India tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 2007
Australia won by 337 runs
26,27,28,29 December 2007 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Jaques st †Dhoni b Kumble 66 142 108 8 0 61.11
33.4 Googly! India's captain sells Phil Jaques a dummy and finally there's a breakthrough. Kumble tosses up the googly, it's pitched outside the off and floats invitingly towards Jaques who is advancing down the pitch. Jaques fails to pick the wrong 'un and hangs his bat well inside the line of the ball. Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes the bails off and that is the end of Jaques 135/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c Dravid b Khan 124 268 183 9 0 67.75
62.3 curled back in to him, cramped him for room and he popped a soft catch up towards mid on, stopping on the shot. A tame end to a forceful, aggressive-yet-patient innings 241/5
View dismissal RT Ponting* b Khan 4 21 13 0 0 30.76
38.5 Beauty! That is a cracker from Zaheer Khan. This is really good ball from Zaheer and it cleans up Ponting. Zaheer comes round the stumps, changing the angle, and gets this ball to hold its line just a fraction. It's pitched on a good length and this means Ponting is neither fully committed to the front foot nor going back. The ball slips past the outside edge and pegs back the off stump. That is a quality ball to get rid of a massively dangerous batsman. 162/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey lbw b Kumble 2 4 3 0 0 66.66
39.3 Another one! Kumble strikes again, getting rid of the ever reliable Mike Hussey. This one is a googly on the middle and leg stump, there's just a hint of turn and it's enough to beat the bat and strike pad. Loud shout and an easy decision for the umpire. This one is nailing the off stump and Kumble strikes again, picking up an lbw 165/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Laxman b Singh 20 82 60 0 0 33.33
59.1 a wideish, but full, one outside off tempts Clarke into the cut, he simply doesn't get his feet anywhere near it and cuts straight into second slip, where Laxman snaps to his left 225/4
View dismissal A Symonds c sub (KD Karthik) b Kumble 35 59 42 5 0 83.33
71.4 Gone! That is a big wicket, huge bonus for India. Kumble drags this one just a touch short, Symonds sees the length and goes for the pull. The ball skids through and hurries on Symonds who is playing a short-arm pull. The batsman can't quite get the elevation he wants and Dinesh Karthik, the substitute fielder, takes a smart catch at midwicket. That is a big wicket for India. What a comeback this has been. 281/6
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Kumble 23 58 42 1 0 54.76
75.3 Golden arm! Another one for Anil Kumble who scalps yet another big wicket. Tossed up and outside the off. Gilchrist plants his foot down the pitch and plays the big slog sweep. The ball goes off the toe of the bat and straight up into the air. Sachin Tendulkar is in position at point and settles under a simple but critical catch. India are now well and truly on top in this game. 288/7
View dismissal GB Hogg c Dravid b Khan 17 54 44 0 0 38.63
86.1 Immediate reward for India! Zaheer sends this one in quick and outside the off, it's a bit of a loosener really. Brad Hogg goes for a fancy drive quite wide outside the off stump but only manages a thick edge. Rahul Dravid in the gully region makes no mistake and there's a wicket off the first ball with this second new ball for India. 312/9
View dismissal B Lee lbw b Kumble 0 11 12 0 0 0.00
79.2 Five for Kumble! On a first day pitch. This is Anil Kumble at his best. A quick, flat ball on the stumps, it's a Kumble special and good batsmen have found this hard to keep out, forget about tailenders. Lee comes forward but is very late on the shot and wears the ball on pad in front of the stumps. The umpire thinks for a second and up goes the finger! 294/8
MG Johnson not out 15 58 35 1 1 42.85
View dismissal SR Clark c Harbhajan Singh b Khan 21 30 23 3 0 91.30
92.4 the bouncer, on an off-side line, Clark takes his eye off the ball and tries to make room for the hook, the ball sails up and over to long leg for a relatively straightforward catch by Harbhajan Singh 343/10
