Bengaluru pitch has been rated ‘below average’ by ICC match referee Javagal Srinath:
The pitch got a below average rating in the report presented by ICC Match Referee for the game, Javagal Srinath. Thus, the venue will get one demerit under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process.
In the report, Srinath said: “The pitch offered a great deal of turn on the first day itself and however it improved with each session, in my view, it was not an even challenge among bat and ball.”
According to the revised ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, venues whose pitches are rated below average by match officials get one demerit point, while three and five demerit points are granted to venue whose pitches are set apart as poor and unsuitable respectively. Demerit Points stay active for a moving five-year time span and in the event that it aggregates five demerit points or more, it is suspended from facilitating any international cricket for a period of 12 months.
Bowlers overwhelmed procedures on the first day of the Test, with an aggregate of 16 wickets falling on the first day, nine of which were gotten by the spinners. Toward the day’s end, Sri Lanka were 86/6 in the wake of bowling India out for 252.
They were in the end bowled out for 109 from the get-go day two and were then set a target of 447. The visitors showed a better showcase in the last innings, with Dimuth Karunaratne leading the way with a century. Nonetheless, they were bowled out for 208, losing the match by 238 runs.
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