Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    1.6 loose drive and that's been taken at third slip! This is full and gets it to shape away a touch, Rahul enticed to drive, no feet movement and ends up getting a thick edge that has been superbly taken by Finch with his fingers pointing upwards. Rahul's second Australia tour has started quite poorly, and to a poor stroke. 3/1
    6.6 loose, very loose and gone! Suckerpunched. It's the length that has done the trick. Bowled short, short and then slanted this full and across. Vijay is enticed into the drive but this is way too quick for him at 145kph, didn't come back as much as Vijay would've liked, tickled through to Tim Paine 15/2
    87.5 run out! Magnificent direct hit from Cummins. Incredible piece of fielding. Pujara pushed one wide of mid on and ran to try and retain the strike, Cummins moves to his right gathers and flings a side arm throw as he dives forward, has one stump to aim at and hits! Pujara caught just short. The end of a quality innings. Just about the only way they could get him 250/9
    10.3 absolutely stunning by Khawaja at gully! What a huge, huge moment in the Test. This is full and angling away, Kohli can't resist temptation to drive, pushes hard at the delivery. He's done in by a hint of extra bounce. This absolutely flies off the edge and may have beaten Khawaja yet, but he took a step to his left and then put out a full stretch dive to pluck it through his left hand. Screamer, absolute screamer and India are in trouble or what. 19/3
    20.2 edged and caught at second slip! Another booming drive extracts the edge! This was full and wide again and swinging late, he drives on the up, gets a thick edge that flies high to second slip and Handscomb takes another good catch above his head with two hands! Almost a carbon copy of Rahul's dismissal 41/4
    37.3 oh, dear. What have you done, Rohit? What was the need to hoick another one, I don't know. Lyon cleverly shortens his length as he sees Rohit advance, he's nowhere near the pitch but looks to target the short square boundary by having a heave at it, cramped for room and ends up getting a top-edge, this time Harris judges it well as he runs in and takes a comfortable catch at deep square. Dare say Rohit has thrown away what was increasingly looking like a superb innings, just when he looked completely set. 86/5
    49.1 caught behind! Brilliant delivery from Lyon. Drifting in and dropping from around the wicket, perfect length, he reached out to defend, it spun away, took a faint edge to Paine, the Aussies were confident, umpire Dharmasena took an eternity to give it out, but Pant walked off without reviewing. It was just the faintest of nicks on snicko. 127/6
    73.6 huge, huge wicket. Gets this to angle in off a length and straighten to take the edge, well pouched at second slip. Huge, huge wicket. 189/7
    82.4 bowled him! Finally he gets it full and straight gets it through! It was a full missile, swinging late back in, it beat the bat, it came off the pads, and cannoned into off stump. Starc was annoyed with himself but he got his man 210/8
    87.6 would you believe it? He's gloved an absolute shocker of a short ball down leg to Paine. Asking to be hit, any bit of bat on that would've been enough to get a boundary. India bowled out for 250. Shami just doesn't know to put a price tag on his wicket. 250/10
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    TOTAL
    250 all out (88 Overs, RR: 2.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (KL Rahul, 1.6 ov), 2-15 (M Vijay, 6.6 ov), 3-19 (V Kohli, 10.3 ov), 4-41 (AM Rahane, 20.2 ov), 5-86 (RG Sharma, 37.3 ov), 6-127 (RR Pant, 49.1 ov), 7-189 (R Ashwin, 73.6 ov), 8-210 (I Sharma, 82.4 ov), 9-250 (CA Pujara, 87.5 ov), 10-250 (Mohammed Shami, 87.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc1946323.3100
    JR Hazlewood2035232.6000
    PJ Cummins1934922.5700
    NM Lyon2828322.9600
    TM Head21201.0000
