India tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 30, 1977 - Jan 4, 1978
India won by 222 runs
30,31 December 1977, 2,3,4 January 1978 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c †Rixon b Thomson 0 12 9 0 0 0.00
CPS Chauhan c Mann b Clark 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
M Amarnath c Simpson b Clark 72 269 178 3 0 40.44
GR Viswanath c †Rixon b Thomson 59 154 95 4 0 62.10
DB Vengsarkar c Simpson b Thomson 37 94 88 2 0 42.04
AV Mankad c Clark b Gannon 44 119 100 1 0 44.00
SMH Kirmani lbw b Simpson 29 85 62 1 0 46.77
KD Ghavri c †Rixon b Gannon 6 26 20 0 0 30.00
EAS Prasanna b Clark 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
BS Bedi* not out 2 4 1 0 0 200.00
BS Chandrasekhar b Clark 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, nb 4) 7
  Total (all out; 69.2 overs) 256 (2.77 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JR Thomson 16 2 78 3 3.65
  WM Clark 19.2 2 73 4 2.84
  JB Gannon 14 2 47 2 2.51
  GJ Cosier 12 3 25 0 1.56
  RB Simpson 3 1 11 1 2.75
  AL Mann 5 1 15 0 2.25
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
J Dyson b Ghavri 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
GJ Cosier c Chauhan b Chandrasekhar 67 125 101 9 0 66.33
AD Ogilvie lbw b Ghavri 6 23 10 0 0 60.00
CS Serjeant b Chandrasekhar 85 216 170 8 0 50.00
RB Simpson* c Mankad b Chandrasekhar 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
PM Toohey c Viswanath b Bedi 14 43 36 1 0 38.88
AL Mann c Gavaskar b Bedi 11 9 12 1 0 91.66
SJ Rixon lbw b Chandrasekhar 11 45 49 1 0 22.44
WM Clark lbw b Chandrasekhar 3 20 15 0 0 20.00
JR Thomson c Ghavri b Chandrasekhar 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
JB Gannon not out 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 6, lb 7, nb 1) 14
  Total (all out; 50.1 overs) 213 (3.18 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KD Ghavri 9 0 37 2 3.08
  SM Gavaskar 2 0 7 0 2.62
  BS Bedi 15 2 71 2 3.55
  BS Chandrasekhar 14.1 2 52 6 2.76
  EAS Prasanna 10 1 32 0 2.40
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c Serjeant b Gannon 118 351 285 12 0 41.40
CPS Chauhan run out 20 45 27 2 0 74.07
SMH Kirmani c Thomson b Mann 29 82 62 2 0 46.77
GR Viswanath lbw b Clark 54 114 94 4 0 57.44
DB Vengsarkar c Cosier b Clark 6 18 20 0 0 30.00
AV Mankad b Clark 38 130 84 2 0 45.23
M Amarnath b Cosier 41 115 100 3 0 41.00
KD Ghavri c Simpson b Clark 6 13 10 1 0 60.00
EAS Prasanna c †Rixon b Gannon 11 32 23 1 0 47.82
BS Bedi* not out 12 30 13 0 0 92.30
BS Chandrasekhar lbw b Cosier 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 1, nb 7) 8
  Total (all out; 88.7 overs) 343 (2.89 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JR Thomson 18 4 47 0 1.95
  WM Clark 29 3 96 4 2.48
  JB Gannon 22 4 88 2 3.00
  GJ Cosier 12.7 2 58 2 3.37
  RB Simpson 3 0 22 0 5.50
  AL Mann 4 0 24 1 4.50
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 387 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
J Dyson lbw b Bedi 12 48 31 1 0 38.70
GJ Cosier b Chandrasekhar 34 63 55 0 0 61.81
AD Ogilvie c Chauhan b Bedi 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
CS Serjeant b Chandrasekhar 17 43 41 1 0 41.46
RB Simpson* lbw b Chandrasekhar 4 7 7 0 0 57.14
PM Toohey c Chauhan b Chandrasekhar 14 52 53 0 0 26.41
AL Mann c Gavaskar b Chandrasekhar 18 59 56 1 1 32.14
SJ Rixon c & b Chandrasekhar 12 49 49 0 0 24.48
WM Clark c Ghavri b Bedi 33 63 60 3 0 55.00
JR Thomson c & b Bedi 7 38 46 0 0 15.21
JB Gannon not out 3 8 8 0 0 37.50
Extras (b 6, lb 4) 10
  Total (all out; 51.1 overs) 164 (2.40 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KD Ghavri 4 0 29 0 5.43
  BS Bedi 16.1 5 58 4 2.69
  BS Chandrasekhar 20 3 52 6 1.95
  EAS Prasanna 8 4 5 0 0.46
  M Amarnath 3 0 10 0 2.50

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-1
Umpires - RA French and MG O'Connell
Close of play
  • Fri, 30 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 234/6 (AV Mankad 30*)
  • Sat, 31 Dec - day 2 - India 2nd innings 50/1 (SM Gavaskar 25*, SMH Kirmani 5*)
  • Sun, 1 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 2 Jan - day 3 - India 2nd innings 234/4 (SM Gavaskar 103*, AV Mankad 15*)
  • Tue, 3 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 123/8 (WM Clark 2*, JR Thomson 0*)
  • Wed, 4 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 164 (51.1 ov) - end of match
 
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