3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014
Match drawn
26,27,28,29,30 December 2014 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 57 157 126 5 0 45.23
36.2 85.4 mph, bowls length delivery outside off and manages to get the outside edge! If they needed any confirmation about what is the right length to bowl on this pitch, this is it. Rogers pushed at it but it kept going away with the angle 115/2
View dismissal DA Warner c Dhawan b Yadav 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
1.6 86.3 mph, first strike! Dhawan takes a smart catch at third slip. This takes off from a length and catches the shoulder of the bat - Warner was jabbing at that while on the crease - it flies low towards the cordon. Dhawan has been one of the more secure hands there and he doesn't make a mistake. 0/1
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Ashwin 52 153 89 4 0 58.42
37.2 55.8 mph, and another wicket! Watson goes for the sweep when he was playing solidly with the straight bat. He misses the ball, gets rapped in front of the off stump 115/3
View dismissal SPD Smith* b Yadav 192 433 305 15 2 62.95
142.3 he has lost his middle stump! He goes all the way to the off side to play a ramp shot, but misses a straight delivery. It strikes the top of middle stump. To be frank, the bowlers never looked like taking that wicket and it was up to Smith to do something crazy to give it away 530/10
View dismissal SE Marsh c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 32 85 83 4 0 38.55
60.6 82.8 mph, another one for Shami! This is a loose shot by Marsh. It's the length delivery outside off again, and Marsh goes for a front foot cut shot, which would have worked well in sub-continent, but not here.. The bounce means it takes the outside edge and flies to the keeper 184/4
View dismissal JA Burns c †Dhoni b Yadav 13 34 27 2 0 48.14
70.5 84.6 mph, Mr Burns has to go! He goes for the pull that is not really short enough, and he gets a bottom edge through to the keeper. That's 13 on debut for the batsman. That came in a touch too, cramping the batsman 216/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 55 133 84 7 1 65.47
100.6 87.7 mph, a wicket from nowhere! Haddin looks to leave this length delivery outside off but is a little too late to get his bat out of the way.. this takes the bottom edge and dies on to the keeper but Dhoni takes a good low catch 326/6
View dismissal MG Johnson st †Dhoni b Ashwin 28 49 37 5 0 75.67
111.4 53.7 mph, he has missed this one completely! Johnson steps out early to slog it over the leg side but this drifts in and slides through the gap. Dhoni does the rest. Johnson doesn't even look back. Knows he is gone the moment his misses it 376/7
View dismissal RJ Harris lbw b Ashwin 74 93 88 8 1 84.09
135.4 59.5 mph, and he misses a straight ball to be given out lbw! He went for the big sweep and missed it completely. That would have hit the stumps 482/8
View dismissal NM Lyon b Mohammed Shami 11 23 15 2 0 73.33
141.6 81.8 mph, swings and misses a straight one, that one hits the leg stump. Lyon doesn't really care. He has done the job of rubbing it in. 530/9
JR Hazlewood not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 9, w 1, nb 5) 16
  Total (all out; 142.3 overs; 591 mins) 530 (3.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  I Sharma 32 7 104 0 3.25 136 9 0 (5nb)
View wickets UT Yadav 32.3 3 130 3 4.00 121 10 0
1.6 to Warner, 86.3 mph, first strike! Dhawan takes a smart catch at third slip. This takes off from a length and catches the shoulder of the bat - Warner was jabbing at that while on the crease - it flies low towards the cordon. Dhawan has been one of the more secure hands there and he doesn't make a mistake. 0/1
70.5 to Burns, 84.6 mph, Mr Burns has to go! He goes for the pull that is not really short enough, and he gets a bottom edge through to the keeper. That's 13 on debut for the batsman. That came in a touch too, cramping the batsman 216/5
142.3 to Smith, he has lost his middle stump! He goes all the way to the off side to play a ramp shot, but misses a straight delivery. It strikes the top of middle stump. To be frank, the bowlers never looked like taking that wicket and it was up to Smith to do something crazy to give it away 530/10
View wickets Mohammed Shami 29 4 138 4 4.75 120 23 0 (1w)
36.2 to Rogers, 85.4 mph, bowls length delivery outside off and manages to get the outside edge! If they needed any confirmation about what is the right length to bowl on this pitch, this is it. Rogers pushed at it but it kept going away with the angle 115/2
