Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    48.2 and he's struck, this leapt at Harris! Round the wicket, just short of a length, jumps, angles back at Harris, takes the glove then loops towards slip. What a moment 134/3
    50
    105
    163
    6
    0
    47.61
    35.2 LBW! Plumb. This was fired full and straight at 140kph, it was a half-volley but Finch wiped across it, missed, and was hit flush on the shin in front of middle. Not problems for Chris Gaffaney to raise the finger. Well bowled Jasprit Bumrah 112/1
    45.6 edged and gone! That was on the cards, Khawaja had really struggled. A short delivery outside off, he went for the square cut, takes a top edge through to Pant. Excellent pressure from India has paid off 130/2
    76.6 what a catch! Oh boy, that's a snaffle and Vihari has nabbed a second. Marsh went for cut, the ball flew off the top edge and Rahane took a superb catch at slip. That was travelling 232/5
    54.1 caught at second slip! What a grab from Kohli! This was back of a length outside off, too close to cut but Handscomb tries, gets a thick edge that flies high to Kohli's right and he reaches up at full stretch with the right hand only and plucks it! Incredible skill from the captain. 148/4
    82.1 caught at third man! Not a conventional new ball wicket...full, very wide outside off, Head throws the kitchen sink into another drive, flies straight to the fielder who barely had to move. They check the no-ball and it's fine 251/6
    105.2 and another one! Back-to-back strikes for India, Paine trapped in front as he goes well back in his crease to quite a full delivery although he has called for the review. Well, it's shading towards leg stump...and it's smashing leg stump 310/8
    19
    66
    109
    0
    0
    28.78
    104.6 that's cleaned him up! It's a ripping delivery, and the key was it was pitched in the full area. Angled in at off stump, just straightens off the seam, beats the outside edge and smashes off stump 310/7
    108.2 edged, and taken by Pant Starc goes down swinging. A full and wide delivery from round the wicket, Starc shapes for a big drive and gets an outside edge to the keeper who moves to take it in front of first slip 326/9
    not out
    9
    8
    18
    0
    0
    112.50
    108.3 edged, gone first ball! A full delivery, angled in at off stump, Hazlewood is forced to play and it's a sharp grab from Pant as he springs to his left 326/10
    Extras
    19 (b 4, lb 7, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    326 all out (108.3 Overs, RR: 3.0, 488 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-112 (AJ Finch, 35.2 ov), 2-130 (UT Khawaja, 45.6 ov), 3-134 (MS Harris, 48.2 ov), 4-148 (PSP Handscomb, 54.1 ov), 5-232 (SE Marsh, 76.6 ov), 6-251 (TM Head, 82.1 ov), 7-310 (PJ Cummins, 104.6 ov), 8-310 (TD Paine, 105.2 ov), 9-326 (MA Starc, 108.2 ov), 10-326 (JR Hazlewood, 108.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    I Sharma20.374142.0001
    JJ Bumrah2685322.0300
    UT Yadav2337823.3910
    Mohammed Shami2438003.3320
    GH Vihari1415323.7800
    M Vijay1010010.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.4 chopped on! He tried to leave and didn't withdraw the bat in time! It ricochet's onto the stumps! It was a good length inwinger, fifth stump line, he tried to leave but left the bat dangling, it hit the bottom edge and cannoned into the stumps! 0/1
    20
    67
    95
    3
    0
    29.85
    21.5 through the gate, the dream offspinner's wicket! Poor shot from Vijay, but credit Lyon for tempting the stroke. Tossed wider into the footmarks, hits one in the middle, Vijay is aiming through the covers, takes an inside edge into leg stump. 55/4
    3.5 caught behind! Another brute! This was a superb delivery. Again a good length outside off and he gets steep bounce, Pujara plays from the crease, it flicks the bottom glove as he fends at it, it flies through to Paine who takes the simple catch. 13/2
    19.1 edged, taken at slip, the GOAT has the big one! It's that line outside off that's done the trick, brings Kohli forward, there's some natural variation as it goes on with the arm, takes the edge and a neat, low catch at slip 48/3
    34.5 caught at point! Great catch by Head! This was a fuller length but he offered width, Rahane leans back and hammers a square drive with his weight back, he hit it flat, straight at Head who was looking into the setting sun but took at excellent catch above his cap. 98/5
    46.6 inside edge, loops to midwicket! Australia have their breakthrough. Short of a length on leg stump, looks to tuck it away, the edge bounds off the thigh pad and carries all the way to Harris at midwicket 119/6
    53.4 fantastic catch at midwicket! Lyon wins again, and Australia have almost won. Pant came down the pitch, tried to heave this through the leg side, loses his shape and drags it in the air towards midwicket. Handscomb dives full length to his left, that's a ripper of a catch 137/7
    54.6 that was coming, pops a short ball back to the bowler! That was a vicious working over from one fast bowler to another. Umesh backing away this time, a short of a length ball hammers into the splice and loops to the on side...Starc has time to get across from his follow through 139/8
    55.3 caught behind! It's one to go. Ishant backing away outside leg, a short-of-a-length delivery, a thin top edge as he tries to carve through the off side 140/9
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    55.6 there it is! Victory for Australia...Bumrah launches this high in the air, Cummins settles under it in his follow through. Job done 140/10
    Extras
    9 (b 6, w 3)
    TOTAL
    140 all out (56 Overs, RR: 2.5, 246 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (KL Rahul, 0.4 ov), 2-13 (CA Pujara, 3.5 ov), 3-48 (V Kohli, 19.1 ov), 4-55 (M Vijay, 21.5 ov), 5-98 (AM Rahane, 34.5 ov), 6-119 (GH Vihari, 46.6 ov), 7-137 (RR Pant, 53.4 ov), 8-139 (UT Yadav, 54.6 ov), 9-140 (I Sharma, 55.3 ov), 10-140 (JJ Bumrah, 55.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc1734632.7010
    JR Hazlewood1132422.1800
    PJ Cummins902522.7720
    NM Lyon1933932.0500

Close of Play

  • Fri, 14 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 277/6 (TD Paine 16*, PJ Cummins 11*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 15 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 172/3 (V Kohli 82*, AM Rahane 51*, 69 ov)
  • Sun, 16 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 132/4 (UT Khawaja 41*, TD Paine 8*, 48 ov)
  • Mon, 17 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 112/5 (GH Vihari 24*, RR Pant 9*, 41 ov)
  • Tue, 18 Dec - day 5 - India 2nd innings 140 (56 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

India 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0M VijayKL Rahul
2nd13CA PujaraM Vijay
3rd35M VijayV Kohli
4th7M VijayAM Rahane
5th43AM RahaneGH Vihari
6th21GH VihariRR Pant
7th18UT YadavRR Pant
8th2I SharmaUT Yadav
9th1I SharmaMohammed Shami
10th0Mohammed ShamiJJ Bumrah