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Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium pitch report: Pitch report of Rajkot Cricket Stadium for IND vs SL today match

Gurpreet Singh

Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium pitch report: Pitch report of Rajkot Cricket Stadium for IND vs SL today match

After two back-to-back see-saw battles between the two sides, India and Sri Lanka will play the ultimate match of the three-match T20I series on Saturday, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka continued to impress with the bat against the hosts in the format, as his quick fire unbeaten 56* (22) paved way for his side’s 16-run victory during the second T20I in Pune.

In what was a high-scoring contest, team India had lost four of their top-6 batters at scores of single digits, and were well on course of a one-sided defeat. However, Suryakumar Yadav (51 off 36), Axar Patel (65 off 31), and Shivam Mavi (26 off 15) were determined to not go down without a fight, and at a couple of points in time did threaten to take the game away from the Lankans as well.

But, with 21 runs needed off the last Over, skipper Shanaka decided to take the ball in his hand, and gave away mere four runs while scalping two wickets as well.

Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium pitch report

Akin the previous T20I, the third match of the series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot promises to be a absolute run-fest as well.

Set to host a T20I after seven months, the Rajkot pitch has hosted a total of four shortest format international fixtures till date, with 180 runs being the average total posted by teams across these matches batting first.

Needless to say, the pitch is nothing short of a graveyard for the bowlers and one should expect their fate to remain the same come Saturday.

Moreover, relatively smaller boundary dimensions coupled with a lightening quick outfield will provide the batters with an ideal condition suited for their stroke play.

With the death bowling of both the sides a matter of concern, expect the batters to decide the outcome of the series.

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh


Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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