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The Pink Ball Test ended in two days at the new Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. After this, questions started to arise whether the pitch was for the 5-day test? Expert opinion is also divided into two parts. Vaughan and Vengsarkar believe that the pitch is presenting the wrong example of Test cricket.
Gavaskar, Pietersen and Boycott, on the other hand, believe that the batting has deteriorated. It is quite a different type of debate. But the pitch was without a doubt a bad one. 30 wickets fell in 2 days, the match ended in just 142.2 overs.
This was the shortest test after 1935. The weather had no role. Both the team had many great batsmen. Given all this, the pitch factor becomes important. Only England batsmen failed. Indian innings also limited to just 145 runs. 7 wickets fell in less than one session. Part time bowler who was seen battling in front of Root.
The results of most tests come well before the last over or the last hour of the fifth day. Many great matches end in 3-4 days. Things like weather, pitch, floodlight, ground conditions contribute to this format.
Players improve the game with skill, temperament, patience, aggression. But if one skill becomes heavy on the other due to the pitch, the fun of the test will end.