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ICC rates Ind vs Aus ODI World Cup final pitch ‘average’

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The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad which hosted the ODI Cup final between and Australia on November 19 has been rated “average” by the Council (ICC). ICC match referee and former Zimbabwe batter Andy Pycroft, however, rated the outfield as “very good”. Australia had won the World Cup final after beating India by six wickets on a pitch which was slow and sluggish.

Opting to bowl, India could score just 240 in 50 overs with Australia achieving the target in 43 overs, with opener Travis Head making a 120-ball 137. The pitches used in India's league matches against South Africa, England, Pakistan and Australia in Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Chennai respectively were also rated as ‘average' by the ICC. However, the Wankhede Stadium pitch on which India face New Zealand in the semifinals received a ‘good' rating. There were media reports ahead of that match, suggesting that the hosts had switched pitch, offering a used surface instead of a fresh one. The ICC also gave an “average” rating to the Eden Gardens pitch in Kolkata which hosted the second semifinal between Australia and South Africa.

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