60.6 to Marsh, 82.8 mph, another one for Shami! This is a loose shot by Marsh. It's the length delivery outside off again, and Marsh goes for a front foot cut shot, which would have worked well in sub-continent, but not here.. The bounce means it takes the outside edge and flies to the keeper 184/4
100.6 to Haddin, 87.7 mph, a wicket from nowhere! Haddin looks to leave this length delivery outside off but is a little too late to get his bat out of the way.. this takes the bottom edge and dies on to the keeper but Dhoni takes a good low catch 326/6
141.6 to Lyon, 81.8 mph, swings and misses a straight one, that one hits the leg stump. Lyon doesn't really care. He has done the job of rubbing it in. 530/9
View wickets R Ashwin 44 9 134 3 3.04 198 10 4
37.2 to Watson, 55.8 mph, and another wicket! Watson goes for the sweep when he was playing solidly with the straight bat. He misses the ball, gets rapped in front of the off stump 115/3
111.4 to Johnson, 53.7 mph, he has missed this one completely! Johnson steps out early to slog it over the leg side but this drifts in and slides through the gap. Dhoni does the rest. Johnson doesn't even look back. Knows he is gone the moment his misses it 376/7
135.4 to Harris, 59.5 mph, and he misses a straight ball to be given out lbw! He went for the big sweep and missed it completely. That would have hit the stumps 482/8
  M Vijay 5 0 14 0 2.80 19 0 0
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c Marsh b Watson 68 210 135 7 0 50.37
49.5 78.8 mph, Vijay has given it away! Watson keeps pegging away at that off stump line and finally Vijay is lured into a loose shot. He stays in the crease and looks to cut it through backward point, but that has flown of the edge straight to first slip.There were similarities to Pujara's shot there. 147/3
View dismissal S Dhawan c Smith b Harris 28 64 51 3 0 54.90
14.2 84.9 mph, that's the outside edge! Harris bowls it short of length on off stump and this one does a little to catch the shoulder of the bat and flies to Smith who takes a good low catch at second slip. Dhawan hung is bat loosely there, falls yet again after getting a start to the innings 55/1
View dismissal CA Pujara c †Haddin b Harris 25 90 71 2 0 35.21
37.2 83.9 mph, a wicket second ball! Stunning catch by Haddin. Yesterday he had dropped a much simpler one, but this time Haddin more than makes up for it. He dives full length to his right and plucks this with one hand, catches it in the webbing. It would have gone straight to first slip anyway, but these catches charge up the fielders. Poor shot from Pujara as he tried to cut something that wasn't so far wide.. he got a little cramped for room 108/2
View dismissal V Kohli c †Haddin b Johnson 169 380 272 18 0 62.13
126.2 85.5 mph, and he gets the big wicket! After 29 overs of toil, Johnson has something to show. But check that out for a catch from Haddin. He dives full length to his right and plucks it in front of first slip. It was going straight into Watson's hands. Kohli tried to chase that full and wide delivery, but got a thick outside edge. 462/8
View dismissal AM Rahane lbw b Lyon 147 240 171 21 0 85.96
107.4 54.7 mph, and there is the breakthrough! Rahane looks to repeat the sweep shot but this is much straighter and fuller from Lyon, he misses and his hit on the back pad. The umpire takes time and then raises his finger. Rahane gets a pat on the back from Kohli and a standing ovation from the crowd as he walks back. Superb innings from him. 409/4
View dismissal KL Rahul c Hazlewood b Lyon 3 12 8 0 0 37.50
109.6 54.0 mph, he's gone next ball, it was full and well outside off, hitting the rough as well, Rahul goes for an expansive sweep, top edges that towards backward square leg, simple catch and it is not put down this time, there's plenty of hype around Rahul, but he's played a couple of strange shots in his short debut innings 415/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c †Haddin b Harris 11 28 23 1 0 47.82
116.4 84.1 mph, he flirts with this length ball outside off and gets out caught behind! He was trying to run it down to third-man. It works so well in ODIs but for some reason, he keeps getting out this way in Tests 430/6
View dismissal R Ashwin c & b Harris 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
118.2 82.8 mph, and here's another one! Harris takes a tumbling catch in his follow through. Ashwin drives at this fuller delivery and is not able to keep it down, Harris stretches his right hand out, is not able to cling on. Luckily the ball doesn't get away from him and he is able to make a second grab at that 434/7
View dismissal Mohammed Shami c Smith b Johnson 12 46 30 1 0 40.00
128.5 86.5 mph, he wraps it up with a fuller delivery outside off. Smith takes a nonchalant catch at second slip as this flies towards him head high 465/10
View dismissal UT Yadav c †Haddin b Johnson 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
126.4 87.0 mph, a wicket falls of the second ball, just like yesterday! Not much Umesh could have done with it. It was short and rising past his left shoulder, he tried to play at that but it keeps getting bigger on him. Faint edge en route to the keeper 462/9
I Sharma not out 0 10 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 1, w 1) 2
  Total (all out; 128.5 overs; 548 mins) 465 (3.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MG Johnson 30.5 6 135 3 4.37 131 20 0
126.2 to Kohli, 85.5 mph, and he gets the big wicket! After 29 overs of toil, Johnson has something to show. But check that out for a catch from Haddin. He dives full length to his right and plucks it in front of first slip. It was going straight into Watson's hands. Kohli tried to chase that full and wide delivery, but got a thick outside edge. 462/8
126.4 to Yadav, 87.0 mph, a wicket falls of the second ball, just like yesterday! Not much Umesh could have done with it. It was short and rising past his left shoulder, he tried to play at that but it keeps getting bigger on him. Faint edge en route to the keeper 462/9
128.5 to Mohammed Shami, 86.5 mph, he wraps it up with a fuller delivery outside off. Smith takes a nonchalant catch at second slip as this flies towards him head high 465/10
View wickets RJ Harris 26 7 70 4 2.69 121 8 0 (1w)
14.2 to Dhawan, 84.9 mph, that's the outside edge! Harris bowls it short of length on off stump and this one does a little to catch the shoulder of the bat and flies to Smith who takes a good low catch at second slip. Dhawan hung is bat loosely there, falls yet again after getting a start to the innings 55/1
37.2 to Pujara, 83.9 mph, a wicket second ball! Stunning catch by Haddin. Yesterday he had dropped a much simpler one, but this time Haddin more than makes up for it. He dives full length to his right and plucks this with one hand, catches it in the webbing. It would have gone straight to first slip anyway, but these catches charge up the fielders. Poor shot from Pujara as he tried to cut something that wasn't so far wide.. he got a little cramped for room 108/2
116.4 to Dhoni, 84.1 mph, he flirts with this length ball outside off and gets out caught behind! He was trying to run it down to third-man. It works so well in ODIs but for some reason, he keeps getting out this way in Tests 430/6
118.2 to Ashwin, 82.8 mph, and here's another one! Harris takes a tumbling catch in his follow through. Ashwin drives at this fuller delivery and is not able to keep it down, Harris stretches his right hand out, is not able to cling on. Luckily the ball doesn't get away from him and he is able to make a second grab at that 434/7
  JR Hazlewood 25 6 75 0 3.00 113 6 0
View wicket SR Watson 16 3 65 1 4.06 73 10 0
49.5 to Vijay, 78.8 mph, Vijay has given it away! Watson keeps pegging away at that off stump line and finally Vijay is lured into a loose shot. He stays in the crease and looks to cut it through backward point, but that has flown of the edge straight to first slip.There were similarities to Pujara's shot there. 147/3
View wickets NM Lyon 29 3 108 2 3.72 109 8 0
107.4 to Rahane, 54.7 mph, and there is the breakthrough! Rahane looks to repeat the sweep shot but this is much straighter and fuller from Lyon, he misses and his hit on the back pad. The umpire takes time and then raises his finger. Rahane gets a pat on the back from Kohli and a standing ovation from the crowd as he walks back. Superb innings from him. 409/4
109.6 to Rahul, 54.0 mph, he's gone next ball, it was full and well outside off, hitting the rough as well, Rahul goes for an expansive sweep, top edges that towards backward square leg, simple catch and it is not put down this time, there's plenty of hype around Rahul, but he's played a couple of strange shots in his short debut innings 415/5
  SPD Smith 2 0 11 0 5.50 4 1 0
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner lbw b Ashwin 40 67 42 6 0 95.23
14.2 54.7 mph, loud appeal and this time the umpire raises the finger! This was tossed up on the off and middle line, Warner comes forward to defend but plays outside the line of the delivery, the drift bringing it in more than the batsman anitcipated, it hits him on the back leg right in front of the middle 57/1
