Australia tour of India, 1st Test: India v Australia at Chennai, Mar 6-10, 1998
India won by 179 runs
6,7,8,9,10 March 1998 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
NR Mongia c †Healy b Kasprowicz 58 180 132 9 0 43.93
NS Sidhu run out (ME Waugh) 62 189 133 7 2 46.61
R Dravid c Robertson b Warne 52 241 169 5 0 30.76
SR Tendulkar c Taylor b Warne 4 7 5 1 0 80.00
M Azharuddin* c Reiffel b Warne 26 80 63 4 0 41.26
SC Ganguly lbw b Robertson 3 21 20 0 0 15.00
A Kumble c SR Waugh b Robertson 30 92 77 3 0 38.96
J Srinath c Taylor b Warne 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
RK Chauhan c †Healy b Robertson 3 12 16 0 0 18.75
Harvinder Singh not out 0 17 12 0 0 0.00
SLV Raju b Robertson 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 8, lb 6, nb 4) 18
  Total (all out; 104.2 overs; 428 mins) 257 (2.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  MS Kasprowicz 21 8 44 1 2.09 (3nb)
  PR Reiffel 15 4 27 0 1.80 (2nb)
  SK Warne 35 11 85 4 2.42 (1nb)
  GR Robertson 28.2 4 72 4 2.54
  ME Waugh 1 0 4 0 4.00
  SR Waugh 4 1 11 0 2.75
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c †Mongia b Harvinder Singh 12 103 73 0 0 16.43
MJ Slater c Dravid b Kumble 11 43 34 2 0 32.35
ME Waugh c Ganguly b Raju 66 180 130 8 1 50.76
SR Waugh b Kumble 12 18 17 1 0 70.58
RT Ponting c †Mongia b Raju 18 50 34 1 0 52.94
GS Blewett lbw b Chauhan 9 31 32 0 0 28.12
IA Healy c Ganguly b Raju 90 257 194 6 0 46.39
PR Reiffel c Dravid b Kumble 15 51 51 1 0 29.41
SK Warne c Tendulkar b Kumble 17 12 39 2 0 43.58
GR Robertson c †Mongia b Srinath 57 198 152 7 0 37.50
MS Kasprowicz not out 11 54 33 2 0 33.33
Extras (b 1, lb 6, nb 3) 10
  Total (all out; 130.3 overs; 517 mins) 328 (2.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  J Srinath 17.3 3 46 1 2.62 (3nb)
  Harvinder Singh 11 4 28 1 2.54 (1nb)
  A Kumble 45 10 103 4 2.28 (1nb)
  RK Chauhan 25 3 90 1 3.60 (1nb)
  SLV Raju 32 8 54 3 1.68
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
NR Mongia lbw b Blewett 18 69 57 2 0 31.57
NS Sidhu c Ponting b Robertson 64 171 127 10 1 50.39
R Dravid c †Healy b Warne 56 214 149 7 0 37.58
SR Tendulkar not out 155 286 191 14 4 81.15
M Azharuddin* c SR Waugh b ME Waugh 64 123 89 8 1 71.91
SC Ganguly not out 30 49 36 4 0 83.33
Extras (b 18, lb 6, nb 7) 31
  Total (4 wickets dec; 107 overs; 458 mins) 418 (3.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  MS Kasprowicz 14 6 42 0 3.00 (1nb)
  PR Reiffel 9 1 32 0 3.55 (2nb)
  GR Robertson 27 4 92 1 3.40 (1nb)
  SK Warne 30 7 122 1 4.06 (2nb)
  GS Blewett 10 2 35 1 3.50
  ME Waugh 9 0 44 1 4.88
  SR Waugh 8 0 27 0 3.37 (1nb)
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 348 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Slater b Srinath 13 37 23 2 0 56.52
MA Taylor* c Srinath b Kumble 13 66 42 2 0 30.95
GS Blewett c Dravid b Kumble 5 18 12 1 0 41.66
PR Reiffel c Azharuddin b Raju 8 100 84 1 0 9.52
ME Waugh c Dravid b Kumble 18 41 38 3 0 47.36
SR Waugh c Dravid b Raju 27 77 71 4 0 38.02
RT Ponting lbw b Raju 2 9 7 0 0 28.57
IA Healy not out 32 92 72 3 0 44.44
SK Warne c Kumble b Chauhan 35 58 52 4 1 67.30
GR Robertson b Chauhan 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
MS Kasprowicz c Srinath b Kumble 4 12 8 1 0 50.00
Extras (b 4, lb 3, nb 4) 11
  Total (all out; 67.5 overs; 260 mins) 168 (2.47 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  J Srinath 6 4 9 1 1.50
  Harvinder Singh 2 0 9 0 4.50
  RK Chauhan 22 7 66 2 3.00 (4nb)
  A Kumble 22.5 7 46 4 2.01
  SLV Raju 15 4 31 3 2.06

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - India led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts - GR Robertson (Australia); Harvinder Singh (India)
Player of the match - SR Tendulkar (India)
Umpires - G Sharp (England) and S Venkataraghavan
TV umpire - KSB Murali
Match referee - PL van der Merwe (South Africa)
Close of play
  • Fri, 6 Mar - day 1 - India 1st innings 232/5 (R Dravid 42*, A Kumble 19*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 193/7 (IA Healy 31*, SK Warne 13*, 74 ov)
  • Sun, 8 Mar - day 3 - India 2nd innings 100/1 (NS Sidhu 55*, R Dravid 18*, 34 ov)
  • Mon, 9 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 31/3 (PR Reiffel 0*, 14.4 ov)
  • Tue, 10 Mar - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 168 (67.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Lunch: India 86/0 (Sidhu 52*, Mongia 32*, 28 overs)
    • Tea: India 159/3 (Dravid 10*, Azharuddin 16*, 57 overs)
    • Lunch: Australia 17/1 (Taylor 5*, ME Waugh 1*, 12 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 95/4 (ME Waugh 39*, 41.1 overs)
    • Lunch: Australia 274/8 (Healy 70*, Robertson 36*, 104 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 328 all out.
    • The 9th wicket partnership of 96 between IA Healy and GR Robertson set a new record for Australia against India (previous: 87, IWG Johnson and WPA Crawford at Madras, 1956/57).
    • Lunch: India 200/2 (Tendulkar 50*, Dravid 44*, 62 overs)
    • Tea: India 312/3 (Tendulkar 116*, Azharuddin 29*, 88 overs)
    • Australia set a target of 348 to win from approximately 107 overs. This was the same target required by India in the Tied Test at the same ground in 1986.
 
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