The Ranchi pitch has drawn a lot of attention even before both the teams arrive in the state for the competition. The reason was MS Dhoni landing in the JSCA stadium to oversee the pitch for the game.

Finally, after much anticipation, the visiting Australian team had a close look at the pitch, which was wet as the chief curator SB Singh had watered the pitch.

JSCA secretary Debashis Chakraborty was hopeful that the Ranchi pitch will last long will last for all the five days of the game. It is to be noted that Ranchi is making its Test debut, though it hosted two Ranji Trophy games this season, out of which one lasted for four days whereas one of it ended on day three,

“Whether the pitch is flat or a turner, will only be known when the match is played. Generally in the ODIs, the par score here is 250 and the pitch provides turn as the game progresses. Since it is the first Test the city is going to host, we would like it to be a five-day affair,” Chakraborty said.

Here is the close look at the Pitch to be used for the third Test match –