View dismissal CJL Rogers b Ashwin 69 192 123 8 0 56.09
40.3 57.5 mph, he is got him! Rogers doesn't really get too far from him 50s anchor. Rogers plays forward to this tossed up delivery, a bit outside the line, but gets an inside edge on to his pads. It rolls on to his stumps. 164/4
View dismissal SR Watson c †Dhoni b Sharma 17 41 34 1 0 50.00
24.1 85.3 mph, edged and this time it's gone! Ishant Sharma finally gets a wicket in the game. This is on a good channel outside off, it draws the batsman forward and Watson can only manage a thick outside edge. Dhoni does well to swoop this low effort on to his right. The umpires check for a no-ball but Ishant can happily keep this wicket. 98/2
View dismissal SPD Smith* c Rahane b Yadav 14 48 27 2 0 51.85
33.3 86.9 mph, would you believe that! A catch at leg slip. This was a poor delivery, it was going down the leg side and Smith looks to flick it fine to the boundary again, but Rahane is standing really fine at the position and dives to his right to intercept that beautifully. There you go.. Leg-slip. Where's Vijay? 131/3
View dismissal SE Marsh run out (Kohli) 99 274 215 11 2 46.04
96.6 from Yadav, he gets there! NO, this could be tragedy! Direct hit at the striker's end. He is gone! What an end for Marsh there! He pushes this with soft hands and Kohli hits the stumps direct. The fielder knew it, Marsh knew it when he dived. He gets a standing ovation, but he has to be a dejected man. It was a good solid innings 317/9
View dismissal JA Burns c †Dhoni b Sharma 9 23 17 0 0 52.94
45.3 82.4 mph, Mr Burns has to go! He pokes his bat at this length delivery outside off, it bounces a touch extra, gets a big deflection and a good catch from Dhoni, diving to his right. Similarities to how M Vijay or Pujara edged behind in India's innings 176/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin c †Dhoni b Yadav 13 41 27 0 0 48.14
55.2 85.1 mph, caught down the leg side! Yadav keeps getting batsmen down the leg side. He bowls it full, and this tail in sharply, slipping down the leg side. Dhoni appeals immediately and the umpire agrees. Haddin is not too happy but he will have to go. There is something on the snicko..nothing on the hot-spot 202/6
View dismissal MG Johnson c Rahane b Mohammed Shami 15 48 27 2 0 55.55
67.1 83.2 mph, end of Johnson's stay! Shami bowls a bouncer and Johnson has a swing at that, gets a bit of top-edge and it lobs up for the man at midwicket. Just got a bit too big on him. Lots of words from Indian fielders has Johnson walks back 234/7
View dismissal RJ Harris c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 21 108 68 0 0 30.88
93.4 84.1 mph, finally a wicket breaks the monotony of the morning! This one swings away from a length and catches the outside edge through to the keeper 303/8
NM Lyon not out 1 21 10 0 0 10.00
JR Hazlewood not out 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 13, w 2, nb 5) 20
  Total (9 wickets dec; 98 overs; 438 mins) 318 (3.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets UT Yadav 22 3 89 2 4.04 93 12 0 (1w)
33.3 to Smith, 86.9 mph, would you believe that! A catch at leg slip. This was a poor delivery, it was going down the leg side and Smith looks to flick it fine to the boundary again, but Rahane is standing really fine at the position and dives to his right to intercept that beautifully. There you go.. Leg-slip. Where's Vijay? 131/3
55.2 to Haddin, 85.1 mph, caught down the leg side! Yadav keeps getting batsmen down the leg side. He bowls it full, and this tail in sharply, slipping down the leg side. Dhoni appeals immediately and the umpire agrees. Haddin is not too happy but he will have to go. There is something on the snicko..nothing on the hot-spot 202/6
View wickets Mohammed Shami 28 4 92 2 3.28 119 10 0 (1w)
67.1 to Johnson, 83.2 mph, end of Johnson's stay! Shami bowls a bouncer and Johnson has a swing at that, gets a bit of top-edge and it lobs up for the man at midwicket. Just got a bit too big on him. Lots of words from Indian fielders has Johnson walks back 234/7
93.4 to Harris, 84.1 mph, finally a wicket breaks the monotony of the morning! This one swings away from a length and catches the outside edge through to the keeper 303/8
View wickets I Sharma 20 5 49 2 2.45 96 5 0 (5nb)
24.1 to Watson, 85.3 mph, edged and this time it's gone! Ishant Sharma finally gets a wicket in the game. This is on a good channel outside off, it draws the batsman forward and Watson can only manage a thick outside edge. Dhoni does well to swoop this low effort on to his right. The umpires check for a no-ball but Ishant can happily keep this wicket. 98/2
