Durban: South Africa pacer Morne Morkel was surprised at the nature of pitch on offer at the Kingsmead here after India on Thursday took early control of the series-deciding second cricket Test by finishing day one on a commanding 181 for one. (Day 1 report)
Morkel termed the Kingsmead pitch as a "sub-continent like wicket" after Murali Vijay struck a delightful unbeaten 91 and together with Cheteshwar Pujara (58 not out) added 140 runs for the second wicket before bad light brought a premature end to the opening day's proceedings. (Highlights)
"I am very surprised with the wicket here. It looks like a sub-continent wicket," Morkel said at the post-day's press conference.