Australia tour of India, 4th Test: India v Australia at Delhi, Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
22,23,24 March 2013 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal EJM Cowan b Ashwin 38 135 99 7 0 38.38
32.6 53.2 mph, and this is at least the third batsman this series that Ashwin has bowled around the legs on the sweep, and bowling from over the stumps. So this is no lucky dismissal. He has planned this. Tossed up outside leg, turning towards the stumps. Cowan is on the sweep, misses the line, and is bowled. On the other hand, it is pretty soft for Australia to keep on losing wickets in this manner 106/3
View dismissal DA Warner c Kohli b Sharma 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
1.4 83.0 mph, Delhi Daredevils batsman c Dilli Ranji player b Dilli Ranji player. Second successive poor shot from Warner. Flashes at a wide length ball with no feet at all, and gets a thick edge to Kohli at second slip. Poor batting 4/1
View dismissal PJ Hughes b Sharma 45 82 59 10 0 76.27
20.6 82.1 mph, bowled'im. Hughes has played on. This has been a difficult over, and ends with a soft dismissal. A length ball, Hughes is stuck on the crease, doesn't move across to cover the line of the ball, and defends a bit tentatively. The ball jags in, hits the inside edge and onto the stumps 71/2
View dismissal SR Watson* st †Dhoni b Jadeja 17 63 56 3 0 30.35
38.5 55.9 mph, if you are an Australian captain, run away when you see Jadeja. Australian captains have batted seven times in this series, and Jadeja has got them out six times. Watson charges down this time, but the length is slightly shorter than his reach, and then Jadeja gets sharp turn from in front of leg to leave Watson stranded 115/4
View dismissal SPD Smith c Rahane b Ashwin 46 152 145 3 2 31.72
81.2 55.5 mph, sharp offbreak, sharp catch. Rahane's first Test contribution with no "sub" next to his name. This is quick, dipping, and Smith is nowhere near it in defence. The ball is allowed time to turn and hits the inside edge for a quick catch to Rahane at short leg 189/8
View dismissal MS Wade c Vijay b Ashwin 2 7 5 0 0 40.00
40.4 51.8 mph, down the wicket to kick this away, but the extra bounce hits him high on the pad. Silly point catches it, the fielders go up in unison, Aleem Dar has no hesitation in giving him. I think Wade might be unlucky here. I haven't seen a clear edge. Perhaps the umpire was done in by how high this went, perhaps he was done in by the proximity of the bat to the pad. Oh it's the bat hitting the pad that has created the second noise. Wade can consider himself unlucky 117/5
View dismissal GJ Maxwell c Sharma b Jadeja 10 14 16 1 1 62.50
46.2 57.3 mph, soft dismissal. Doesn't pick the shot well. This is nowhere in his swinging arc. Premeditates the loft. This is not full enough to go for the loft, and he ends up dragging it across the line, and gives mid-on a simple catch 129/6
View dismissal MG Johnson b Ashwin 3 24 22 0 0 13.63
53.6 56.2 mph, Johnson is stunned. He has seen a ghost. Actually he has just not picked a carrom ball. This is a length ball, on off, Johnson thinks he can leave it alone, but the ball turns against the angle and knocks the off stump over. He just stands there stunned for various seconds. Dhoni's celebratory reaction suggests this is a pre-discussed dismissal. For many seconds, Johnson thought it was a stumping appeal. Then he asks, "Bowled?" 136/7
View dismissal PM Siddle b Ashwin 51 170 136 4 0 37.50
102.1 53.3 mph, bowled'im. Ashwin has a five-for. Sensational stats: nine five-fors in 16 Tests. Finally breaks through Siddle's defence. This is a natural variation from the wicket. An offbreak, on a length outside off, Siddle defends, but the ball doesn;t turn as much as the balls have been turning, and the off stump is flattened 243/9
View dismissal JL Pattinson c Kohli b Ojha 30 112 91 3 0 32.96
112.1 50.8 mph, lovely bowling from Ojha. Reaches 100 Test wickets in his 22nd Test. The third-fastest Indian to 100 wickets, behind Prasanna and Kumble. On a length, Pattinson plays for turn, but the ball goes on with the arm, and takes the leading edge. Sharply taken by Kohli. Ojha looks towards the skies in relief. Fletcher is on his feet to applause 262/10
