Rawalpindi pitch. (Source: Twitter)

The Rawalpindi pitch was rated below average by match referee Ranjan Madugalle and received a demerit point following the ICC’s Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process.

In his assessment of the pitch, Madugalle said: “The character of the pitch hardly changed over the course of five days and that there has been no deterioration apart from the bounce getting slightly lower. The pitch did not have a great deal of pace and bounce in it for the seamers nor assisted the spinners as the match progressed. In my view this does not represent an even contest between bat and ball. Therefore, in keeping with the ICC guidelines I rate this pitch as below average.”