Delightful news for Indian batsmen, second Test to witness run feast

The first Test was a nightmare for the Indian batsmen, who succumbed to lateral movement offered by the track at Newlands. It had greenish cover, helping fast bowlers to tame batsmen. Hardik Pandya showed some urgency in the first innings, other falling like castle of sand exposed to fast blowing wind, leading to defeat by 72 runs.

According to a report in Sportskeeda, track at centurion, the venue for the second Test match, will have less greenish cover and is hard in nature, meaning more bounce and less movement off the track. Indian batsmen would love this sort of pitch, an open invitation to score runs and get back in form.

However, it is easier said than done, knowing the visiting team is uncomfortable in playing quality fast bowling, an area which has been problematic for teams coming from sub-continent.


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