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Dhoni unimpressed with umpiring
Friday 24 June 2011

India beat the West Indies by 63 runs in the first Test at Sabina Park wrapping up the match in under four days.

But Indian skipper MS Dhoni is adamant that the match could have been over earlier had it not been for umpiring errors. "If correct decisions were made, the game would have ended much earlier and we would have been in the hotel by now," Dhoni said at the post match press conference.

Dhoni did not name anyone of the two umpires officiating in the match - Ian Gould and Daryl Harper. But it’s understood that the Indian team management are not too keen on having the Aussie officiate in the third Test.

Suresh Raina was given out caught in the leg-trap off Devendra Bishoo and television replays suggested no edge from either bat or gloves of the batsman. Harbhajan Singh was ruled out leg before wicket when the ball clearly was seen going way above the height of the stumps. Dhoni was cleanly caught at point region off Bishoo but the bowler had cut the return crease in his bowling run-up and the delivery should have been called a no-ball.

All three decisions in question were given by Harper in India's second innings. Dhoni’s displeasure is justified, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s adamant stand against the DRS means that the system is not in place for the current Test series against the West Indies.

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