After the T20 series loss for West Indies in New Zealand, the 2 match test series has begun and the green pitch is talk in the town. Yesterday the first test between the teams begun and the pitch and the remaining ground had no difference as it was so green. Twitter was trended with news like “Where’s the pitch?” and many other stuffs.
The first test match between the teams is held in Hamilton and the green pitch is an ultimate surprise for the fans. It is said that the pitch had 15mm of grass on it. And also the pitches in New Zealand are always green and this pitch looked more lush than the others.
The day 2 of the test has come to a close and the New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has scored a mammoth of 251 runs which made the Kiwi’s score reach to 519/7 and they declared in the innings.
By the end of day 2, West Indies are 49/0 and are trailed by 470 runs. While pitches in New Zealand are usually produced with more grass on it. The turf in Seddon Park left many surprised with its ‘lush green’ outlook. Test pitches are usually produced with a little more help for the bowlers when compared to ODIs and T20Is.
With grounds being shorter and the pitches being flat. The only way to make the contest even is by leaving more grass on the pitch. It was also pointed out that there was about 15mm of grass on the pitch.