India tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 28-Feb 3, 1978
Australia won by 47 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
28,29,30 January, 1,2,3 February 1978 (6-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood st †Kirmani b Chandrasekhar 39 104 5 0
WM Darling c Vengsarkar b Chandrasekhar 65 125 3 0
GN Yallop c Gavaskar b Amarnath 121 227 13 0
PM Toohey c Gavaskar b Chandrasekhar 60 89 7 1
RB Simpson* c Viswanath b Ghavri 100 264 200 6 0 50.00
GJ Cosier b Ghavri 1 7 0 0
SJ Rixon b Bedi 32 79 0 0
B Yardley c & b Ghavri 22 46 1 0
JR Thomson c Ghavri b Chandrasekhar 24 55 1 0
WM Clark b Chandrasekhar 0 4 0 0
IW Callen not out 22 40 2 1
Extras (b 4, lb 14, nb 1) 19
  Total (all out; 112.4 overs) 505 (3.36 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KD Ghavri 22 2 93 3 3.17
  M Amarnath 12 0 45 1 2.81
  BS Bedi 34 1 127 1 2.80
  EAS Prasanna 10 1 48 0 3.60
  BS Chandrasekhar 29.4 0 136 5 3.45
  AD Gaekwad 5 0 37 0 5.55
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c Toohey b Thomson 7 24 18 1 0 38.88
CPS Chauhan c Cosier b Clark 15 31 20 2 0 75.00
M Amarnath c Cosier b Thomson 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
GR Viswanath c †Rixon b Callen 89 195 175 6 0 50.85
DB Vengsarkar c †Rixon b Callen 44 214 203 2 0 21.67
AD Gaekwad c †Rixon b Callen 27 95 87 1 0 31.03
SMH Kirmani run out 48 117 95 6 0 50.52
KD Ghavri c Simpson b Clark 3 15 15 0 0 20.00
EAS Prasanna not out 15 50 40 1 0 37.50
BS Bedi* c sub (KJ Hughes) b Clark 6 16 8 1 0 75.00
BS Chandrasekhar c & b Clark 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (b 4, lb 1, nb 8) 13
  Total (all out; 82.2 overs) 269 (2.45 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JR Thomson 3.3 1 12 2 2.66
  WM Clark 20.7 6 62 4 2.22
  IW Callen 22 0 83 3 2.82
  GJ Cosier 4 3 4 0 0.75
  B Yardley 23 6 62 0 2.02
  RB Simpson 9 0 33 0 2.75
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c Vengsarkar b Bedi 8 35 24 0 0 33.33
WM Darling b Bedi 56 116 122 7 0 45.90
GN Yallop b Bedi 24 70 51 1 0 47.05
PM Toohey c †Kirmani b Prasanna 10 44 39 1 0 25.64
RB Simpson* lbw b Ghavri 51 177 1 0
GJ Cosier st †Kirmani b Bedi 34 90 105 4 0 32.38
SJ Rixon run out 13 50 1 0
B Yardley c Vengsarkar b Ghavri 26 48 4 0
WM Clark lbw b Ghavri 1 23 0 0
IW Callen not out 4 26 0 0
JR Thomson c Amarnath b Ghavri 3 10 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 15, w 3, nb 3) 26
  Total (all out; 82.5 overs) 256 (2.32 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KD Ghavri 10.5 2 45 4 3.17
  M Amarnath 4 0 12 0 2.25
  BS Bedi 20 3 53 4 1.98
  EAS Prasanna 34 7 68 1 1.50
  BS Chandrasekhar 14 0 52 0 2.78
  India 2nd innings (target: 493 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c †Rixon b Callen 29 29 54 3 0 53.70
CPS Chauhan c Wood b Yardley 32 99 61 3 0 52.45
M Amarnath c Callen b Yardley 86 317 7 0
GR Viswanath c Simpson b Clark 73 188 7 0
DB Vengsarkar c Toohey b Yardley 78 188 6 0
AD Gaekwad c & b Yardley 12 99 1 0
SMH Kirmani b Clark 51 146 124 7 0 41.12
KD Ghavri c sub (KJ Hughes) b Callen 23 109 90 3 0 25.55
EAS Prasanna not out 10 48 33 0 0 30.30
BS Bedi* c Cosier b Callen 16 26 21 0 0 76.19
BS Chandrasekhar c †Rixon b Simpson 2 4 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 6, lb 11, nb 16) 33
  Total (all out; 141.4 overs) 445 (2.35 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WM Clark 29 6 79 2 2.04
  IW Callen 33 5 108 3 2.45
  GJ Cosier 13 6 21 0 1.21
  B Yardley 43 6 134 4 2.33
  RB Simpson 23.4 6 70 1 2.23

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 3-2
Test debuts - IW Callen, WM Darling, GM Wood and B Yardley (Australia)
Umpires - RA French and MG O'Connell
Close of play
  • Sat, 28 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 353/5 (RB Simpson 54*, SJ Rixon 8*)
  • Sun, 29 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 131/3 (GR Viswanath 79*, DB Vengsarkar 26*)
  • Mon, 30 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 103/3 (PM Toohey 9*, RB Simpson 2*)
  • Tue, 31 Jan - rest day
  • Wed, 1 Feb - day 4 - India 2nd innings 101/2 (M Amarnath 21*, GR Viswanath 9*)
  • Thu, 2 Feb - day 5 - India 2nd innings 362/6 (SMH Kirmani 14*, KD Ghavri 6*)
  • Fri, 3 Feb - day 6 - India 2nd innings 445 (141.4 ov) - end of match
 
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