India vs Australia Test Highlights Sunil Gavaskar angry with ICC for penalty on Indore pitch after Australia’s win

India vs Australia: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is unhappy with the International Cricket Council (ICC) giving a ‘poor’ rating to the Indore pitch, the venue of the third Test between India and Australia.

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Speaking to India Today, Gavaskar questioned how many demerit points were given by the ICC to the Gabba pitch, where a Test match between Australia and South Africa ended inside two days.

Gavaskar told India Today, “I want to know one thing that there was a Test match at Brisbane Gabba in November where the match was over in 2 days. How many demerit points did that pitch get and who was the match referee there.”

Hosts India were bowled out for just 109 runs in the first innings of the Indo-Australian Indore Test. In reply, Australia made 197 to take a solid 88-run lead. Australia’s Nathan Lyon took full advantage of the spin-friendly track to pick up a match-winning eight as his team bundled out India for 163 in their second innings.

Chasing 76 for their first win in the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Australia lost just one wicket before pulling off a memorable victory under the captaincy of stand-in captain Steven Smith. By virtue of this win the visitors also qualified for the WTC Finals. Significantly, this was the third Test match in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy which ended in just three days.

Speaking on the pitch, Chris Broad said: “The pitch, which was very dry, did not provide a balance between bat and ball, favoring the spinners from the outset.

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“The fifth ball of the match broke through the surface of the pitch and continued to break the surface occasionally causing little or no seam movement and excessive and uneven bounce throughout the match.”

Indore’s Holkar Stadium has also got three demerit points after the match referee’s assessment of the wicket. The BCCI has 14 days to appeal against the ICC’s assessment.

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