More power to test cricket
It's a bit odd, really. The first forty four tests between India and Pakistan yielded 33 draws/no-results
. The next 13 tests have seen only 3 draws
! Out of those 3 draws, one was drawn due to some excellent rescue acts
while the other two games were drawn because of flat pitches
I think the Kotla test
was played out on a very good test wicket. The pitch did have some uneven bounce earlier on, but on days 3 and 4, it was very good for batting. Bowlers who were able to exploit the pitch and the swing, did very well. It wasn't a bat-a-thon wicket. Neither was it one of those Kotla specials!
I don't know the crowd numbers for yesterday, but I believe around 38,000 watched the third day from the stadium. That is very good going for a test match in India. I really hope Eden Gardens and Chinnaswamy also produce good wickets and ensure players put up a good show.
Labels: india, pakistan, pitch