IND Vs ENG: Day night test between India and England has started from Wednesday. It was believed that the fast bowlers would dominate the Pink Ball Test. But the pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium, built at a cost of about 800 crore rupees, was seen behaving differently on the very first day. The spinners dominated the first day of the Pink Ball Test.
Before the day-night Test match started at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, 15 Day-Night Test matches were played so far, in which the fast bowlers took 354 wickets, while the spinners took only 115 wickets. But on Wednesday, the Indian fast bowlers bowled only 11 overs and got only one wicket while the spinners took nine wickets. The England spinner also got two wickets in 10 overs while the fast bowlers got just one wicket in 23 overs.
Left arm spinner Akshar Patel (6/38) and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (3/26) took nine wickets on the first day. England’s team looked so helpless in front of Indian spinners that they lost the next eight wickets within 38 runs. England spinner Leach has taken three wickets for 27 runs in 10 overs.
Removing grass changes the behavior of the pitch
Before the match started, Team India captain Virat Kohli also believed that with the pink ball on this pitch, the fast bowlers can get help in the beginning. But nothing of this sort was seen in the first day’s game.
Please tell that the pitch of the pink ball test normally contains some amount of grass cover to ensure that the ball does not lose its shine quickly. But before this match, the grass was removed from the wicket.