Player of the Match
Player of the Match

I doubt I need to say anything further about this Test. It was a the rollercoaster we all hoped it would be and it beat every outlandish one anyone might have had. A great Test. A great start to the series and it is bound to only get better. Join us at the Gabba next Wednesday to see how things pan out. There will be a whole boatload of post-match stuff coming at you from Sid Monga, Dan Brettig, Jarrod Kimber and a special appearance from Rahul Dravid on #politeenquiries. Thank you for your company and your comments, you've been as brilliant as ever. This is Alagappan Muthu, knocking off being part of an Adelaide miracle from my bucket list

Fantastic win, some unbelievable performances. That's as good as second innings hundred as I've seen. Lyon, Smith, Haddin as captain were unbelievable says MIchael Clarke. The boys deserve a lot of credit to keep trying to win the game. The were willing to lose to win. I thought if India were good enough to make 360, credit to them. But credit to our boys, and our bowlers. Had a scan, results are not fantastic Going to struggle to take any more part in the series. Probably better of not talking about it, the workd is probably sick of seeing me crying on telly. But we did Phillip proud

Virat Kohli comes up and rubs his eyes a touch. Says it was a great game of cricket, proud of the boys, the kind of character they showed in tough situations it was a really good effort. Pretty pleased with the way we played, but Australia did better. Told the guys last night that whatever target it was we were going to chase it. I believed in my ability, Lyon bowled the ball in the right areas. If me and Vijay added about 40 runs there, the game would have been different. You see one opening and the team capitalises, and that's what Autsralia did. I was trying ot hit it much more in front of square. But it was one of those mistakes I'll look back and say I could have done better, Backing myself through the Test and no regrets. Have to play with passion and commitment and I;d like to congratulate the whole Australia team and actually participating here after all that happened in the last 10 days

Nathan Lyon is the Man of the Match Thanks the crowd, says it was tough old day and says it was fantastic for their support. Credit goes to the groundsman, produced a great Test wicket. Last summer's atmosphere was brilliant. [Umpire Erasmus]We;re going really well, he's a good umpire, tough decisions out there and I just had to keep asking question and lucky enough some came in my way. It was Test cricket, always twists and turns and we just had to hang in there. [Kohli and Vijay] They're unbelievable, they're superstars, credit goes to them but I'm sticking with Australia. Certainly I believed, it just happened. I'll keep on believing

5.40 pm What a Test. Another humdinger at Adelaide, but it was Australia who dug deep. They usually do, they barely fail to. They had eight wickets to take in 37 overs and one session to do so and they've done so in well under that mark. How well has Nathan Lyon been for them. He had a lot of rough to exploit and he hit them almost unfailingly, his length was that inbetween one that didn't quite allow the batsman to come all the way forward and from there on his extra bounce has served him well. Twelve wickets to set up the Test! Hats off to them.

But spare a thought for the Indians and Virat Kohli who walks out to shake hands with the opposition. His batting was imperious. His judgment of length was spectacular. He's being consoled by his team-mates, he deserved a victory today but Australia's bowlers never gave up and that's why they deserved it more. By the way, Match Point is live. So do tune in to that as well

Michael Clarke is back on the field, shaking hands and hugging his team-mates. Comes up to shake hands with Kohli, as does Shane Warne. One of the best innings by an Indian batsman, possibly any batsman

buggy: "A fitting match for the memory of Hughes. From the bouncer that hit Kohli and his fightback after being hit and the result of Australia winning a very closely fought test. Amazing!!"

Sudhir Bakhru: "India's previous England and Australia test series were disappointing because there was no fight. This was an awesome fight. I'd rather watch India lose trying to win the game than play for a tame draw. Good job Captain Kohli! "

Hemal: "Am I the only one crying??? "

Devesh: "@Hemal: You are not alone. There a lot here on this part of the world (USA) at 2:15am. Thank you, Virat!!!!"

John: "A nice symmetry. Australia lost 12 wickets in the match, and Lyon took 12 wickets in the match. MOM Nathan Lyon, surely"

Lyon to I Sharma, OUT, stumped! Lyon has done it for Australia! Ishant has run down the track, but is beaten by the turn and is stumped down the leg side. Australia huddle up by the '408' at the ground and warm hugs are shared between them. Lyon taps the turf by the number in earnest

I Sharma st †Haddin b Lyon 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

87 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | INDIA: 315/9

  • KV Sharma4 (20b)
  • I Sharma0 (1b)
  • MG Johnson16-3-44-2
  • NM Lyon34-5-152-6
Johnson to KV Sharma, no run, full and a shade outside off, Karn was looking to whip the ball. Poor choice of shot and is thoroughly beaten
Johnson to KV Sharma, no run, Adelaide claps hard as Johnson runs in, back of a length around the off stump, Karn looks to block but is beaten and a huge 'oh' goes around the ground
Johnson to KV Sharma, no run, 141kph, good length ball outside off, left alone at the last instant
Johnson to KV Sharma, no run, length and outside off, barely moves his feet to the 148 kph delivery. Flashes and misses
Johnson to I Sharma, 1 leg bye, inside edge onto pad and it runs down to fine leg. Johnson keeps bowling full and nipping it back in at the right-hander at 144 kph

Ishant Sharma is the last man standing and there's 11.5 overs to safety

Johnson to Aaron, OUT, 140kph, perfect ball first up and he's plumb in front! It was full, it curled in and Aaron is stuck in the crease and struck on the back pad. Off goes Aaron, Mitch has a huge smile on his face as he gambols around with his team-mates

VR Aaron lbw b Johnson 1 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Johnson steps up for Australia, with the new ball in hand!