45.3 to Burns, 82.4 mph, Mr Burns has to go! He pokes his bat at this length delivery outside off, it bounces a touch extra, gets a big deflection and a good catch from Dhoni, diving to his right. Similarities to how M Vijay or Pujara edged behind in India's innings 176/5
View wickets R Ashwin 28 4 75 2 2.67 124 3 2
14.2 to Warner, 54.7 mph, loud appeal and this time the umpire raises the finger! This was tossed up on the off and middle line, Warner comes forward to defend but plays outside the line of the delivery, the drift bringing it in more than the batsman anitcipated, it hits him on the back leg right in front of the middle 57/1
40.3 to Rogers, 57.5 mph, he is got him! Rogers doesn't really get too far from him 50s anchor. Rogers plays forward to this tossed up delivery, a bit outside the line, but gets an inside edge on to his pads. It rolls on to his stumps. 164/4
  India 2nd innings (target: 384 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay lbw b Hazlewood 11 41 28 0 0 39.28
8.1 86.6 mph, it's gone! Vijay is gone. Australia are all over India's top order. That is a huge wicket. That swings in sharply into Vijay and strikes the pads as the batsman misses the flick. Umpire Dharamsena lifts his finger after giving it some thought. A bit leg-sidish that delivery.. maybe it was hitting leg, maybe it was missing. 19/3
View dismissal S Dhawan lbw b Harris 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
1.2 85.6 mph, gone! That is gone. This is full and swinging in, Dhawan plants his front foot forward too early and gets hit on the knee roll..That's plumb in front 2/1
View dismissal KL Rahul c Watson b Johnson 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
2.2 88.2 mph, gone! gone! Another brain freeze for Rahul! This is one match he would want to forget very quickly. Looks to take on Johnson's short delivery, but this is well outside off, and all Rahul can manage is a thick top edge. Watson jogs back from first slip and completes a good catch 5/2
View dismissal V Kohli c Burns b Harris 54 134 99 7 0 54.54
34.1 84.4 mph, he strikes first ball! Flicked straight into the hands of square leg. It was a gentle length delivery on the stumps, Kohli is not able to keep his flick down and lobs a gentle one for Mr Burns. Kohli cannot believe he has played that shot. Big big wicket and the complexion of the game changes completlely 104/4
View dismissal AM Rahane c Marsh b Hazlewood 48 199 117 6 0 41.02
54.6 81.1 mph, Rahane!! He has given it away..Short delivery outside off, he goes for the pull after being quiet for a while, this catches the splice of the bat and goes straight into the hands of midwicket. 142/6
View dismissal CA Pujara b Johnson 21 73 70 3 0 30.00
50.6 78.6 mph, what a delivery! He follows up two bouncers with a superb slower delivery. That pitches on off and straightens past the bat to strike the top of off. This is excellent. Pujara thought he had everything covered, but that sneaks past the outside edge 141/5
MS Dhoni*† not out 24 68 39 4 0 61.53
R Ashwin not out 8 49 34 0 0 23.52
Extras (lb 6, nb 1) 7
  Total (6 wickets; 66 overs; 291 mins) 174 (2.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MG Johnson 15 3 38 2 2.53 73 4 0
2.2 to Rahul, 88.2 mph, gone! gone! Another brain freeze for Rahul! This is one match he would want to forget very quickly. Looks to take on Johnson's short delivery, but this is well outside off, and all Rahul can manage is a thick top edge. Watson jogs back from first slip and completes a good catch 5/2
50.6 to Pujara, 78.6 mph, what a delivery! He follows up two bouncers with a superb slower delivery. That pitches on off and straightens past the bat to strike the top of off. This is excellent. Pujara thought he had everything covered, but that sneaks past the outside edge 141/5
View wickets RJ Harris 16 8 30 2 1.87 83 4 0
1.2 to Dhawan, 85.6 mph, gone! That is gone. This is full and swinging in, Dhawan plants his front foot forward too early and gets hit on the knee roll..That's plumb in front 2/1
34.1 to Kohli, 84.4 mph, he strikes first ball! Flicked straight into the hands of square leg. It was a gentle length delivery on the stumps, Kohli is not able to keep his flick down and lobs a gentle one for Mr Burns. Kohli cannot believe he has played that shot. Big big wicket and the complexion of the game changes completlely 104/4
View wickets JR Hazlewood 15 3 40 2 2.66 74 6 0
