India tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2003
Australia won by 9 wickets
26,27,28,29,30 December 2003 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Chopra c Katich b MacGill 48 182 138 6 0 34.78
42.6 caught Katich 141/1
View dismissal V Sehwag c Bracken b Katich 195 312 233 25 5 83.69
78.3 caught Bracken 311/4
View dismissal R Dravid c Martyn b Waugh 49 105 89 5 0 55.05
72.6 caught Martyn 278/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c †Gilchrist b Lee 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
74.1 caught †Gilchrist 286/3
View dismissal SC Ganguly* c Langer b Lee 37 90 63 6 0 58.73
94.6 caught Langer 350/5
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Hayden b MacGill 19 108 86 2 0 22.09
102.2 caught Hayden 366/9
View dismissal PA Patel c †Gilchrist b Bracken 0 10 1 0 0 0.00
97.1 caught †Gilchrist 353/6
View dismissal AB Agarkar run out (Williams) 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
97.2 from Bracken, run out (Williams) 353/7
View dismissal A Kumble c Langer b Williams 3 22 12 0 0 25.00
101.5 caught Langer 366/8
Z Khan not out 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal A Nehra c †Gilchrist b MacGill 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
102.6 caught †Gilchrist 366/10
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 11) 15
  Total (all out; 103 overs; 424 mins) 366 (3.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 27 7 103 2 3.81 127 12 0 (10nb)
74.1 to Tendulkar, caught †Gilchrist 286/3
94.6 to Ganguly, caught Langer 350/5
View wicket NW Bracken 28 6 71 1 2.53 135 9 0
97.1 to Patel, caught †Gilchrist 353/6
View wicket BA Williams 20 6 66 1 3.30 91 11 0 (1w)
101.5 to Kumble, caught Langer 366/8
View wickets SCG MacGill 15 3 70 3 4.66 67 9 3 (1nb)
42.6 to Chopra, caught Katich 141/1
102.2 to Laxman, caught Hayden 366/9
102.6 to Nehra, caught †Gilchrist 366/10
View wicket SM Katich 4 0 18 1 4.50 14 1 1
78.3 to Sehwag, caught Bracken 311/4
View wicket SR Waugh 9 0 35 1 3.88 30 2 1
72.6 to Dravid, caught Martyn 278/2
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer c Tendulkar b Agarkar 14 32 29 2 0 48.27
6.3 caught Tendulkar 30/1
View dismissal ML Hayden lbw b Kumble 136 260 173 17 1 78.61
60.4 lbw 264/2
View dismissal RT Ponting st †Patel b Kumble 257 590 458 25 0 56.11
150.6 stumped †Patel 555/9
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Nehra b Kumble 14 33 29 2 0 48.27
68.4 caught Nehra 295/3
View dismissal DR Martyn c †Patel b Agarkar 31 95 63 3 0 49.20
92.4 caught †Patel 373/4
View dismissal SR Waugh* lbw b Kumble 19 83 69 1 0 27.53
136.1 lbw 502/6
View dismissal SM Katich c Chopra b Kumble 29 92 58 3 0 50.00
114.4 caught Chopra 437/5
View dismissal B Lee c Laxman b Kumble 8 31 29 0 0 27.58
144.2 caught Laxman 535/7
View dismissal NW Bracken c & b Tendulkar 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
145.6 caught & 542/8
BA Williams not out 10 10 11 0 1 90.90
View dismissal SCG MacGill lbw b Agarkar 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
151.2 lbw 558/10
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 5, nb 17, pen 5) 39
  Total (all out; 151.2 overs; 626 mins) 558 (3.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets AB Agarkar 33.2 5 115 3 3.45 149 16 0
6.3 to Langer, caught Tendulkar 30/1
92.4 to Martyn, caught †Patel 373/4
151.2 to MacGill, lbw 558/10
  Z Khan 25 4 103 0 4.12 110 10 0 (9nb, 1w)
  A Nehra 29 3 90 0 3.10 120 8 0 (1nb)
View wickets A Kumble 51 8 176 6 3.45 212 16 1 (7nb)
60.4 to Hayden, lbw 264/2
68.4 to Gilchrist, caught Nehra 295/3
114.4 to Katich, caught Chopra 437/5
136.1 to Waugh, lbw 502/6
144.2 to Lee, caught Laxman 535/7
150.6 to Ponting, stumped †Patel 555/9
View wicket SR Tendulkar 13 0 57 1 4.38 45 3 1
145.6 to Bracken, caught & 542/8
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Chopra c †Gilchrist b Bracken 4 7 8 1 0 50.00
1.3 caught †Gilchrist 5/1
View dismissal V Sehwag c Williams b Lee 11 22 13 2 0 84.61
4.5 caught Williams 19/2
View dismissal R Dravid c †Gilchrist b Lee 92 332 244 13 0 37.70
83.4 caught †Gilchrist 253/5
