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    36.2 bowls length delivery outside off and manages to get the outside edge! If they needed any confirmation about what is the right length to bowl on this pitch, this is it. Rogers pushed at it but it kept going away with the angle 115/2
    1.6 first strike! Dhawan takes a smart catch at third slip. This takes off from a length and catches the shoulder of the bat - Warner was jabbing at that while on the crease - it flies low towards the cordon. Dhawan has been one of the more secure hands there and he doesn't make a mistake. 0/1
    37.2 and another wicket! Watson goes for the sweep when he was playing solidly with the straight bat. He misses the ball, gets rapped in front of the off stump 115/3
    192
    305
    15
    2
    62.95
    142.3 he has lost his middle stump! He goes all the way to the off side to play a ramp shot, but misses a straight delivery. It strikes the top of middle stump. To be frank, the bowlers never looked like taking that wicket and it was up to Smith to do something crazy to give it away 530/10
    60.6 another one for Shami! This is a loose shot by Marsh. It's the length delivery outside off again, and Marsh goes for a front foot cut shot, which would have worked well in sub-continent, but not here.. The bounce means it takes the outside edge and flies to the keeper 184/4
    70.5 Mr Burns has to go! He goes for the pull that is not really short enough, and he gets a bottom edge through to the keeper. That's 13 on debut for the batsman. That came in a touch too, cramping the batsman 216/5
    100.6 a wicket from nowhere! Haddin looks to leave this length delivery outside off but is a little too late to get his bat out of the way.. this takes the bottom edge and dies on to the keeper but Dhoni takes a good low catch 326/6
    111.4 he has missed this one completely! Johnson steps out early to slog it over the leg side but this drifts in and slides through the gap. Dhoni does the rest. Johnson doesn't even look back. Knows he is gone the moment his misses it 376/7
    135.4 and he misses a straight ball to be given out lbw! He went for the big sweep and missed it completely. That would have hit the stumps 482/8
    141.6 swings and misses a straight one, that one hits the leg stump. Lyon doesn't really care. He has done the job of rubbing it in. 530/9
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    16 (b 1, lb 9, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    530 all out (142.3 Overs, 591 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    I Sharma32.0710403.2505
    UT Yadav32.3313034.0000
    Mohammed Shami29.0413844.7510
    R Ashwin44.0913433.0400
    M Vijay5.001402.8000
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (DA Warner, 1.6 ov), 2-115 (CJL Rogers, 36.2 ov), 3-115 (SR Watson, 37.2 ov), 4-184 (SE Marsh, 60.6 ov), 5-216 (JA Burns, 70.5 ov), 6-326 (BJ Haddin, 100.6 ov), 7-376 (MG Johnson, 111.4 ov), 8-482 (RJ Harris, 135.4 ov), 9-530 (NM Lyon, 141.6 ov), 10-530 (SPD Smith, 142.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    49.5 Vijay has given it away! Watson keeps pegging away at that off stump line and finally Vijay is lured into a loose shot. He stays in the crease and looks to cut it through backward point, but that has flown of the edge straight to first slip.There were similarities to Pujara's shot there. 147/3
    14.2 that's the outside edge! Harris bowls it short of length on off stump and this one does a little to catch the shoulder of the bat and flies to Smith who takes a good low catch at second slip. Dhawan hung is bat loosely there, falls yet again after getting a start to the innings 55/1
    37.2 a wicket second ball! Stunning catch by Haddin. Yesterday he had dropped a much simpler one, but this time Haddin more than makes up for it. He dives full length to his right and plucks this with one hand, catches it in the webbing. It would have gone straight to first slip anyway, but these catches charge up the fielders. Poor shot from Pujara as he tried to cut something that wasn't so far wide.. he got a little cramped for room 108/2
    126.2 and he gets the big wicket! After 29 overs of toil, Johnson has something to show. But check that out for a catch from Haddin. He dives full length to his right and plucks it in front of first slip. It was going straight into Watson's hands. Kohli tried to chase that full and wide delivery, but got a thick outside edge. 462/8
    147
    171
    21
    0
    85.96
    107.4 and there is the breakthrough! Rahane looks to repeat the sweep shot but this is much straighter and fuller from Lyon, he misses and his hit on the back pad. The umpire takes time and then raises his finger. Rahane gets a pat on the back from Kohli and a standing ovation from the crowd as he walks back. Superb innings from him. 409/4
    109.6 he's gone next ball, it was full and well outside off, hitting the rough as well, Rahul goes for an expansive sweep, top edges that towards backward square leg, simple catch and it is not put down this time, there's plenty of hype around Rahul, but he's played a couple of strange shots in his short debut innings 415/5
    116.4 he flirts with this length ball outside off and gets out caught behind! He was trying to run it down to third-man. It works so well in ODIs but for some reason, he keeps getting out this way in Tests 430/6
    118.2 and here's another one! Harris takes a tumbling catch in his follow through. Ashwin drives at this fuller delivery and is not able to keep it down, Harris stretches his right hand out, is not able to cling on. Luckily the ball doesn't get away from him and he is able to make a second grab at that 434/7
    128.5 he wraps it up with a fuller delivery outside off. Smith takes a nonchalant catch at second slip as this flies towards him head high 465/10
    126.4 a wicket falls of the second ball, just like yesterday! Not much Umesh could have done with it. It was short and rising past his left shoulder, he tried to play at that but it keeps getting bigger on him. Faint edge en route to the keeper 462/9
