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Gilchrist calls for a fair contest

Posted by on April 25, 2011 0 Comment

Kings XI captain Adam Gilchrist has criticised Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kolta pitch after his team suffered a 25-run loss to the Daredevils on Saturday.

In what was an incredible run-fest, Virender Sehwag and David Warner clobbered the Daredevils to 231 for four in their 20 overs, the highest total in the franchise’s history.

The Kings XI put up a good fight, managing 206 for six in their allotted overs but Gilchrist was left feeling that run scoring was all too easy.

“We scored more than 200 runs but still fell short by 29 runs. It was a lovely batting track with a short boundary, but I must say that it turned out to be a six-hitting competition. The skills of the game were probably lost a bit,” said the Australian.

“Such games do entertain the crowd and obviously there is skill involved in hitting a six. But it was clearly not a seamer-friendly wicket and there was nothing for the bowlers though the ball moved a bit early and (Morne) Morkel bowled a beautiful opening spell.

“The boundaries are short and even the mishits were going for six. It (wicket) should be balanced out,” he added. Cricket365

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