View dismissal SC Ganguly* b Bracken 73 164 125 12 0 58.40
87.1 bowled 258/6
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c †Gilchrist b Williams 44 107 79 5 0 55.69
42.3 caught †Gilchrist 126/3
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Hayden b MacGill 18 57 50 3 0 36.00
56.6 caught Hayden 160/4
PA Patel not out 27 50 4 0 54.00
View dismissal AB Agarkar b Williams 1 15 10 0 0 10.00
90.4 bowled 271/7
View dismissal A Kumble lbw b Williams 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
90.6 lbw 271/8
View dismissal Z Khan c Hayden b Williams 1 16 8 0 0 12.50
94.3 caught Hayden 277/9
View dismissal A Nehra c Hayden b MacGill 0 20 17 0 0 0.00
99.5 caught Hayden 286/10
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 1, nb 7) 15
  Total (all out; 99.5 overs; 410 mins) 286 (2.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 22 3 97 2 4.40 98 16 0 (3nb)
4.5 to Sehwag, caught Williams 19/2
83.4 to Dravid, caught †Gilchrist 253/5
View wickets NW Bracken 25 13 45 2 1.80 130 6 0
1.3 to Chopra, caught †Gilchrist 5/1
87.1 to Ganguly, bowled 258/6
View wickets BA Williams 22 5 53 4 2.40 111 9 0 (1w)
42.3 to Tendulkar, caught †Gilchrist 126/3
90.4 to Agarkar, bowled 271/7
90.6 to Kumble, lbw 271/8
94.3 to Khan, caught Hayden 277/9
View wickets SCG MacGill 26.5 5 68 2 2.53 127 8 0 (4nb)
56.6 to Laxman, caught Hayden 160/4
99.5 to Nehra, caught Hayden 286/10
  SM Katich 4 0 16 0 4.00 14 1 0
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 95 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JL Langer lbw b Agarkar 2 21 14 0 0 14.28
4.2 lbw 9/1
ML Hayden not out 53 95 63 9 0 84.12
RT Ponting not out 31 73 59 3 0 52.54
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 1, nb 4) 11
  Total (1 wicket; 22.2 overs; 95 mins) 97 (4.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket AB Agarkar 7 2 25 1 3.57 29 3 0
4.2 to Langer, lbw 9/1
  A Nehra 6 3 16 0 2.66 30 2 0 (1w)
  A Kumble 6.2 0 43 0 6.78 23 6 0 (2nb)
  V Sehwag 3 0 7 0 2.33 14 1 0

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - 4-match series level 1-1
Player of the match - RT Ponting (Australia)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and DR Shepherd (England)
TV umpire - RL Parry
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Close of play
  • Fri, 26 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 329/4 (SC Ganguly 20*, VVS Laxman 6*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 317/3 (RT Ponting 120*, DR Martyn 7*, 75 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 27/2 (R Dravid 6*, SC Ganguly 6*, 11 ov)
  • Mon, 29 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 286
  • Tue, 30 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 97/1 (22.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • Hours of play: 11.00am - 1.00pm, 1.40pm - 3.40pm, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
    • Scorers: KV O'Neill (Australia) and CJ Reece (India)
    • 12th Men: AJ Bichel (Australia) and S Ramesh (India)
    • India 50 in 93 minutes from 22.1 overs
    • Chopra/Sehwag 50 partnership in 93 minutes from 135 balls
    • V Sehwag's highest score against Australia in Tests (previous: 47 at Adelaide, 2003-04)
    • V Sehwag 50 in 114 minutes from 78 balls
    • Lunch: India 89/0 (Chopra 31*, Sehwag 51*, 27 overs)
    • India 100 in 127 minutes from 29.5 overs
    • Chopra/Sehwag 100 partnership in 127 minutes from 184 balls
    • A Chopra's highest score against Australia in Tests (previous: 36 at Brisbane, 2003-04)
    • Chopra/Sehwag partnership 141 runs in 182 minutes from 264 balls
    • India 150 in 195 minutes from 46.1 overs
    • V Sehwag 100 in 206 minutes from 144 balls
    • Sehwag/Dravid 50 partnership in 36 minutes from 60 balls
    • India 200 in 225 minutes from 54.5 overs
    • Tea: India 219/1 (Sehwag 137*, Dravid 23*, 57 overs)
    • Sehwag/Dravid 100 partnership in 78 minutes from 134 balls
    • V Sehwag's highest score in Tests (previous: 147 v West Indies at Mumbai, 2002-03)
    • V Sehwag 150 in 263 minutes from 200 balls
    • Sehwag/Dravid partnership 137 runs in 105 minutes from 181 balls
