“If pitch spins from Day 1 its unsuitable for Test and when 34 wicket falls and Test is over in 2 days, that’s sporting pitch,” Twitter slams ICC as first Test between Australia and South Africa in Gabba ends in just two days
34 wickets fell in just 2 days in the first Test between Australia and South Africa.
Fans on Twitter reacted after the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Gabba, Brisbane ended in just two days. They lashed out at the ICC for the quality of the pitch and said that if pitch spins from Day 1 the governing body terms it as unsuitable for Test and when 35 wicket fell and Test is over in 2 days, they will term it as sporting pitch.
Australia thumps South Africa by 6 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series
The first Test between Australia and South Africa saw bowlers dominating bowlers of both teams dominating the batters. The game ended in just 2 days as it was an extremely difficult pitch for batting.
Asked to bat first, South African batters struggled to get going against the Australian pacers, who were breathing fire. Only Kyle Verreynne looked a bit settled as he scored 63 runs and powered Proteas total to 152 runs. Apart from Cameron Green, every bowler was amongst the wickets with Nathan Lyon being the pick of the bowlers with 3/14 to his name.
South African pacers then didn’t give leeway to Australian batters as well as they bundled them out for 210 runs. Thanks to Travis Head’s (92) counter-attacking innings they managed a lead of over 50 runs as the rest of the other batters failed to get going. Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets to his name.
While many expected South African batters to put on a good display but it wasn’t the case as Australian bowlers yet again make life difficult for them. Skipper Pat Cummins led from the front and toon fifer to bowl out the Proteas for just 99 runs, setting themselves a target of just 34 runs.
Kagiso Rabada then made these 34 runs look like a mountain for the hosts as he took a quick four-wicket haul and left them tottering at 24/4. But in the end, the target wasn’t much as Australia bagged a 6-wicket win to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Fans on Twitter reacted after the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Gabba ended in just two days
As the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Gabba, Brisbane ended in just two days, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They called the pitch heaven for bowlers and also lashed out at the ICC for the quality of the pitch. Here are some of the reactions.
A Test match finished inside 2 days at the Gabba.
Had this type of match been played in India, there would've been alot of noises from everywhere!Advertisement
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 18, 2022
SPEAK ON IT!!!!! https://t.co/2YeF9uvyMQAdvertisement
— mil gaya humko saathi mil gaya (@kehnahikyaax) December 18, 2022
Hey @ICC if pitch spins from Day 1 its UNSUITABLE for TEST and when 34 wicket falls and Test is over in 2 days, thats SPORTING PITCH or @CricketAus and @OfficialProteas BATSMEN are Club level batsmen?Advertisement
— Sachin Katariya (@SK_Harbinger) December 18, 2022
Why are always 'Asian pitches' rated "poor" when cluster of wickets fall on a single day?Advertisement
Why's is there no question for those fully GREEN pitches?
I don't support any. Neither do I go against any.
It's just a genuine question that needs some legitimate answers.👍 pic.twitter.com/y5mQqqoCnlAdvertisement
— Khush Thakkar (@Khush_Thakkar12) December 17, 2022
This match ended under 2 days but you won’t see any so called experts crying for the poor pitch.Advertisement
— Yashdip Does Cricket 🏏 (@YASHDIPRAUT) December 18, 2022
— VK89 (@vkap1989) December 18, 2022
do Australia get penalised WTC points if pitch is declared below average or poor by ICC?Advertisement
— Mikhail (@SellTerStegen) December 18, 2022
If this was in asia our own people noises on him not need to othersAdvertisement
— Shahid Khan (@ShahidK24034284) December 18, 2022
Just call it a rubbish pitch! Gabba pitch ruining test cricket #AUSvSAAdvertisement
— R K (@ivarkeya) December 18, 2022
By this time all the countries could have reached ICC hqAdvertisement
— Prasun Jha (@jprasun21) December 18, 2022
They will call it beautiful pitch ,
Beauty because ball swings and worst because they can't play spinAdvertisement
— Abhishek Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@Abhishek090817) December 18, 2022
Iss pitch ko demerit points do
— Innocent__bacha (@innocent_bacha6) December 18, 2022
If a subcontinent Test would have finished in 2 days, the reactions would be quite different to say the least. #AUSvSA pic.twitter.com/yvcH0rWweL
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 18, 2022
This Brisbane pitch is one of the best I have since last year's Ahmedabad pitch.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) December 18, 2022
The Australian fast bowlers have been superb today.
Just like the Indian spinners in Ahmedabad last year.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) December 18, 2022Advertisement
Thoughts, @ICC? https://t.co/6ZgCqzeU3t
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) December 18, 2022Advertisement