The first Test match between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane was completed in less than two days. Australia triumphed by six wickets as 34 wickets dropped throughout six sessions and less than 145 overs of bowling. Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag criticized Australia for the Gabba pitch after the victory on Sunday, claiming that had it occurred in India, BCCI would have been blamed for destroying Test cricket.

There were 15 wickets lost on Day 1. Australia was left at 145 for five after 33.1 overs before South Africa was dismissed for only 152 runs in 48.2 overs. Kagiso Rabada’s four-wicket haul on the second day limited Australia to just a 66-run advantage. However, after scoring only 99 runs in 37.4 overs in one session, the visitors collapsed, leaving Australia needing just 34 runs to win. The surface continued to provide enough support for the seamers as South African pacers took four more wickets before Australia declared the game over in the eighth over.

Sehwag criticized Cricket Australia on Twitter shortly after the game for the way the Gabba Test surface was set up.

They have the arrogance to teach about the proper pitches despite the game being just 142 overs and not even two days. If it had occurred in India, test cricket would have been declared over, it would have ruined the sport, and so on. The hypocrisy is unbelievable. He tweeted, “#AUSvSA.

Dean Elgar, the captain of South Africa, also criticized the field, saying it was tough for batsmen to form any kind of combination.

“It was rather hot. You were licking your lips if you were a bowler “said he. “It was challenging for the batters, no doubt, which is okay if there’s a good contest between bat and ball but obviously on the flip side, I don’t see it as a fair contest.”