NM Lyon not out 8 28 40 0 0 20.00
Extras (b 5, lb 7) 12
  Total (all out; 112.1 overs; 401 mins) 262 (2.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  B Kumar 9 1 43 0 4.77 40 9 0
View wickets I Sharma 14 3 35 2 2.50 71 7 0
1.4 to Warner, 83.0 mph, Delhi Daredevils batsman c Dilli Ranji player b Dilli Ranji player. Second successive poor shot from Warner. Flashes at a wide length ball with no feet at all, and gets a thick edge to Kohli at second slip. Poor batting 4/1
20.6 to Hughes, 82.1 mph, bowled'im. Hughes has played on. This has been a difficult over, and ends with a soft dismissal. A length ball, Hughes is stuck on the crease, doesn't move across to cover the line of the ball, and defends a bit tentatively. The ball jags in, hits the inside edge and onto the stumps 71/2
View wickets R Ashwin 34 18 57 5 1.67 176 8 0
32.6 to Cowan, 53.2 mph, and this is at least the third batsman this series that Ashwin has bowled around the legs on the sweep, and bowling from over the stumps. So this is no lucky dismissal. He has planned this. Tossed up outside leg, turning towards the stumps. Cowan is on the sweep, misses the line, and is bowled. On the other hand, it is pretty soft for Australia to keep on losing wickets in this manner 106/3
40.4 to Wade, 51.8 mph, down the wicket to kick this away, but the extra bounce hits him high on the pad. Silly point catches it, the fielders go up in unison, Aleem Dar has no hesitation in giving him. I think Wade might be unlucky here. I haven't seen a clear edge. Perhaps the umpire was done in by how high this went, perhaps he was done in by the proximity of the bat to the pad. Oh it's the bat hitting the pad that has created the second noise. Wade can consider himself unlucky 117/5
53.6 to Johnson, 56.2 mph, Johnson is stunned. He has seen a ghost. Actually he has just not picked a carrom ball. This is a length ball, on off, Johnson thinks he can leave it alone, but the ball turns against the angle and knocks the off stump over. He just stands there stunned for various seconds. Dhoni's celebratory reaction suggests this is a pre-discussed dismissal. For many seconds, Johnson thought it was a stumping appeal. Then he asks, "Bowled?" 136/7
81.2 to Smith, 55.5 mph, sharp offbreak, sharp catch. Rahane's first Test contribution with no "sub" next to his name. This is quick, dipping, and Smith is nowhere near it in defence. The ball is allowed time to turn and hits the inside edge for a quick catch to Rahane at short leg 189/8
102.1 to Siddle, 53.3 mph, bowled'im. Ashwin has a five-for. Sensational stats: nine five-fors in 16 Tests. Finally breaks through Siddle's defence. This is a natural variation from the wicket. An offbreak, on a length outside off, Siddle defends, but the ball doesn;t turn as much as the balls have been turning, and the off stump is flattened 243/9
View wicket PP Ojha 26.1 6 75 1 2.86 123 6 3
112.1 to Pattinson, 50.8 mph, lovely bowling from Ojha. Reaches 100 Test wickets in his 22nd Test. The third-fastest Indian to 100 wickets, behind Prasanna and Kumble. On a length, Pattinson plays for turn, but the ball goes on with the arm, and takes the leading edge. Sharply taken by Kohli. Ojha looks towards the skies in relief. Fletcher is on his feet to applause 262/10
View wickets RA Jadeja 29 8 40 2 1.37 145 1 0
38.5 to Watson, 55.9 mph, if you are an Australian captain, run away when you see Jadeja. Australian captains have batted seven times in this series, and Jadeja has got them out six times. Watson charges down this time, but the length is slightly shorter than his reach, and then Jadeja gets sharp turn from in front of leg to leave Watson stranded 115/4
46.2 to Maxwell, 57.3 mph, soft dismissal. Doesn't pick the shot well. This is nowhere in his swinging arc. Premeditates the loft. This is not full enough to go for the loft, and he ends up dragging it across the line, and gives mid-on a simple catch 129/6
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c †Wade b Siddle 57 203 123 8 0 46.34
