Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SPD Smith
109(202) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
16 7 22 9 23 2 8 22
MT Renshaw
68(156) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
17 5 0 11 14 17 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SNJ O'Keefe
O13.1
M2
R35
W6
Eco2.65
RHB
OFFLEG
2W1W1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
SNJ O'Keefe
O15.0
M4
R35
W6
Eco2.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W4W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

2.50pm This is going to sting for India. But take absolutely nothing away from Australia, who have been the only team in this home summer to outclass, outmatch and simply outplay India. They won an important toss, batted decently in their first innings, came out after lunch on the second day, and changed the game with just awesome cricket. Ever since, they've been simply unstoppable. Three men from New South Wales led Australia - first Mitchell Starc with the bat, then Steve O'Keefe with the ball and Steven Smith's hundred. Some really good contributions from Renshaw, Warner and Lyon. O'Keefe took double sixes in the game, and Smith played the best Test innings I have ever seen. This makes this series even more interesting. India will come back hard but Australia have momentum and more importantly, confidence.

The presentation to come.

Steve O'Keefe is the Man of the Match: "A first innings was a bit of blur. The ball tended to skid on more than spin so it exposed the stumps and the lbw. My first six wickets was ordinary, I had to change it up quickly. Our batters worked really hard not to get beaten on one edge."

Steven Smith: "Thought it was going to be hardwork. I'm proud of the way the guys played. Winning the toss was a bonus, good plans in place. O'Keefe was outstanding. We've got some good players of spin and good spinners. It's been 4502 days since Australia won a Test in India, I know it to the day. A massive lead in this wicket. When he pulled his length back slightly (O'Keefe), it felt he'd get a wicket every ball. You need to have some luck on a wicket like that. It took a lot of grit and determination.

Virat Kohli: "It's been a good run. Good to see the support. We got outplayed in this game. We got to take it on the chin, accept that they outplayed us. It was our worst batting display in the last two years. We need to see what we did wrong. They exploited it better than us. They put us under pressure throughout and deserved to win this game. We've had two really bad sessions and to pull it back against a quality side is very difficult. No excuses. Sometimes, you have to take your hat off and tell the opposition well done."

Nathan Lyon: Our plan was to compete hard, we did. We saw a lot of Ashwin, and we tried to replicate what he does in these conditions. Great, I'll take this pitch everywhere. "

Darren Lehmann: "Great result, really impressed with our batting. It's a challenge for both sides. We learned some lessons from Sri Lanka. A challenge to replicate that in Bangalore. We spoke about good defense and take on the game when you can."

33.5
W
Lyon to J Yadav, OUT, there it is. Australia complete a sensational 333-run win. Slow through the air, saw Jayant coming, dragged that length back, allowed the ball room to turn. It did, hit the glove and lobbed up for the keeper to take. The umpire's finger went up almost instantaneously. But there was no glove on that. Just pad. India don't have reviews left.

J Yadav c †Wade b Lyon 5 (17m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

33.4
0
Lyon to J Yadav, no run, flat and wide outside off, Jayant goes back and pushes the ball into the cover region, refuses the run
33.3
0
Lyon to J Yadav, no run, Jayant runs down and drives the ball to long-on. He refuses the run

India have more than their first innings

33.2
0
Lyon to J Yadav, no run, 88 kph, flat and wide outside off, blocked.

Thatcher: "What is that I can hear? It sounds like Test cricket pitches being hastily watered in Bangalore, Ranchi, and Dharamsala!"

33.1
4
Lyon to J Yadav, FOUR, clears mid-on and that will be four. Got down on one knee and slogged his sweep over the fielder

END OF OVER:
33 | 1 Run | INDIA: 103/9

  • UT Yadav0 (1b)
  • J Yadav1 (12b)
  • SNJ O'Keefe15-4-35-6
  • NM Lyon14-2-49-3
32.6
0
O'Keefe to UT Yadav, no run, outside-halved towards short third man

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SPD Smith
109(202) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
16 7 22 9 23 2 8 22
MT Renshaw
68(156) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
17 5 0 11 14 17 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SNJ O'Keefe
O13.1
M2
R35
W6
Eco2.65
RHB
OFFLEG
2W1W1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
SNJ O'Keefe
O15.0
M4
R35
W6
Eco2.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W4W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Kohli's worst

13

Runs by Virat Kohli in this match (0 & 13) - the lowest in a home Test where he batted in both inns.

Big task, bad start

2004

Last time India were 2-down for less than 20 when chasing at home, also vs Australia - in Nagpur (2 for 9, chasing 542) and Bangalore (2 for 7, chasing 456); lost both.

Big target

441

The target set by Australia - their third-highest in India. The top-2 had come in 2004-05 series: 542 in Nagpur and 456 in Bangalore and Australia won both.

Steve's streak

5

No. of 100s for Steven Smith against India in 5 consecutive Tests, including this. Before this series, he had hit a century in each match of the 2014-15 home series.

Worst collapse ever

11

No. of runs for which India lost their last seven wickets - their worst ever in Tests. Previous: 18 runs in Christchurch in 1989-90.

Quick five-for

19

No. of balls in which O'Keefe took 5 wickets - the joint second-fewest span of balls vs India. Others: Broad (16 balls), Toshack (19), Imran Khan (19).

mini collapse

1

No. of runs added by India's 5th to 7th wkts - their joint-lowest ever. They had also lost 4 wickets for 1 run against Sri Lanka in Delhi in 2005-06.

After a long time

104

No. of consecutive innings in International matches without a duck for Kohli, before today. His last was in the Cardiff ODI in 2014.

Rare flop start

2

No. of times in the last 9 Test series that Vijay has failed to make 50+ in the first innings of the series - West Indies 2016 and this series.

Starc show

53-1

Runs contributed by Starc and Hazlewood in their 55-run partnership for the tenth wicket.