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    0.3 the off and middle stumps go for a walk and Ishant roars! Beautiful delivery, drew Finch forward by pitching this up on off, he went for the drive but this nipped back in just a wee bit to take the inside edge and crash into the stumps. A sight for sore eyes, a sight worth it for all Indian fans who've woken up early in the morning to see how the bowler respond. 0/1
    21.1 caught at silly mid off! Brilliantly bowled from Ashwin. It was flighted and drifting in full, he pressed forward to defend, it skidded on, took the inside edge, onto pad and popped up to Vijay at silly mid off who took a very simple catch! Big breakthrough 45/2
    39.3 beautiful bowling this from Ashwin. Nice flight, lands this on length and gets this to spin away. Khawaja looking to smother this but doesn't get to the pitch, this dips and spins away to flick the glove on the way to Pant, who rose with the bounce to come up with an excellent grab. Decision overturned. The key was that Khawaja had to play at this. He'll look back and think he couldn't have done much, that was a corker from Ashwin. 87/4
    27.6 dragged on! Ashwin entices the drive and Marsh falls for it. This was nicely floated up, nice and wide, Marsh reaches out to force this through covers but doesn't get to the pitch and ends up dragging back. India strike immediately after lunch. Shaun Marsh's career against Ashwin: Five dismissals at an average of 1.60 59/3
    57.3 big edge and gone! First wicket for Bumrah and Handscomb has thrown it away after doing all the hard work. He was deep inside the crease, looks to use the pace and steer this down to square third man but ends up getting a big fat edge that is gleefully accepted by Pant. India nudge ahead. 120/5
    98.3 nicks and gone! Beauty of a delivery. Goes round the stumps, gets this length ball to angle in and straighten, Head is forced to play but the ball moves away a wee bit very late and he's squared up as he gets the edge through to Pant. End of a superb innings. A maiden Test ton isn't to be, but who knows, this could be worth much more. Only time will tell. 235/9
    62.6 beauty from Ishant and Paine's painstaking existence is over. This was full, Paine isn't certain if this is coming in or holding its line, feels for the ball and ends up getting a thin nick through to Pant. 127/6
    80.3 huge appeal given LBW! Cummins reviews. He didn't offer a shot to a huge inswinger and was given by Nigel Llong. It hit the back leg outside the line but no shot means it still can be out. Ball tracking says ... hitting. Out! This tailed back a long way, very late, he opted to leave out of the hand and it speared back into the back leg, and ball tracking showed it was crashing into off. 177/7
    91.4 caught behind! He got tempted into a big drive and paid the price. This was full outside off, he swung very hard, it just nipped away, he got a thin edge through to Pant who took it head high. 204/8
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    98.4 has a waft at that and is gone! Width on offer, he looks to punch on the up but is done in by the zip off the deck, late on the stroke and Hazlewood gets the thinnest of edges through to Pant. India have a slender lead. 235/10
    Extras
    19 (b 6, lb 10, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    235 all out (98.4 Overs, RR: 2.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (AJ Finch, 0.3 ov), 2-45 (MS Harris, 21.1 ov), 3-59 (SE Marsh, 27.6 ov), 4-87 (UT Khawaja, 39.3 ov), 5-120 (PSP Handscomb, 57.3 ov), 6-127 (TD Paine, 62.6 ov), 7-177 (PJ Cummins, 80.3 ov), 8-204 (MA Starc, 91.4 ov), 9-235 (TM Head, 98.3 ov), 10-235 (JR Hazlewood, 98.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    I Sharma2064722.3502
    JJ Bumrah2494731.9510
    Mohammed Shami16.465823.4800
    R Ashwin3495731.6700
    M Vijay411002.5000
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    24.2 big edge and gone! Rahul is out to a loose shot. Looks to loft this over mid-off on the up, but this one just moves away a wee bit to take the edge through to Paine. Why was he looking to flay the ball T20 style is a question he'd do well to answer if someone asks him. 76/2
