Ahmedabad: England suffered a 10-wicket defeat in front of Team India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera. England could not do anything in both innings and were dismissed for 112 and 81 runs. With this victory of India, many questions started to arise on the pitch of Motera. Giants like Sunil Gavaskar, however, credited the win to their spinners instead of blaming the pitch.
England’s head coach Chris Silverwood on Friday dismissed any discussion of filing any official complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the Motera pitch, saying that his team’s third Test against India Before losing in two days, he expected the wicket to be good for a little longer.
Silverwood is disappointed
Silverwood said in a virtual press conference, ‘The first thing Joe Root said yesterday that he got five wickets for eight runs but at the same time whatever the pitch did or didn’t do, India is definitely on the same surface. We played better than us, maybe we got caught in such difficulties which our players had not experienced before.
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He said, ‘We hoped that the wicket would be good for a little longer but it did not happen’.
Pitch not complained
Asked if England would file an official complaint with the ICC, Silverwood said, “Look, we are definitely discussing some things, but at the same time, we are really disappointed with this.” We were defeated and three days were left of the match. But unfortunately the match is over ‘.
He said, ‘So I think now we are moving towards the next match and how do we make up for it. For this we can ensure that we draw the series by presenting the challenge ‘.
Gavaskar said in the game of pitch
Sunil Gavaskar did not reduce the pitch. He said that the batsmen lost their wickets due to very defensive attitude and most of them were dismissed on straight balls.
Gavaskar (Sunil Gavaskar) credited the victory to Indian spinners Ashwin and Patel. He said, ‘On this pitch, Rohit and Crowley scored half-centuries. England was thinking of saving wickets instead of scoring runs. Credit should be given to Akshar Patel for the way he used special balls. Ashwin and Akshar performed well.
At the same time, former England spinner Graeme Swann also did not target the pitch. He criticized England for landing with only one spinner.