Australia tour of India, 1st Test: India v Australia at Delhi, Dec 12-16, 1959
Australia won by an innings and 127 runs
12,13,14,16 December 1959 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M 4s 6s
P Roy c †Grout b Davidson 0 0 0
NJ Contractor b Davidson 41 130 0
PR Umrigar c †Grout b Davidson 0 0 0
AA Baig b Rorke 9 0
CG Borde c †Grout b Meckiff 14 0
GS Ramchand* c †Grout b Kline 20 0
RG Nadkarni b Rorke 1 0 0
PG Joshi b Benaud 15 0
Surendranath not out 24 0
VM Muddiah lbw b Benaud 0 0 0
RB Desai c O'Neill b Benaud 0 0 0
Extras (b 6, lb 2, nb 3) 11
  Total (all out; 59.4 overs) 135 (2.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 14 9 22 3 1.57
  I Meckiff 17 4 52 1 3.05
  GF Rorke 14 5 30 2 2.14
  LF Kline 9 3 15 1 1.66
  R Benaud 3.4 3 0 3 0.00
  KD Mackay 1 0 1 0 1.00
  NC O'Neill 1 0 4 0 4.00
  Australia 1st innings R M 6s
CC McDonald b Surendranath 20 0
LE Favell b Surendranath 39 0
RN Harvey lbw b Nadkarni 114 230 0
NC O'Neill run out 39 0
KD Mackay c †Joshi b Umrigar 78 0
AK Davidson c Baig b Desai 25 1
R Benaud* c Borde b Umrigar 20 0
ATW Grout b Umrigar 42 0
LF Kline c & b Ramchand 14 0
I Meckiff not out 45 0
GF Rorke c sub b Umrigar 7 0
Extras (b 11, lb 13, nb 1) 25
  Total (all out; 143 overs) 468 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RB Desai 34.3 3 123 1 3.56
  Surendranath 38 8 101 2 2.65
  CG Borde 15 3 49 0 3.26
  VM Muddiah 13 4 32 0 2.46
  RG Nadkarni 20 6 62 1 3.10
  GS Ramchand 7 1 27 1 3.85
  PR Umrigar 15.3 1 49 4 3.16
  India 2nd innings R 4s 6s
P Roy c Benaud b Kline 99 0
NJ Contractor c Favell b Benaud 34 0
AA Baig run out 5 0
CG Borde c Davidson b Benaud 0 0 0
PR Umrigar c Favell b Kline 32 0
GS Ramchand* c Davidson b Kline 6 0
RG Nadkarni lbw b Benaud 7 0
PG Joshi c Davidson b Kline 8 0
Surendranath c Davidson b Benaud 0 0 0
VM Muddiah not out 0 0 0
RB Desai c Meckiff b Benaud 0 0 0
Extras (b 8, lb 5, nb 2) 15
  Total (all out; 111 overs) 206 (1.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 14 5 16 0 1.14
  I Meckiff 14 3 33 0 2.35
  GF Rorke 7 3 5 0 0.71
  LF Kline 24 12 42 4 1.75
  R Benaud 46 18 76 5 1.65
  NC O'Neill 5 0 19 0 3.80
  RN Harvey 1 1 0 0 0.00

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debut - VM Muddiah (India)
Umpires - SK Ganguli and Mohammad Yunus
Close of play
  • Sat, 12 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 22/0 (CC McDonald 9*, LE Favell 13*)
  • Sun, 13 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 293/4 (KD Mackay 50*, AK Davidson 12*)
  • Mon, 14 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 46/0 (P Roy 25*, NJ Contractor 12*)
  • Tue, 15 Dec - rest day
  • Wed, 16 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 206 (111 ov) - end of match
 
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