    18.2 gets Vijay during another fishing expedition! Pokes at this away-going delivery and he nicks this to second slip. Excellent catch moving to his left by Handscomb. Vijay leans into the drive, but feet nowhere near the pitch, plays it a tad too late as well. Very similar to his dismissal in the first innings. A defiant half-century stand has been broken to give Australia an opening. 63/1
    87.6 is this a bat pad catch? Yes caught at short leg! Brilliant from Lyon. He built the pressure in that over. Another one into the footmarks, he kicked at it with bat behind pad, but came up off the pad onto the gloves and ballooned up in the air straight to Finch at short leg. Finally Australia get the breakthrough 234/4
    57.1 there's a big scalp at the fag end of the day and it's the overspin that's had Kohli jabbing to short leg. Looks to get outside the line to smother it, but this one dipped and spun in to take the inside edge. Easy catch for Finch, Lyon roars. 147/3
    103.1 caught at backward point reverse sweeping! Lyon gets five! This was tossed up outside off, he reverse swept and it hit it well but flat and straight at Starc who was quite deep at backward point. He takes an easy catch 303/8
    91.2 steps out but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, looks to jab it away but gets it high on the bat as this loops to the off side. Handscomb rides the bounce superbly at silly point and puts his right hand out to grab this on the dive. Anticipation, quite superb there. Nigel Llong raised the finger immediately, Rohit didn't even wait. 248/5
    97.1 caught at deep cover point! He didn't change tact with the field out. He skips out, this is looped up wide of off, he reaches out and slices this high inside out to deep cover-point and hits it straight down Finch's throat about 10m in from the rope. 282/6
    102.2 caught at deep backward square! He bangs in a short ball, Ashwin pulls from low to high, gets a thick top edge, Harris sits and waits inside the rope at deep square and takes the catch very comfortably. 303/7
    106.5 caught at short leg! This was a short ball banged in, Ishant just thrust the bat at it in hope of not getting hit, he popped it up in the air and Finch takes a simple catch at short leg! 307/10
    103.2 caught at deep midwicket! There you go. He skipped down the track and lofted this with the turn high to deep midwicket but straight to the man at deep midwicket and Harris takes another simple catch! 303/9
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    36 (b 21, lb 13, w 2)
    TOTAL
    307 all out (106.5 Overs, RR: 2.87)
    Fall of wickets: 1-63 (M Vijay, 18.2 ov), 2-76 (KL Rahul, 24.2 ov), 3-147 (V Kohli, 57.1 ov), 4-234 (CA Pujara, 87.6 ov), 5-248 (RG Sharma, 91.2 ov), 6-282 (RR Pant, 97.1 ov), 7-303 (R Ashwin, 102.2 ov), 8-303 (AM Rahane, 103.1 ov), 9-303 (Mohammed Shami, 103.2 ov), 10-307 (I Sharma, 106.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc21.574031.8300
    JR Hazlewood23134311.8600
    PJ Cummins1845503.0520
    NM Lyon42712262.9000
    TM Head201306.5000
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    11.6 big wicket for India, Finch thinks of a review but decides to walk. It's the dip from Ashwin that has done him in, beautiful bowling. Presses forward to one that is nicely tossed up, there's enough turn and bounce off the deck to lob off the pad, then a bit of glove? Doesn't look like on replay. Pant grabs the lob. Spring in India's steps as they walk off for tea. Could he have reviewed? Possibly, because replays don't conclusively prove there was a glove. May have been a very, very thin one if at all, but well worth going up if he wasn't entirely sure. That's history now. 28/1
    16.2 caught behind! Not a great shot. This was a good length, a hint of width but nowhere near short or wide enough to cut, he flashes and gets an edge and Pant takes yet another catch. 44/2