Extras (lb 5, w 2, nb 9) 16
  Total (all out; 92.4 overs; 395 mins) 343 (3.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 23.4 1 94 4 3.97 99 8 0 (8nb, 1w)
38.5 to Ponting, Beauty! That is a cracker from Zaheer Khan. This is really good ball from Zaheer and it cleans up Ponting. Zaheer comes round the stumps, changing the angle, and gets this ball to hold its line just a fraction. It's pitched on a good length and this means Ponting is neither fully committed to the front foot nor going back. The ball slips past the outside edge and pegs back the off stump. That is a quality ball to get rid of a massively dangerous batsman. 162/2
62.3 to Hayden, curled back in to him, cramped him for room and he popped a soft catch up towards mid on, stopping on the shot. A tame end to a forceful, aggressive-yet-patient innings 241/5
86.1 to Hogg, Immediate reward for India! Zaheer sends this one in quick and outside the off, it's a bit of a loosener really. Brad Hogg goes for a fancy drive quite wide outside the off stump but only manages a thick edge. Rahul Dravid in the gully region makes no mistake and there's a wicket off the first ball with this second new ball for India. 312/9
92.4 to Clark, the bouncer, on an off-side line, Clark takes his eye off the ball and tries to make room for the hook, the ball sails up and over to long leg for a relatively straightforward catch by Harbhajan Singh 343/10
View wicket RP Singh 20 3 82 1 4.10 86 12 0 (1w)
59.1 to Clarke, a wideish, but full, one outside off tempts Clarke into the cut, he simply doesn't get his feet anywhere near it and cuts straight into second slip, where Laxman snaps to his left 225/4
  Harbhajan Singh 20 3 61 0 3.05 86 5 0
  SC Ganguly 3 1 15 0 5.00 11 1 0 (1nb)
View wickets A Kumble 25 4 84 5 3.36 101 1 1
33.4 to Jaques, Googly! India's captain sells Phil Jaques a dummy and finally there's a breakthrough. Kumble tosses up the googly, it's pitched outside the off and floats invitingly towards Jaques who is advancing down the pitch. Jaques fails to pick the wrong 'un and hangs his bat well inside the line of the ball. Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes the bails off and that is the end of Jaques 135/1
39.3 to Hussey, Another one! Kumble strikes again, getting rid of the ever reliable Mike Hussey. This one is a googly on the middle and leg stump, there's just a hint of turn and it's enough to beat the bat and strike pad. Loud shout and an easy decision for the umpire. This one is nailing the off stump and Kumble strikes again, picking up an lbw 165/3
71.4 to Symonds, Gone! That is a big wicket, huge bonus for India. Kumble drags this one just a touch short, Symonds sees the length and goes for the pull. The ball skids through and hurries on Symonds who is playing a short-arm pull. The batsman can't quite get the elevation he wants and Dinesh Karthik, the substitute fielder, takes a smart catch at midwicket. That is a big wicket for India. What a comeback this has been. 281/6
75.3 to Gilchrist, Golden arm! Another one for Anil Kumble who scalps yet another big wicket. Tossed up and outside the off. Gilchrist plants his foot down the pitch and plays the big slog sweep. The ball goes off the toe of the bat and straight up into the air. Sachin Tendulkar is in position at point and settles under a simple but critical catch. India are now well and truly on top in this game. 288/7
79.2 to Lee, Five for Kumble! On a first day pitch. This is Anil Kumble at his best. A quick, flat ball on the stumps, it's a Kumble special and good batsmen have found this hard to keep out, forget about tailenders. Lee comes forward but is very late on the shot and wears the ball on pad in front of the stumps. The umpire thinks for a second and up goes the finger! 294/8
  SR Tendulkar 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal W Jaffer c †Gilchrist b Lee 4 38 27 0 0 14.81
8.3 that's the breakthrough, the slower ball beating Jaffer who poked through to Gilchrist 4/1
View dismissal R Dravid lbw b Clark 5 103 66 0 0 7.57
21.4 huge shout and the finger raises immediately, trapping him low and in front of middle and leg, towards the top 31/2
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Ponting b Lee 26 98 56 1 0 46.42
