Kotla pitch under scanner after being termed 'third-day' wicket

Former India mainstay, VVS Laxman, while commentating, described it as "looking like a third-day pitch" and batting should prove more and more difficult as the match progresses. Another former India player, Ravi Shastri said that the Test might be a "three-day" affair during his pitch report before the start of the play.

updated: March 22, 2013 12:25 IST
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New Delhi: The Feroz Shah Kotla pitch for the fourth and final Test between India and Australia has come under criticism from the former players, who have termed the track as a "three-day" wicket.

The pitch, which has cracks on it, saw some balls keeping low, while others flying off after hitting the deck. There were sideways movement from the cracks when pacer Ishant Sharma was bowling from the Old Club house end.

The wicket has typical Kotla characteristics -- slightly slow and is likely to keep low and will turn as the match progresses.

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