UDRS is a good system, will help weaker teams: Chigumbura

Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 18:23 PM IST

Ahmedabad: He found himself on the rough end of the UDRS but Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura still feels it is good system and would prove advantageous for the weaker teams in the World Cup.

Chigumbura was given out leg before after he stepped down the track and got rapped on the pad by Daniel Vettori. He asked for a review of the decision and though the distance between the point of impact and the stumps was well over 2.5 metres, umpire Marias Erasmus stuck to his original verdict.

"It was one of those decisions that went against me," Chigumbura said after New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets at the Sardar Patel Stadium.

"I was very down the wicket when given leg before. Sometimes the decision goes against you. But it is a good system for some of the teams that are weaker as it could go your way and you can take advantage," he explained.

Electing to bat, Zimbabwe folded for 162 in 46.2 overs and Chigumbura said losing three early wickets proved costly for the team.

"I thought we started badly by losing three quick wickets in the first 15 overs. You can`t come back after that. Its cricket and we have to learn from this," he said.

Chigumbura also felt the conditions were difficult to bat on at the Sardar Patel Stadium.

"It is difficult to play across in these conditions where the ball keeps low," he said.

The 24-year-old also expressed hopes that things would improve and they would come good in their next three group games in the cricket World Cup.

"We have three more games to play in the tournament. We have to work on our basics. Hopefully more positive would come out of it and we can perform better," he said.

Zimbabwe now travels to Sri Lanka to take on the co-hosts on March 10 at the Pellekelle Stadium in Kandy before meeting Pakistan at the same venue on March 14.

They are set to conclude their pool campaign with a match against minnows Kenya on March 20 at Kolkata.