The New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test match went underway on Thursday, December 3 on a grass-laden pitch at Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test match went underway today (Thursday, December 3) at Hamilton’s Seddon Park. Earlier, West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and opted to field first. While the ongoing contest marked a rare occurrence of Test match cricket this year owing to the pandemic, fans were apparently more interested in highlighting the ‘monstrously green’ Hamilton pitch on offer

NZ vs WI 2020: A look into Hamilton pitch for New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test

NZ vs WI 2020: Hamilton pitch becomes a talking point during New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test

Prior to the match, New Zealand Cricket unveiled some startling images of Seddon Park’s pitch on their social media accounts. Cricket fans were left shocked over the sheer greenery of the pitch when the covers finally came off. The deck appears to be filled with grass and looked strikingly similar to a Wimbledon court.

Fans came up with hilarious reactions to the pitch unveil, with some mocking groundsmen for forgetting to cut grass. Meanwhile, others compared the 22-yard strip to a snooker table to further mock the playing conditions. An Australian journalist also claimed that the pitch mowers were stolen from the ground, though those reports have not been verified yet. Here is a look at some of the fan reactions to the ‘monstrously green’ deck on offer for the ongoing New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test.

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