, looks at it.

The incident marred India's good start on the opening morning of the second Test.

The 2007 Test here between the two teams is as much remembered for India's fine win as also for the jelly beans incident and an angry Sreesanth bowling beamers at the England batsmen.

It was the most acrimonious game of that series, with the England fielders trying to upset Zaheer by throwing jelly beans at the wicket when he was batting. It backfired as it inspired Zaheer to put in a match-winning performance.

Dhoni gets a century behind the wicket

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first Indian wicket keeper to take 100 or more wickets abroad.

He achieved the feat when he caught Ian Bell off Ishant Sharma on Friday.

It was his 112th dismissal in 32 away Test matches and 192nd dismissal (165 catches and 25 stumpings) in 59 Test matches overall.