So is it right for a bowler to run out a batsman who is backing up too far? Vinoo Mankad thought so in 1947; and Murali Kartik was of the same mind on Thursday when he whipped off the bails at the non-striker’s end as Somerset’s Alex Barrow wandered too far down the pitch. The affair prompted the sort of spluttering and chuntering that only a really good bust-up about the ‘spirit of cricket’ can engender.
A bunch of middle-aged men around a pretend breakfast table in Sky’s studios talking about their newspapers seems an unlikely premise for an enjoyable TV show. However, we find Sunday Supplement a must-watch