Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    22.3 as in Pune, Umesh produces a breakthrough after a good start from Australia. Renshaw has played a poor shot twice in a row. Almost slips catching practice here. Length ball outside off, holds its line with the shine, which is away from Renshaw. He just opens the face, and Kohli hangs on to one at first slip 80/2
    9.4 what a catch from Jadeja. This is such a weird wicket. The little bit of luck India needed. A full toss from Jadeja, Warner should be hitting this for four, but ends up slicing this back at good pace. The thing about this catch is, after you bowl such a fullie you are looking at which part of the ground is this being dispatched to. Jadeja, though, is alert and pouches this 50/1
    not out
    178
    512
    361
    17
    0
    49.30
    25.1 big big shout for bat-pad, not given and India have reviewed it immediately. Good drift on this, making Marsh play around his front pad. The ball pitches middle and leg, the drift making him play not under his eye. The ball turns but only a touch, and straightens to take the inside edge. It flies off the bad, and Pujara dives to his left to take a sharp catch. Really good offspin bowling, really good catch, and a really good review 89/3
    42.2 Umesh produces a wicket. Full late-swinging yorker. Handscomb is hit on the toe, and he walks off once given. The bat of Handscomb is coming down the right line, but he fails to get the front foot out of the line in time. This is unlike Smith who doesn't get his front foot in the way to avoid these lbws. Once again, after looking good, Handscomb fails to make another innings count. Top bowling from Umesh 140/4
    101.2 and Maxwell falls soon after getting to a hundred. And it's that man Jadeja again. Jadeja this morning: 20 balls, no runs, and now a wicket of the centurion. This is short of a length, Maxwell shapes up for the punch, but there is a puff of dust where it pitches before it turns away to take the edge. Good catch by Saha 331/5
    115.4 Jadeja has another wicket. He is keeping India alive single-handedly. Jadeja keeps hitting the rough on a length, and this one explodes from the pitch to go straight on as opposed to turning as expected. Wade edges this to be caught by Saha 395/6
    115.6 what a beauty from Jadeja. This is sensational bowling. A left-arm bowler's dream ball, but this will worry India too. This is on a length, on middle and leg, drawing a forward-defensive from Cummins. The ball then turns away to beat the outside edge and hit the top of off. No puff of dust here 395/7
    134.3 he has helped it along to fine leg. O'Keefe is crossed with himself because he has middled this pull. Short, into the ribs, and he pulls it up and over. Straight to fine leg 446/8
    135.6 Jadeja has a five-for. Lovely catch by silly point. Jadeja bowls slow in the air, Lyon defends off the front foot, the ball bounces extra and hits his bat high. Nair is alert to this catch off the middle of the bat 449/9
    137.3 full, on the pads, and Jadeja seems to have managed a run-out here. Let's make this five plus one for Jadeja. Dug out slightly wide of short fine leg. Rahul is a little slow, Smith wants to steal the second. The throw is off target, but Jadeja moves away from his station, collects the throw up the pitch, and with his back to the stumps he back-flicks onto the stumps 451/10
    Extras
    22 (b 9, lb 11, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    451 all out (137.3 Overs, RR: 3.28, 558 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (DA Warner, 9.4 ov), 2-80 (MT Renshaw, 22.3 ov), 3-89 (SE Marsh, 25.1 ov), 4-140 (PSP Handscomb, 42.2 ov), 5-331 (GJ Maxwell, 101.2 ov), 6-395 (MS Wade, 115.4 ov), 7-395 (PJ Cummins, 115.6 ov), 8-446 (SNJ O'Keefe, 134.3 ov), 9-449 (NM Lyon, 135.6 ov), 10-451 (JR Hazlewood, 137.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    I Sharma2027003.5002
    UT Yadav31310633.4100
    R Ashwin34211413.3500
    RA Jadeja49.3812452.5000
    M Vijay301705.6600
  • BATSMEN
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    31.2 what a beauty from Cummins. He has worked inch by inch for this dismissal, and finally got the edge. Slower bouncer. Rahul sees the line and tries of sway out of its line, but the ball cuts back in to follow his hands, and lobs off the glove for an easy catch for Wade. This is exceptional quick bowling on a flat pitch. For someone playing only his second first-class match in five years, this is really remarkable 91/1
    70.4 oh what has Vijay done here? He jumps out of his crease, in this, the last over before lunch, and misses it. The ball sneaks between his pad and bat. The expected turn doesn't arrive. Wade does well with the collection down the leg side. And he is stumped. He has thrown it away at the stroke of lunch 193/2
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    38.47
    193.2 and Lyon finally gets a wicket after the first day of Bangalore Test. And that has come because Pujara has finally agreed to play a loose shot, looking for quick runs. Looking to punch a short ball away, but the ball stops on him and is chipped to short midwicket. What a great innings. Everybody applauds him. All the Aussies too. Great great display of discipline and mental strength 527/7