    not out
    0
    6
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    2 (lb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    465 all out (128.5 Overs, 548 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MG Johnson30.5613534.3700
    RJ Harris26.077042.6910
    JR Hazlewood25.067503.0000
    SR Watson16.036514.0600
    NM Lyon29.0310823.7200
    SPD Smith2.001105.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-55 (S Dhawan, 14.2 ov), 2-108 (CA Pujara, 37.2 ov), 3-147 (M Vijay, 49.5 ov), 4-409 (AM Rahane, 107.4 ov), 5-415 (KL Rahul, 109.6 ov), 6-430 (MS Dhoni, 116.4 ov), 7-434 (R Ashwin, 118.2 ov), 8-462 (V Kohli, 126.2 ov), 9-462 (UT Yadav, 126.4 ov), 10-465 (Mohammed Shami, 128.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    14.2 loud appeal and this time the umpire raises the finger! This was tossed up on the off and middle line, Warner comes forward to defend but plays outside the line of the delivery, the drift bringing it in more than the batsman anitcipated, it hits him on the back leg right in front of the middle 57/1
    40.3 he is got him! Rogers doesn't really get too far from him 50s anchor. Rogers plays forward to this tossed up delivery, a bit outside the line, but gets an inside edge on to his pads. It rolls on to his stumps. 164/4
    24.1 edged and this time it's gone! Ishant Sharma finally gets a wicket in the game. This is on a good channel outside off, it draws the batsman forward and Watson can only manage a thick outside edge. Dhoni does well to swoop this low effort on to his right. The umpires check for a no-ball but Ishant can happily keep this wicket. 98/2
    33.3 would you believe that! A catch at leg slip. This was a poor delivery, it was going down the leg side and Smith looks to flick it fine to the boundary again, but Rahane is standing really fine at the position and dives to his right to intercept that beautifully. There you go.. Leg-slip. Where's Vijay? 131/3
    96.6 he gets there! NO, this could be tragedy! Direct hit at the striker's end. He is gone! What an end for Marsh there! He pushes this with soft hands and Kohli hits the stumps direct. The fielder knew it, Marsh knew it when he dived. He gets a standing ovation, but he has to be a dejected man. It was a good solid innings 317/9
    45.3 Mr Burns has to go! He pokes his bat at this length delivery outside off, it bounces a touch extra, gets a big deflection and a good catch from Dhoni, diving to his right. Similarities to how M Vijay or Pujara edged behind in India's innings 176/5
    55.2 caught down the leg side! Yadav keeps getting batsmen down the leg side. He bowls it full, and this tail in sharply, slipping down the leg side. Dhoni appeals immediately and the umpire agrees. Haddin is not too happy but he will have to go. There is something on the snicko..nothing on the hot-spot 202/6
    67.1 end of Johnson's stay! Shami bowls a bouncer and Johnson has a swing at that, gets a bit of top-edge and it lobs up for the man at midwicket. Just got a bit too big on him. Lots of words from Indian fielders has Johnson walks back 234/7
    93.4 finally a wicket breaks the monotony of the morning! This one swings away from a length and catches the outside edge through to the keeper 303/8
    not out
    1
    10
    0
    0
    10.00
    not out
    0
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    20 (lb 13, nb 5, w 2)
    TOTAL
    318/9d (98 Overs, 438 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    UT Yadav22.038924.0410
    Mohammed Shami28.049223.2810
    I Sharma20.054922.4505
    R Ashwin28.047522.6700
    Fall of wickets:1-57 (DA Warner, 14.2 ov), 2-98 (SR Watson, 24.1 ov), 3-131 (SPD Smith, 33.3 ov), 4-164 (CJL Rogers, 40.3 ov), 5-176 (JA Burns, 45.3 ov), 6-202 (BJ Haddin, 55.2 ov), 7-234 (MG Johnson, 67.1 ov), 8-303 (RJ Harris, 93.4 ov), 9-317 (SE Marsh, 96.6 ov)
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    8.1 it's gone! Vijay is gone. Australia are all over India's top order. That is a huge wicket. That swings in sharply into Vijay and strikes the pads as the batsman misses the flick. Umpire Dharamsena lifts his finger after giving it some thought. A bit leg-sidish that delivery.. maybe it was hitting leg, maybe it was missing. 19/3
    1.2 gone! That is gone. This is full and swinging in, Dhawan plants his front foot forward too early and gets hit on the knee roll..That's plumb in front 2/1
    2.2 gone! gone! Another brain freeze for Rahul! This is one match he would want to forget very quickly. Looks to take on Johnson's short delivery, but this is well outside off, and all Rahul can manage is a thick top edge. Watson jogs back from first slip and completes a good catch 5/2
    34.1 he strikes first ball! Flicked straight into the hands of square leg. It was a gentle length delivery on the stumps, Kohli is not able to keep his flick down and lobs a gentle one for Mr Burns. Kohli cannot believe he has played that shot. Big big wicket and the complexion of the game changes completlely 104/4
    54.6 Rahane!! He has given it away..Short delivery outside off, he goes for the pull after being quiet for a while, this catches the splice of the bat and goes straight into the hands of midwicket. 142/6
    50.6 what a delivery! He follows up two bouncers with a superb slower delivery. That pitches on off and straightens past the bat to strike the top of off. This is excellent. Pujara thought he had everything covered, but that sneaks past the outside edge 141/5
    not out
    24
    39
    4
    0
    61.53
    not out
    8
    34
    0
    0
    23.52
    Extras
    7 (lb 6, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    174/6 (66 Overs, 291 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MG Johnson15.033822.5300
    RJ Harris16.083021.8700
    JR Hazlewood15.034022.6600
    NM Lyon12.003603.0000
    SR Watson6.011402.3301
    SPD Smith2.001005.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-2 (S Dhawan, 1.2 ov), 2-5 (KL Rahul, 2.2 ov), 3-19 (M Vijay, 8.1 ov), 4-104 (V Kohli, 34.1 ov), 5-141 (CA Pujara, 50.6 ov), 6-142 (AM Rahane, 54.6 ov)