    23.3 Khawaja has committed hara-kiri here! Running down the pitch to loft him over mid-off, but it's the flight and dip that consumes Khawaja as he ends up slicing it towards deep extra cover. This swirls in the air for a while, Rohit briefly trembles. Takes a step back, then comes forward, steadies himself and yet sees the ball nearly die on him, but he moves low and takes this. Never easy those catches, but Rohit held on quite nicely. Ashwin's flight and guile accounts for Khawaja and Australia are in real trouble now. 60/3
    72.1 caught behind! The big breakthrough! What a delivery. Perfect length, angled in forcing Marsh to defend from the crease, it just nipped away a touch, he just got the faintest of edges pushing at it, and it goes through to Pant! He's given out. Marsh and Paine have a chat but he knows he touched it. There's the smallest of hot spots. Marsh is on his way 156/6
    36.5 caught at midwicket! Short ball beat him for pace! He tried to pull, miscued completely, it came off the sticker as he was well late on the shot, it spooned to midwicket where Pujara gleefully accepted the catch 84/4
    56.4 caught at gully! Brilliant surprise short ball! Extra effort bouncer from Ishant, it really climbed and followed Head, he was caught in no mans land on the crease, thrust the gloves up to try and turn it behind square but it got big on him, it popped off the shoulder of the bat and an easy catch in the gully for Rahane 115/5
    84.1 caught by Pant! He skied a pull shot! A short ball outside off, it climbed a little more than expected, he tried to pull through midwicket, gets a thick top edge and it flies straight up in the air, Pant runs around with a smile on his face and takes his 10th catch of the match! 187/7
    108.4 edged and taken at first slip. Kohli with a straightforward offering. He saw the width, couldn't hold back and looked to flay that behind point, but this one may have just got stuck on the pitch, got to him later than he expected and simply lobbed to the slips. Kohli roars, releases the pent-up frustration, India now just one wicket away. Valiant effort from Cummins 259/9
    100.4 there's the wicket and who else but Shami to strike! Starc goes and India breathes a sign of relief. Dagger through the Australian hearts. Starc had been admirably leaving such deliveries prior to this. Now he can't resist temptation to give this an absolute thrashing on the up, gets a big edge through to Pant. Just as Australia were starting to believe. 228/8
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    119.5 edged and caught at second! India win! Ashwin the hero! Beautifully bowled. He flighted this, loop, drift and drop outside off, lured a drive, it spins away, he gets an edge, it flies low to KL Rahul and he clutches it just above the turf! 291/10
    Extras
    10 (b 1, lb 6, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    291 all out (119.5 Overs, RR: 2.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (AJ Finch, 11.6 ov), 2-44 (MS Harris, 16.2 ov), 3-60 (UT Khawaja, 23.3 ov), 4-84 (PSP Handscomb, 36.5 ov), 5-115 (TM Head, 56.4 ov), 6-156 (SE Marsh, 72.1 ov), 7-187 (TD Paine, 84.1 ov), 8-228 (MA Starc, 100.4 ov), 9-259 (PJ Cummins, 108.4 ov), 10-291 (JR Hazlewood, 119.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    I Sharma1944812.5203
    JJ Bumrah2486832.8300
    R Ashwin52.5139231.7400
    Mohammed Shami2046533.2500
    M Vijay401102.7500

Close of Play

  • Thu, 06 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 250/9 (Mohammed Shami 6*, 87.5 ov)
  • Fri, 07 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 191/7 (TM Head 61*, MA Starc 8*, 88 ov)
  • Sat, 08 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 151/3 (CA Pujara 40*, AM Rahane 1*, 61 ov)
  • Sun, 09 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 104/4 (SE Marsh 31*, TM Head 11*, 49 ov)
  • Mon, 10 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 291 (119.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Australia 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28AJ FinchMS Harris
2nd16UT KhawajaMS Harris
3rd16SE MarshUT Khawaja
4th24SE MarshPSP Handscomb
5th31SE MarshTM Head
6th41SE MarshTD Paine
7th31TD PainePJ Cummins
8th41MA StarcPJ Cummins
9th31NM LyonPJ Cummins
10th32NM LyonJR Hazlewood