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The much talked about Gabba pitch has received below average rating from the International Cricket Council (ICC). This comes after the first Australia vs South Africa Test match ended within just two days.
Australia won the match by a convincing 6 wickets margin as the Proteas managed to score just 152 and 99 in their two innings.
The hosts put forth 218 runs against South Africa in the first inning. The ICC match referee Richie Richardson also said that the pitch was favoring the bowlers. It had extra bounce and excessive seam movement.
He further said that it was because of the pitch that it was very difficult for batters to build partnerships. He then added that he will rate the pitch as ‘below average’ if it is to be looked at from the perspective of ICC norms.
This was because there was not an equal competition between the bat and ball. Moreover, Richardson’s report has also been forwarded to Cricket Australia (CA).
The second Test match of the three match test series will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The Proteas will look forward to level the series on December 26.