After the fiery atmosphere of the second Border-Gavaskar clash in Bangalore, the third Test in Ranchi is expected to be a tense and heated battle when hostilities between the two sides resume on Thursday.
The fact Ranchi is hosting its first-ever Test match makes this contest all the more interesting as no one really knows what to expect from the pitch at India’s 26th Test venue. Pitches and so-called ‘pitch doctoring’ have become a talking point in this Series, especially after the first Test pitch in Pune spun prodigiously from early in the game and was rated poor by ICC match referee Chris Broad. The 22 yards in Bangalore provided for an engaging battle as batsman struggled to come to terms with the variable bounce and turn that the wicket offered. It was a hard graft that made for a very watchable game...Read More