India tour of Australia, Tour Match: Victoria v Indians at Melbourne, Dec 20-22, 2007
Match drawn
20,21,22 December 2007 (3-day match)
  Indians 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal W Jaffer c Finch b Wise 0 8 12 0 0 0.00
1.5 short outside the off stump, Jaffer shapes to pull and all that he manages to get is a top edge to mid off, where Finch takes an easy catch 3/1
R Dravid not out 38 203 147 2 0 25.85
View dismissal VVS Laxman c †Wade b Wise 1 9 5 0 0 20.00
3.3 on the leg stump,Laxman tries to flick and all that he manges to get a tickle to keeper. 10/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b Wise 19 25 18 1 1 105.55
9.3 gone! short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, bit slower than the previous delivery - probably just rolled his fingers over, anyway Tendulkar tries to cut off the back-foot and ends up with an inside edge 38/3
View dismissal SC Ganguly c Blizzard b Wise 59 131 99 9 0 59.59
41.5 on the middle stump. Ganguly goes for the booming drive, gets an inside edge to mid wicket where it is comfortably taken. The ball was not in the slot to drive, Ganguly pays for the error 121/4
Yuvraj Singh not out 6 26 16 0 0 37.50
Extras (lb 1, nb 9) 10
  Total (4 wickets; 48 overs; 203 mins) 133 (2.77 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  PM Siddle 15 1 43 0 2.86 (6nb)
View wickets AB Wise 15 4 37 4 2.46 (3nb)
1.5 to Jaffer, short outside the off stump, Jaffer shapes to pull and all that he manages to get is a top edge to mid off, where Finch takes an easy catch 3/1
3.3 to Laxman, on the leg stump,Laxman tries to flick and all that he manges to get a tickle to keeper. 10/2
9.3 to Tendulkar, gone! short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, bit slower than the previous delivery - probably just rolled his fingers over, anyway Tendulkar tries to cut off the back-foot and ends up with an inside edge 38/3
41.5 to Ganguly, on the middle stump. Ganguly goes for the booming drive, gets an inside edge to mid wicket where it is comfortably taken. The ball was not in the slot to drive, Ganguly pays for the error 121/4
  AB McDonald 6 1 11 0 1.83
  JW Hastings 6 2 17 0 2.83
  BE McGain 6 2 24 0 4.00
  Victoria team  

Match details


Toss - Indians, who chose to bat
First-class debuts - AJ Finch and JW Hastings (Victoria)
Umpires - PR Reiffel and JD Ward
Close of play
  • Thu, 20 Dec - day 1 - Indians 1st innings 110/3 (R Dravid 33*, SC Ganguly 51*, 38 ov)
  • Fri, 21 Dec - day 2 - Indians 1st innings 133/4 (R Dravid 38*, Yuvraj Singh 6*, 48 ov)
  • Sat, 22 Dec - day 3 - no play

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • Scorers: JA Howard and CJ Reece
    • 12th Men: M Klinger (Victoria) and KD Karthik (Indians)
    • Rain delayed the start of play until 1.32pm
    • Indians 50 in 74 minutes from 16.5 overs
    • R Dravid/SC Ganguly 4th wicket partnership 50 runs in 96 minutes from 145 balls
    • Indians 100 in 149 minutes from 35.4 overs
    • SC Ganguly 50 in 113 minutes from 86 balls, 8x4
    • Tea: Indians 110/3 (Dravid 33*, Ganguly 51*, 38 ov)
    • Rain stopped play at 4.30pm. No further play was possible
    • Rain and wet conditions delayed the start of play until 12.17pm
    • Play abandoned at 3.15pm due to rain
    • Match abandoned at 9.30am due to rain and water under the covers
 
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