30.1 Brute from Lee. How do you play a ball like that? Short one banged in, it's perfectly well directed, on the stumps, Laxman falls backward as he tries to sway out of the way. The ball crashes into the gloves and balloons up in the air. Ricky Ponting is alert in the slips cordon and rushes forward, diving full length to wrap his hands under the ball. That's another big wicket for Australia 55/3
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b Clark 62 113 77 7 1 80.51
45.1 short of a length, outside the off, just a bit of movement in, Tendulkar stands tall and tries to play that forcing shot off the back foot through cover. There's just a bit of extra bounce and the ball crashes into the stumps via a thick bottom edge. It's not the first time we've seen Tendulkar fall like this after looking well set 120/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly b Hogg 43 134 79 1 1 54.43
60.1 Got him. Hogg gets his first wicket, Ganguly undone by a wicked change of pace, the flipper skids through and knocks back the off stump as the batsman rocks back. A bamboozled Ganguly's on his way just short of his fifty 166/7
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c †Gilchrist b Clark 0 10 11 0 0 0.00
47.4 fullish, outside the off stump, this one is a classic wobbler from Stuart Clark, Yuvraj has a dart at this one. There's a bit of a sound as the ball passes bat and a spontaneous appeal from the slips cordon, the wicketkeeper and the bowler are enough to convince Billy Bowden. Yuvraj stands his ground for a moment but he has to go, for a duck 122/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni lbw b Clark 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
47.6 that one nipped back, right up there, hitting him on the knee roll, going on to hit leg stump 122/6
View dismissal A Kumble* c †Gilchrist b Lee 27 93 76 4 0 35.52
69.6 full and outside the off, just a hint of late swing, big drive played, the ball goes past the bat, sounds like there was an edge and the whole Austalian slips cordon goes up in appeal. Billy Bowden says no at first, then goes to the square-leg umpire to check if the catch was taken cleanly. That certainly carried cleanly to Gilchrist. Now Bowden gives it out and Kumble is not a happy man. 193/9
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Clarke b Hogg 2 29 24 0 0 8.33
66.6 tossed up and outside the off, Harbhajan is not picking Hogg here but goes for the big hit anyway. The ball goes straight up in the air and Michael Clarke has to use one hand to shield the sun before judging the catch well and taking it. Another Indian wicket gone and Hogg is growing in utility here 173/8
View dismissal Z Khan c †Gilchrist b Lee 11 24 14 2 0 78.57
71.5 And there's the end! fullish and outside the off stump, Zaheer goes for the big drive, the edge goes straight into Adam Gilchrist's gloves, no controversy there. That's now four wickets in an innings five innings on the trot for Brett Lee 196/10
RP Singh not out 2 8 6 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 4, lb 3, nb 7) 14
  Total (all out; 71.5 overs; 315 mins) 196 (2.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 19.5 6 46 4 2.31 100 4 0 (6nb)
8.3 to Jaffer, that's the breakthrough, the slower ball beating Jaffer who poked through to Gilchrist 4/1
30.1 to Laxman, Brute from Lee. How do you play a ball like that? Short one banged in, it's perfectly well directed, on the stumps, Laxman falls backward as he tries to sway out of the way. The ball crashes into the gloves and balloons up in the air. Ricky Ponting is alert in the slips cordon and rushes forward, diving full length to wrap his hands under the ball. That's another big wicket for Australia 55/3
69.6 to Kumble, full and outside the off, just a hint of late swing, big drive played, the ball goes past the bat, sounds like there was an edge and the whole Austalian slips cordon goes up in appeal. Billy Bowden says no at first, then goes to the square-leg umpire to check if the catch was taken cleanly. That certainly carried cleanly to Gilchrist. Now Bowden gives it out and Kumble is not a happy man. 193/9
