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Did Virat Kohli squash India's chances at Cape Town with a roller? | CricketSoccer
"The pitch preparation, as earlier mentioned, is an art; one which has a history of years of evolution and also one which has lost the sheen and sparkle of yesteryears. When the pitch is a tad soft, after a rain perhaps, and then hardens up under the sun, the use of a heavy roller can sometimes bring the moisture from beneath the surface to the top". The story of Cape Town track The Newlands wicket was a modern day wonder. In the times of dried out Lord's wickets, 'flat as a pancake' WACA wicket and spin bowlers calling the shots around the globe, South Africa had zealous, fervid viewers over the moon with a zippy, nippy, seaming wicket. The exceptional nature of the surface contributed to the visual pantomime that the Newlands Test was. Cricket is often described as a batsman's game with the rules, conditions and technicalities heavily lop-sided in favour of the men with the willow. Yet, alter your point of view and cricket, Test cricket, in particular, is a bowler's game. You