Ind vs Nz: How was the Perth pitch found in Lucknow? India-New Zealand lost husk in playing T20 match

Lucknow: The second match of the T20 series between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ) was played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. Indian pitches are considered most favorable for batting. But in this match, the New Zealand team could score only 99 runs. That too after playing full 20 overs. Team India took 19.5 overs to score 100 runs. At one point, India seemed to be losing the match.

The pitch was a paradise for the bowlers

T20 is considered a batsman’s game but the Lucknow pitch was a bowler’s paradise. Not a single six was hit in the entire match. This is the first time in India that no six has been hit in a T20 match. Suryakumar Yadav, who scored runs at a strike rate of 180 in T20 Internationals, hit just one four off 31 balls. He played an inning of 26 runs. This was the biggest innings of the match.

tern with grass

There are very few pitches where there is turn along with grass. It was the turn for the spin bowlers. Part time spinners like Deepak Hooda and Glenn Phillips bowled 4-4 overs. The fast bowlers only got a chance to bowl 10 overs in the entire match, but there was bounce for them too. The batsmen were not able to play the shot openly. Arshdeep Singh took 2 wickets for 7 runs in 2 overs. India needed only 13 runs in the last two overs. But the Indian batsmen were not able to play the fast bowlers easily. He was having trouble timing the ball. Many times the ball also took the edge of the bat.

Hardik also raised questions

Indian team captain Hardik Pandya also raised questions on the pitch. He said that this wicket was a surprise. There was a turn in the pitch during the first match as well. According to Hardik, both these wickets were not fit for a T20 match. Gautam Gambhir, the mentor of Lucknow Super Giants in IPL, was also not happy with this pitch.

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