Track curator confident of result in final Test

Published: Sunday, July 2, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Jamaica:Asserting that the opinion of captains hardly made any difference to his preparation of the pitch, Sabina Park's curator Patrick Gordon said the track would produce a result in the fourth and final Test between Indian and West Indies here.

''We really don't prepare with any captain's opinions in mind. We prepare to produce a competitive pitch, we've had eight Test matches here, they have all ended in results, six of the results have favoured us and we've lost two and I think the record of the Sabina Park pitch since 1999 stands up to any kind of Test,'' Gordon told CMC Sports here.

He said the pitch would get faster as the Test match progresses and will assist the bowlers.

''We know that as it dries out, it gets faster and the bounce will get a little higher. It will have pace and if you run in and bowl well, you will get wickets,'' he said.

India won the toss on the opening day and were bowled out for 200 with local pacer Jerome Taylor taking his first ever five-wicket haul. The West Indies did no better and were all out for 103 giving a crucial 97-run first innings lead to the visitors.

''It seems to be playing well. What they (bowlers) put in it they will get out of it,'' said Gordon.

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