Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †MSK Prasad b Srinath
    4
    7
    10
    0
    0
    57.14
    c Ramesh b Ganguly
    28
    47
    69
    4
    1
    59.57
    lbw b BKV Prasad
    11
    23
    35
    2
    0
    47.82
    c †MSK Prasad b BKV Prasad
    5
    17
    35
    0
    0
    29.41
    c †MSK Prasad b Agarkar
    150
    323
    402
    17
    0
    46.43
    run out (Agarkar/†Prasad)
    125
    198
    275
    15
    0
    63.13
    c & b Agarkar
    0
    4
    9
    0
    0
    0.00
    lbw b Kumble
    86
    100
    126
    13
    1
    86.00
    b Kumble
    4
    7
    11
    1
    0
    57.14
    not out
    12
    19
    27
    2
    0
    63.15
    c †MSK Prasad b BKV Prasad
    4
    14
    16
    0
    0
    28.57
    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 5, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    441 all out (125.3 Overs, RR: 3.51, 512 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (GS Blewett, 2.2 ov), 2-29 (JL Langer, 9.6 ov), 3-45 (MJ Slater, 14.4 ov), 4-52 (ME Waugh, 17.3 ov), 5-291 (RT Ponting, 87.4 ov), 6-298 (AC Gilchrist, 90.1 ov), 7-406 (SR Waugh, 115.5 ov), 8-417 (MS Kasprowicz, 118.4 ov), 9-424 (SK Warne, 120.6 ov), 10-441 (GD McGrath, 125.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    J Srinath29311714.0303
    AB Agarkar2658623.3000
    BKV Prasad24.348333.3800
    SC Ganguly713414.8503
    A Kumble34110122.9700
    SR Tendulkar201206.0000
    VVS Laxman31200.6600
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Kasprowicz b McGrath
    4
    12
    18
    0
    0
    33.33
    run out (Blewett)
    2
    7
    9
    0
    0
    28.57
    c SR Waugh b McGrath
    41
    87
    114
    4
    0
    47.12
    c Langer b Warne
    35
    126
    166
    1
    0
    27.77
    c Langer b Warne
    61
    133
    181
    8
    0
    45.86
    st †Gilchrist b Warne
    60
    133
    172
    8
    0
    45.11
    b Warne
    14
    58
    67
    0
    0
    24.13
    b Fleming
    19
    69
    88
    3
    0
    27.53
    c SR Waugh b Fleming
    11
    35
    47
    1
    0
    31.42
    not out
    17
    28
    41
    0
    0
    60.71
    lbw b Fleming
    0
    12
    16
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    21 (lb 1, nb 19, w 1)
    TOTAL
    285 all out (113.4 Overs, RR: 2.5, 464 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (S Ramesh, 2.1 ov), 2-9 (DJ Gandhi, 4.1 ov), 3-90 (VVS Laxman, 30.1 ov), 4-107 (R Dravid, 45.1 ov), 5-215 (SR Tendulkar, 73.5 ov), 6-229 (SC Ganguly, 87.1 ov), 7-240 (MSK Prasad, 91.5 ov), 8-266 (J Srinath, 103.1 ov), 9-275 (AB Agarkar, 109.4 ov), 10-285 (BKV Prasad, 113.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath30134921.6312
    DW Fleming24.477032.8300
    MS Kasprowicz1126205.63012
    SK Warne42129242.1903
    GS Blewett611101.8301
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Gilchrist b McGrath
    0
    6
    4
    0
    0
    0.00
    lbw b Warne
    28
    50
    80
    3
    0
    56.00
    b Fleming
    0
    1
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    c †Gilchrist b Warne
    6
    16
    29
    0
    0
    37.50
    lbw b McGrath
    0
    5
    6
    0
    0
    0.00
    c †Gilchrist b Fleming
    43
    72
    97
    4
    0
    59.72
    c Langer b Fleming
    11
    41
    80
    0
    0
    26.82
    c SR Waugh b Fleming
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Slater b McGrath
    11
    29
    27
    0
    0
    37.93
    b Fleming
    3
    10
    15
    0
    0
    30.00
    not out
    2
    2
    3
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    6 (lb 1, nb 5)
    TOTAL
    110 all out (38.1 Overs, RR: 2.88, 177 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (DJ Gandhi, 0.6 ov), 2-3 (VVS Laxman, 1.3 ov), 3-24 (R Dravid, 7.3 ov), 4-27 (SR Tendulkar, 8.3 ov), 5-48 (S Ramesh, 15.2 ov), 6-93 (SC Ganguly, 30.3 ov), 7-93 (AB Agarkar, 30.4 ov), 8-102 (MSK Prasad, 34.3 ov), 9-108 (J Srinath, 37.4 ov), 10-110 (A Kumble, 38.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath1223532.9104
    DW Fleming9.123053.2700
    SK Warne1062122.1000
    MS Kasprowicz602303.8301
    ME Waugh11000.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 10 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 298/5 (SR Waugh 117*, AC Gilchrist 0*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 123/4 (SR Tendulkar 12*, SC Ganguly 12*, 52 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 71/2 (GS Blewett 26*, ME Waugh 0*, 28 ov)
  • Mon, 13 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 76/5 (SC Ganguly 31*, MSK Prasad 6*, 26 ov)
  • Tue, 14 Dec - day 5 - India 2nd innings 110 (38.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Let's put a lid on this debate

    As I write, it is a little over 48 hours since Sachin Tendulkar was given out leg before wicket to Glenn McGrath in India's second innings in the first Test against Australia at Adelaide

  • 1st Test: Australia v India, Statistical highlights

    It was the 1476th Test in cricket history

  • Australia wrap it up quickly

    Since the 1993/94 season, Australia has not lost a Test series at home and India not won one away

  • Australians punish wilting Indians

    Other than for one session at its very outset, this first Test between Australia and India here at the Adelaide Oval has been characterised by the home team's indomitable capacity to wear down its opponent

  • Australians relentless in tightening the grip

    A continuation of Shane Warne's fine individual form in the match, two controversial decisions by Umpire Daryl Harper, and some generally unremarkable batting from the tourists have all combined to consign India to a troubled state after the third