ICC match referee is likely to put a below-average rating for the Indore pitch, the venue of the third test between India and Australia. The pitch turned out to be a total disaster for the batters, as the ball started spinning square within the first 30 minutes.
Another pitch disaster in the third test match between India and Australia at Indore: ICC to likely put a below-average rating
Once again, there’s another pitch disaster in the 2023 Border-Gavaskar trophy. The third test match between India and Australia in the Holkar Cricket Stadium at Indore witnessed an embarrassing pitch condition, imploring the ICC referee to put a below-average rating for the same.
The ball started square spinning too quickly, with 14 wickets falling on the first day. The scenario has again encouraged the issue of India developing under-prepared surfaces for the test series. With the same to be confirmed yet, ICC match referee Chris Board might take action this time.
On the first day, India was all out for just 109 in just over a session. Coming out to bat, Australia lost four wickets, too, taking their total to 156 by the end of the day. The visiting spinner Natha Lyon got an incredible turn of 8.3 degrees.
Both the earlier test matches in Nagpur and Delhi were debatable as they wrapped up in three days. The current scenario depicts something similar for the ongoing fourth test in Indore.
Former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarakar has his say
Former Indian World Cup-winning team member and an outstanding batter, Dilip Vengsarakar, has his say.
“The pitch makes all the difference if you want to watch good cricket. You must have wickets with even bounce so that both batters and bowlers get equal opportunity. If the ball turns from day one and the first session itself, and that too with uneven bounce, it makes a mockery of test cricket.”
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