‘I am simply irritated the sport is lifeless’ – Peter Handscomb dejected as Victoria – South Australia sport ends in a draw


The match resulted in draw between South Australia and Victoria on Day-Four.

James Pattinson
James Pattinson. (Picture by Kelly Defina/Getty Pictures)

In Australia, the home season kicked off with Sheffield Protect on 10th October 2019 between Victoria and South Australia. It was the season opener however the match got here out with some stunning climax. The encounter that was scheduled to be performed for 5 days ended as draw on day 4.

Quite a lot of fingers have been raised over the sluggish wicket of CitiPower Centre in St. Kilda. This encounter turned boring for the spectators as a result of this Take a look at noticed a complete of 1287 runs scored at a lack of solely 12 wickets. On the opening day of the match, Victoria received the toss and elected to bat. Afterward, Peter’s Handcomb declared the innings at 616 in the direction of the fag finish of day two. In return, South Australia revolted again with a mammoth complete of 671 runs which is an all-time file complete piled up towards Victoria.

James Pattinson become an off-spinner; Peter Handscomb dejected

Throughout the match, there got here a second when quick bowler James Pattinson become an off-spinner. He bowled it for the primary time in his profession. Victoria’s captain Peter Handscomb took a sly dig over South Australia and was dissatisfied by the choice of Travis Head to take the match in the direction of its finish, “I’m simply irritated the sport is lifeless,” he stated on Saturday night.

“On the finish of day three, we now have two extra periods on Sunday that we now have to play lifeless cricket. We’ll shake fingers at tea and inform everybody ‘thanks for coming, sorry for such a boring sport of Protect cricket’.” the skipper stated as quoted by Yahoo Sport.

However an announcement by Victoria’s captain has said one thing that has caught the eyebrows of cricket followers when he stated that Head would have declared means earlier if he actually needed a outcome. “He ought to have declared means earlier if he actually needed a outcome,” he added.

Match info:

Nic Maddinson scored his double ton which was adopted by the centuries of Marcus Harris and Will Pucovski. Ultimately, cameo partnership between Aaron Finch and Glen Maxwell took the scoreboard of Victoria to 616 runs.

The match ended when SA was at 671 runs at a lack of 6 wickets after captains of each the groups agreed to declare it as a draw. Tom Cooper, Alex Carey and Tom Andrews had been the centurions amongst SA batting line-up.