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Test pitches in India are boring: Vaughan

October 11, 2019 17:09 IST

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IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli bats during Day 2 of the second Test. Photograph: BCCI

Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Friday criticised the Test match pitches in India, terming the tracks as "boring" and heavy loaded in favour of the batsmen.

 

Vaughan is of the view that Test match pitches in India often produce lop-sided contests.

"Test match cricket pitches in India are boring...The first 3/4 days the contest is far too in favour of the bat...needs more action for the bowler...My thought of the day ...," Vaughan tweeted.

Vaughan made the comments during the ongoing second Test match between India and South Africa in Pune.

The first Test between the two teams saw batsmen dominate the proceedings in the first four days. India put a mammoth total of 502 which South Africa followed by posting 431 in their first innings. India eventually won the match by 203 runs.

In the ongoing second Test in Pune, the Indian batsmen again ruled the roost with skipper Virat Kohli hitting an a double century and opener Mayank Agarwal scoring his second Test hundred to guide the hosts to a huge 601 for five declared, on Day 2.

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