Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    77.6 finally Cowan is caught. Finally Kohli holds one. And finally Ashwin gets reward for some superb bowling today. Again tossed up nicely, dipping on Cowan, who defends from the crease. The ball pitches full around middle and off, then turns away, takes the edge, and Kohli swallows the sitter at slip 198/4
    47.5 Jadeja strikes for India. This selection from Dhoni and co keeps on working. Warner wants to leave the crease in defence, but for some reason restrains his forward movement. Consequently he is not quite to the pitch of the ball, which bounces a little extra, hits the inside edge and then the top of the pad to lob up for an easy catch for Dhoni to run down the pitch and take 139/1
    47.6 Jadeja is on a hat-trick. And he has comprehensively beaten Clarke with his last two balls. That is as comprehensive as they come. Clarke is again unsure with his forward movement, Jadeja rips across one big offbreak, which lands on off, short of his reach, and turns across the bat. Clarke has been dragged outside the crease too. And Dhoni is super quick with the stumping 139/2
    59.3 Hughes is gone. This was a freight train coming. Short of a length, middle and leg, turns and bounces sharply down the leg side, Hughes is late in withdrawing the glove, and Dhoni is sharp with the deflection. Hughes against spin: last 70 balls, two runs, out five times 151/3
    124.1 he has been given out stumped without the help of the third umpire. Very well bowled by Ojha. Goes wide of the crease, angles this in, makes him play. The ball pitches on middle and off, and short of where he expects it to, this dragging him more forward than he wants to. The ball turns across the bat, Dhoni is quick, and the stumping is made. Smith is on the line. That's a close call to make without looking at the replay. Another Aussie falls just short of a hundred 348/8
    93.1 "Unlucky" Ishant gets a lucky break. Short, wide, Haddin tries to dab this fine behind square, the ball stays a touch low, takes the bottom edge, and rattles the stumps 244/5
    93.3 Ishant is on a roll now. This is a proper bowler's wicket. Length ball, short of a driving length, but not too short. Henriques defends forward, but it reverses in to hit the pad, and then the stumps 244/6
    98.1 and the first ball of the bonus overs has taken the wicket. Full, really full, pitches middle and leg, holds its line, hits the inside half of the pad. Kettleborough takes his time before raising the finger. And after he has been given out lbw, Kohli seems to be suggesting he had caught it too. No, Virat, you are not getting that catch against your name 251/7
    138.5 oh he is gone on 99. How disappointing, but Starc can manage a bit of a smile when he walks back. He has been nervous this over. Length ball, on off, he drives at it, gets a healthy edge, and Dhoni dives to his left to take the catch. The Australian dressing room looks dejected, Starc looks to hide that disappointment with that smile. That's a heartbreak. Gone for his first-class best 399/9
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    141.5 India will have to bat before lunch. Tossed up on middle and leg, holds its line a bit, hits him in front of leg. Did it straighten enough? I don't think so, but he has been given 408/10
    Extras
    23 (b 8, lb 12, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    408 all out (141.5 Overs, RR: 2.87, 532 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-139 (DA Warner, 47.5 ov), 2-139 (MJ Clarke, 47.6 ov), 3-151 (PJ Hughes, 59.3 ov), 4-198 (EJM Cowan, 77.6 ov), 5-244 (BJ Haddin, 93.1 ov), 6-244 (MC Henriques, 93.3 ov), 7-251 (PM Siddle, 98.1 ov), 8-348 (SPD Smith, 124.1 ov), 9-399 (MA Starc, 138.5 ov), 10-408 (XJ Doherty, 141.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Kumar904404.8802
    I Sharma3087232.4001
    R Ashwin43.599722.2100
    PP Ojha2859823.5000
    RA Jadeja3177732.4800
  • BATSMEN
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    101.1 finally Starc swings the ball on this tour and gets him an lbw. Vijay has not seen the ball swing all series and he pads up to a length ball on middle. The ball shapes back in, hits him on the knee roll in front of middle. Easy decision. Starc shakes Vijay's hand before he goes off 412/4
