Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    45.5 two in two overs for India, Rogers plays on as he tries to flay another length ball on the up, shuffled across and closed the face on it a touch and it clattered into the stumps off a thick inside edge, he is disgusted with himself, goes five short of 100 204/2
    101
    182
    114
    16
    0
    88.59
    44.5 there is the wicket finally, and it is Ashwin who has looked most likely to break through, Warner trying to play against the turn, this was angled in and straightened and bounced on middle, and the ball pops up to gully 200/1
    107.2 and Watson has thrown away a Test hundred on a flat pitch against a flatter attack, another short ball, he forces the pull this time, and picks out the man at deep midwicket, who was in some way from the rope 400/3
    113.3 Smith is gone now, this is up there for the drive, Smith has not moved his feet as he goes for a big drive, and feathers it through to the keeper 415/4
    146.4 lovely take from Saha, Marsh was trying to guide this short of a length delivery with the angle leaving him, steered it too fine, between the keeper and wide slip, and Saha moved quickly to his left, and tumbled to hold on 529/5
    150.2 tries to go big again and lofts it, mid on is deepish now and it is Rahul who has run back to take it over his head, he tumbles and clutches the ball with some emotion, it has been a rough series for him so far 546/6
    not out
    9
    36
    11
    0
    1
    81.81
    152.3 fun is over for Harris as his hook finds deep backward square leg to give Shami his fifth, and Smith instantly calls his batsmen back 572/7
    Extras
    13 (lb 6, w 7)
    TOTAL
    572/7d (152.3 Overs, RR: 3.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-200 (DA Warner, 44.5 ov), 2-204 (CJL Rogers, 45.5 ov), 3-400 (SR Watson, 107.2 ov), 4-415 (SPD Smith, 113.3 ov), 5-529 (SE Marsh, 146.4 ov), 6-546 (JA Burns, 150.2 ov), 7-572 (RJ Harris, 152.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Kumar34512203.5800
    UT Yadav27513715.0720
    Mohammed Shami28.3311253.9210
    R Ashwin47814213.0200
    SK Raina1635303.3100
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 it takes them three balls to strike, this is a rather loose, tired looking drive from Vijay to a wide one slanted across him, and it is a thin edge to Haddin, Starc does some shouting in Vijay's face 0/1
    110
    356
    262
    13
    1
    41.98
    86.6 he's gone this time, tries to fetch this short ball from outside off and pull, it has climbed too high, though, and the top edge goes right up vertically and comes down on the crease, Starc has set himself up there close to Rahul to take it 238/3
    53
    179
    133
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    39.84
    43.4 and Rohit has played on with an attempted sweep, was in trouble last evening on the shot too, tossed up high and very full from Lyon outside off, Rohit under edges the sweep and the ball rolls on to the stumps 97/2
    119.3 Harris has the big wicket early in the morning, Kohli is looking for runs, he sees the opportunity with a length ball slanted in just outside off, takes a step or two forward and leans to clip it straight and low to midwicket, not the first time he has gone in this manner this series, he cries out in disappointment, all down to the lower order now 352/6
    99.4 Rahane has been given leg before after a long look by umpire Kettleborough, had a go at the pull and missed, the ball did not rise up as much as expected it to, hit on the thigh pad but he is not a tall man, have to wait for the ball tracker to see if that too high, yes, replays show that would have gone over off stump 292/4
    99.5 and the comeback innings has lasted one ball, Watson has floated it up across the left hander, there is some movement that takes it further away from Raina, he has still gone reaching for it, and Haddin has taken a superb, low, diving catch to his left 292/5
    130.2 he's gone to the short ball, he's played them so well but not this time, surprise bouncer from Hazlewood, comes in awkwardly and quickly, Saha in no position, crouching awkwardly after coming across, caught between trying to play and leave, tries to hook very weakly and the top edge flies to slip 383/7
    158.6 he has kept beating Shami but Ashwin is good enough to edge one, short of a length, angled in, holding the line, and Ashwin feathers it through to the keeper, they take a long time to check for the no-ball, but Starc is fine with both feet 456/9
    153.1 there is a gentle appeal for a catch to slip here, it was very full outside off, and he tried to squeeze it away, pitching almost on the crease this, bat has taken a chunk out of the ground here, the ball has carried to slip, is there some bat on ball there, bat hitting ground and ball pitching has happened almost at the same time, he has been given by the third umpire, it did change direction after passing the bat, and that could have been if there was an outside edge on the way up, but can't be absolutely sure 448/8
    not out
    16
    38
    26
    2
    1
    61.53
    161.6 the new ball brings the end of the innings, Yadav has a heave at a length ball, the top edge swirls over the cordon, Haddin waves away the other fielders as he settled under it, has to rush forward as it comes down finally, and holds on as he falls on to the ground 475/10
    Extras
    17 (b 4, lb 7, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    475 all out (162 Overs, RR: 2.93)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (M Vijay, 0.3 ov), 2-97 (RG Sharma, 43.4 ov), 3-238 (KL Rahul, 86.6 ov), 4-292 (AM Rahane, 99.4 ov), 5-292 (SK Raina, 99.5 ov), 6-352 (V Kohli, 119.3 ov), 7-383 (WP Saha, 130.2 ov), 8-448 (B Kumar, 153.1 ov), 9-456 (R Ashwin, 158.6 ov), 10-475 (UT Yadav, 161.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc32710633.3100
    RJ Harris3179623.0903
    JR Hazlewood2986412.2010
    NM Lyon461112322.6701
    SR Watson2045822.9001
    SPD Smith401704.2500
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    22.6 Rogers is gone, it is a half tracker from Bhuvneshwar, and Rogers has pulled it straight to deep square leg 126/3
    1.3 and there is a wicket for India straight away, Warner is uncertain as well like Rogers, playing back in the crease to a flighted length ball, which spins and bounces on him, and it is a simple catch to slip 6/1
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    94.11
    7.2 Ashwin strikes again, this is a tossed up ball on a length and stays low as it spins in from outside off, Watson chooses to play back, and under edges the cut on to the stumps, the shot was on with the length you can say, it was the lack of bounce that did him 46/2
    30.6 Shami has struck against the run of play, and this is a big wicket, this is swinging in full, Smith is struck plumb in front and loses balance, walks back to generous applause, but HotSpot shows a very faint glimmer on the inside edge on replays 165/5
    25.3 straightforward dismissal, Marsh leans forward and hopes to defend, the turn on the flighted ball takes the edge low to slip 139/4
    39.4 Burns ends the entertainment as he top edges a sweep off a carom ball to deep square leg 251/6
    not out
    31
    37
    30
    2
    2
    103.33
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
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    Extras
    6 (b 2, lb 2, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    251/6d (40 Overs, RR: 6.27)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (DA Warner, 1.3 ov), 2-46 (SR Watson, 7.2 ov), 3-126 (CJL Rogers, 22.6 ov), 4-139 (SE Marsh, 25.3 ov), 5-165 (SPD Smith, 30.6 ov), 6-251 (JA Burns, 39.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Kumar804615.7500
    R Ashwin19210545.5200
    Mohammed Shami603315.5001
    UT Yadav3045015.0001
    SK Raina401804.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    60.4 Vijay's gone in the push for quick runs, this is short and wide, he tries to cut, but it has bounced a shade too much and nibbles the edge on its way to the keeper 178/3
    13.2 umpire Dharmasena raises his finger after a nod right away, Rahul jumping out to try and smother this flighted one, does not get to the pitch, and it spins in and bounces to take the glove to backward short leg 48/1
    37.6 Captain Smith shows the way it is done with an absolute stunner at wide slip, Rohit tries to dab a short of a length ball, Smith goes flying to his right to take it one-handed, soft dismissal for Rohit yet again, and Watson breaks another partnership 104/2
    66.6 Starc gives Australia the big one of the India captain, good delivery, slanted in good length and wide, Kohli reaches for the drive, the ball straightens and the edge carries to first slip's right, Watson snapping it up 201/4
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    126
    88
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    43.18
    68.3 Raina has two ducks in his comeback Test, stuck on the crease again, the short ball on his mind, this comes in from back of a length, past a tentative bat, strikes him on the knee roll, umpire gives it right away, ball tracker says that is hitting middle 203/5
    71.1 oh dear, this is to be expected on a day five pitch, this is tossed up, fullish, Saha has chosen to go right back in the crease, and that has done him, this has hardly got up at all, and struck him plumb in front just above the ankle 208/6
    78.2 umpire Kettleborough has a look and raises the finger, Hazlewood strikes the pad with late inswing from a good length, Ashwin cannot get bat around pad in time, it hits him just below the knee roll, that has moved in a lot, is that missing leg? Nope, ball tracker shows that is clipping leg stump 217/7
    not out
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    49
    30
    3
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    66.66
    Extras
    12 (b 4, lb 8)
    TOTAL
    252/7 (89.5 Overs, RR: 2.80)
    Fall of wickets: 1-48 (KL Rahul, 13.2 ov), 2-104 (RG Sharma, 37.6 ov), 3-178 (M Vijay, 60.4 ov), 4-201 (V Kohli, 66.6 ov), 5-203 (SK Raina, 68.3 ov), 6-208 (WP Saha, 71.1 ov), 7-217 (R Ashwin, 78.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc1973621.8900
    RJ Harris1333402.6100
    NM Lyon30.5511023.5600
    JR Hazlewood1773121.8200
    SPD Smith20703.5000
    SR Watson822212.7500

