India vs England: Nathan Lyon fumes at Motera pitch critics.
India vs England: Australian senior spinner Nathan Lyon shuts down all the critics of the pink ball Test between India and England. The Test game ended within two days and little more than five sessions were played in the game. Both sides failed to believe in their defence which resulted in consecutive wickets.
28 wickets out of 30 fallen were taken by spinners while 21 out of those 28 wickets came in straight deliveries. India easily reached the target during the fifth session on day 2 and won the game by 10 wickets to take up the lead of 2-1 in the four-game test series.
The 33-years old spinner, speaking to Cricket Australia said I don’t see a reason why everyone started buzzing out when it was a rank turner. When the teams get bowled out for a low score in the seaming or swinging track then there is hardly any criticism but when it comes to rank turners, everyone starts crying.
“We play on seaming wickets around the world and get bowled out for 47, 60. Nobody ever says a thing (about the pitch),” Lyon was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“But as soon as it starts spinning, everyone in the world seems to start crying about it.”
“I don’t get it. I’m all for it, it was entertaining,” he added.
The senior spinner said that the surface used for the pink ball Test between India and England was brilliant and he would like to call the pitch curator to Australia to make a similar pitch for them at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
“I was up all night watching the pink ball test here from Australia. It was good and I am planning to bring that curator to Australia.”
With the loss in the third Test, England’s hopes for the ICC World Test Championship are over. While India is still in the race and have to win or at least draw the game in order to get qualified for the final of ICC World Test Championship.
If England wins the last game then Australia will qualify for the Test Championship.
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