The four pitches used by the ICC during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia have been ‘high rattling’. Four matches of the series were played on the pitches of Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, which the ICC said. Have been kept in the category of ‘average’ to ‘very good’.
Significantly, the pitch of Adelaide, where India was dismissed for 36 runs in the second innings, has been kept by the ICC in the ‘Very Good’ category for the pitch and outfield. This test was over in three days.
Cricket Australia has stated that its goal has always been to prepare pitches for a great competition. CA’s Earl Eddings told Cricbuzz, “Our goal is to have great competition and good competition and keeping this in mind, we produce level pitches.”
A total of 3,900 runs were scored by both teams in four matches and a total of 130 wickets fell during this period. This high voltage series was decided by the final test, where India won the series 2-1. The match ended in the last over of the last session of the last day.
While the Brisbane pitch received a ‘Good – Very Good’ rating, the pitch used for the Sydney Test received an ‘Average – Very Good and Very Good’ rating. The second Test was played in Melbourne and it was equaled in the series by India winning by 8 wickets. The pitch of this match received a ‘Good and Very Good’ rating.