IND vs SL: Bangalore pitch rated ‘below average’


The Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch in Bengaluru, which was used for the second Test between India and Sri Lanka earlier this month, was on Sunday rated “below average” by the ICC. India had defeated Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the Test which began on March 12 and ended inside three days.

The venue thus received one demerit point under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process. “The pitch offered a lot of turn on the first day itself and though it improved with every session. In my view, it was not an even contest between the bat and ball,” match referee Javagal Srinath said in a statement issued by ICC.

In 2017, the Bangalore wicket was rated as below average by ICC match referee Chris Broad after the second Test between India and Australia.

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