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Mohali to have a competitive pitch for third Test: Pandove

Australia have been promised a ‘competitive’ pitch at Mohali, venue of the third Test beginning March 14, unlike the turners at Chennai and Hyderabad where they were mauled by Indian spinners. The track prepared for the match will suit both the bowlers and the batsmen and the organisers expect the game to go the full distance.

‘The wicket at the PCA ground here will not be of the same character (as it was in Chennai and Hyderabad). The pitch here will be good for both the sides. It will not bring out a one-sided result as has happened in the first two matches,’ said PCA Secretary MP  Pandove on Thursday.

‘It will suit both the batsmen and the bowlers. The ball will come on to the bat nicely and there will be enough assistance for the pacers. The spinners will come into play later on. We would like to have real good cricket here,’ Pandove added. India completely outplayed the visitors in the first two Tests, winning by eight wickets in Chennai and by an innings and 135 runs in Hyderabad.

PCA President I S Bindra said that the groundsmen here have made a ‘competitive pitch.’ ‘We have done exactly this (made a competitive pitch) so that spectators also enjoy and players also put in their best,’ he said.
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