Dangerous MCG pitch forces a day to be called off in a Sheffield Shield match
The unusual behaviour of the pitch in Melbourne Cricket Ground forced to call off a day’s play in a Sheffield Shield game in Australia.
There are many instances witnessed in the game between bat and ball where the cricket pitch turned out as an enemy to the players in the field. Some experiments in the pitch offer it some unusual liveliness and result in a worst case for a match. Such an incident is happened in a Sheffield Shield game in Australia.
The Sheffield Shield game between Western Australia and Victoria in Melbourne Cricket Ground was halted for a day’s play due to the unusual behaviour of the pitch which caused some serious troubles to the batsmen.
The unpredictable bounce on the surface made Australian players Shaun Marsh and Marcus Stoinis to get brutal hits on the body and helmet multiple times. After those blows, umpires halted the play and sent back the players to the dressing room.
Play was suspended on day one with Western Australia on 89 for 3 with Stoinis on 2* and Cameron Green on 7*. Marcus Stoinis got a big blow on his ribs off Andrew Fleake’s delivery and that was the last blow before the calling off of play. Earlier it was said that play was suspended indefinitely. But now according to the latest reports, play for day one has been called off and not sure about the play on day 2.
— Paddy Sweeney (@SweeneyPaddy9) December 7, 2019