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IPL 2021: Ben Stokes lambasts Chepauk track, says 'trash' wickets will have teams scraping to low scores
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IPL 2021: Ben Stokes lambasts Chepauk track, says 'trash' wickets will have teams scraping to low scores

Stokes, whose IPL stint with Rajasthan Royals was cut short by a fractured finger, feels that for an enjoyable T20 contest, a score in the range of 160 to 170 is paramount.

IPL 2021: 'Something is missing in our batting line-up', says MI skipper Rohit Sharma
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IPL 2021: 'Something is missing in our batting line-up', says MI skipper Rohit Sharma

Mumbai could only score 131 for nine against Punjab, who chased it down rather comfortably.

IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders hope to revive campaign against beleaguered Rajasthan Royals
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IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders hope to revive campaign against beleaguered Rajasthan Royals

Facing bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals, who have been the most inconsistent team so far in the season, KKR will be desperate for a turnaround.

IPL 2021: SRH captain David Warner says curator should not be blamed for 'shocking' Chepauk wicket
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IPL 2021: SRH captain David Warner says curator should not be blamed for 'shocking' Chepauk wicket

The Chepauk track has hosted a lot of cricket in recent months with India taking on England in two Test matches in February, followed by the initial leg of the ongoing IPL.

India vs England: Chepauk, Motera two of 'the hardest pitches I've kept on,' says visitors' Ben Foakes
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India vs England: Chepauk, Motera two of 'the hardest pitches I've kept on,' says visitors' Ben Foakes

India have put England on the mat with a couple of tracks which aided the home spinners as Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel ran riot, giving India a 2-1 lead in the four-match series.

India vs England: James Anderson 'pretty sure' grass on Motera pitch will be cut on match day
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India vs England: James Anderson 'pretty sure' grass on Motera pitch will be cut on match day

Anderson doesn't expect the pitch to behave much differently from the second Test track at the Chepauk which India won by 317 runs.

India vs England: Rohit Sharma defends Chepauk pitch, says every team has right to extract home advantage
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India vs England: Rohit Sharma defends Chepauk pitch, says every team has right to extract home advantage

Rohit, who hit a dazzling 161 in the second Test in Chennai, said he hardly bothers about type of pitches while batting.

India vs England: Inconsistency in spin department biggest issue for visitors, says Nasser Hussain
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India vs England: Inconsistency in spin department biggest issue for visitors, says Nasser Hussain

Hussain also said England batsmen will have to find a way to score and not just defend though the pitch looked extremely difficult.

India vs England: R Ashwin — the master craftsman and his relentless pursuit of excellence
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India vs England: R Ashwin — the master craftsman and his relentless pursuit of excellence

Ashwin prides himself on being a master craftsman, but hates being unidimensional. Perhaps in some ways, his restlessness acted against his best interest for a brief while, but since when has trying to be better become a crime?

India vs England: Joe Root refuses to blame rotation policy, team selection after defeat in second Test
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India vs England: Joe Root refuses to blame rotation policy, team selection after defeat in second Test

England's rotations policy, which saw them rest influential players such as James Anderson and Jos Buttler, has been slammed by many former stars of the game.

India vs England: Visitors outswept, outspun and outdone by hosts' clinic at Chepauk
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India vs England: Visitors outswept, outspun and outdone by hosts' clinic at Chepauk

When your skills are found wanting as much as England’s were, or as superior as India’s were, there’s only so much blame you can rest on the playing conditions.

India vs England: Hosts jump to second spot in WTC rankings after big win in Chennai
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India vs England: Hosts jump to second spot in WTC rankings after big win in Chennai

After the series-levelling win at Chepuak, India have 69.7 percentage of points (PCT) and 460 aggregate points, behind New Zealand who have already qualified for the WTC final to be held at the Lord's June.

India vs England: Axar Patel takes five-for on debut as hosts roar back to level series 1-1
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India vs England: Axar Patel takes five-for on debut as hosts roar back to level series 1-1

Debutant Patel made full use of favourable conditions to bag 5 for 60 in 21 overs while Ashwin finished with a match-haul of eight wickets, not to forget his classy hundred with the bat, demolishing England for a paltry 164 on the fourth day in pursuit of an impossible 482-run target.

India vs England: Visitors' spin consultant Jeetan Patel says his players know it's going to spin in sub-continent
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India vs England: Visitors' spin consultant Jeetan Patel says his players know it's going to spin in sub-continent

England were struggling at 53 for 3 in pursuit of an improbable 482 to win at the end of the third day which saw Ravichandran Ashwin score his fifth Test ton

India vs England: We never complain when given green tops overseas, mindset needs a change, says Axar Patel
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India vs England: We never complain when given green tops overseas, mindset needs a change, says Axar Patel

The likes of former England captain Michael Vaughan termed the Chepauk pitch, used for the second Test, as "under-prepared"

India vs England: Virat Kohli, R Ashwin show batting at Chepauk wasn't impossible after all
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India vs England: Virat Kohli, R Ashwin show batting at Chepauk wasn't impossible after all

Kohli and Ashwin laid the pitch-talk to rest through their brilliant batting on Day 3 of the 2nd India vs England Test in Chennai.

India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin scores fifth Test century, wishes pour in on Twitter
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India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin scores fifth Test century, wishes pour in on Twitter

Ashwin's century and his partnership of 96 runs with India skipper Virat Kohli helped India build a huge second innings lead.

India vs England: Would love to credit batting coach Vikram Rathour, says R Ashwin after fifth Test ton
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India vs England: Would love to credit batting coach Vikram Rathour, says R Ashwin after fifth Test ton

Amid the chatter around the challenging Chepauk pitch, Ashwin came in at number eight and showed everyone how to bat on a deteriorating surface with an excellent century, putting India on the brink of a series-levelling victory in the second Test against England.

India vs England: Shut since 2012, Chepauk to open its three 'disputed' stands to spectators during second Test
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India vs England: Shut since 2012, Chepauk to open its three 'disputed' stands to spectators during second Test

The three stands were sealed after the 2011 World Cup owing to various issues, depriving the city the opportunity to host matches at various events, including the World T20 in 2016 and the IPL final in 2019.