40.4 91.5 mph, unplayable delivery. You can;t do anything with these. This has pitched short of a length, and hit a crack and exploded towards Vijay's head. Vijay has taken his eye off it, and throws his hands at it to avoid being hit. Off the glove it lobs to the keeper 148/3
View dismissal CA Pujara b Lyon 52 127 76 5 0 68.42
25.1 55.2 mph, timbah. Just like Siddle got out. Length ball, offbreak, outside off, Pujara does everything right in defence, but the ball doesn't turn enough and hits the top of off 108/1
View dismissal V Kohli lbw b Lyon 1 11 8 0 0 12.50
27.5 71.0 mph, given out lbw. Well bowled, but Kohli plays across the line too. Length ball, on middle and off, turns back in slightly. Kohli is stuck on the crease and looking to work this to leg. The ball misses the outside edge and hits him dead in front 114/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Lyon 32 99 53 5 0 60.37
47.5 54.7 mph, that's dead plumb. Lyon has his man. Short of a length, on off, skids back in sharply, past the inside edge, hits him on the knee roll, plumb in front and on the back foot 180/5
View dismissal AM Rahane c Smith b Lyon 7 22 19 1 0 36.84
45.4 54.1 mph, and Rahane's first, a little nervous, Test innings has ended in a soft manner. This is a length ball, middle and leg, turning down, he knows there is a backward short leg in place, but he looks to work this around the corner, and gloves this as catching practice 165/4
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Watson b Pattinson 24 41 23 2 0 104.34
52.5 78.1 mph, pulled straight to midwicket, a bit squarer than the usual midwicket. Dhoni gets a short ball, which is a little slow, and he has deposited it straight down the throat of the man, and it's the captain himself 210/6
View dismissal RA Jadeja lbw b Maxwell 43 76 49 6 0 87.75
63.2 53.0 mph, Maxwell takes a wicket second ball, although Jadeja is unlucky here. This one is pitched on a length, outside off, and Jadeja pads up. However, it turns only slightly, just straightens, and hits him on the pad. This wouldn't have hit the stumps 254/7
View dismissal R Ashwin lbw b Lyon 12 69 41 1 0 29.26
68.1 54.2 mph, and he gets a wicket first ball. That's five for Lyon. Short of a length, outside off, turns in, hits him on the back foot, deep in the crease. Did it turn in enough? Can't say. However, Dar is quick to rule this out 266/8
B Kumar not out 14 29 23 2 0 60.86
View dismissal I Sharma b Lyon 0 6 6 0 0 0.00
70.1 52.3 mph, bowled him! Lyon has six, a Test best. He tossed it up from round the wicket, pitching on off and spinning it back into the right-hander, finding the gap between bat and pad and hitting leg stump. Ishant was caught on the crease and closed the face as he tried to defend 272/9
View dismissal PP Ojha lbw b Lyon 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
70.2 56.5 mph, no he can't, lbw! Lyon finishes with seven. Terrific bowling. Lyon pitched the ball on middle and got it to straighten on the left-hander. The ball shot through low and hit Ojha on the front pad as he stayed back in his crease. Pretty plumb that was ... 272/10
Extras (b 12, lb 18) 30
  Total (all out; 70.2 overs; 346 mins) 272 (3.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  MG Johnson 17 3 44 0 2.58 79 5 0
View wicket JL Pattinson 14 1 54 1 3.85 58 6 0
52.5 to Dhoni, 78.1 mph, pulled straight to midwicket, a bit squarer than the usual midwicket. Dhoni gets a short ball, which is a little slow, and he has deposited it straight down the throat of the man, and it's the captain himself 210/6
View wicket PM Siddle 12 3 38 1 3.16 50 4 0
40.4 to Vijay, 91.5 mph, unplayable delivery. You can;t do anything with these. This has pitched short of a length, and hit a crack and exploded towards Vijay's head. Vijay has taken his eye off it, and throws his hands at it to avoid being hit. Off the glove it lobs to the keeper 148/3
View wickets NM Lyon 23.2 4 94 7 4.02 95 13 0
25.1 to Pujara, 55.2 mph, timbah. Just like Siddle got out. Length ball, offbreak, outside off, Pujara does everything right in defence, but the ball doesn't turn enough and hits the top of off 108/1
27.5 to Kohli, 71.0 mph, given out lbw. Well bowled, but Kohli plays across the line too. Length ball, on middle and off, turns back in slightly. Kohli is stuck on the crease and looking to work this to leg. The ball misses the outside edge and hits him dead in front 114/2
