Originally Posted by Jono
Yes that is all correct. But that doesn't mean its not a greentop. It just means the Indian batsmen weren't willing/couldn't bat properly on the wicket.
Flem is saying it wasn't a greentop, which is crazy imo. Clearly those wickets were green, everyone acknowledges that. The debate/argument is whether those wickets were bad for cricket.
I don't really see how you can blame NZ anyway. The weather was the main reason they were so green. From what I remember, NZ were apologetic for a lot of the tour because there was not much they could do about it.
The pitch at Wellington was a day one greentop. By day 3, it had browned off nicely, which made India's collapse in the 2nd innings all the more insipid tbh.
Think pitches like the Wellington surface or great for test cricket. It really ****s me that New Zealand curators are falling over themselves to produce roads nowadays. We're playing at home, and the conditions should suit our strengths (clearly our seam bowling).
Anyway, this has gone waaaaaay off topic.