Even a batsman of Malcolm's calibre must connect occasionally and, being strong, strike a boundary or two. This is not evidence of skill sufficient to protect him against the directed attack to which he was subjected by Walsh. I am not unduly squeamish, but this was both sickening to watch and completely contrary to the spirit of the game.
Good bowlers do not need to terrorise tail-enders to dismiss them, as Walsh belatedly demonstrated.
PETER F RAY
Twickenham, Middx.Reuse content