The ICC has penalized Bengaluru for not producing a top quality wicket that noticed the second Take a look at match between India and Sri Lanka getting over inside three days. In a report that was submitted to the world physique by match referee Javagal Srinath, the previous India cricketer gave the pitch a under common score for not discovering it appropriate for one thing he referred to as as ‘even contest between bat and ball.’ This meant that the ICC awards one demerit level to M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Based on the revised ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Course of, venues whose pitches are rated under common by match referees obtain one demerit level, whereas three and 5 demerit factors are awarded to venues whose pitches are marked as poor and unfit respectively. Demerit factors stay legitimate for a five-year interval and in the event that they accumulate upto 5 in quantity, the venue is suspended from internet hosting any worldwide cricket for a interval of 12 months.
The match between India and Sri Lanka noticed as many as 16 wickets falling on the opening day. It additionally noticed Sri Lanka dropping 5 wickets inside a span of 4.4 overs on the following morning. Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka skipper, scored a combating century however couldn’t assist his crew on a pitch that was deteriorating by the minute. “The pitch supplied quite a lot of activate the primary day itself and although it improved with each session, in my opinion, it was not a good contest between bat and ball,” Srinath mentioned within the report.
Chasing 447 for victory, Sri Lanka had been bowled out for 208 on Day 3 after Dimuth Karunaratne put up a valiant 107 on a floor that turned from day one. India had additionally gained the opening Take a look at inside three days in Mohali and a win within the pink-ball recreation helped them file a 2-0 whitewash and leap to No. 4 place within the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) desk.