71.5 to Khan, And there's the end! fullish and outside the off stump, Zaheer goes for the big drive, the edge goes straight into Adam Gilchrist's gloves, no controversy there. That's now four wickets in an innings five innings on the trot for Brett Lee 196/10
  MG Johnson 13 5 25 0 1.92 67 2 0 (1nb)
  A Symonds 3 1 8 0 2.66 14 0 0
View wickets SR Clark 15 4 28 4 1.86 73 1 0
21.4 to Dravid, huge shout and the finger raises immediately, trapping him low and in front of middle and leg, towards the top 31/2
45.1 to Tendulkar, short of a length, outside the off, just a bit of movement in, Tendulkar stands tall and tries to play that forcing shot off the back foot through cover. There's just a bit of extra bounce and the ball crashes into the stumps via a thick bottom edge. It's not the first time we've seen Tendulkar fall like this after looking well set 120/4
47.4 to Yuvraj Singh, fullish, outside the off stump, this one is a classic wobbler from Stuart Clark, Yuvraj has a dart at this one. There's a bit of a sound as the ball passes bat and a spontaneous appeal from the slips cordon, the wicketkeeper and the bowler are enough to convince Billy Bowden. Yuvraj stands his ground for a moment but he has to go, for a duck 122/5
47.6 to Dhoni, that one nipped back, right up there, hitting him on the knee roll, going on to hit leg stump 122/6
View wickets GB Hogg 21 3 82 2 3.90 91 8 2
60.1 to Ganguly, Got him. Hogg gets his first wicket, Ganguly undone by a wicked change of pace, the flipper skids through and knocks back the off stump as the batsman rocks back. A bamboozled Ganguly's on his way just short of his fifty 166/7
66.6 to Harbhajan Singh, tossed up and outside the off, Harbhajan is not picking Hogg here but goes for the big hit anyway. The ball goes straight up in the air and Michael Clarke has to use one hand to shield the sun before judging the catch well and taking it. Another Indian wicket gone and Hogg is growing in utility here 173/8
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Jaques c & b Kumble 51 162 103 5 0 49.51
38.2 tossed up a touch, subtle change in pace, this one stops a bit on Jaques who goes through with a forcing drive, the ball comes right back at Kumble who takes a simple caught and bowled. Jaques goes soon after reaching his half-century 139/3
View dismissal ML Hayden c Ganguly b Harbhajan Singh 47 84 54 6 0 87.03
18.5 the breakthrough at last, India wil love that, Hayden down the track and one audacious attempt too far, holing out at long-off where Ganguly takes the catch well 83/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 3 9 7 0 0 42.85
20.2 got him! Outside off, turned into the right hander who opens the face and guides the ball straight into the welcoming hands of first slip 89/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Tendulkar b Singh 36 95 84 0 0 42.85
45.1 fullish and outside the off, RP pushes this one across the left-handed batsman, a bit of reverse swing and Hussey flashes at the ball without getting behind the line. A thick edge and Tendulkar at first slip is good enough to take a smart catch 161/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke st †Dhoni b Kumble 73 154 113 5 0 64.60
73.1 cracker of a delivery, beating him in the flight, Clarke down the pitch and Dhoni whips off the bails in a split second 288/6
View dismissal A Symonds lbw b Khan 44 75 52 4 2 84.61
61.5 Zaheer strikes! a full ball from round the stumps hurries in on Symonds. This ball is coming in with reverse swing and Symonds gets pad in the way before bat can make it down. Loud shout for the lbw and Billy Bowden gives this one. Timely breakthrough for India 243/5
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Singh b Harbhajan Singh 35 83 59 4 0 59.32
80.5 holes out finally, played from outside leg, with a sweep up and over to RP Singh at deep backward square 316/7
GB Hogg not out 35 59 50 1 2 70.00
B Lee not out 11 26 19 1 0 57.89
Extras (lb 3, nb 13) 16
  Total (7 wickets dec; 88 overs; 380 mins) 351 (3.98 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Z Khan 20 2 93 1 4.65 83 9 0 (12nb)
61.5 to Symonds, Zaheer strikes! a full ball from round the stumps hurries in on Symonds. This ball is coming in with reverse swing and Symonds gets pad in the way before bat can make it down. Loud shout for the lbw and Billy Bowden gives this one. Timely breakthrough for India 243/5
