Laser allegations mar Oz Twenty20 win

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 12:41 [IST]
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Brisbane: Australia's thrilling Twenty20 win at the Gabba on Tuesday ended in a cloud of drama with suggestions of a laser light being flashed at South African fielders.

Television coverage picked up a green light that flashed across rookie Proteas fast bowler Wayne Parnell as he attempted a difficult catch in the outfield.

Parnell's failed diving attempt off a Mike Hussey skier at long-off came as Australia neared victory in a tense finish.

Hussey went on to score an unbeaten 53 to lead the home side to a six-wicket win with Cameron White, who belted 40 off 18 balls.

The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Proteas skipper Johan Botha as denying that Parnell had made a complaint after the miss, but said he would investigate the matter.


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