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Michael Vaughan Terms Indore Pitch As A Belter, Left Bemused
By CricShots - Nov 14, 2019 4:27 pm
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Former England skipper, Michael Vaughan has time and again taken a din at Indian fans with his tweets. The Englishman had faced flak after his comments on Indian pitches during the Test series against South Africa. On Thursday, however, Vaughan praised the Indore pitch, calling it a “belter”.

Virat Kohli and Mominul Haque during the toss in Indore

Some fans, though, still decided to troll the former England cricketer with one Twitter user going to the extent of telling Vaughan to “expand your mind”. Vaughan came up with a strong reply for the fan, calling his “white mans pitch” tweet “strange”.

The pitch had a green look to it and India skipper acknowledged he would have bowled had he won the toss. While doing the pitch report, former Indian skipper, Sunil Gavaskar said, “Runs on offer. It’s a little grassy but there will still be some carry for the bowlers. There’s some deceptive dampness due to the onset of winter, but as the days go on, we won’t see much of it. I think India will still want to bat first.”

Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque decided to win the toss and elected to bat first in the opening Test against India in Indore on Thursday. Mominul said it was an honour to lead the side in the two-match series.

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He further added, “Hard deck, so batting first. May break in the fourth innings though. Honor for captaining Bangladesh, only a very few people get it. We have seven batters and four bowlers.”

India made one change from their last Test outing in a 3-0 sweep against South Africa as Shahbaz Nadeem made way for pacer Ishant Sharma.

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During the toss, the India skipper, Virat Kohli said, “It has a bit of grass. Historically, Indore’s been a bit spicy on day one, so we would’ve bowled first to be honest. We have three pacers, so ideal for them, who are in top form. We assume day two onwards it will be a beautiful track to bat on.”

As a result, India managed to bundled-out Bangladesh for a meager total of 150 with Indian fast bowlers taking 7 wickets.