    80.4 Kohli is gone. Sharp catch at second slip. Pin-drop silence in Ranchi. He is walking slowly. They are checking for a no-ball. He is well in. A loose shot. Wide half-volley, no feet, he drives at it, and the edge flies to second slip, who has crept up because of the low bounce. This one flies at him, giving him little reaction time. He leans back, absorbs the momentum of it, and takes it clean as a whistle. How about that Maxwell chase that brought Kohli on strike? Kohli in the field tried to do the same, and injured himself 225/3
    91.2 bouncer it is, and Cummins gets him. Rahane looks to ramp it. This is too high, but the loopy bounce means it is still in Rahane's sight and he looks to ramp it almost as an afterthought. Too high to reach it. Would have been called wide had he not nicked this, but he nicks it. Off his feet as he connects 276/4
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    107.4 bowled him. That is a beauty from Hazlewood. They needed something special to get a wicket, and Hazlewood has produced it. Sharp reverse swing back in from a length outside off, goes past the inside edge, grazes the pad, and knocks over the off stump. Australia needed a breakthrough there. The fact that this is the first ball that has gone in a while means Nair is caught by surprise by that movement 320/5
    115.4 they are appealing for a glove, and they review it after it has not been given. Brute of a bouncer. Right at his head, Ashwin looks to sway out of its line and throws his hands in front of his face. And it takes the glove as it passes the hand. What amazing bowling this is. This has to be reversed. A nasty bouncer. Ashwin is not happy, but if he watches the replays in the dressing room, he will see the evidence 328/6
    196.1 and another wicket falls, and again it does so because India are looking to manufacture runs. Makes room to go for chip over cover but can't get the height required. Just can't make enough room. Another special innings. Appreciated by the crowd 541/8
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    70
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    98.18
    208.2 Ishant will come out to bat now. Umesh jumps out of the crease, looking to clear mid-off, but gets too close to the ball and slices it low to mid-off. O'Keefe has a third wicket for one short of 200 runs 595/9
    not out
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    7
    4
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    Extras
    19 (b 14, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    603/9d (210 Overs, RR: 2.87, 869 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-91 (KL Rahul, 31.2 ov), 2-193 (M Vijay, 70.4 ov), 3-225 (V Kohli, 80.4 ov), 4-276 (AM Rahane, 91.2 ov), 5-320 (KK Nair, 107.4 ov), 6-328 (R Ashwin, 115.4 ov), 7-527 (CA Pujara, 193.2 ov), 8-541 (WP Saha, 196.1 ov), 9-595 (UT Yadav, 208.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JR Hazlewood441010312.3400
    PJ Cummins391010642.7100
    SNJ O'Keefe771719932.5800
    NM Lyon46216313.5400
    GJ Maxwell401303.2500
  • BATSMEN
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    5.1 wide on the crease, and Jadeja produces a beauty. Uses the angle, pitches this smack in the rough, Warner plays back when he should be forward. Perhaps it is the flat trajectory. There is an explosion in the rough, the ball turns past the inside edge, stays a touch low too. Cleans him up 17/1
    28.4 A fired-up Ishant has produced the wicket. Clever bowling. He has set him up for the bouncer but has given him the full ball. On a length, just outside off, Renshaw caught back, the ball seams back in, stays a touch low, and traps him right in front. Renshaw is filthy with himself, but this has been good bowling 59/3
    7.2 Jadeja ends the day with a sign of things to come. The pitch is turning, so bowl a line and length that hits the stumps. Some drift, pitches middle and off, Lyon defends the line, the ball takes a piece of the pitch and turns past the edge to knock back the off stump 23/2
    29.1 Smith pads up to one outside leg, but it spins past the pad to flatten the off stump. This is an inverted replay of what Jadeja did to Smith four years ago in Delhi. Bowled when shouldering alone. So what has Smith done wrong here? This is outside leg, so it is okay to pad it away, but it is slightly half-committed padding. Doesn't cover the line enough, leaving the ball a chance to spin past the pad. Pujara used to stride forward when padding up. Smith has only half a forward movement. And Jadeja rips it from the rough. This could be over for Australia 63/4
    91.2 finally India get a wicket. Sixty-two overs after India last struck. And it is Jadeja yet again. On a length, slightly casual defence from Marsh, the ball bounces, hits him high on the bat, and easy catch is taken at forward short leg. A great innings from the much-maligned Marsh 187/5
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    200
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    94.4 and India have got Maxwell. He quietly walks off. The carrom ball gets him. Again it's not because he hasn't picked it, but because it hasn't turned as much as expected. Maxwell bat-pads it to silly point 190/6
    not out
    9
    16
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    56.25
    Extras
    16 (b 9, lb 4, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    204/6 (100 Overs, RR: 2.04, 377 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (DA Warner, 5.1 ov), 2-23 (NM Lyon, 7.2 ov), 3-59 (MT Renshaw, 28.4 ov), 4-63 (SPD Smith, 29.1 ov), 5-187 (SE Marsh, 91.2 ov), 6-190 (GJ Maxwell, 94.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    R Ashwin30107112.3600
    RA Jadeja44185441.2200
    UT Yadav1523602.4000
    I Sharma1103012.7203

