Shouldn't ICC investigate the Lord's pitch where the Kiwi's were bundled out for 68?
I find it completely unfair that people come out and whinge about sub continent pitches whenever there is something fishy. But turn blind eye when the same happens in England or Australia or even in South Africa.
There are plenty of examples for unorthodox pitches outside S/C. There are plenty of low scoring games in the history.
Come on... I just can't stand injustice. It's not fair! Right? If square turners are bad and unfair then green tops where the pace bowlers gets unfair advantage also should be NOT FAIR!
A mediocre bowler like Broad picking up 7 wickets for 44 on a green top and doctored pitch!
I am ok with doctoring the pitches. Any team would like to make most of the home field advantage and they have all the rights to do so. But no one should come out and complain about that right? So don't you think there should be no complains, no excuses, no whinges, no conspiracy theories from here on about pitches at sub continent?
nalaka fairly:- If your question was a genuine one(which seems so) you can always appeal through your violation notice email and get it back. I didn't even know that you asked such a question btw.
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Same theory goes in S/C track too Apart from criticizing the surfaces I hope the critics should accept that the S/C spinners have bowled really well against the inconsistent non S/c Batsmen. In fact that was what exactly happened most of the times!
You see last time England defeated India in india with some exceptional batting. It's one rare occasion where batsmen getting used to the conditions and handling it with great consistency.
Sanga :* Another example is SL tour of Australia on 2004/05 where the first test match was a huge surprise. The almighty Australian batting line up collapsed for 200 in the first innings against the SL attack without Murali! Then SL crushed on 97! Australia once again bundled out for 200 where as SL bowled out for 160 chasing 310 to win.