Not just release bowlers anymoreIn Indian conditions, we often see fast bowlers are used as release bowlers. Since the conditions are never conducive enough for faster bowlers to inflict serious damage, they are used in shorter spells to give spinners a break and also, to break the monotony. A wicket from their side is considered a bonus. But in this series, both Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav have not just bowled with pace but also penetration. The moment your pacers start contributing in these conditions, the teams reliance on spinners decreases manifold.The ball takes a piece of the pitch with itThe first ball of the 11th over, from Adil Rashid to Parthiv Patel, pitched on the good-length area, which forces you to come on to the front foot, right in front of the stumps. Upon landing the ball took some piece of the pitch with it. This is the first instance in this game when the ball has disturbed the surface and that could be seen as a sign of things to come. While you can get used to the rough outside off or leg stump, it becomes a little tough to handle if the area in front of the stumps starts wilting.Moeen Ali and the defensive approachIn the next over, Moeen Ali operated without a fielder close to the bat. In case you wondered why England became so defensive so soon, the reason, apparently, is to wait for the ball to start reverse-swing. Alastair Cook has accepted that there is not enough help for spinners while the ball is new and the best chances of taking a wicket lay with seamers and therefore it is prudent to avoid leaking boundaries.Which day, which pitchThe pitch on the first day wore the look of a day two pitch, for some pieces were moving before the start of days play. Incidentally, the pitch on the second day was also looking almost identical to the pitch on the first day. There has not been any significant wear and tear. The footmarks are not that prominent and the cracks have opened marginally. Also, it seems that none of the balls pitched on the pieces that were moving.The outside-off tacticIn the post-lunch session, the English seamers adopted the outside-off line with a heavily guarded off-side (7-2) field. The execution of this plan depends on two factors - maintaining an eight/ninth-stump line throughout and also, bowling a length that is neither drivable nor cuttable, and thats what the English seamers did relentlessly. The ways to counter this plan is to either walk across and reach out to the balls or have the patience to let everything go to the keeper. Both Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli chose the second option and showed the patience to execute it well in that session.The other outside-off tacticIn the second innings of the second Test, Kohli got out to Rashid while driving a full ball that was fairly wide of outside off. It is not surprising that Rashid tried the same tactic a few times here too. 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WASHOUGAL, Wash. -- Eli Tomac won the Washougal National on Saturday for his second overall Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship victory in the past three 450 Class events.The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider finished second in the first moto and won the second race.RCH Suzukis Ken Roczen was second, winning the first moto and finishing second in the subsequent race. The German star has six victories this year.The first moto was a little funky, Tomac said. I was a little off. I was tight in the first half and came around in the second half. I got to the front pretty quick in the second moto, and when I got to Kenny, he kind of just gave it to me. I took it and laid it down after that. I was jjust in a good rhythm.ddddddddddddRoczen has a 55-point lead over second-place Tomac in the season standings.Im pretty happy with my day. This is not my favorite place for some reason, Roczen said. It was tough in the second moto. It was the driest Ive ever seen this track and it was difficult with all the sun and shadows. I still got two good starts today and won a moto, so Im leaving happy.KTMs Marvin Musquin of France was third. He finished third in both motos.In the 250 Class, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamahas Alex Martin raced to his second victory of the year. ' ' '