Close of Play

  • Thu, 16 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 299/4 (SPD Smith 117*, GJ Maxwell 82*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 120/1 (M Vijay 42*, CA Pujara 10*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 360/6 (CA Pujara 130*, WP Saha 18*, 130 ov)
  • Sun, 19 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 23/2 (MT Renshaw 7*, 7.2 ov)
  • Mon, 20 Mar - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 204/6 (100 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Fifth-wicket rescue

38

No. of consecutive inns without a century partnership for 5th wkt for Australia, before this match. In this Test, they have had 100+ stands in both inns for the wkt.

Jadeja again

3

No. of times Jadeja has dismissed Smith in this series. He has scored 105 off 320 balls at SR of 32.82. Against all others bowlers: 266 off 506, SR of 52.56 with 2 dismissals.

rely on smith

78.33

Smith's average in 3rd inns of Tests in his last 6 inns, before this. His scores: 138, 70*, 31, 63, 59, 109.

Pujara's second double

2

No. of double-centuries for Pujara against Australia, joint-most among Indian batsmen with Tendulkar and Laxman and joint third-most overall.

New record

495

Previous most number of balls faced by an Indian in a Test innings, by Rahul Dravid in his innings of 270 in Rawalpindi in 2004. Pujara has faced 500+ balls so far.

Pujara's top season

7

No. of centuries for Pujara in this first-class season, the joint 2nd-most in an Indian fc season. Laxman (8) made the most whereas Pataudi & Gavaskar also made 7.

Long ago

2010

Last time India's top-3 all scored 50+ in the same Test inns, vs NZ in Nagpur. India had 8 such instances between 2006 and 2010 but this inns is the first since then.

Vijay-Pujara stand tall

6

No. of century partnerships between Vijay and Pujara in this 2016-17 season - the 2nd-most by any pair in a season. Hayden-Ponting had 7 in 2005-06, the most.