45.4 to Rahane, 54.1 mph, and Rahane's first, a little nervous, Test innings has ended in a soft manner. This is a length ball, middle and leg, turning down, he knows there is a backward short leg in place, but he looks to work this around the corner, and gloves this as catching practice 165/4
47.5 to Tendulkar, 54.7 mph, that's dead plumb. Lyon has his man. Short of a length, on off, skids back in sharply, past the inside edge, hits him on the knee roll, plumb in front and on the back foot 180/5
68.1 to Ashwin, 54.2 mph, and he gets a wicket first ball. That's five for Lyon. Short of a length, outside off, turns in, hits him on the back foot, deep in the crease. Did it turn in enough? Can't say. However, Dar is quick to rule this out 266/8
70.1 to Sharma, 52.3 mph, bowled him! Lyon has six, a Test best. He tossed it up from round the wicket, pitching on off and spinning it back into the right-hander, finding the gap between bat and pad and hitting leg stump. Ishant was caught on the crease and closed the face as he tried to defend 272/9
70.2 to Ojha, 56.5 mph, no he can't, lbw! Lyon finishes with seven. Terrific bowling. Lyon pitched the ball on middle and got it to straighten on the left-hander. The ball shot through low and hit Ojha on the front pad as he stayed back in his crease. Pretty plumb that was ... 272/10
View wicket GJ Maxwell 4 0 12 1 3.00 19 2 0
63.2 to Jadeja, 53.0 mph, Maxwell takes a wicket second ball, although Jadeja is unlucky here. This one is pitched on a length, outside off, and Jadeja pads up. However, it turns only slightly, just straightens, and hits him on the pad. This wouldn't have hit the stumps 254/7
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner lbw b Jadeja 8 23 15 1 0 53.33
6.1 58.9 mph, lbw! That is plumb. Jadeja pitched around off and the ball skidded on with the arm, Warner played back and tried to defend and was hit on the pad in front of middle. Jadeja was almost celebrating before the umpire raised the finger. Looks like Warner is getting a few send-offs. 20/2
View dismissal GJ Maxwell b Jadeja 8 16 14 1 0 57.14
4.3 54.8 mph, bowled him with a ripper! Jadeja pitches on a good length around middle stump, Maxwell moves forward to defend but isn't close enough to the pitch of the ball to cover for the turn that takes a faint outside edge and then hits off stump. Australia effectively 5 for 1 15/1
View dismissal EJM Cowan lbw b Jadeja 24 50 44 5 0 54.54
18.4 57.7 mph, lbw! Umpire Kettleborough takes a while but eventually gives Cowan, the steadiest of the batsmen today, his marching orders. Cowan played back to a ball that pitched outside off and spun into him sharply. It hit him in front of middle and that looked pretty out. Could this game finish today? 53/5
View dismissal PJ Hughes lbw b Ashwin 6 23 23 0 0 26.08
13.4 55.3 mph, lbw! But was that hitting the stumps? Ashwin drifted the ball into the left-hander from round the wicket, pitching on leg stump and ripping the offbreak sharply. Hughes came forward to defend and was beaten by the turn. The ball hit his back pad in front of off stump but I think the turn would have taken it past off stump. The umpire did not think so 41/3
View dismissal SR Watson* b Ojha 5 14 11 1 0 45.45
17.3 53.8 mph, bowled him, middle stump has taken a hit! Watson went back to pull a ball that pitched in line with the stumps and spun away. What undid him was the bounce. The ball kept low so it connected with the bottom edge and hit middle stump 51/4
View dismissal SPD Smith b Jadeja 18 43 53 1 0 33.96
32.1 57.2 mph, bowled him! Smith did not offer a shot thinking the ball from round the wicket from Jadeja would turn away after pitching outside off stump. It did not. It went on with the arm and clipped off stump. That kept low too 94/6
View dismissal MS Wade c †Dhoni b Ojha 19 55 38 2 0 50.00