8.1 to Vijay, 86.6 mph, it's gone! Vijay is gone. Australia are all over India's top order. That is a huge wicket. That swings in sharply into Vijay and strikes the pads as the batsman misses the flick. Umpire Dharamsena lifts his finger after giving it some thought. A bit leg-sidish that delivery.. maybe it was hitting leg, maybe it was missing. 19/3
54.6 to Rahane, 81.1 mph, Rahane!! He has given it away..Short delivery outside off, he goes for the pull after being quiet for a while, this catches the splice of the bat and goes straight into the hands of midwicket. 142/6
  NM Lyon 12 0 36 0 3.00 51 2 0
  SR Watson 6 1 14 0 2.33 30 2 0 (1nb)
  SPD Smith 2 0 10 0 5.00 8 2 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 4-match series 2-0
Test debuts - JA Burns (Australia); KL Rahul (India)
Player of the match - RJ Harris (Australia)
Umpires - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire - JD Ward
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - GC Joshua
Close of play
  • Fri, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 259/5 (SPD Smith 72*, BJ Haddin 23*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 108/1 (M Vijay 55*, CA Pujara 25*, 37 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Dec - day 3 - India 1st innings 462/8 (Mohammed Shami 9*, 126.2 ov)
  • Mon, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 261/7 (SE Marsh 62*, RJ Harris 8*, 75 ov)
  • Tue, 30 Dec - day 5 - India 2nd innings 174/6 (66 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 44/1 in 13.0 overs (CJL Rogers 27, SR Watson 16)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (CJL Rogers 34, SR Watson 17, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: Australia - 92/1 in 28.0 overs (CJL Rogers 46, SR Watson 41)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 29.6 overs (180 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 168 balls (CJL Rogers 49, SR Watson 46, Ex 5)
    • CJL Rogers: 50 off 113 balls, 133 mins (5 x 4)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 74 balls, 135 mins (4 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 120/3 in 42.0 overs (SPD Smith 1, SE Marsh 2)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 51.6 overs (314 balls), Extras 10
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 116 balls (SPD Smith 23, SE Marsh 25, Ex 4)
    • Tea: Australia - 174/3 in 59.0 overs (SPD Smith 23, SE Marsh 32)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 65.4 overs (396 balls), Extras 10
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 96 balls, 114 mins (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 224/5 in 75.0 overs (SPD Smith 58, BJ Haddin 2)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 83.5 overs (505 balls), Extras 10
    • New ball taken at 82.1 overs
    • Attendance: 69,993
    • End Of Day: Australia - 259/5 in 90.0 overs (SPD Smith 72, BJ Haddin 23)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 127 balls (SPD Smith 24, BJ Haddin 27, Ex 1)
    • BJ Haddin: 50 off 75 balls, 104 mins (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 96.6 overs (586 balls), Extras 12
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 174 balls (SPD Smith 43, BJ Haddin 55, Ex 2)
    • SPD Smith: 100 off 191 balls, 256 mins (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 105.6 overs (641 balls), Extras 14
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (SPD Smith 20, MG Johnson 28, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: Australia - 389/7 in 115.0 overs (SPD Smith 128, RJ Harris 10)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 120.6 overs (731 balls), Extras 14
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 94 balls (SPD Smith 14, RJ Harris 38, Ex 0)
    • RJ Harris: 50 off 75 balls, 71 mins (7 x 4)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 131.5 overs (796 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: Australia - 452/7 in 132.0 overs (SPD Smith 147, RJ Harris 52)
    • SPD Smith: 150 off 273 balls, 392 mins (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 8th Wicket: 100 runs in 141 balls (SPD Smith 30, RJ Harris 68, Ex 2)
    • Australia: 500 runs in 138.2 overs (835 balls), Extras 16
    • Tea: Australia - 530/10 in 142.3 overs (JR Hazlewood 0)
    • India 1st innings
    • India: 50 runs in 13.6 overs (84 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (M Vijay 24, S Dhawan 28, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: India - 60/1 in 17.0 overs (M Vijay 29, CA Pujara 3)
    • M Vijay: 50 off 93 balls, 141 mins (4 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 34.5 overs (209 balls), Extras 0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 126 balls (M Vijay 27, CA Pujara 25, Ex 0)