View wicket RP Singh 16 1 50 1 3.12 73 6 0
45.1 to Hussey, fullish and outside the off, RP pushes this one across the left-handed batsman, a bit of reverse swing and Hussey flashes at the ball without getting behind the line. A thick edge and Tendulkar at first slip is good enough to take a smart catch 161/4
View wickets A Kumble 25 2 102 2 4.08 96 5 2
38.2 to Jaques, tossed up a touch, subtle change in pace, this one stops a bit on Jaques who goes through with a forcing drive, the ball comes right back at Kumble who takes a simple caught and bowled. Jaques goes soon after reaching his half-century 139/3
73.1 to Clarke, cracker of a delivery, beating him in the flight, Clarke down the pitch and Dhoni whips off the bails in a split second 288/6
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 26 0 101 3 3.88 96 6 2
18.5 to Hayden, the breakthrough at last, India wil love that, Hayden down the track and one audacious attempt too far, holing out at long-off where Ganguly takes the catch well 83/1
20.2 to Ponting, got him! Outside off, turned into the right hander who opens the face and guides the ball straight into the welcoming hands of first slip 89/2
80.5 to Gilchrist, holes out finally, played from outside leg, with a sweep up and over to RP Singh at deep backward square 316/7
  SR Tendulkar 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0
  India 2nd innings (target: 499 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal R Dravid lbw b Symonds 16 154 114 2 0 14.03
34.3 oh, and beaten him in the flight, Dravid decides to go back and is rapped in front of off and middle, about halfway up the sticks, the bat nowhere near 54/2
View dismissal W Jaffer c †Gilchrist b Lee 15 67 40 2 0 37.50
15.3 but that's definitely out this time! Lee bangs in outside off, the ball hardly gets up, Jaffer hardly moves his feet and the ball catches the edge through to Gilchrist 26/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Clarke b Clark 42 171 112 6 0 37.50
53.4 short of a good length, outside the off stump, this one grips the pitch a touch, Laxman drives uppishly without getting anywhere near the pitch of the ball. It's up in the air and straight to Clarke at cover. The Clark-Clarke combination does the trick and India lose yet another very big wicket 118/4
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c †Gilchrist b Lee 15 31 21 1 0 71.42
41.3 just short of a good length, a touch outside the off stump, flashing drive played, Tendulkar falls for a set up from Brett Lee. Tendulkar's feet have not moved at all and the ball hurries through a bit quicker. There's an outside edge and Adam Gilchrist gleefully accepts the offering. That is a big wicket for Australia 77/3
View dismissal SC Ganguly c Ponting b Hogg 40 142 78 5 0 51.28
70.3 and that's three wickets in four deliveries, Ganguly is trapped plumb in front of middle stump but the ball hits the bat after thudding into pad and the catch is taken by Ponting at silly mid-off, it could have been lbw as well but he's been declared caught 157/9
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh lbw b Hogg 5 16 10 1 0 50.00
56.2 This one is a ripper. Very very quick, good change of pace, it's the flipper. This time Yuvraj isn't even on the front foot. He's on his way back when the ball crashes into the pad. The appeal is spontaneous and this time the finger goes up quickly enough. Once again Yuvraj isn't too happy but that wasn't a bad decision. 125/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni c †Gilchrist b Johnson 11 32 32 2 0 34.37
63.6 got him this time, Dhoni repeats the shot of a few balls ago, slashing a drive away from his body and Gilchrist takes a good catch, low, off the thick edge 144/6
View dismissal A Kumble* c †Gilchrist b Johnson 8 26 21 1 0 38.09
69.6 got him this time! Johnson deserved that wicket having worked him over, this one swinging back in to him and taking his edge on the way through 157/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh run out (Hussey/Hogg) 0 3 0 0 0 -