35.5 54.7 mph, this is terrific work from Dhoni, absolutely stunning. Wade has been caught behind and then stumped. There was so much happening. Wade came out of his crease to a flighted ball that pitching outside off stump and spun sharply into him. He tried to defend but the ball hit the inside edge, clipped the top of his front pad and bobbed up past the leg stump. Dhoni moved quickly to his right and lunged to catch the ball with one hand, and then swivelled to lunge to his left and break the stumps with the batsman well out. Wade's out caught behind 122/8
View dismissal MG Johnson b Jadeja 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
32.2 57.6 mph, bowled him once again, Jadeja has his fifth! And this one is a ripper. The previous one did not turn, but this one did. He tossed it up across the left-hander from round the wicket, pitching the ball outside off stump, drawing Johnson into a tentative drive. There was a gap between bat and pad and the ball spun back through it to hit middle 94/7
View dismissal PM Siddle st †Dhoni b Ashwin 50 59 45 7 0 111.11
46.3 55.2 mph, Siddle's been stumped! Clever bowling from Ashwin. Australia have been dismissed. Siddle charged Ashwin, and perhaps that was becoming predictable. Ashwin bowled the ball wide outside off stump, Siddle lunged at it but it was out of reach. Dhoni was ready and waiting too, collecting quickly and lunging back towards the stumps to break them with Siddle well out 164/10
View dismissal JL Pattinson b Sharma 11 34 28 1 0 39.28
44.4 84.4 mph, bowled him! Ishant gives Pattinson a send off after flattening middle stump. Ishant went round the wicket, pitching the ball outside off stump and cut it into the left-hander. Pattinson played around the delivery and the ball hit the top of middle 157/9
NM Lyon not out 5 10 7 1 0 71.42
Extras (b 8, lb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 46.3 overs; 169 mins) 164 (3.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  B Kumar 2 0 9 0 4.50 9 2 0
View wickets R Ashwin 15.3 2 55 2 3.54 62 6 0
13.4 to Hughes, 55.3 mph, lbw! But was that hitting the stumps? Ashwin drifted the ball into the left-hander from round the wicket, pitching on leg stump and ripping the offbreak sharply. Hughes came forward to defend and was beaten by the turn. The ball hit his back pad in front of off stump but I think the turn would have taken it past off stump. The umpire did not think so 41/3
46.3 to Siddle, 55.2 mph, Siddle's been stumped! Clever bowling from Ashwin. Australia have been dismissed. Siddle charged Ashwin, and perhaps that was becoming predictable. Ashwin bowled the ball wide outside off stump, Siddle lunged at it but it was out of reach. Dhoni was ready and waiting too, collecting quickly and lunging back towards the stumps to break them with Siddle well out 164/10
View wickets RA Jadeja 16 2 58 5 3.62 68 8 0
4.3 to Maxwell, 54.8 mph, bowled him with a ripper! Jadeja pitches on a good length around middle stump, Maxwell moves forward to defend but isn't close enough to the pitch of the ball to cover for the turn that takes a faint outside edge and then hits off stump. Australia effectively 5 for 1 15/1
6.1 to Warner, 58.9 mph, lbw! That is plumb. Jadeja pitched around off and the ball skidded on with the arm, Warner played back and tried to defend and was hit on the pad in front of middle. Jadeja was almost celebrating before the umpire raised the finger. Looks like Warner is getting a few send-offs. 20/2
18.4 to Cowan, 57.7 mph, lbw! Umpire Kettleborough takes a while but eventually gives Cowan, the steadiest of the batsmen today, his marching orders. Cowan played back to a ball that pitched outside off and spun into him sharply. It hit him in front of middle and that looked pretty out. Could this game finish today? 53/5
32.1 to Smith, 57.2 mph, bowled him! Smith did not offer a shot thinking the ball from round the wicket from Jadeja would turn away after pitching outside off stump. It did not. It went on with the arm and clipped off stump. That kept low too 94/6
32.2 to Johnson, 57.6 mph, bowled him once again, Jadeja has his fifth! And this one is a ripper. The previous one did not turn, but this one did. He tossed it up across the left-hander from round the wicket, pitching the ball outside off stump, drawing Johnson into a tentative drive. There was a gap between bat and pad and the ball spun back through it to hit middle 94/7
View wickets PP Ojha 11 2 19 2 1.72 53 2 0
