Absolute borefest for 4 days then an epic final day because the pitch seemed to fall to bits overnight. Granted, I don't watch a huge amount of cricket in India because it's the worst timezone for me, but there always seems to be two extremes.
Not going to get an argument from me, that wasn't a great test match wicket.
That being said, WI did turn to utter poo in that test as well. I think if they batted with brains they would never have gotten close to losing that test.
Ball was turning a lot more on day 1 of this test than that match too.
Picking a spinner for the sake of it in India is the stupidest strategy imaginable. I've been saying that for years. Of course, if the alternative is bowling **** outside off at 120kph, then it's a different story. But obviously you don't know that going in.
you don't need every ball to turn in order to get wickets. It's that surprise factor of just a small proportion of them turning that helps you get a wicket. (same applies on seaming wickets)
It was only day 1 and we saw the pitch littered with footmarks as though it was already day 4. hence I'd be surprised if England scored more than 550 runs in their 2 innings combined.
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So 99 test matches weren't enough for him to figure that one out by himself....
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Mine was ****house. Disappointing. Bad lunch always ruins the day.
It was all right. Nothing flash, disappointingly for a Friday. But still good. Too busy for big lunches the last couple of days.
serves you right for not having kfc
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