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    34.1 caught at slip! Stayed back to one that was a bit fuller and the extra bounce resulted in an edge on the high part of the bat, first Test wicket for Kuldeep Yadav and it was one India sorely needed. He pitched that around off stump and Warner pushed at the ball with firm hands. Turned a bit, not too much but enough 144/2
    1.4 bowled him but he was lbw before he was bowled. An uncharacteristic shot from Renshaw. Umesh has pegged him back with short deliveries, and has now bowled the perfect pitched-up outswinger, which swings back for Renshaw. He plays an expansive-looking drive instead of defending, and it sneaks back to miss the inside edge, hit him in front, and the ricochet into the wicket 10/1
    59.5 Smith is gone. Huge wicket. Rahane takes a lovely low catch at slip. Smith plays for an offbreak. This is a length ball, around off. Smith is back, looks to cover the turn, but the ball doesn't turn, and takes a sharp outside edge. Rahane catches this low to his left. Second big catch from Rahane this session 208/6
    37.4 strangle down the leg side. This term is often abused but this is a proper strangle. Not intended, mind you. Short delivery, rib high, at his body, marsh looks to get inside the line but the ball follows him. He aborts the pull but is a little casual in getting out of its way, and the ball kisses the bottom of the glove on the way through to Saha 153/3
    44.5 lovely bowling. The drift has got Handscomb. It is the late drift that has created the gap between bat and pad. Handscomb sees a full ball and drives. He is right in terms of length, but the ball drift away late, making him play away from the body. The ball turns back after pitching, beats the inside edge, and Handscomb is bowled. This is special bowling from the debutant 168/4
    48.6 wrong'un. Beautiful bowling. India's trump card is coming good here. A bit of magic there. Kuldeep slips in the wrong'un with the scrambled seam. Maxwell doesn't pick it. He goes back to work this around the corner. The ball turns towards off from middle and leg. Maxwell is squared up, and the ball turns to flick his pad on the way to the top of off. Sensational wristspin bowling 178/5
    87.4 how long do you keep Jadeja out of action? He gets one now, kissing the off stump of Wade. Wade tries the big sweep in front of square, but misses the ball. It looks like it is in the slot for the shot, but has it drifted away? It squeezes under the bat, and takes the top of off. Wade is filthy with himself after having batted so well. Gestures he should be playing straight. More so because there are just 18 minutes to go to stumps 298/9
    72.4 teasing bowling from Kuldeep, and he strikes. Just like with Handscomb, he tosses one right up to Cummins. He can't resist driving at it, but the ball dips on him, and he ends up chipping this back to Kuldeep, who has four on debut. That too on the first day of a Test 245/7
    79.3 flatter, into the pads, and Shreyar Iyer might have produced a sensational run-out. Iyer is the substitute fielder at square leg. Wade works this to leg, and they seem surprised by the field placement. Iyer fires in a low throw into the stumps. Saha seems like he has disturbed the stumps before the ball comes in, but even if that is the case, only one bail has come off with his impact and the second one comes off with the impact of either the ball or the gloves removing it with the ball in hand. So that looks out. And is given 269/8
    88.3 and the inswinger claims Lyon. An innings without any reviews comes to an end. India will have to bat for about four minutes this evening. This is actually a good shot for a No. 10. Bhuvneshwar swings it in, he clips it away late, but fails to keep this down, and Pujara takes a good catch diving forward at midwicket 300/10
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    11 (b 1, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    300 all out (88.3 Overs, 347 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Kumar12.324113.2800
    UT Yadav15.016924.6000
    R Ashwin23.055412.3400
    RA Jadeja15.015713.8000
    Kuldeep Yadav23.036842.9500
    Fall of wickets:1-10 (MT Renshaw, 1.4 ov), 2-144 (DA Warner, 34.1 ov), 3-153 (SE Marsh, 37.4 ov), 4-168 (PSP Handscomb, 44.5 ov), 5-178 (GJ Maxwell, 48.6 ov), 6-208 (SPD Smith, 59.5 ov), 7-245 (PJ Cummins, 72.4 ov), 8-269 (SNJ O'Keefe, 79.3 ov), 9-298 (MS Wade, 87.4 ov), 10-300 (NM Lyon, 88.3 ov)
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    40.2 and Cummins has got Rahul. The India opener goes for the low-percentage hook to a red-hot bouncer. Rahul hooks from well outside off, and toe-ends it to cover. This is high-quality fast bowling, and Rahul loses his concentration. That third man has made him hook by blocking the ramp 108/2
    10.2 and Hazlewood finally strikes. He has been testing this channel relentlessly. he has beaten the edge repeatedly, one edge has fallen short, and finally Vijay makes a mental error, pushing out in front of his body. The length ball deviates after pitching, deviating enough to take the edge. Wade takes a regulation catch. Vijay looks back when walking off. Words spoken? If yes, not a great sight after the spirit this Test has been played in. Watched the replays. No send-off. Just a long look at Vijay 21/1
    60.6 and Lyon has produced the wicket. Old-fashioned offspin bowling. Tosses this up wide, drifts it away, has Pujara defending it away from the body, the ball rips back in to hit the glove, then the pad, and then lob up to short leg. Huge wicket. The immovable Pujara has been removed 157/3
    78.6 what a sharp catch. Smith returns the favour to Rahane after Rahane took that great catch to send Smith back. This is even better, I'd venture. Rahane stays back to a flat delivery. This is flat all right but quite full, which means it has less time to turn as much as Rahane expects it to. This bounces at him too. The outside edge flies sharply to slip, but his hands go up perfectly and pouch it. My word, if Lyon is done for a while, what a final kill this is 216/5
    64.4 sharp turn and bounce. Nair a dead duck there the moment he goes to play a defensive shot off the back foot. Sharp turn and bounce from just short of a length, hits the glove, onto the thigh pad, and a simple catch for short leg. Wade moves there to deny Handscomb the catch 167/4
