Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    b Srinath
    2
    8
    10
    0
    0
    25.00
    c Srinath b BKV Prasad
    91
    179
    269
    10
    0
    50.83
    lbw b Srinath
    8
    28
    37
    2
    0
    28.57
    lbw b Agarkar
    41
    110
    120
    1
    0
    37.27
    c †MSK Prasad b BKV Prasad
    32
    68
    108
    3
    0
    47.05
    lbw b Srinath
    67
    85
    166
    5
    0
    78.82
    c Ganguly b Agarkar
    78
    119
    150
    12
    0
    65.54
    c †MSK Prasad b Agarkar
    2
    6
    12
    0
    0
    33.33
    not out
    31
    59
    89
    1
    0
    52.54
    c & b Srinath
    27
    55
    77
    1
    0
    49.09
    run out (Kanitkar)
    1
    6
    5
    0
    0
    16.66
    Extras
    25 (b 1, lb 9, nb 14, w 1)
    TOTAL
    405 all out (118.1 Overs, RR: 3.42, 526 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (GS Blewett, 2.2 ov), 2-28 (JL Langer, 10.2 ov), 3-123 (ME Waugh, 38.4 ov), 4-192 (MJ Slater, 62.4 ov), 5-197 (SR Waugh, 64.4 ov), 6-341 (AC Gilchrist, 96.4 ov), 7-343 (RT Ponting, 97.6 ov), 8-345 (SK Warne, 98.6 ov), 9-404 (B Lee, 116.6 ov), 10-405 (GD McGrath, 118.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    J Srinath33.1713043.9109
    AB Agarkar2877632.7110
    BKV Prasad26610123.8801
    SC Ganguly201005.0004
    A Kumble2937802.6800
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c ME Waugh b McGrath
    5
    18
    30
    0
    0
    27.77
    b Lee
    4
    21
    24
    0
    0
    19.04
    c †Gilchrist b Lee
    9
    36
    55
    1
    0
    25.00
    c Langer b Fleming
    116
    191
    283
    9
    1
    60.73
    c ME Waugh b McGrath
    31
    83
    112
    1
    0
    37.34
    lbw b Warne
    11
    21
    31
    0
    0
    52.38
    b Lee
    6
    13
    32
    1
    0
    46.15
    lbw b Lee
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    c ME Waugh b Lee
    1
    3
    4
    0
    0
    33.33
    not out
    28
    64
    80
    1
    0
    43.75
    c ME Waugh b McGrath
    10
    15
    31
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    17 (lb 8, nb 9)
    TOTAL
    238 all out (76.1 Overs, RR: 3.12, 346 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (S Ramesh, 5.4 ov), 2-11 (VVS Laxman, 6.4 ov), 3-31 (R Dravid, 18.2 ov), 4-108 (SC Ganguly, 44.6 ov), 5-138 (HH Kanitkar, 51.6 ov), 6-167 (MSK Prasad, 58.1 ov), 7-167 (AB Agarkar, 58.2 ov), 8-169 (J Srinath, 58.6 ov), 9-212 (SR Tendulkar, 69.1 ov), 10-238 (BKV Prasad, 76.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath18.133932.1403
    DW Fleming1506214.1301
    B Lee1824752.6102
    SK Warne2457713.2003
    ME Waugh10505.0000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c McGrath b Fleming
    1
    16
    15
    0
    0
    6.25
    retired hurt
    26
    69
    93
    0
    0
    37.68
    c †Gilchrist b Lee
    14
    109
    160
    0
    0
    12.84
    lbw b Warne
    52
    122
    162
    4
    0
    42.62
    b Blewett
    17
    39
    57
    2
    0
    43.58
    lbw b Fleming
    45
    78
    102
    6
    0
    57.69
    c Warne b ME Waugh
    13
    29
    45
    1
    0
    44.82
    c Blewett b ME Waugh
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    run out (Waugh/Fleming)
    13
    55
    66
    2
    0
    23.63
    c Warne b Lee
    1
    5
    4
    0
    0
    20.00
    not out
    6
    17
    29
    0
    0
    35.29
    Extras
    7 (lb 4, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    195 all out (89.3 Overs, RR: 2.17, 371 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (VVS Laxman, 3.5 ov), 1-40* (S Ramesh, retired not out ), 2-72 (R Dravid, 42.2 ov), 3-110 (SC Ganguly, 55.5 ov), 4-133 (SR Tendulkar, 61.6 ov), 5-162 (MSK Prasad, 72.3 ov), 6-162 (AB Agarkar, 72.4 ov), 7-184 (HH Kanitkar, 81.1 ov), 8-185 (J Srinath, 82.1 ov), 9-195 (A Kumble, 89.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath1782201.2901
    DW Fleming21.374622.1300
    SK Warne2676312.4200
    B Lee1963121.6302
    GS Blewett311715.6600
    ME Waugh301224.0000

Close of Play

  • Sun, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 138/3 (MJ Slater 64*, SR Waugh 5*, 48 ov)
  • Mon, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 332/5 (RT Ponting 59*, AC Gilchrist 77*, 93 ov)
  • Tue, 28 Dec - day 3 - India 1st innings 235/9 (A Kumble 26*, BKV Prasad 10*, 75 ov)
  • Wed, 29 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 40/1 (S Ramesh 26*, R Dravid 10*, 21 ov)
  • Thu, 30 Dec - day 5 - India 2nd innings 195 (89.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Waugh of attrition again goes Australia's all-conquering way

    So remarkable is the ability of Australian teams these days that the task of successfully standing in the path between them and victory borders on the verge of impossibility

  • Lee, Tendulkar grace MCG stage

    Capitalising upon the opportunities afforded them by a significant improvement in Melbourne's weather, it was two players at opposite ends of the Test cricketing spectrum who emerged as the stars on a magical day three of the Second Test between

  • Venkatesh Prasad fined for pumped-up celebration

    Indian seam bowler Venkatesh Prasad was on Monday fined 35 percent of his match fees for his pumped up celebration after he had dismissed Australian opening batsman Michael Slater on the second day of the second Test at Melbourne

  • Slater the main act in rain-reduced show

    Over recent seasons, inclement weather seems to have become more synonymous with the Boxing Day Test than the sense of theatre and excitement for which it has always been renowned