Clarke Wants Batsmen to Back Their Abilities

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Clarke Wants Batsmen to Back Their Abilities
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After India wrapped up their eight-wicket victory on the fifth morning in Chennai, Australia had a makeshift net set up around the dusty, crumbling pitch. Craters had developed behind the creases at both ends, where the batsmen's spikes had worn away at the dry surface. The unaffected midsection of the pitch had shrunk every day. To the Australia batsmen it might as well have been the surface of Mars as of the MA Chidambaram Stadium. At least the Martians aren't renowned for their spin bowling...

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