    • End Of Day: India - 108/1 in 37.0 overs (M Vijay 55, CA Pujara 25)
    • Drinks: India - 147/3 in 49.5 overs (V Kohli 26)
    • India: 150 runs in 51.2 overs (308 balls), Extras 0
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (V Kohli 15, AM Rahane 35, Ex 0)
    • India: 200 runs in 61.4 overs (370 balls), Extras 0
    • V Kohli: 50 off 86 balls, 109 mins (6 x 4)
    • Lunch: India - 224/3 in 66.0 overs (V Kohli 60, AM Rahane 43)
    • AM Rahane: 50 off 60 balls, 82 mins (6 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 138 balls (V Kohli 43, AM Rahane 57, Ex 0)
    • India: 250 runs in 73.6 overs (444 balls), Extras 0
    • New Ball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Drinks: India - 279/3 in 82.0 overs (V Kohli 84, AM Rahane 74)
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 218 balls (V Kohli 62, AM Rahane 88, Ex 0)
    • India: 300 runs in 86.5 overs (521 balls), Extras 0
    • AM Rahane: 100 off 127 balls, 161 mins (13 x 4)
    • V Kohli: 100 off 166 balls, 232 mins (11 x 4)
    • Tea: India - 336/3 in 95.0 overs (V Kohli 104, AM Rahane 111)
    • 4th Wicket: 200 runs in 290 balls (V Kohli 86, AM Rahane 114, Ex 0)
    • India: 350 runs in 98.2 overs (590 balls), Extras 0
    • 4th Wicket: 250 runs in 333 balls (V Kohli 108, AM Rahane 142, Ex 0)
    • India: 400 runs in 106.2 overs (638 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: India - 409/4 in 107.4 overs (V Kohli 140)
    • V Kohli: 150 off 242 balls, 341 mins (15 x 4)
    • India: 450 runs in 121.5 overs (731 balls), Extras 2
    • End Of Day: India - 462/8 in 126.2 overs (Mohammed Shami 9)
    • Innings Break: India - 465/10 in 128.5 overs (I Sharma 0)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 45/0 in 8.0 overs (DA Warner 37, CJL Rogers 8)
    • Drinks: Australia - 48/0 in 11.0 overs (DA Warner 38, CJL Rogers 9)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (70 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (DA Warner 38, CJL Rogers 10, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: Australia - 90/1 in 22.0 overs (CJL Rogers 33, SR Watson 15)
    • Rain: Australia - 90/1 in 22.0 overs (CJL Rogers 33, SR Watson 15)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 25.4 overs (156 balls), Extras 3
    • CJL Rogers: 50 off 81 balls, 127 mins (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 127/2 in 32.0 overs (CJL Rogers 53, SPD Smith 12)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 36.5 overs (225 balls), Extras 10
    • Tea: Australia - 174/4 in 43.0 overs (SE Marsh 15, JA Burns 8)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 54.4 overs (333 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Australia - 208/6 in 58.0 overs (SE Marsh 30, MG Johnson 4)
    • SE Marsh: 50 off 112 balls, 154 mins (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 69.4 overs (423 balls), Extras 13
    • End Of Day: Australia - 261/7 in 75.0 overs (SE Marsh 62, RJ Harris 8)
    • Rain: Australia - 261/7 in 75.3 overs (SE Marsh 62, RJ Harris 8)
    • Rain: Australia - 278/7 in 84.0 overs (SE Marsh 72, RJ Harris 12)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 110 balls (SE Marsh 32, RJ Harris 14, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 91.2 overs (553 balls), Extras 17
    • India 2nd innings
    • Drinks: India - 38/3 in 16.0 overs (V Kohli 21, AM Rahane 4)
    • India: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 1
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (V Kohli 29, AM Rahane 21, Ex 3)
    • V Kohli: 50 off 87 balls, 119 mins (7 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 32.4 overs (196 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: India - 104/3 in 34.0 overs (V Kohli 54, AM Rahane 33)
    • Drinks: India - 142/6 in 55.0 overs (MS Dhoni 0)
    • India: 150 runs in 57.4 overs (347 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: India - 0/0
 
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 15.10-15.30pm, Close 17.30pm

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'Australia timed declaration right'
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Michael Bevan and Ajit Agarkar say Australia did the right thing in batting the morning session and it was India who were defensive (04:05) | December 30, 2014

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Michael Bevan and Ajit Agarkar say Australia did the right thing in batting the morning session and it was India who were defensive (04:05) | December 30, 2014


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