Dilip Vengsarkar Feels Indore Pitch Made A Mockery Of Test Cricket
By CricShots - Mar 2, 2023 12:18 pm
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Former Indian batter, Dilip Vengsarkar came hard on the Indore pitch used for the third Test between India and Australia, saying nobody wants to see spinners dominating the batters from the first session of Day 1 itself. Australia spinners wreaked havoc on India as the hosts were bundled out for just 109 shortly after lunch on the opening day in Indore. 

Indian batters
The Indian batters failed on Day 1 of the Indore Test

Vengsarkar said that the pitch should have an even bounce to give equal opportunity to both batters and bowlers and if it does not, then it leads to “mockery of Test cricket”.

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During a recent chat with PTI, Dilip Vengsarkar said, “The pitch makes all the difference if you want to watch good cricket. You must have wickets with even bounce so that both batters and bowlers get equal opportunity. If the ball turns from day one and first session itself and that too with uneven bounce, it makes a mockery of Test cricket.”

The former cricketer added that people watch Test cricket only if it is interesting, like in England and Australia.

Dilip Vengsarkar
Dilip Vengsarkar

Elaborating the same, Dilip Vengsarkar said, “It is important to get crowds back for Test cricket. You see that in England and Australia but unfortunately it is not happening in India. People will come back to Test cricket only if it is interesting. Nobody wants to see bowlers dominating the batters from the first session itself.”

Matthew Kuhnemann picked up his maiden five-wicket haul, while Nathan Lyon returned with three wickets on Wednesday, March 1. Later in the day, Ravindra Jadeja struck to remove Travis Head early on.

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Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne rebuild Australia’s innings with their 96-run partnership for the second wicket. Jadeja kept on giving the much-needed breakthroughs as he picked a 4-wicket haul but India exhausted their reviews on the first day itself. Australia at 156/4 will resume their innings with a lead of 47 runs on Day 2.