17.3 to Watson, 53.8 mph, bowled him, middle stump has taken a hit! Watson went back to pull a ball that pitched in line with the stumps and spun away. What undid him was the bounce. The ball kept low so it connected with the bottom edge and hit middle stump 51/4
35.5 to Wade, 54.7 mph, this is terrific work from Dhoni, absolutely stunning. Wade has been caught behind and then stumped. There was so much happening. Wade came out of his crease to a flighted ball that pitching outside off stump and spun sharply into him. He tried to defend but the ball hit the inside edge, clipped the top of his front pad and bobbed up past the leg stump. Dhoni moved quickly to his right and lunged to catch the ball with one hand, and then swivelled to lunge to his left and break the stumps with the batsman well out. Wade's out caught behind 122/8
View wicket I Sharma 2 0 13 1 6.50 5 2 0
44.4 to Pattinson, 84.4 mph, bowled him! Ishant gives Pattinson a send off after flattening middle stump. Ishant went round the wicket, pitching the ball outside off stump and cut it into the left-hander. Pattinson played around the delivery and the ball hit the top of middle 157/9
  India 2nd innings (target: 155 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay b Maxwell 11 11 12 2 0 91.66
3.3 52.2 mph, that is a bizarre shot on this pitch, Vijay's been bowled trying to reverse sweep. Maxwell pitched the ball on off from round the wicket and spun it back into Vijay, who then tried to reverse sweep. The ball beat the bottom edge of his bat, passed under his arse and hit the stumps 19/1
CA Pujara not out 82 123 92 11 0 89.13
View dismissal V Kohli lbw b Lyon 41 76 60 4 0 68.33
23.6 55.2 mph, lbw! Kohli has to go. He played forward and across the line to one that pitched in line and spun back to beat the bat and hit the pad. He was well forward. Would that have missed leg? It's a tight call, a fair one in the end. 123/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Lyon 1 8 5 0 0 20.00
25.3 55.3 mph, lbw! Tendulkar's fallen to Lyon for the second time in the game. The ball was fuller and Tendulkar came forward to turn the ball on the leg side. It hit him in front of middle after pitching just outside off and the umpire took his time before sending him on his way. 127/3
View dismissal AM Rahane c Lyon b Maxwell 1 4 5 0 0 20.00
26.4 54.9 mph, caught at deep midwicket! India losing wickets in a hurry now. Rahane stepped out of his crease, wasn't to the pitch of the ball, but went through with his slog anyway. He mis-hit it in the air, and Lyon had to run a fair bit from the boundary to take the catch. A poor debut for Rahane, he's better than the shot he played today 128/4
MS Dhoni*† not out 12 20 14 2 0 85.71
Extras (b 9, lb 1) 10
  Total (4 wickets; 31.2 overs; 123 mins) 158 (5.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets NM Lyon 15.2 0 71 2 4.63 49 7 0
23.6 to Kohli, 55.2 mph, lbw! Kohli has to go. He played forward and across the line to one that pitched in line and spun back to beat the bat and hit the pad. He was well forward. Would that have missed leg? It's a tight call, a fair one in the end. 123/2
25.3 to Tendulkar, 55.3 mph, lbw! Tendulkar's fallen to Lyon for the second time in the game. The ball was fuller and Tendulkar came forward to turn the ball on the leg side. It hit him in front of middle after pitching just outside off and the umpire took his time before sending him on his way. 127/3
View wickets GJ Maxwell 11 0 54 2 4.90 42 9 0
3.3 to Vijay, 52.2 mph, that is a bizarre shot on this pitch, Vijay's been bowled trying to reverse sweep. Maxwell pitched the ball on off from round the wicket and spun it back into Vijay, who then tried to reverse sweep. The ball beat the bottom edge of his bat, passed under his arse and hit the stumps 19/1
26.4 to Rahane, 54.9 mph, caught at deep midwicket! India losing wickets in a hurry now. Rahane stepped out of his crease, wasn't to the pitch of the ball, but went through with his slog anyway. He mis-hit it in the air, and Lyon had to run a fair bit from the boundary to take the catch. A poor debut for Rahane, he's better than the shot he played today 128/4
  MG Johnson 2 0 16 0 8.00 6 3 0