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    59.5 what a soft way to get out and fall out short of 200. Clarke has just seen him jab at balls and pushed one of the covers to silly point. He pushes hard in defence at a length ball, and Cowan takes the catch at silly point. Off the middle of the bat. Almost like a sweet dream is over for Dhawan. Added just two today, but what a knock this has been. Vijay shakes his hand before he walks off the field 289/1
    62.6 lovely bowling. Australia have come back strong this morning, although Pujara might have a thing or two to say about this decision when he gets into the sheds. Full, swinging in towards off, Pujara doesn't cover it well, is caught dead in front, but he has also got an inside edge on this one. Umpire Aleem Dar hasn't seen the edge, and has given him 292/2
    94.1 Smith gets a wicket first up. Tendulkar falls just before lunch. He had pulled the shutters down long ago, but he won;t be there to bat on the other side of lunch. Nice delivery, though. On a length, dips a little, Tendulkar pushes forward in defence, doesn't quite reach it, the ball turns and bounces, and goes off the glove to short leg 384/3
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    101.4 Starc is swinging it. Oh boy just imagine if he had been swinging it all series long. This is dangerous stuff. Dhoni walks down to negate the swing, but this low full toss swings past the inside edge and hits him low and in front 416/5
    104.5 Jadeja is gone. Siddle does the old 1-2. Outswinger followed by scrambled seam and the angle to take the ball away. Jadeja is unsure and he follows it, and edges it through to Haddin. Siddle has more wickets than O'Reilly now 427/6
    106.5 bowled with a scrambled seam. On a length, just outside off, holds its line. Ashwin drives at it, takes a thin edge through to the keeper 431/7
    129.6 good short ball. Dug in just short of a length, it nips back in and rises towards the rib cage. Bhuvneshwar is slow to take the glove out of the way. Haddin accepts the chance with glee 492/8
    130.6 Sharma goes. An uncharacteristic push at one outside off, and edges it through to Haddin. Siddle has four now. Kohli doesn't look pleased with Sharma's effort 493/9
    132.1 bursts through his defence to complete a five-for. Full, pitches middle and off, straightens a touch, hits the pad, and then the stumps. He was lbw before he was bowled, but the bowled takes precedence in these dismissals 499/10
    Extras
    19 (b 5, lb 13, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    499 all out (132.1 Overs, RR: 3.77, 547 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-289 (S Dhawan, 59.5 ov), 2-292 (CA Pujara, 62.6 ov), 3-384 (SR Tendulkar, 94.1 ov), 4-412 (M Vijay, 101.1 ov), 5-416 (MS Dhoni, 101.4 ov), 6-427 (RA Jadeja, 104.5 ov), 7-431 (R Ashwin, 106.5 ov), 8-492 (B Kumar, 129.6 ov), 9-493 (I Sharma, 130.6 ov), 10-499 (PP Ojha, 132.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc2357423.2100
    PM Siddle29.197152.4301
    MC Henriques1516214.1300
    NM Lyon31412414.0000
    XJ Doherty2488703.6200
    SPD Smith1006316.3000
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    0.3 doesn't matter whether the previous edge carried or not. Warner has played a horrible shot next ball to make amends for India. Short, widish, he throws his arms at it, and edges it through to the keeper. No ffet there 2/1
    7.5 Cowan has been given. Bhuvneshwar gets a second, but this one seems to have pitched outside leg, plus Cowan has got a big stride in. This is slightly harsh, I think. He walks down the track, misses a length ball, but it has pitched half-half - half on the mat, half outside - and it still has a long way to go. Kettleborough is the umpire 35/2
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    48.3 that looks like a bad decision. Easily missing the leg stump. Short of a length, middle and leg, doesn't straighten enough. Given. A strange one from Dar. Even the impact was possibly outside leg 123/6
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    13.5 that's a beauty. The off stump has been flattened. Smith plays for the inswinger, and it looks like an inswinger as it leaves the hand. Shaping in, it pitches in front of off, and then after pitching it holds its line to beat the outside edge and knocks the off pole over 55/3