    • Sehwag/Tendulkar partnership 8 runs in 3 minutes from 7 balls
    • India 300 in 304 minutes from 76.1 overs
    • Sehwag/Ganguly partnership 25 runs in 19 minutes from 26 balls
    • Attendance: 62613
    • Second new ball taken after over 82
    • Play ended at 6.12pm
    • India 350 in 383 minutes from 94.5 overs
    • Ganguly/Laxman partnership 39 runs in 70 minutes from 103 balls
    • Laxman/Patel partnership 3 runs in 10 minutes from 13 balls
    • Laxman/Agarkar partnership 0 runs in 2 minutes from 1 ball
    • Laxman/Kumble partnership 13 runs in 22 minutes from 27 balls
    • Laxman/Khan partnership 0 runs in 3 minutes from 3 balls
    • Khan/Nehra partnership 0 runs in 2 minutes from 4 balls
    • Langer/Hayden partnership 30 runs in 32 minutes from 40 balls
    • Australia 50 in 52 minutes from 10.4 overs
    • Hayden/Ponting 50 partnership in 67 minutes from 94 balls
    • Australia 100 in 110 minutes from 24.4 overs
    • ML Hayden 50 in 121 minutes from 71 balls
    • Hayden/Ponting 100 partnership in 105 minutes from 152 balls
    • RT Ponting 50 in 114 minutes from 87 balls
    • Tea: Australia 149/1 (Hayden 68*, Ponting 54*, 36 overs)
    • Australia 150 in 157 minutes from 36.1 overs
    • Hayden/Ponting 150 partnership in 153 minutes from 222 balls
    • Australia 200 in 206 minutes from 47.5 overs
    • Australia 250 in 251 minutes from 58.5 overs
    • ML Hayden 100 in 218 minutes from 136 balls
    • Hayden/Ponting 200 partnership in 209 minutes from 305 balls
    • Hayden/Ponting partnership 234 runs in 227 minutes from 330 balls
    • RT Ponting 100 in 237 minutes from 172 balls
    • Ponting/Gilchrist partnership 29 runs in 33 minutes from 51 balls
    • Australia 300 in 301 minutes from 69.5 overs
    • Attendance: 39566
    • Play ended at 6.48pm
    • Second new ball taken after 83 overs
    • Australia 300 in 358 minutes from 85 overs
    • Ponting/Martyn 50 partnership in 59 minutes from 93 balls
    • Ponting/Martyn partnership 78 runs in 95 minutes from 145 balls
    • SR Waugh retired hurt on 0* from 373/4 to 437/5 (struck on elbow by Agarkar)
    • Lunch: Australia 396/4 (Ponting 162*, Katich 10*, 102 overs)
    • Australia 400 in 441 minutes from 103.1 overs
    • RT Ponting 150 in 338 minutes from 261 balls
    • Ponting/Katich 50 partnership in 70 minutes from 102 balls
    • Ponting/Katich partnership 64 runs in 92 minutes from 134 balls
    • Australia 450 in 502 minutes from 118 overs
    • Tea: Australia 480/5 (Ponting 212*, Waugh 12*, 131 overs)
    • Ponting/Waugh 50 partnership in 75 minutes from 116 balls
    • RT Ponting 200 in 483 minutes from 368 balls
    • Australia 500 in 567 minutes from 136 overs
    • Ponting/Waugh partnership 65 runs in 85 minutes from 130 balls
    • Ponting/Lee partnership 33 runs in 31 minutes from 50 balls
    • RT Ponting 250 in 571 minutes from 434 balls
    • Ponting/Bracken partnership 7 runs in 6 minutes from 10 balls
    • Australia 550 in 618 minutes from 149.4 overs
    • Ponting/Williams partnership 13 runs in 19 minutes from 30 balls
    • Williams/MacGill partnership 3 runs in 2 minutes from 2 balls
    • Attendance: 33256
    • SC Ganguly (2) retired hurt on 16* from 39/2 to 160/4 (struck on the back of the head by Williams)
    • India 2nd Innings 50 (91 minutes, 16.0 overs)
    • India-2 Dravid/Tendulkar 50 partnership (66 minutes, 105 balls)
    • India 2nd innings 100 (149 minutes, 35.0 overs)
    • India-2 Dravid 50 (208 minutes, 145 balls)
    • India 2nd Innings 150 (220 minutes, 51.2 overs)
    • India-2 Dravid/Ganguly 50 partnership (69 minutes, 113 balls)
    • India-2 New Ball Taken after 80 overs
    • India-1 Ganguly 50 (139 minutes, 106 balls)
    • India 2nd Innings 250 (339 minutes, 83.2 overs)
    • Crowd Day 4: 14965
    • Australia-2 50 (65 minutes, 14.1 overs)
    • Australia-2 Ponting/Hayden 50 partnership (50 minutes, 70 balls)
    • Australia-2 Hayden 50 (90 minutes, 62 balls)
    • Crowd Day 5: 29262
    • Match Complete at 12:39 local time
 
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