Match Day

3273dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Match abandoned because of dangerous pitch

It was surprising it took them 23.3 overs to call off play on a Kotla pitch where the bounce varied from shin to shoulder in as short a spell as three deliveries

3214dNagraj Gollapudi

Atkinson slams Delhi over ODI pitch

Andy Atkinson, the ICC's pitch consultant, has come down heavily on the ground authorities at the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA)

3255dCricinfo staff

Daljit under fire for poor Mohali pitch

Reportedly, the Maharashtra Under-19 team, who were playing Punjab in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy semi-final, staged a walkout on the second day after claiming the Mohali wicket was "underprepared and poor"

3271dNagraj Gollapudi

'I should have insisted on trials' - Daljit Singh

Daljit Singh, who was sacked as chairman of the BCCI's grounds and pitches committee in the wake of the fiasco at Feroz Shah Kotla, has said his fault was in not insisting on holding practice games on what was essentially an unused wicket

3273dJamie Alter

Toe to head in one over

How the variable bounce led to the calling off of play. Excerpts from Cricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary

3273dCricinfo staff

DDCA pitch panel members resign

The members of the pitch and ground committee of the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association have put in their papers after taking responsibility for the pitch fiasco which led to the abandonment of the fifth and final ODI between India and Sri Lanka


'It's a hair transplant pitch'

The unsafe pitch for the fifth India-Sri Lanka ODI, at the Kotla, had the players, the press and officials in a tizzy

Sri Lanka 1st innings Partnerships

1st0TM DilshanWU Tharanga
2nd39ST JayasuriyaTM Dilshan
3rd19ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
4th2ST JayasuriyaTT Samaraweera
5th3TT SamaraweeraSHT Kandamby
6th20SHT KandambyM Pushpakumara