Commentator Matthew Hayden expressed dissatisfaction with the Holkar Cricket Stadium’s playing surface during the third Test match between India and Australia. Given that he believes the game won’t even last until Day 4, Matthew Hayden felt pity for the audience. He spoke after Australia was compelled to deploy spin in the sixth over of the first innings.
The Indian batters took a big hit from the opening delivery of the inning. Up to the beginning of the first session of Day 1, India only lost 7 wickets for a total of 84 runs. The ball not bouncing on the field was the underlying reason Team India lost to spinners. Three Australian spinners went after seven Indian wickets in the opening session.
Rohit Sharma (12) and Shubman Gill, the Indian openers, were both dismissed by the spinner Matthew Kuhnemann swiftly and for little money (21). He afterwards castled Shreyas Iyer in exchange for a duck. Nathan Lyon knocked out Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, and Srikar Bharat (4). Todd Murphy’s spin beat Virat Kohli (22).
Rohit Sharma made the decision to bat first after winning the toss in the most recent game between Australia and India. India enjoys a 2-0 series lead after winning the first two games. India won the first Test by an innings and 132 runs and the second by 6 wickets.
After seeing the Indian batting collapse, one of the commentators for the third Test between Australia and India, Matthew Hayden, expressed his contempt for the Indore pitch. The surface shouldn’t alter significantly on Day 1 according to his observation.
The reason I don’t like these kinds of surfaces is because of this. It shouldn’t be remaining this low and turning so much on Day 1. It doesn’t matter who wins this Test match—Australia or India. On these kind of fields, test cricket should not be played. A test match might last four or five days. Said Matthew “I feel awful for the supporters because, at this pace, I doubt this Test will go on very long.