There were also errors in length, though Azhar Ali's routine shuffles forward from the popping crease
also played a role in scrambling the Zimbabwe bowlers' plans.
In the ensuing bowl off, Jones did hit the wicket but as the ball had bounced inside the popping crease
it was ruled a no-ball and New Farnley went on to win the contest.
Pattinson over-strode by a mere centimetre, with his heel landing on the popping crease
, but the third umpire made the correct call to let Amla stay.
A mere flickering lick of the lips can have the batter rapidly exiting his crease insisting the bowler abandons his run-up a yard from the popping crease
and inducing steam from the ears.
The focus of the picture, though, was not Amir's action, but his front foot, which was planted half a metre over the popping crease
b) the bowler's front foot must land with some part of the foot, whether grounded or raised (i) on the same side of the imaginary line joining the two middle stumps as the return crease described in (a) above and (ii) behind the popping crease
England's worst experience with no-balls was at Old Trafford against Pakistan in 2001, when umpires David Shepherd and Eddie Nicholls missed at least four infringements of the popping crease
The same bowler was also accused of running through the crease - bowling from far over the popping crease
- at Paul Collingwood and bowled a beamer at Kevin Pietersen, while Zaheer Khan accused England players of dropping jellybeans on the wicket when he was batting on Sunday.
Although, as he accepts, you can never be totally sure until the foot slams down on the popping crease
for the first time.
It was a borderline decision with pictures inconclusive as to whether some of Butcher's boot had broken the popping crease
to save him.
Earlier in the morning, he was walking back to the dressing room after edging Mohammad Shahid to third slip, when replays showed the bowler had not landed his heel behind the popping crease
Just two deliveries later, Raghavindraa, unleashing from about three metres in front of the popping crease
, sent down an outswinger, which Tendulkar, after shouldering arms, described as "perfect" and gave his thumbs up.