Wankhede pitch to be a slow turner with bounce, says curator Sudhir Naik

Sachin Tendulkar had missed completing his 100th hundred by a mere 6 runs in the 2011 Test against West Indies in Mumbai before achieving the feat in the Asia Cup in Dhaka in March, 2012.

updated: November 09, 2013 19:31 IST
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Mumbai: The track for the November 14-18 second and final Test between India and the West Indies here is expected to behave in a fashion similar to the one on which the two teams fought out a thrilling draw two years ago, according to the Wankhede Stadium ground curator Sudhir Naik.

"It will not be a square turner like the one against England last year but will resemble the one against the West Indies of 2011, a slow turner with some bounce," said former Test opener Naik on Saturday.

In November, 2011, India were 242 for 9 while chasing the victory target of 243 to complete a clean sweep of the three-match series against the West Indies and had to be satisfied with a 2-0 winning margin.

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