New Delhi: India defeated England by 10 wickets in the third Test match played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India did this match in its name in just two days. After the end of this match, cricket giants started criticizing this pitch. Meanwhile, England captain Joe Root said that the ICC will decide whether the pitch was good for the match or not.
What do ICC rules say?
According to ICC rules, a poor pitch in a field is one on which there is no match between the bat and the ball. Either the batsmen get more help or the bowlers on that pitch. If on a pitch only the bowlers are getting help and the batsmen are unable to do anything, then that pitch is called bad. On the other hand, if only batsmen are being scored on a pitch and the bowlers are not getting any help, then even that pitch will be considered bad.
The route that spoke about the pitch
England captain Joe Root believes that it is not for the players but the International Cricket Council (ICC) to decide whether Motera’s pitch was right for Test cricket. But Root (Joe Root) did not think it appropriate to blame the pitch for it. He, however, said that the ICC should consider a pitch conducive for Test cricket.
Virat did not find any deficiency in the pitch
Virat Kohli said that there was no defect in the pitch, at least in the first innings it was not so and only the ball was turning. Defending the pitch, the Indian captain said, ‘To be honest, I do not think the batting level was good. Our score was 100 runs for 3 wickets at one time and we were dismissed for less than 150 runs. Only a ball was taking a turn and in the first innings it was a good wicket to bat.
India won the match in two days
India defeated England by 10 wickets in the third Test match played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India did this match in its name in just two days. In this match, England won the toss and decided to bat first and their first innings was reduced to 112 runs. In response, India also managed to score only 145 runs in the first innings. England’s condition deteriorated in the second innings and their entire team was all out for only 81 runs. India won just 49 runs to win this match, which they achieved without losing any wickets. India is now ahead 2–1 in this series.