70.1 Hogg to Ganguly, outstanding work from Australia, Ganguly worked the ball to cover where Hussey returns well, Singh was backing up a mile and tried to get back in at the bowler's end but Hogg took it well and gave the two-handed shovel onto the stumps 157/8
Z Khan not out 0 16 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal RP Singh b Johnson 2 14 20 0 0 10.00
73.6 clattered right into the stumps, an inside edge drags the ball on from outside off to end the match 161/10
Extras (b 1, nb 6) 7
  Total (all out; 74 overs; 342 mins) 161 (2.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 14 3 43 2 3.07 67 5 0 (4nb)
15.3 to Jaffer, but that's definitely out this time! Lee bangs in outside off, the ball hardly gets up, Jaffer hardly moves his feet and the ball catches the edge through to Gilchrist 26/1
41.3 to Tendulkar, just short of a good length, a touch outside the off stump, flashing drive played, Tendulkar falls for a set up from Brett Lee. Tendulkar's feet have not moved at all and the ball hurries through a bit quicker. There's an outside edge and Adam Gilchrist gleefully accepts the offering. That is a big wicket for Australia 77/3
View wickets MG Johnson 15 6 21 3 1.40 81 3 0 (2nb)
63.6 to Dhoni, got him this time, Dhoni repeats the shot of a few balls ago, slashing a drive away from his body and Gilchrist takes a good catch, low, off the thick edge 144/6
69.6 to Kumble, got him this time! Johnson deserved that wicket having worked him over, this one swinging back in to him and taking his edge on the way through 157/7
73.6 to Singh, clattered right into the stumps, an inside edge drags the ball on from outside off to end the match 161/10
View wicket SR Clark 15 9 20 1 1.33 82 3 0
53.4 to Laxman, short of a good length, outside the off stump, this one grips the pitch a touch, Laxman drives uppishly without getting anywhere near the pitch of the ball. It's up in the air and straight to Clarke at cover. The Clark-Clarke combination does the trick and India lose yet another very big wicket 118/4
View wickets GB Hogg 17 3 51 2 3.00 80 8 0
56.2 to Yuvraj Singh, This one is a ripper. Very very quick, good change of pace, it's the flipper. This time Yuvraj isn't even on the front foot. He's on his way back when the ball crashes into the pad. The appeal is spontaneous and this time the finger goes up quickly enough. Once again Yuvraj isn't too happy but that wasn't a bad decision. 125/5
70.3 to Ganguly, and that's three wickets in four deliveries, Ganguly is trapped plumb in front of middle stump but the ball hits the bat after thudding into pad and the catch is taken by Ponting at silly mid-off, it could have been lbw as well but he's been declared caught 157/9
View wicket A Symonds 13 5 25 1 1.92 66 1 0
34.3 to Dravid, oh, and beaten him in the flight, Dravid decides to go back and is rapped in front of off and middle, about halfway up the sticks, the bat nowhere near 54/2

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 4-match series 1-0
Player of the match - ML Hayden (Australia)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and BF Bowden (New Zealand)
TV umpire - SJ Davis
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Reserve umpire - JD Ward
Close of play
  • Wed, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 337/9 (MG Johnson 10*, SR Clark 21*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 32/0 (PA Jaques 10*, ML Hayden 22*, 8 ov)
  • Fri, 28 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 6/0 (R Dravid 3*, W Jaffer 2*, 8 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 161 (74 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (76 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (PA Jaques 24, ML Hayden 27, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Australia - 56/0 in 13.0 overs (PA Jaques 25, ML Hayden 27)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 22.6 overs (142 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 142 balls (PA Jaques 49, ML Hayden 46, Ex 5)
    • PA Jaques: 50 off 80 balls (7 x 4)
    • Lunch: Australia - 111/0 in 27.0 overs (PA Jaques 57, ML Hayden 49)
    • ML Hayden: 50 off 80 balls (4 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 36.1 overs (221 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Australia - 173/3 in 41.0 overs (ML Hayden 95, MJ Clarke 0)
