PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05: Dean Elgar of South Africa bats during day three of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA on November 5, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

After 34 wickets fell in under two days at the Gabba, South African captain Dean Elgar has claimed that the affair was "one-sided" in favour of bowlers.

On an extremely green-looking pitch, the ball was regularly deviating unpredictably in all sorts of directions, particularly with the new ball.

Meanwhile, with the old ball, there was a significant amount of bounce coming from the pitch, leading some to believe the wicket was dangerous.

This made batting very difficult for both sides, leading to the second shortest Test match ever to be played in Australia.

Unsurprisingly, Elgar, who had made just five runs across both innings, was left frustrated with the Gabba wicket.

"You've gotta ask yourself the question, is that a good advertisement for our format?" he said after the match.

"I'm obviously a purist of this format.

"You want to see the game go four, five days, and just the way the nature of it, how it started to play, with some seriously steep bounce with the old ball, you're kinda on a hiding to none as a batting unit.

"If you think about it only two batsmen, maybe three batsmen only applied themselves half decently and scored some decent runs."

When asked about the pitch, the veteran replied "I don't think it was a very good Test wicket, no."

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Only Travis Head and Kyle Verreynne managed to score over 50, with 23 of the 34 batsmen dismissed scoring under 10 runs.

Elgar flagged his concern with the pitch to the umpires after Proteas' fast bowler Anrich Nortje bowled three short balls that flew over the keeper's head for five wides.

"I did ask the umpires when Kagi [Rabada] got hit out down leg, I said, 'how long does it go on for until it potentially is unsafe?' and then Nortje was bowling his short ones that were flying over ours heads," he said.

"I know the game was dead and buried, it was never to try and change or put a halt to the game, but that's obviously where the umpire's discretion comes into play and not us as players.

"I'm definitely not going to say it was safe or unsafe."

Ultimately, the umpires did not respond to Elgar with the game finishing shortly after.

Also speaking on the state of the pitch, Aussie cult hero Scott Boland said the wicket was "probably not" a fair one.

Meanwhile, world-class batter Steve Smith claimed the pitch "wasn't much fun" to bat on.

In contrast to everyone else speaking about the pitch, Aussie captain Pat Cummins conceded that the pitch was "tricky."

"Two days probably isn't ideal, obviously a lot of sideways movement today, a little bit of up and down bounce as well," he said.

However, Cummins claimed that the pitch was fair overall.

"I've played a lot of Test matches where they've erred on the flatter side.

"I think it was the same for both teams."

In direct response to Elgar, Cummins laughed off suggestions the pitch was dangerous, declaring there was "no way" it could have been considered dangerous and that the Proteas' skipper was going to "try anything" to salvage the match.

"It [the pitch] was fine. Sideways movement, there was a little bit of up and down bounce, but no, it was fine. No ball was jumping off a length or anything like that."

The ICC will meet this week to give a rating on the pitch, in which case a poor or below-average pitch score would see the Gabba receive demerit points.