IND vs ENG: Shane Warne takes a look at those criticizing the pitch in Chennai after India’s great hitter

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IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin gave a masterclass batting on day 3.© BCCI


Former Australia leg spinner Shane Warne took a look at those who criticized the Chennai field for the ongoing second test against England. Several cricket specialists, including former England skipper Michael Vaughan and Australian cricketer Mark Waugh, had closed the track after England threw 134 runs in their first innings within a day on Sunday. However, the hitters of India made great on a tight corner on Day 3, scoring more than double what England managed to achieve in their first innings. During India’s second innings, Warne took to Twitter to ask anyone who messed up the standard of the pitch, whether they were still holding on to their argument or whether they had changed their mind after watching Indian batsmen the English bowlers dominated in a third day place.

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“India has now made 523 runs on this so called” bad pitch “and they still have 2 wickets in hand! Thoughts?” Warne tweeted.

Riding a brilliant Ravichandran Ashwin hundred and skipper Virat Kohli’s fighting fifty, India managed to post 286 runs in their second innings.

After the second day of play, English assistant coach Graham Thorpe had described the field as a “very challenging surface” to hit.

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“It’s a very challenging surface, that’s what I’m going to say. In terms of commentary on the field, I think that’s for someone above me to look at,” he said on Sunday.

“It was incredibly challenging for us on that surface on day two. Obviously, they have a very skilled spin attack on their own terms as well. And it was a really good toss to win,” added Thorpe.

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