    82.1 Lyon has another big fish. Catches Ashwin on the back foot, and spins this past his inside edge. Ashwin has a chat with Saha, and reviews this decision. Ashwin caught on the wrong foot here. On a length, outside off, turns past the off stumps, we have an umpire's call on impact, and the ball is hitting the middle stump on projection. Lyon on a roll again 221/6
    114.1 what a great catch from Smith. He is doing it all by himself here. Brute from Cummins to get the resolute Saha off. Short of a length, rises at his face, and because it has reared off from this length, Saha has to take evasive action. The shoulder of the bat is hit, and the ball looks like it is flying over Smith at second slip. He rushes back and takes it one-handed behind his body and over his head. And while he is coming down, the ball tries to slip out of his hand, but he regains control of it with his whole body out of balance. Australia staying alive now 318/9
    112.1 the bluff from Cummins. Bowls the wide length ball after bowling short for a long time. Jadeja drives at it with no feet. He is expecting a bouncer. He throws his hands at this, away from the body, and gets a thick inside edge back onto the stumps. But what an innings from Jadeja. He has got India's noses ahead, and has frustrated Australia 317/7
    113.5 loose drive from Bhuvneshwar, and a sharp catch from Smith again. O'Keefe tosses this up wide, Bhuvneshwar drives on the up and away from the body. The edge is taken, and Smith takes a quick sharp offering. O'Keefe has a wicket in his first over of the day 318/8
    118.1 five-for for Lyon. Kuldeep sweeps from outside off, and he gets a massive top edge. A superb catch in the deep by Hazlewwod. It looks easy on TV. He has judged this perfectly, goes to his right, and takes it overhead a couple of feet inside the fence 332/10
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    20 (b 4, lb 11, w 5)
    TOTAL
    332 all out (118.1 Overs, 500 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JR Hazlewood25.085112.0400
    PJ Cummins30.089433.1310
    NM Lyon34.159252.6900
    SNJ O'Keefe27.047512.7700
    GJ Maxwell2.00502.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-21 (M Vijay, 10.2 ov), 2-108 (KL Rahul, 40.2 ov), 3-157 (CA Pujara, 60.6 ov), 4-167 (KK Nair, 64.4 ov), 5-216 (AM Rahane, 78.6 ov), 6-221 (R Ashwin, 82.1 ov), 7-317 (RA Jadeja, 112.1 ov), 8-318 (B Kumar, 113.5 ov), 9-318 (WP Saha, 114.1 ov), 10-332 (Kuldeep Yadav, 118.1 ov)
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    9.2 Umesh has got one more. India are running away with this here. Great bowling. No matter how good you are, if the short bowling is so fast and so good, you are going to make a mental error. This is short of a length, rising into the chest, and he is squared up and fends at it. Saha does the rest after the edge 31/3
    3.1 this drop from Nair doesn't hurt India too much. Australia minus-22 for 1. Perfect delivery. This is on a length, shaping up to swing back in, lands just outside off, and seams away after pitching. Warner has to pay at it. Not sure he has to drive at it as hard as he has done here. His outside edge kisses the seam of the ball as it passes him. Great seam bowling. Late wobble too for Saha, but he adjusts well. Nair gets pats on his back 10/1
    8.3 bowled him. One short of 500 runs this series. One short of India's lead. This is just massive. Don;t think this is a part of a plan. Bhuvneshwar bowls another hit-me short ball, Smith hits it, but it doesn't quite come on, and he gets a bottom edge that flattens the off stump. Bhuvneshwar is pumped up. Much like Prasad was after flattening Sohail's off stump in 1996. Is this the Test and the series? Should have cut it, Smith's gesture after the wicket suggests 31/2
    24.3 that's another beauty from Rahane. Smith and Rahane are outdoing each other at slip. This is a length ball, outside off, hits the bare patch and refuses to turn. What it also does is takex extra bounce, and flies off the edge. Rahane is falling behind, adjusting for this quick offering, and takes it two handed. Great reflexes, great hands 87/4
    32.3 brain fade from Maxwell? He has padded up to one outside off. No shot offered, the umpire confirms. Maxwell reviews the out decision. He has padded up to a fullish offbreak outside off. This is a massive break in concentration. This is a big offbreak, looks like it could even miss leg, but desperately for Maxwell it returns an umpire's call on the leg stump. One centimetre of the ball hitting the leg stump there. The on-field call stays 106/6
    25.3 Jadeja strikes again. Tame shot from Marsh. Like Nair yesterday to Lyon. Going back to a length ball, with excessive turn and bounce from a length outside off. Gloves to short leg. India well ahead now 92/5
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    47.4 beautiful bowling to a lower-order batsman. Toss it up, tease them, draw a drive, turn it to take the edge, and watch your captain and swallow another catch 121/7
    49.2 what a catch by Pujara at silly point. This is straight off the bat. Not off the bat and pad. O'Keefe defends in front of his body, the ball bounces at him, goes to silly point's left off the shoulder of the bat. Pujara sticks his left hand out. The ball props up, and he gets his both hands around before the ball can touch the helmet grille 121/8
    50.3 and second slip takes the catch. A meek push to a length ball outside off, and Vijay laps it up at second slip. Sharp catch. India one strike away 122/9
    53.5 another appeal, given again, and Hazlewood has reviewed this one. Will this innings resume again? Seems like this has been given out caught at silly point. No edge, though. This has hit him on the knee roll in front of off. They check the lbw too. This has returned umpire's call for height on middle stump. The on-field decision remains, which means the umpire must have given him out lbw on the field 137/10
    Extras
    5 (b 4, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    137 all out (53.5 Overs, 213 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Kumar7.012713.8500
    UT Yadav10.032932.9000
    Kuldeep Yadav5.002304.6000
    RA Jadeja18.072431.3300
    R Ashwin13.542932.0900
    Fall of wickets:1-10 (DA Warner, 3.1 ov), 2-31 (SPD Smith, 8.3 ov), 3-31 (MT Renshaw, 9.2 ov), 4-87 (PSP Handscomb, 24.3 ov), 5-92 (SE Marsh, 25.3 ov), 6-106 (GJ Maxwell, 32.3 ov), 7-121 (PJ Cummins, 47.4 ov), 8-121 (SNJ O'Keefe, 49.2 ov), 9-122 (NM Lyon, 50.3 ov), 10-137 (JR Hazlewood, 53.5 ov)

