The surface for the third Test of the ICC World Test Championship series between India and Australia at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore has been graded as “poor” under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Procedure, the International Cricket Council stated today.
After speaking with the captain of both teams ICC Match Referee Chris Broad issue to the ICC outlining his concerns and those of the match official. The location has been given three demerit points as a result of the assessment.
The BCCI has received the report and now has 14 days to file an appeal against the sanction.
According to Mr. Broad, the pitch’s extreme dryness prevented a balance between bat and ball, favouring spinners right away. TheThe fifth ball of the game broke through the pitch’s surface, and it periodically continued to do so after that, generating little to no seam movement and a lot of inconsistent bounce all game long.
Australia won the third game in Indore after India won the first two Tests of the four-match series. Australia was able to secure their spot in the World Test Championship final, which will take place at The Oval in June of this year, as a result of the victory.
India was bowled out in both of their innings in this match, and the visitors lost all ten of their wickets in their first at-bat. Australia won the match, which came to a conclusion in the first session of Day 3.winning by nine wickets and ending the series at 1-2.
To secure the final berth in the World Team Championship, India must now win the fourth and final Test of the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy. Even though winning would ensure India’s participation in the summit match, losing would give Sri Lanka the opportunity to compete for the title. Meanwhile, on March 9, India and Australia will square off at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.