They way we bowled today they matched the batsmen. The whole team sucked.
I agree, I specifically mentioned the batting because Dhoni as well as the media are blindly blaming just the bowling and ignore how our batsmen failed to build up a 500+ score which was easily possible on this pitch.
While I don't think that doctoring the pitch will help us in the long run, if the Indian captain asks for a specific wicket type, the curator's gotta do that. The BCCI should select grounds where the curators are willing to do this. It's how every other Test playing nation does it today.
What his (MSD) intension was to create a spin track where we can make them struggle but it simply backfired. They are playing the spin better and we are not so that the gap now is very wide. He wanted to win this series any how to maintain his smooth run as captain. Loosing this series will certainly dent his reputation.
MSD got his way on the 2nd pitch and look how that turned out.(pun intended).
BTW there was some talk between the commentators over here that thy thought the process of a home team producing a wicket that specifically suits them had been outlawed. I'm guessing due to the fact that MSD is publicly stating that he is wanting certain pitches that this is untrue? Also I would have thought it would be hard to prove.
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