July 13, 2014

Friendly pitches

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Satish Acharya is a cartoonist in Mumbai

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  • Rajeshj on July 14, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    Good one Satish... but can't understand the nature of pitch in 1st test except that it was batsmen-friendly.. Openers (Cook and Dhawan) didn't score any runs.. Main batsmen (Bell and Kohli) could not score any runs.. Tailenders scored fifties (Anderson nearly scored a hundred).. India's main spinner (Jadeja) could not take a single wicket.. England's part-time spinner (Moeen Ali) took almost 4 wickets.. This is indeed a mystery pitch.. we can find many such pitches in India.. but not the one we expect from England.. Two more test matches like this will help me to tune-off from the series and test cricket (played by India) permanently..

  • Chandramouli.G on July 14, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    I had a doubt in cricket rule that, all the 11 players must bat, but only 4-5 players bowl. My doubt was cleared by Cook, that even Batsmen can also bowl and take TALL wickets! And even Bowlers can score more runs than batsmen! - (Bhuvi, Shami, and Andy)

  • xylo on July 14, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    That the Indian attack took out the top 7 cheaply was commendable. That they failed to get the last 3 out was laughable.

  • Me_A_Gemini on July 13, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    It certainly is a bowler friendly pitch after two 50s of Bhuvi and no double figures score from Kohli.

  • Fangahawk on July 13, 2014, 12:33 GMT

    Amazing expressions, just amazing.

  • Rajeshj on July 14, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    Good one Satish... but can't understand the nature of pitch in 1st test except that it was batsmen-friendly.. Openers (Cook and Dhawan) didn't score any runs.. Main batsmen (Bell and Kohli) could not score any runs.. Tailenders scored fifties (Anderson nearly scored a hundred).. India's main spinner (Jadeja) could not take a single wicket.. England's part-time spinner (Moeen Ali) took almost 4 wickets.. This is indeed a mystery pitch.. we can find many such pitches in India.. but not the one we expect from England.. Two more test matches like this will help me to tune-off from the series and test cricket (played by India) permanently..

  • Chandramouli.G on July 14, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    I had a doubt in cricket rule that, all the 11 players must bat, but only 4-5 players bowl. My doubt was cleared by Cook, that even Batsmen can also bowl and take TALL wickets! And even Bowlers can score more runs than batsmen! - (Bhuvi, Shami, and Andy)

  • xylo on July 14, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    That the Indian attack took out the top 7 cheaply was commendable. That they failed to get the last 3 out was laughable.

  • Me_A_Gemini on July 13, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    It certainly is a bowler friendly pitch after two 50s of Bhuvi and no double figures score from Kohli.

  • Fangahawk on July 13, 2014, 12:33 GMT

    Amazing expressions, just amazing.

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  • Fangahawk on July 13, 2014, 12:33 GMT

    Amazing expressions, just amazing.

  • Me_A_Gemini on July 13, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    It certainly is a bowler friendly pitch after two 50s of Bhuvi and no double figures score from Kohli.

  • xylo on July 14, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    That the Indian attack took out the top 7 cheaply was commendable. That they failed to get the last 3 out was laughable.

  • Chandramouli.G on July 14, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    I had a doubt in cricket rule that, all the 11 players must bat, but only 4-5 players bowl. My doubt was cleared by Cook, that even Batsmen can also bowl and take TALL wickets! And even Bowlers can score more runs than batsmen! - (Bhuvi, Shami, and Andy)

  • Rajeshj on July 14, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    Good one Satish... but can't understand the nature of pitch in 1st test except that it was batsmen-friendly.. Openers (Cook and Dhawan) didn't score any runs.. Main batsmen (Bell and Kohli) could not score any runs.. Tailenders scored fifties (Anderson nearly scored a hundred).. India's main spinner (Jadeja) could not take a single wicket.. England's part-time spinner (Moeen Ali) took almost 4 wickets.. This is indeed a mystery pitch.. we can find many such pitches in India.. but not the one we expect from England.. Two more test matches like this will help me to tune-off from the series and test cricket (played by India) permanently..