Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
78(156) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 6 2 0 4
SC Ganguly
102(225) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 2 1 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O27.0
M4
R85
W3
Eco3.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O26.4
M8
R71
W5
Eco2.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

11.02 am: The margin of 320 runs is India's biggest victory in Test cricket (not counting innings victories). The Australians line up to congratulate the Indians as they troop off the ground. Dhoni's got a stump as a souvenir, but, seeing that Ganguly doesn't have one, he gives it to him.

"Cant get better from an Indian bowling point of view - Bhajji starts it all, Ishant chimes in, Zaheer joins the party and now Mishra wants to wrap it up. Good all round performance," says Ravi.

Kris Srikkanth, the chairman of selectors, high-fives each of the Indian players as they go into the dressing room. There's a particularly big one for Dhoni, who's been fantastic in this match. Fantastic with the bat, and in the field.

Ponting: "Right from the first morning India were nice and aggressive. they took the momentum away from us early in the game. They thoroughly deserve their victory and congratulations to them ... We'll probably have a couple of days off after this, back to back matches are always hard. We'll fine-tune our skills before the next Test ... They're a very good bowling attack, their two seamers were terrific and they used the reverse swing well."

Tendulkar is being given an award from the PCA for becoming the highest run-scorer in Test cricket. One more trophy for an overflowing cabinet. Sourav Ganguly also gets one for it being his final Test in Mohali.

Dhoni: "We got the perfect start after winning the toss and we were up to the mark in all departments. It was a very good track to bat on. I think Mishra bowled really well after a perfect start from the fast bowlers. It was a perfect Test match for us ... A lot depended on how quickly we could get the reverse swing going for nothing much was happening with the new ball. We were able to reverse swing the ball from the 12th or teh 13th over and after that it became hard for the batsman.

Dhoni is also the Man-of-the Match for his two aggressive half-centuries and for his captaincy. His had a terrific match.

That's about it from us at Cricinfo for this Test. We'll be back in a week's time for the Delhi Test. That you for all your emails. On behalf of Kanishkaa and Siddharth Ravindran, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers!

64.4
W
Mishra to Clarke, OUT, that's the end of the match! Mishra fittingly picks up the final wicket, the ball wasn't that short and Clarke pulled it in the air towards midwicket where Sehwag took a smart catch, the Indians rush towards each other to celebrate, amazing scenes, Mishra finishes his debut match with seven wickets
64.3
0
Mishra to Clarke, no run, Clarke reaches out for a flighted delivery and defends on the off side
64.2
0
Mishra to Clarke, no run, Clarke comes out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball, and defends back to the bowler
64.1
0
Mishra to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot towards short leg

END OF OVER:
64 | 1 Run | AUS: 195/9

  • PM Siddle0 (4b)
  • MJ Clarke69 (148b)
  • Harbhajan Singh20-3-36-3
  • A Mishra11-2-35-1
63.6
0
Harbhajan Singh to Siddle, no run, the conventional offbreak to end the over and Siddle defends on the front foot
63.5
0
Harbhajan Singh to Siddle, no run, this time it's the one that goes straight on and Siddle once again gets beaten outside off stump

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
78(156) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 6 2 0 4
SC Ganguly
102(225) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 2 1 1 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O27.0
M4
R85
W3
Eco3.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O26.4
M8
R71
W5
Eco2.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF