Kiwi coach wants greener pitch for swing bowling attack

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Melbourne, Feb.16 (ANI): With an aim to expose Australia’s batting vulnerabilities against swing bowling conditions, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has called for a greener pitch for the second Test match in Christchurch.

Australia took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series after thumping New Zealand by an innings and 52 runs inside four days in Wellington on Monday.

Hesson believes that the tourists were successful in exposing some of his side’s techniques after winning the toss on the opening morning of the first Test due to an unfair advantage, reported.

According to him, the greener pitch should hold its seaming ability for at least two days as there would still be benefits for pace spearheads Trent Boult and Tim Southee even if the hosts lose the toss again.

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The second Test of the series will start on Saturday. (ANI)

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