Match Notes

Winning from behind

4

No. of times India have won a Test series after losing the first Test, including this. The other 3: vs Eng 1972-73, Aus 2000-01 and SL 2015.

Pujara's first at home

0

No. of ducks for Pujara in home Tests, before this. This was his first duck in 50 innings at home. He has had 2 ducks in 31 innings outside India.

Rare combined effort

2

Instances of 3 India bowlers picking 3 or more wickets in the same innings at home since 2000, both in this series - vs NZ at Eden Gardens and this match.

Umesh's best

14

Previous most wickets for Umesh Yadav in a series, in Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2011-12. Warner was the 15th scalp of this series for Umesh.

Warner's low

24.12

Warner's average in this series - his 3rd lowest in any series. He averaged 13 in NZ in 2015-16 (2 Tests) and 23 in Ashes 2013. In Ind in 2012-13, he averaged 24.37.

Jadeja the batsman

6

No. of 50+ scores for Jadeja in the 2016-17 season, same number as Kohli, Vijay and Rahul. Only Pujara has made more such scores (12).

All-rounder Jadeja

3

No. of players to score 500+ runs and take 50+ wickets in in a season - Kapil Dev in 1979-80, Mitchell Johnson in 2008-09 and Jadeja in 2016-17.

Consistent Rahul

5

No. of 50+ scores for Rahul in this series - the joint - most for an India opener in a series vs Aus. Vijay had also made 5 such scores in Aus in 2014-15.

Top of the table

79

Wickets for Ashwin in 2016-17 season - the most by any bowler in a season. He went past Dale Steyn's 78 scalps in 2007-08.

Captain Smith's series

2

No. of visiting captains to score 3 centuries in a series in India, including Smith this series. Alastair Cook in 2012-13 was the first.