• Thursday, May 19, 2022

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India edge ahead on ‘dangerous’, ‘challenging’ pitch

Jasprit Bumrah

By: Sarwar Alam

India nudged ahead of South Africa on the second day of the third and final Test as the quality of the Wanderers Stadium pitch was described as “challenging” as well as “dangerous”. After conceding a seven-run lead after a low-scoring first innings, India reached 49 for one at the close, an overall lead of 42. Wickets tumbled and batsmen were struck on the fingers and body as the teams battled for supremacy. Former South African captain Shaun Pollock and ex-India skipper Sunil Gavaskar criticised the pitch during a teatime pitch report for SuperSport television. Pointing to cracks and indentations on a good length, with…

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