Manchester: Former England batsmen Graeme Fowler and Mark Butcher each took to Twitter to sentence the "lousy" pitch used for the sector Cup semi-final among India and New Zealand at vintage Trafford on Tuesday.

New Zealand determined run-scoring hard on what many observers agreed become a gradual and two-paced surface, making 211 for 5 in forty six.1 overs earlier than rain forced the suit right into a reserve day.


New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, one of the world's excellent batsmen, took ninety seven balls to make sixty seven after prevailing the toss.

Fowler, who spent the bulk of his satisfactory profession with antique Trafford-based Lancashire, was scathing approximately the conditions at the Manchester floor, tweeting: "What an awful wicket for (a) international Cup semi-very last.

"I feel sorry for the spectators who've travelled and paid hefty expenses having to observe this lottery on a completely substandard pitch.

"It's a disgrace."

India still needed to bowl properly regardless, and paceman Jasprit Bumrah led a disciplined show via his facet's assault with one wicket for 25 runs in eight overs.

Low scores have been a feature of this world Cup, with pitches playing in considerably different style from the surfaces seen in one-day internationals in England throughout recent years.

some have attributed this to an surprisingly wet June hampering groundsmen of their pitch practise.

but Butcher, like Fowler a former England opener, had little sympathy.

"Sorry, however pitches have been garbage this match," Butcher tweeted.

"choppy, -paced...May come up with an thrilling 5 overs at the end of a run chase, however you’ve scared everybody off within the preceding 95," he introduced.

meanwhile the international Cricket Council once more denied accusations it had informed neighborhood groundsmen to put together deliberately slow pitches.

"The guidance we deliver any host of an ICC event is to put together the satisfactory viable pitches for the situations in that united states –- so in this situation the best possible ODI pitch for standard English conditions and we would additionally look for even jump and excellent convey," said a statement from the worldwide governing frame.

"The ICC does no longer train groundsmen to prepare pitches in a certain manner to advantage, or downside, any team."

England batsman Jonny Bairstow, whose host side face champions Australia in Thursday's 2d semi-very last at Birmingham's Edgbaston floor, had previously queried why this match's pitches have been so special from the ones generally related to world Cup venues.

"The pitches we’ve been gambling at the final two years are actually the pitches we would be gambling on in a world Cup? I don't know why they’ve changed," Bairstow said.

Williamson has been New Zealand's run-scoring rock this global Cup and former England speedy-medium bowler Mike Selvey tweeted Tuesday: "travelling home and reflecting that i have visible one of the finest innings I've ever witnessed from Kane Williamson today.

"look and analyze those who suppose teeing off is the most effective solution," Selvey, also a former cricket correspondent of The dad or mum newspaper, delivered.

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