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Last Updated:  Wednesday, 12 February, 2003, 16:45 GMT
Ganguly confused by pitches
Ganguly and Tendulkar opened for India
Ganguly and Tendulkar opened for India
After his team had collected an unconvincing win against Holland, Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said he was perplexed by the pitches in South Africa this season.

India lost their a warm-up match against KwaZulu-Natal when they were bowled out for just 158.

And in the first game that counted, against Holland on Wednesday, the team billed as having one of the strongest batting line-ups was skittled for 204 by amateurs who play on artificial tracks.

Ganguly admitted there were no excuses, and that the batting had to improve.

He said: "We're happy to have a win under our belts but the batting needs to be sorted out. We bowled OK but we have to get more out of our batting.

"[The Dutch] bowled wicket to wicket and there wasn't much pace for our batsmen to use but we still have to put our heads down and do better.

"All the wickets we have played on here have been a bit low and it was a bit damp this morning.

"Last time we came here this wicket had bounce and pace but this morning the ball didn't come onto the bat."


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