Match Notes

Home field advantage

13

This draw ends 13 consecutive Tests between Australia and India all won by the home side, going back to a draw in Delhi, October 2008

Rare Draw Coming Up?

17

Number of years since a Test has been drawn at the MCG. The last drawn Test was between SA and Aus in 1997

Just Missing Out

499

Runs scored by Virat Kohli in this series. No overseas No. 4 batsmen has scored 500 runs in a series in Australia.

Run batsmen run

57

Number of 3s run by batsmen in this Test (at tea). Since 2001, the record for the most 3s in a Test is 58 (Aus v Ind, Adelaide, 2003)

A Boatload

848

Runs scored by Australia in this Test, the third-most by either team in Tests between India and Australia

Don't Run on 99 at the MCG!

3

Shaun Marsh's is the 3rd instance of an Australia batsman getting run out on 99 - all three of them have come at the MCG.

Indian Record

9

Number of dismissals collected by MS Dhoni in this Test - India's record for the most dismissals in a Test by a wicketkeeper.

Declare already?

234

Most runs scored on day 5 by a team batting fourth at the MCG in the last 40 years.

Maiden at home

0

Number of fifties Shaun Marsh had got in nine Test innings in Australia before today.

Ishant joins a club

8

Number of Indian bowlers who have taken 300+ international wickets; Ishant Sharma became the eighth

Bunny

7

Number of times Watson has been dismissed by Ishant Sharma in Tests, averaging 19.85 runs per dismissal.

Struggle

8.66

Shane Watson's batting average against R Ashwin in six Test innings; has been dismissed thrice in 55 balls.

Better later

41.70

Chris Rogers' batting average in the second innings as opposed to his average of 30.50 in the first.

Second-innings specialists

4

Second-innings century stands by Rogers and Warner - no other pair has put on more such partnerships in Tests since 2000.