    27.6 Ojha's persistence pays off. Lyon goes with Australia still two runs in arrears. He has been varying that pace superbly. Bowl this one slower in the air, gets a bit of a dip, Lyon ends up pushing in front of the body. The ball turns and takes a slight edge through to the gloves of Dhoni 89/4
    45.6 Jadeja has got Clarke again. Fifth time this series. He gets a full dart into the pads, looks to flick it, gets an inside edge onto the pad, and Pujara claims an easy catch at short leg. All Saurashtra dismissal. Jadeja has got Clarke five out of six times 119/5
    71.1 carrom ball. Gets the breakthrough. Very well bowled. The legbreak at 90ks, pitches middle and leg, Haddin hasn't picked it, has his outside edge beaten, and is hit plumb in front. This is not a tailender; he has done Haddin in with the carrom ball 179/9
    51.1 Jadeja takes a blinder. He is on absolute fire. Length ball, on off, played uppishly well to the left of Jadeja who dives full length to take this with both hands. That's a superb catch 126/7
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    54.6 timbahhh. Superb delivery. Slows this one down, pitches on off, short of his defensive prod, then turns past the edge to knock the off stump over 143/8
    89.2 fittingly Jadeja finishes off the innings. He has been a revelation this series. Gets this to turn ina dn bounce a little extra, takes the inside edge onto the pad, and Ashwin takes a one-hander at backward short leg 223/10
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    Extras
    5 (lb 3, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    223 all out (89.2 Overs, RR: 2.49, 310 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (DA Warner, 0.3 ov), 2-35 (EJM Cowan, 7.5 ov), 3-55 (SPD Smith, 13.5 ov), 4-89 (NM Lyon, 27.6 ov), 5-119 (MJ Clarke, 45.6 ov), 6-123 (PJ Hughes, 48.3 ov), 7-126 (MC Henriques, 51.1 ov), 8-143 (PM Siddle, 54.6 ov), 9-179 (BJ Haddin, 71.1 ov), 10-223 (MA Starc, 89.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Kumar1013133.1000
    I Sharma913403.7711
    R Ashwin3197222.3200
    RA Jadeja16.263532.1400
    PP Ojha2164622.1900
    SR Tendulkar20201.0000
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    9.2 Doherty gets the reward. Although it was Pujara he should have had last over. Vijay is down the track, makes room, wants to go over extra, but is beaten by the dip and turn, and Haddin makes no mistake 42/1
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    18.2 flat, short of a length, Pujara looks to whip this to leg, the ball stays a little low and hits hits him in front of off. Plumb there 70/2
    26.4 Siddle produces the breakthrough. India still have some way to go. Siddle gets this to swing in towards off, Kohli is a little early into the clip, hits it to short midwicket 103/3
    32.1 Tendulkar is gone. Australia stay alive. Australia are fighting. Tendulkar walks across and down, is beaten by the swing, but he gets the leg-bye. The ball, though, has gone nowhere, and Warner swoops in from short cover. Tendulkar is not even in the vicinity 116/4
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    Extras
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    TOTAL
    136/4 (33.3 Overs, RR: 4.05, 161 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-42 (M Vijay, 9.2 ov), 2-70 (CA Pujara, 18.2 ov), 3-103 (V Kohli, 26.4 ov), 4-116 (SR Tendulkar, 32.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc10.315104.8510
    PM Siddle1123413.0900
    NM Lyon502715.4000
    XJ Doherty722413.4200

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 4-match series 3-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.00 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

14,15,16,17,18 March 2013 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 14 Mar - day 1 - no play
  • Fri, 15 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 273/7 (SPD Smith 58*, MA Starc 20*, 104 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 283/0 (M Vijay 83*, S Dhawan 185*, 58 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 75/3 (PJ Hughes 53*, NM Lyon 4*, 21 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Mar - day 5 - India 2nd innings 136/4 (33.3 ov) - end of match

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