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England mulling to lodge pitch complaint with ICC after humiliating defeat at Motera

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The England side is contemplating making a formal complaint to ICC after their two-day defeat in the third Test against India. They are devastated and shocked equally at what happened in the 3rd Test early this week. England are now two down in the four-Test series against India, severely hurting their chances at the WTC final.

England head coach, on the other hand has said that this experience will galvanise his young batsmen to fully cash in when the going is good in the future.

“We will be talking about certain things behind the scenes,” Silverwood said. “At the same time, we are disappointed that we are sitting here when there should be three days of cricket left. I am sure a few spectators are as well. We’ve spoken to match referee Javagal Srinath but not about the pitch. Joe and I have to have a sit-down, have a conversation and see where we go with it.”

England were demolished as they lost by ten wickets in the day-night Test at the newly opened Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, after managing meager scores of 112 and 81 in their two innings. They made an aggregate score of 193, which is their lowest in India, and their second-lowest anywhere in the world since 1904.

Even India could hardly grasp the Motera pitch. India couldn’t put up a good show and collapsed within 145 in their first innings. Joe Root returned the extraordinary figures of 5 for 8 with his part-time off-breaks.

Although all was blamed on the skiddiness of the pink ball and was cited as one factor, with 20 of the 30 wickets falling either LBW or bowled in the course of the contest, the spinners had a field day in the Test. The spinners extracted magical turn in between and made survival extremely tricky for even the best on show.

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