THE PINK BALL TEST by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet 21 out of 30 dismissals were bowled or lbw in the third Test in Ahmedabad © BCCI India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that it wasn’t easy to impart revolutions to the SG pink ball despite a much more pronounced seam, during the third Test between India and England in Ahmedabad , and it meant that more balls tended to land on the glossy leather part and skid on. “Even before I started the game, I was a little sceptical in the nets,” Ashwin said. “When I bowled, the balance of the ball was a lot different to the red ball. When you try to put too much revs, it wasn’t rotating as much at the seam as I thought the red ball was. Clearly, the chance of it catching the glossy surface was far greater. If at all it caught the seam, it was spinning quite big and not responding the way the red ball might. Whatever was happening, was happening really quick off the surface. “If we played a red-ball game on the same surface, the pace of the game must have been a touch slower…. Read full this story
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