Cricket buffs can expect another edge of the seat thriller with a scope for big scores like the first ODI in Kanpur, as the turf of the Indore’s “Holkar Stadium will offer plenty of runs” in the second match of the ongoing five-match series between India and South Africa, said Samandar Singh, chief curator of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) on Monday.
This is the same venue where former Indian opener Virender Sehwag scored his record-breaking 219 runs against West Indies in December 2011.
“The turf is nicely watered, before rolling it heavily. We have ensured that the pitch does not deteriorate as the match progresses, and the bounce will be even for 100 overs. Like in 2011, it will be a high-scoring contest and both teams will enjoy playing on this wicket,” said Singh, who was also a curator of India versus South Africa match played at Gwalior in Febraury 2010 in which Sachin Tendulkar had scored the first ODI double century.