    • ML Hayden: 100 off 126 balls (9 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 50.6 overs (311 balls), Extras 6
    • Tea: Australia - 213/3 in 56.0 overs (ML Hayden 121, MJ Clarke 14)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (ML Hayden 33, MJ Clarke 15, Ex 2)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 64.6 overs (400 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Australia - 264/5 in 68.0 overs (A Symonds 30, AC Gilchrist 5)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 81.5 overs (501 balls), Extras 14
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 312/8 after 86.1 overs (GB Hogg 17, MG Johnson 7)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 337/9 in 90.0 overs (MG Johnson 10, SR Clark 21)
    • Attendance: 68465
    • Innings Break: Australia - 343/10 in 92.4 overs (MG Johnson 15)
    • India 1st innings
    • Drinks: India - 6/1 in 11.0 overs (R Dravid 0, VVS Laxman 2)
    • Lunch: India - 31/2 in 21.4 overs (VVS Laxman 21)
    • India: 50 runs in 29.3 overs (178 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: India - 74/3 in 35.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 29, SC Ganguly 8)
    • India: 100 runs in 38.4 overs (234 balls), Extras 4
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 57 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (SR Tendulkar 36, SC Ganguly 12, Ex 3)
    • Tea: India - 122/5 in 47.4 overs (SC Ganguly 21)
    • India: 150 runs in 55.5 overs (337 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: India - 167/7 in 62.0 overs (A Kumble 22, Harbhajan Singh 1)
    • Innings Break: India - 196/10 in 71.5 overs (RP Singh 2)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: Australia - 32/0 in 8.0 overs (PA Jaques 10, ML Hayden 22)
    • Attendance: 44691
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (77 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (PA Jaques 21, ML Hayden 29, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 89/2 in 20.2 overs (PA Jaques 33)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (153 balls), Extras 6
    • Lunch: Australia - 135/2 in 37.0 overs (PA Jaques 49, MEK Hussey 29)
    • PA Jaques: 50 off 102 balls (5 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (PA Jaques 18, MEK Hussey 31, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 42.1 overs (259 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Australia - 181/4 in 51.0 overs (MJ Clarke 29, A Symonds 7)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 54.5 overs (337 balls), Extras 11
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (MJ Clarke 24, A Symonds 26, Ex 4)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 82 balls (3 x 4)
    • Tea: Australia - 248/5 in 63.0 overs (MJ Clarke 52, AC Gilchrist 1)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 64.1 overs (396 balls), Extras 14
    • Australia: 300 runs in 76.6 overs (474 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: Australia - 304/6 in 78.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 23, GB Hogg 11)
    • Australia 2nd Innings: 1x7 ball over (86th over, A Kumble, called by Umpire BF Bowden)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 87.6 overs (541 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: Australia - 351/7 in 88.0 overs (GB Hogg 35, B Lee 11)
    • India 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: India - 6/0 in 8.0 overs (R Dravid 3, W Jaffer 2)
    • Attendanc: 36265
    • Drinks: India - 27/1 in 21.0 overs (R Dravid 10, VVS Laxman 0)
    • India: 50 runs in 31.3 overs (191 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: India - 56/2 in 35.0 overs (VVS Laxman 21, SR Tendulkar 2)
    • India: 100 runs in 48.5 overs (297 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: India - 101/3 in 49.0 overs (VVS Laxman 33, SC Ganguly 18)
    • Tea: India - 134/5 in 61.0 overs (SC Ganguly 36, MS Dhoni 1)
    • India: 150 runs in 66.4 overs (404 balls), Extras 4
    • Attendance: 16738 (Total: 166159)
    • Match Scorers: Sajan Nair and Binoy George
 
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