Neil Harvey accumulated 6,149 runs from 79 Test appearances © Getty Images
Neil Harvey accumulated 6,149 runs from 79 Test appearances © Getty Images

The ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series between India and Australia in the latter’s home soil has been described as a one-way traffic in favour of batsman by legendary Australian batsman Neil Harvey. The 87-year old former cricketer, who is the last surviving member of Don Bradman‘s ‘Invincibles’ following the passing away of Arthur Morris in August last year, said that he would boycott the final match of the series that is took take place in his hometown of Sydney as he cannot bear to watch such one-sided contests anymore. He did however, express his intent of travelling across the Tasman Sea for the first Test between New Zealand and Australia. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia 2015-16, 5th ODI at Sydney

“It’s been one-way traffic, all in the favour of batsmen. They got to do something with the wicket, the pitch is too flat, everything is against the bowlers. The poor old bowler, he doesn’t know what to, and where to, bowl,” Harvey was quoted as saying according to Hindustan Times.

“It has been meaningless cricket; any sport is about equal contest.I am going to New Zealand in the second week of February, it should be an interesting, good contest.

“The ICC has to do something, they have got to restrict the size of the bats, there has to be something in the wickets for the bowlers,” added Harvey, who garnered a total of 6,149 runs from 79 appearances at an average of 48.41.

Kane Richardson, whose maiden five-wicket haul (five for 68) helped trigger a spectacular Indian collapse that ultimately resulted in their 23-run defeat, also admitted to the series being a tough one for the bowlers.

“It has been a good challenge but it has been seriously tough. I think everyone knew that in the start. After that (high-scoring) series in India a couple of years ago, we were hoping, in the first two games, to get a bit of assistance for our quicks,” said Richardson in the report.