Day 3 of the first Test match has seen a pitch controversy sparked by England’s starter Zak Crawley. On the first day in Hyderabad, Crawley expressed amazement at the amount of spin produced by the pitch.
The pitch controversy has been sparked by England’s opener Zak Crawley before of the third day of the first Test match, which is presently taking place in Hyderabad. Prior to the game, Crawley noted on TNT Sports that he was taken aback by the quantity of spin that the Hyderabad track produced on Day 1.
“We expected it to turn more yesterday, so we were taken aback by how much it turned on the first day. With any luck, we can use that to get the three wickets today.”Crawley said ahead of Day 3 of the Test match.
Home advantage and pitch arguments are always contentious subjects, particularly in light of the ICC’s assessment of the Indian pitch for the 2023 World Cup Final as mediocre. After the game, which took place over the course of 1.5 days, Rohit Sharma gave his personal assessment of the pitch in the dangerous Cape Town Test match.
Speaking on the third day of the competition, Crawley admitted that although he enjoyed traveling to Asia and playing in Pakistan and India, the subcontinent’s circumstances had surprised him.
One of my favorite things about playing Test cricket is that it is played all around the world; I have really enjoyed it here. Before this game, I felt ready and prepared,” Crawley remarked.
“The conditions are comparable here, although it turns more; I’ve played in Pakistan. Pakistan was more concerned with the reverse swing and the ball skidding on, but we knew that spin would be important here, so we concentrated on that during practice,” he continued.
In the first innings, England managed to bowl out India for 436 runs. The star of the performance was Joe Root, who took four wickets in the first innings for the English team. England has a lot of work ahead of them in the Test match in Hyderabad after giving up a lead of 190 runs.
“We’ll continue to play the same strategy and choose the optimistic course of action. We won’t overcomplicate things if it’s not the right time to do so, and hopefully the runs come,” Crawley stated.