Two late West Indian wickets, including that of Ramnaresh Sarwan to a dreadful decision under the umpiring referral system, leaves the test wide open.
The tourists refused to kick up a fuss about the leg-before decision that saw television umpire Mark Benson overrule Rudi Koetzen despite doubt on two counts, namely the legality of Daniel Vettori's front foot and also the path of the delivery.
Wrong! The side-on replay clearly showed that at least an inch of Vettori's heel was behind the back-edge of the popping crease, which is the marker for a front-foot no ball. Yes, the heel was raised, but that is allowed by the no-ball law, which requires part of the foot to be behind the popping crease WHETHER GROUNDED OR RAISED.
By all means umpires can be criticised for errors of fact - and the LBW dismissal of Kyle Mills was an example of a bad decision - but if you are going to criticise on a point of law, it helps to know the law!