IND vs AUS: ICC gave bad rating to Indore’s pitch, imposed big fine
The third Test match between India and Australia under the Border Gavaskar Trophy was played in Indore. In this match played at Holkar Stadium, Indore, the Indian team had to face a humiliating defeat by 9 wickets. This test match was settled within 5 days. However, there was a controversy from the very beginning regarding the pitch of Holkar Stadium. Many senior and former players had continuously criticized the Indore pitch. Amidst all this, the International Cricket Council has rated the pitch used for the third Test between India and Australia as poor under the pitch and outfield monitoring process.
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ICC has also given 3 demerit points. The Holkar Stadium has been handed three demerit points after match referee Chris Broad submitted his report in consultation with both captains Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith in the third Test, the ICC said. The BCCI now has 14 days to appeal against the punishment. Broad said, “The pitch was very dry, it did not provide any balance between the bat and the ball and it was helping the spinners from the beginning. He said, “The fifth ball of the match broke the surface of the pitch and it continued to break the surface of the pitch on which there was little or no ‘seam movement’ and there was excessive movement throughout the match.” and uneven bounce. ,
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Australia defeated India by nine wickets in the third Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy here on Friday. Australia achieved the target of 76 runs for victory by losing one wicket in 18.5 overs. Travis Head scored the most unbeaten 49 runs in the second innings for the team. Marnus Labushen contributed an unbeaten 28 runs. Even after losing this match, the Indian team is ahead 2-1 in the four-match series.