Sydney: India might be seething with anger on the controversial 'obstruction' incidents in the tri-series match against Australia on Sunday but the home side opener Shane Watson suggested that the two umpires had taken correct decisions.

The two controversial decisions went against the Indians as the umpires turned down 'obstructing the field' appeal against David Hussey and against Brett Lee on the run-out of Sachin Tendulkar.

"Taufel and Bowden are the two best umpires in the world. I have total trust in them. They would have given a lot of thought into what goes into that decision. To be involved in running Sachin out, it would never be ideal to the great man," said Watson who stood in for Michael Clarke, out of the match due to a stiff back.

"I thought he was disappointed with Gambhir for taking that one as probably there was no run in it. He was not happy and kept looking back at Gambhir all the way back," he said at the post-match press-conference after Australia thrashed India by 87 runs to qualify for the tri-series final.

"I didn't have time to speak to Hussey. I would do it tonight to know what he thinks about the decision. Hussey wouldn't do anything wrong, he plays hard but fair," he added.

Watson said that he was surprised by the consistent failure of the much-touted Indian batting line-up throughout the tour of Australia.

"Just to see a few of their guys got out tonight ... the likes of Kohli and Dhonis, it's just not about scoring but how consistently they do it. Sachin and Sehwag are big guns to miss out consistently. You never really see with this Indian team," Watson said.

"Usually there are one or two of those guys scoring big in majority of games. This is where they are lacking compared to when they are at their best. They are too many amazing and world class legends not to turn it around," he said.

Watson felt the Indians were undone by the change of character of the pitch at the SCG.

"With slight drizzle and wicket got dew, there was a bit more (in the pitch) than when we were batting, more seam movement and it also bounced a bit more. That played into our hands and 250 was a good score," said Watson who stood in for Michael Clarke, out of the match due to a stiff back.

"Today's was different to any other wicket in India. It's more fair to bowlers than IPL which is more geared towards 200-plus totals and more difficult for bowlers. It's nice to see things in favour of bowlers," he said.

Watson believed the pace and bounce of SCG was a lot different to Ahmedabad where they lost the quarter-finals of the 2011 World Cup.

"It's nice to see pace and bounce, different from Ahmedabad. A lot has passed since then. Here, pace and bounce is a big advantage and we made the most of it," he said.

He said he was alerted yesterday itself that he would be leading Australia in Sunday's match.

"I was told yesterday. I did whole planning last night, first to see if I was able to count to 50 and get the bowling right. (Mickey) Arthur and (Michael) Clarke were great support last night, they made my job hell of a lot easier," he said.

Watson was happy with his bowling effort and believed captaincy allowed him to take his mind off his injury-proned body which kept him out almost all of Australian summer.

"I could have bowled full ten overs. But I just wanted to balance and don't want to overbowl as captain. Captaincy took my mind off body. Just arranging for the bowlers and fielders was a good distraction," he said.

He said Clarke would be back for the final match against Sri Lanka at Melbourne on March 2.

"His back has recovered pretty well from Friday's match. With five days to go, he would be right to go. Frankly, I am not sure who would have missed out. It's nice to be back, able to play in front of such amazing crowd. It makes you realize how much you missed the summer."

(Agencies)