Compassionate Cages
Vanilla is problematic

What the pitch?

Manic, manic, manic. The speed of the final act of the third Test was, on the one hand, a gross misrepresentation of the extraordinary mayhem that had preceded it.

These are the four completed team scores: 112, 145, 81, 49. If that wasn't surreal enough:

There was Joe Root, England's most likely source of a revival but in his most unlikely guise, claiming the astonishing figures of 5 for 8 in 6.2 overs, the most economical five-for by a spinner in Test history, and the first by an England captain since Bob Willis in 1983.



The pitch was a disgrace. I hated the game.

Isaac Schrödinger

I can imagine. Some of the best players in the world face each other and instead of a hard fought battle over five days, you got a crazy see-saw match that imploded in under two. Root is supposed to be scoring runs, not taking wickets!

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