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia won the 4-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 15.10-15.30pm, Close 17.30pm

Match days

6,7,8,9,10 January 2015 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Tue, 6 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 348/2 (SR Watson 61*, SPD Smith 82*, 90 ov)
  • Wed, 7 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 71/1 (KL Rahul 31*, RG Sharma 40*, 25 ov)
  • Thu, 8 Jan - day 3 - India 1st innings 342/5 (V Kohli 140*, WP Saha 14*, 115 ov)
  • Fri, 9 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 251/6 (BJ Haddin 31*, RJ Harris 0*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 10 Jan - day 5 - India 2nd innings 252/7 (89.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Most Runs in a Series

5700+

Aggregate runs scored this series, the most ever in a series of four or fewer Tests.

A very steep hill

35

The highest 4th innings score made by an overseas team in a successful chase at the SCG in 82 years

Making History

769

Runs scored by Steven Smith in this series, the most by any batsman in a Test series of four or fewer matches

The Bleeding Bowlers

23

Number of times that a bowler has conceded 100+ runs in this series, the most ever in a Test series.

The Allround Double

9

Number of Indians who have completed the allround double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets - Ashwin is the ninth

Consistently Big

0

Number of previous instances where both teams have gone past 400 in the 1st innings of each Test in a series (min. 3 Tests)

Big Scores

8

Number of times that teams have gone past 400 this series, the most ever in a Test series

A Massive Series

2

Number of Indian batsmen who have scored four hundreds in a series - Sunil Gavaskar (twice) and Virat Kohli

Leading from the Front

7

Number of hundreds scored by captains in this series, the most ever in a Test series

Batting Long

23

Years since an Indian opener played 250 balls in an inns in Australia - Ravi Shastri in 1992, and now KL Rahul (262 balls)

Longish Stint

133

Balls played by Rohit Sharma, the second most by an Indian No. 3 this series (Pujara played 135 balls in the 1st inns at Adelaide)

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