It took under two days for the initial Test match among Australia and South Africa to complete in Brisbane. 34 wickets fell throughout the span of six meetings where under 145 overs were bowled as Australia won by six wickets. After the success on Sunday, previous India cricketer Virender Sehwag shot Australia for the Gabba pitch, saying that had it occurred in India, BCCI would have been focused on for demolishing Test cricket.
On Day 1, 15 wickets had fallen. South Africa were collapsed for only 152 runs in 48.2 overs before Australia were left at 145 for five in 33.1 overs. On the subsequent day, Kagiso Rabada’s four-wicket pull limited Australia to having just a 66-run lead. However, the vacationers were collapsed inside a meeting, overseeing just 99 runs in 37.4 overs, passing on Australia with only 34 races to win. The seamers actually had a lot of help from the pitch as South Africa pacers picked four additional wickets before Australia wrapped up the game in the eighth over.
Taking to Twitter minutes after the match, Sehwag attacked Cricket Australia for the pitch ready for the Gabba Test.
“Had it occurred in India, it would have been named finish of test cricket, demolishing test cricket and so forth. The Lip service is awesome . #AUSvSA,” he had tweeted. South Africa captain Dignitary Elgar too reprimanded the pitch, saying that it was challenging for players to make any association.