Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    69.1 out on 99! Lyon has struck! Vijay does not want to walk, he had jumped back to try and flick the ball away for his hundred. He missed the ball, he's right in front of all three stumps. Nervous nineties does him in. Kohli goes across to his partner and taps him on the head. It's been a terrific innings from Vijay. One of the openers had to come good and he did. First lbw of the match, by the way 242/3
    4.1 good bouncer, and it seems to have got the glove. Umpire Gould thinks so. But it has come off the shoulder! It was a brilliantly directed delivery, but Dhawan tried at the last minute to pull out from playing as he was swiveling on the back foot. It deflects off his right bicep and shoulder and balloons to the keeper. Haddin only half went up and the umpire said okay and Johnson roars, he's well and truly back 16/1
    19.2 edged and taken! Lyno's on fire here. Just missed the rough outside off, Pujara overestimated the turn and plays a touch inside the line. Can't blame him with the help that's on offer. Takes the faintest of nicks to Haddin, who does well behind the stumps. So just like Warnie said a couple of balls earlier, Lyon strikes 57/2
    81.4 caught at deep midwicket! Kohli's gone! Australia mob Marsh on the boundary and Kohli is hunched over his bat at the crease for several seconds before he drags himself off. What an innings it has been. One of the best counterpunches that's been seen in a long time, but it ends off a miscue. It was short, it was asking to be hit and Kohli went for a pull to clear the boundary but found the man there. Adelaide gives him a standing ovation and he deserves every clap! 304/7
    69.6 inside edge to short leg says the umpire, Lyono is turning things around! Beautiful off spin bowling as he flights the ball outside off, hits the rough and Rahane was stretching out to try and block. But oopsy, it's only lobbed off the pad. No bat involved! 242/4
    77.4 caught at leg slip! Went straight off the glove and Warner had to leap up and stick his left hand over his head to hold on! Lovely bowling from Lyon as he loops the ball above Rohit's eyeline to draw him forward, got it to dip into the rough and the turn and bounce did the rest 277/5
    79.6 one shot too many! and Lyon has broken through for his second five-wicket haul of the Test! His first ten-for! Runs at the bowler again and swings all around the good length off spinner which sneaks through bat and pad and timber! 299/6
    not out
    84.2 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 309/8
    86.1 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 314/9
    87.1 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 315/10
    16 (b 5, lb 9, w 2)
    315 all out (87.1 Overs, RR: 3.61)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (S Dhawan, 4.1 ov), 2-57 (CA Pujara, 19.2 ov), 3-242 (M Vijay, 69.1 ov), 4-242 (AM Rahane, 69.6 ov), 5-277 (RG Sharma, 77.4 ov), 6-299 (WP Saha, 79.6 ov), 7-304 (V Kohli, 81.4 ov), 8-309 (Mohammed Shami, 84.2 ov), 9-314 (VR Aaron, 86.1 ov), 10-315 (I Sharma, 87.1 ov)
    MG Johnson16.024422.7520
    RJ Harris19.064912.5700
    NM Lyon34.1515274.4400
    PM Siddle9.032102.3300
    SR Watson2.00603.0000
    SPD Smith3.001806.0000
    MR Marsh4.011102.7500

Close of Play

  • Tue, 9 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 354/6 (SPD Smith 72*, 89.2 ov)
  • Wed, 10 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 517/7 (SPD Smith 162*, MG Johnson 0*, 120 ov)
  • Thu, 11 Dec - day 3 - India 1st innings 369/5 (RG Sharma 33*, WP Saha 1*, 97 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 290/5 (SPD Smith 52*, BJ Haddin 14*, 69 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Dec - day 5 - India 2nd innings 315 (87.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

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.