Viewers of Fox Sports 3 in Australia helped highlight one of the “trio of umpire errors” on day four at Lord’s and then got the message across to the commentators at the ground, reports the Fox Sports website (click the link above).
When Simon Katich was caught off the bowling of Andrew Flintoff, the commentators didn’t seem to notice that Freddie’s front foot was a nudge over the line – no ball.
A short while later the commentary team was informed via a flood of emails, courtesy of Fox Sports Aussie viewers using Foxtel IQ to replay the incident, that they and the umpire had missed a trick.
Interesting to see the changes to sport as technology chases the truth via IQ replays, “Hot Spot” and “Snickometer”…..but, despite the technology, the Aussies still lost at Lord’s – the first time in 75 years and according to the great cricket fan Stephen Fry via his twitter:
“Joy. Bliss. Divinity. Excellence. Radiant effulgence. Rapture. Content. Yards and yards of fine, fresh, fragrant happiness. All is good.”