• BATSMEN
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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
    21
    73
    70
    3
    0
    30.00
    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
    68
    39
    4
    0
    61.53
    not out
    8
    49
    34
    0
    0
    23.52
    Extras
    7 (lb 6, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    174/6 (66 Overs, 291 minutes)
    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)
    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

Close of Play

  • Fri, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 259/5 (SPD Smith 72*, BJ Haddin 23*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 108/1 (M Vijay 55*, CA Pujara 25*, 37 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Dec - day 3 - India 1st innings 462/8 (Mohammed Shami 9*, 126.2 ov)
  • Mon, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 261/7 (SE Marsh 62*, RJ Harris 8*, 75 ov)
  • Tue, 30 Dec - day 5 - India 2nd innings 174/6 (66 ov) - end of match

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.