Pitch was under prepared going into day one: Shardul Thakur

Updated: Jun 10 2023 12:45AM

By Bharat Sharma

London, Jun 9 (PTI) India all-rounder Shardul Thakur has called The Oval pitch under prepared, saying it is very different from the surface they played on back in 2021.

India had won that game by 157 runs in September 2021 with Thakur getting a fifty in each innings.

Thakur copped two nasty blows on Friday but managed to score a crucial 51. He and Ajinkya Rahane shared a valuable 109-run stand to take India to 296 in reply to Australia's first-innings total of 469 in the World Test Championship final.