Originally Posted by D/L
Re the MoM award, figures alone meant that it could go to nobody but Ali.
However, on such an inconsistently bouncing Bunsen, the main spinner should have taken most of the wickets.
Well done to him, though. Despite having all the advantages, he still had to put the ball in the right place for the wicket to do its work effectively.
Agreed. There have been plenty of instances of spinners failing to take advantage of a profoundly helpful pitch. Laker against Australia at Leeds in 1948 is perhaps the example that proved most costly - to the team and the individual's career.