India tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 7-12, 1978
India won by an innings and 2 runs
7,8,9,11,12 January 1978 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
J Dyson lbw b Chandrasekhar 26 136 114 1 0 22.80
GJ Cosier b Amarnath 17 46 31 2 0 54.83
PM Toohey run out 4 9 9 1 0 44.44
CS Serjeant c Ghavri b Bedi 4 41 35 1 0 11.42
RB Simpson* c †Kirmani b Chandrasekhar 38 113 99 2 0 38.38
KJ Hughes b Bedi 17 22 21 1 1 80.95
AL Mann b Bedi 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
SJ Rixon lbw b Chandrasekhar 17 70 68 1 0 25.00
WM Clark c Gavaskar b Chandrasekhar 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
JR Thomson not out 1 21 10 0 0 10.00
JB Gannon c Amarnath b Prasanna 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 5, nb 2) 7
  Total (all out; 49.4 overs) 131 (1.98 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KD Ghavri 7 1 25 0 2.67
  M Amarnath 7 4 6 1 0.64
  BS Bedi 13 3 49 3 2.82
  BS Chandrasekhar 15 3 30 4 1.50
  EAS Prasanna 7.4 2 14 1 1.40
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c †Rixon b Thomson 49 144 110 5 0 44.54
CPS Chauhan c Mann b Clark 42 170 124 6 0 33.87
M Amarnath c Gannon b Clark 9 40 37 1 0 24.32
GR Viswanath b Thomson 79 202 182 6 0 43.40
DB Vengsarkar c †Rixon b Cosier 48 208 121 2 0 39.66
AV Mankad b Thomson 16 22 23 2 0 69.56
SMH Kirmani b Cosier 42 95 61 3 0 68.85
KD Ghavri c Serjeant b Thomson 64 142 123 5 0 52.03
EAS Prasanna not out 25 56 44 4 0 56.81
BS Bedi* not out 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 9, nb 12) 21
  Total (8 wickets dec; 101 overs) 396 (2.94 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JR Thomson 27 8 83 4 2.30
  WM Clark 21 3 66 2 2.35
  JB Gannon 20 4 65 0 2.43
  AL Mann 20 0 101 0 3.78
  RB Simpson 4 0 34 0 6.37
  GJ Cosier 9 1 26 2 2.16
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
J Dyson c & b Chandrasekhar 6 67 51 1 0 11.76
GJ Cosier b Bedi 68 193 164 9 0 41.46
KJ Hughes c Vengsarkar b Bedi 19 94 81 2 0 23.45
CS Serjeant b Prasanna 1 3 6 0 0 16.66
RB Simpson* lbw b Prasanna 33 131 126 2 0 26.19
PM Toohey c sub (S Madan Lal) b Ghavri 85 231 258 9 0 32.94
AL Mann c & b Prasanna 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
SJ Rixon c Viswanath b Chandrasekhar 11 22 27 1 0 40.74
WM Clark b Prasanna 10 33 23 2 0 43.47
JR Thomson b Ghavri 16 72 55 2 0 29.09
JB Gannon not out 0 4 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 5, lb 6, nb 3) 14
  Total (all out; 98.7 overs) 263 (1.99 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KD Ghavri 12.7 3 42 2 2.44
  M Amarnath 5 3 9 0 1.35
  BS Bedi 28 8 62 2 1.66
  BS Chandrasekhar 24 3 85 2 2.65
  EAS Prasanna 29 11 51 4 1.31

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 2-2
Umpires - RC Bailhache and TF Brooks
Close of play
  • Sat, 7 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 86/0 (SM Gavaskar 45*, CPS Chauhan 35*)
  • Sun, 8 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 190/3 (GR Viswanath 48*, DB Vengsarkar 23*)
  • Mon, 9 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 40/1 (GJ Cosier 23*, KJ Hughes 7*)
  • Tue, 10 Jan - rest day
  • Wed, 11 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 243/8 (PM Toohey 77*, JR Thomson 4*)
  • Thu, 12 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 263 (98.7 ov) - end of match
 
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