India-Pak Second Test: Boring Pitch

The first test between India and Pakistan featured Test cricket at its best. There was plenty for both batsmen and bowlers and each session was hard fought. The second Test on the other hand seems to have swung to the other end of the spectrum. Nothing can be more boring than one team amassing 600+ runs on a dead pitch on the first two days of the match. Players who haven’t had the pleasure of scoring a century for years are able to do so at ease. Bowlers seem to be lining up to be flogged. To make matters worse Pakistan went into this match with two unfit bowlers!

It is not in the least bit surprising that less than a full house turned up at Eden Gardens despite the fact that an international match was being held in Kolkata after many years. It is about time the BCCI used it’s big bucks to turn out some sporting pitches. At the domestic level Indian cricket can be well seved by preparing fast, green pitches.

Pakistan could still self-destruct on the final day. However, it doesn’t justify the preparation of such pathetic pitches for Test matches.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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