England all-rounder Stuart Broad has criticize the Trent Bridge pitch, on which Indian batsman managed to score 457 runs , saying even the Indian pitches are far more better than the wicket offer during the first cricket test match at Trent Bridge. England bowlers really had to work hard for nearly two days to bowl India out before the visitors put a commendable total on the board in their first innings of the first test match.
It was indeed frustrating for England as last-wicket pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami shared a stunning 111-run partnership and cruise the innings total from 346 for nine to 457. England’s first innings didn’t begin well as they lost skipper Alastair Cook earlier, bowled by Shami. At stumps, England were 43 for one, still trailing India by 414 runs with three days remaining in the match.
“Indian wickets are faster than this wicket. But we didn’t get frustrated with it; we weren’t moping or swearing around, we were just trying to get wickets. As a fast bowler you want to see a slip cordon and a gully. It was quite different and hard bowling with three catchers in cover,” Broad said at the post-day’s press conference.
“It was a little bit frustrating. After 50 overs, the ball goes really soft and there’s nothing in the pitch so you try to bowl different lengths and mix them up with bouncers and keep it full. Trent Bridge has come out and admitted their mistake and apologised for it. This ground is known for its exciting cricket and we just hope other grounds don’t follow suit. We can’t say any more than that,” he added.