86 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 314/8

  • VR Aaron1 (2b)
  • KV Sharma4 (16b)
  • NM Lyon34-5-152-6
  • RJ Harris19-6-49-1
Lyon to Aaron, 1 run, gets down the track and shovels the good length ball to the left of mid-off

Slip, short leg, leg slip, short midwicket and silly point in

Lyon to Aaron, no run, gets forward, but to a good length ball, and defends. Pulls his bottom hand off the bat like it shocked him
Lyon to KV Sharma, 1 run, strays on the pads and Karn has nudged it to deep midwicket

Murali: "Clarke's decision to declare has really set this match up. The teasing target made Kohli and co. go after it like Gollum after the ring."

Lyon to KV Sharma, 2 runs, gets the gap in front of point and Karn takes a couple of runs off a shortish ball outside off
Lyon to KV Sharma, no run, flighted on off stump, defended again
Lyon to KV Sharma, no run, good length ball on middle stump, Karn blocks well

Gupta: "Reminds me on Ashses 2005; Ponting made 156 after spending hours in the middle; lucky for him the tail enders negotiated last few overs and the game was drawn. Does indian team tail enders can emulate?"

85 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | INDIA: 310/8

  • KV Sharma1 (12b)
  • VR Aaron0 (0b)
  • RJ Harris19-6-49-1
  • NM Lyon33-5-148-6
Harris to KV Sharma, 1 run, full on leg stump, clipped away to long leg
Harris to KV Sharma, no run, good length ball outside off, refuses to play
Harris to KV Sharma, no run, goes short on off stump, Karn blocks it well

Sam: "All the usual talk about the pitch being a road and Adelaide has produced another amazing Test match. How can anyone not love this game?"

Harris to KV Sharma, no run, fuller delivery from around the wicket, Karn looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pad

Karn has a first-class century. Varun Aaron has a decent defensive technique. What will happen now?

Harris to Mohammed Shami, OUT, full on off stump, Shami looks to hammer it down the ground and he's been caught at mid-off. What a poor choice of shot. Terrible dismissal as he falls into the trap. Harris bowls full to entice the drive and out it comes and the ball spoons to Johnson

Mohammed Shami c Johnson b Harris 5 (13m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Harris to Mohammed Shami, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended

baz: "fairly or unfairly this last hour will define Kohli's captaincy , while Dhoni would most likely in a position of strength would eliminate the possibility of defeat , VK kept going for it . No matter what happens gave us a great spectacle and thats what test cricket needs."

84 | (maiden) | INDIA: 309/7

  • KV Sharma0 (8b)
  • Mohammed Shami5 (8b)
  • NM Lyon33-5-148-6
  • RJ Harris18-6-48-0
Lyon to KV Sharma, no run, hits the rough outside off and Karn leaves knowing it will turn past his stumps

Lachlan: "India's mentality inside the last hour of play, when they are a chance of winning the game is far different to that of the rest of their test. Instead of being calm and composed, they tend to go for the slog. Easy runs and pressure on the bowlers, but more chance of a batting collapse."

Lyon to KV Sharma, no run, flatter and quicker on off stump, Karn looks to come forward and block but underestimates the turn again. This is beautiful bowling from Lyon
Lyon to KV Sharma, no run, good length ball on off stump, Karn leaves again

leg slip has been added

Lyon to KV Sharma, no run, good length ball on off stump, Karn this time hides his bat behind his bat and lets it turn away into Haddin's gloves
Lyon to KV Sharma, no run, a little closer on off stump and it lures Karn to push forward to block. Beaten again as Lyon continues to probe. So much bounce

Adnan Akhtar: "@Shannon: Same thing with the batsman play straight take the singles match is yours. Fingers crossed"

Lyon to KV Sharma, no run, tossed up a shade outside off, Karn looks to block and sees the ball rip past his outside edge. Too good from Lyon

Shannon: "Nothing fancy required of Siddle (or any other quick) now: full and straight, please!" He's been taken off, but the philosophy stands. Sheesh, India were only two down at tea... Two slips and a short leg in as he bowls around the wicket

Home field advantage


This is the 12th consecutive match won by the home side in Tests between Australia and India

Main Man


Including the Delhi 4th Test in 2012/13, Lyon has taken 21 of the last 34 Indian wickets for Australia



Number of Indian openers who have made 50-plus scores in both innings of a Test in Australia - M Vijay, Virender Sehwag and Abid Ali



Runs conceded by Karn Sharma in the 64th over, the second most expensive by an Indian spinner since 2001

Purple patch


Hundreds scored by Warner in 2014. Ponting (7) has the most hundreds by an Australian in a calendar year

Top order form


Number of years, before Warner today, since an Australian opener made 1000 Test runs in a year - Simon Katich in 2008 & 2009

Lyon ends long wait


Years since an Australian spinner picked up a five-for against India at home - Bob Simpson at Sydney, 1968.

Taste of their own medicine


Five out of the last eight five-fors against India have been taken by off spinners.

Lyon against India


Number of five-fors for Nathan Lyon against India. The only Australian spinners to take more are Benaud (5) and Mallett (3).

Firing Collectively


Number of times that 5 of India's top 6 batsmen have made 40+ scores in Australia. The last time was at Melbourne in 1986.