  JL Pattinson 3 0 7 0 2.33 12 0 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - India won the 4-match series 4-0
Test debut - AM Rahane (India)
Player of the match - RA Jadeja (India)
Player of the series - R Ashwin (India)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire - S Ravi
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - AK Chaudhary
Close of play
  • Fri, 22 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 231/8 (PM Siddle 47*, JL Pattinson 11*, 98 ov)
  • Sat, 23 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 266/8 (B Kumar 10*, 68.1 ov)
  • Sun, 24 Mar - day 3 - India 2nd innings 158/4 (31.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 47/1 in 14.0 overs (EJM Cowan 15, PJ Hughes 31)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 15.5 overs (95 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (EJM Cowan 15, PJ Hughes 33, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: Australia - 94/2 in 28.0 overs (EJM Cowan 27, SR Watson 16)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 29.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Australia - 129/6 in 46.2 overs (SPD Smith 11)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 62.6 overs (378 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: Australia - 153/7 in 67.0 overs (SPD Smith 25, PM Siddle 5)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 158 balls (SPD Smith 33, PM Siddle 20, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Australia - 197/8 in 85.0 overs (PM Siddle 25, JL Pattinson 3)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 86.5 overs (521 balls), Extras 8
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 215/8 after 93.1 overs (PM Siddle 35, JL Pattinson 7)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 231/8 in 98.0 overs (PM Siddle 47, JL Pattinson 11)
    • PM Siddle: 50 off 128 balls (4 x 4)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 118 balls (PM Siddle 30, JL Pattinson 19, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 104.6 overs (630 balls), Extras 12
    • Innings Break: Australia - 262/10 in 112.1 overs (NM Lyon 8)
    • India 1st innings
    • India: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (56 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (M Vijay 19, CA Pujara 23, Ex 8)
    • Lunch: India - 59/0 in 14.0 overs (M Vijay 23, CA Pujara 28)
    • CA Pujara: 50 off 74 balls (5 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 24.1 overs (145 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 145 balls (M Vijay 42, CA Pujara 52, Ex 8)
    • Drinks: India - 108/1 in 25.1 overs (M Vijay 44)
    • M Vijay: 50 off 85 balls (7 x 4)
    • Tea: India - 135/2 in 38.0 overs (M Vijay 54, SR Tendulkar 12)
    • India: 150 runs in 42.2 overs (254 balls), Extras 17
    • India: 200 runs in 50.3 overs (303 balls), Extras 20
    • Drinks: India - 205/5 in 51.0 overs (MS Dhoni 24, RA Jadeja 12)
    • India: 250 runs in 61.6 overs (372 balls), Extras 28
    • End Of Day: India - 266/8 in 68.1 overs (B Kumar 10)
    • Innings Break: India - 272/10 in 70.2 overs (B Kumar 14)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: Australia - 51/3 in 16.0 overs (EJM Cowan 24, SR Watson 5)
    • Lunch: Australia - 89/5 in 31.0 overs (SPD Smith 17, MS Wade 16)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 32.4 overs (196 balls), Extras 9
    • Australia: 150 runs in 44.1 overs (265 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Australia - 157/9 in 44.4 overs (PM Siddle 48)
    • PM Siddle: 50 off 44 balls (7 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 164/10 in 46.3 overs (NM Lyon 5)
    • India 2nd innings
    • India: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (CA Pujara 33, V Kohli 16, Ex 4)
    • Tea: India - 72/1 in 12.0 overs (CA Pujara 40, V Kohli 16)
    • CA Pujara: 50 off 54 balls (7 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 119 balls (CA Pujara 54, V Kohli 37, Ex 9)
    • Drinks: India - 128/4 in 26.4 overs (CA Pujara 64)
    • India: 150 runs in 30.3 overs (183 balls), Extras 10
 
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

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