Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber
Didn't see this but why go on as long as they did?
Surely after 10 overs they would know it was a poor track so why carry on.
It got worse, as the game wore on. Tyagi bowled one ball which certainly ended all doubt when it viciously broke away from the right hander and rose extremely steeply, with Dhoni parrying the short of a length ball at 137kph well over his head.
Would have been fascinating to watch how this game would have progressed, but we could have been looking at multiple broken fingers, a facial wounds, arm wounds and maybe something worse, if the game continued.
I do hope that this will go some way to showing the difficulty in preparing a sporting track in India. However, it will probably merely go on to support an image that there could be sporting wickets in India but the groundsmen are too incompetant to realise it.