Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
62(77) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 2 4 4 0 0 0 0
MJ Clarke
73(113) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 4 1 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O26.0
M0
R101
W3
Eco3.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Clark
O15.0
M4
R28
W4
Eco1.86
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
74 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | INDIA: 161/9

  • RP Singh2 (19b)
  • Z Khan0 (2b)
  • MG Johnson14.5-6-21-2
  • GB Hogg17-3-51-2

Well then, Australia have authoratitively walked over India to blow them away in the first of four Tests. India lost their last five wickets for 27 as they melted in the Melbourne heat through Australia's fire. What a performance, they thoroughly deserve what is their 15th consecutive win. Hayden and Jaques set them up from the first morning, and the bowlers chipped in from there. India's selectors will now have to think about a batting reshuffle.

A disappointed Kumble tells Nine he thinks it was the first dig that lost it for them: "I think the first innings was very crucial. Getting out for less than 200 was disappointing."

Now it's Ponting. "Being this hot and the wicket as flat as it was we had to call on bowlers to be patient. Right through this game they've been fantastic."

He's not thinking of matching the record run of 16 Tests, and neither is the team. "If you start thinking about those things, you're not paying attention to the things you need to."

And now it's time for the Man of the Match, who is of course Matthew Hayden. He wins $3000 and a crystal trophy. "I must admit I really do enjoy playing India. We've been looking forward to this competition for quite a while now."

That's all for now from this Test, so thanks for joining me, Jenny Thompson, and him, Anand Vasu, throughout the four days. Come back again for the next Test, though, won't you which begins in Sydney ... next year, on January 2. We look forward to seeing you then.

PS A retrospective note. Ganguly's second-innings dismissal was changed after the match to caught off a thin edge to the man short in on the off.

73.6
W
Johnson to Singh, OUT, clattered right into the stumps, an inside edge drags the ball on from outside off to end the match
73.6
1nb
Johnson to Singh, 1 no ball, on overstep this time
73.5
0
Johnson to Singh, no run, naughty swinging low full toss, an attempted yorker, the batsman plays a drive too late
73.4
0
Johnson to Singh, no run, defended forward
73.3
0
Johnson to Singh, no run, nipped in again from round the wicket and defended on the back foot
73.2
0
Johnson to Singh, no run, nipped in off the seam, pushed to the covers off the back foot

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
62(77) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 2 4 4 0 0 0 0
MJ Clarke
73(113) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 4 1 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O26.0
M0
R101
W3
Eco3.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Clark
O15.0
M4
R28
W4
Eco1.86
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF