Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

SPD Smith
192(305) 15x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 42 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
11 24 14 17 42 26 28 30
V Kohli
169(272) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 44 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
12 7 22 5 41 25 15 42

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Harris
O26
M7
R70
W4
Eco2.69
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Mohammed Shami
O29
M4
R138
W4
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Partnerships

  • AUS - 1st
  • INDIA - 1st
  • AUS - 2nd
  • INDIA - 2nd

Australia - 1st - Innings

0
CJL Rogers0 (6)
DA Warner0 (6)
115
CJL Rogers57 (120)
SR Watson52 (87)
0
SR Watson0 (2)
SPD Smith0 (4)
69
SE Marsh32 (83)
SPD Smith33 (60)
32
SPD Smith19 (32)
JA Burns13 (27)
110
BJ Haddin55 (84)
SPD Smith53 (99)
50
MG Johnson28 (37)
SPD Smith20 (28)
106
RJ Harris74 (88)
SPD Smith30 (56)
48
SPD Smith37 (23)
NM Lyon11 (15)
0
SPD Smith0 (3)
JR Hazlewood0 (0)

India - 1st - Innings

55
S Dhawan28 (51)
M Vijay27 (35)
53
CA Pujara25 (71)
M Vijay28 (67)
39
M Vijay13 (33)
V Kohli26 (42)
262
V Kohli114 (176)
AM Rahane147 (171)
6
V Kohli3 (6)
KL Rahul3 (8)
15
MS Dhoni11 (23)
V Kohli4 (17)
4
R Ashwin0 (4)
V Kohli4 (6)
28
V Kohli18 (25)
Mohammed Shami9 (23)
0
UT Yadav0 (2)
Mohammed Shami0 (0)
3
I Sharma0 (6)
Mohammed Shami3 (7)

Australia - 2nd - Innings

57
CJL Rogers15 (45)
DA Warner40 (42)
41
CJL Rogers23 (26)
SR Watson17 (34)
33
CJL Rogers17 (31)
SPD Smith14 (27)
33
CJL Rogers14 (21)
SE Marsh13 (21)
12
SE Marsh2 (14)
JA Burns9 (17)
26
BJ Haddin13 (27)
SE Marsh13 (32)
32
SE Marsh16 (44)
MG Johnson15 (27)
69
SE Marsh42 (91)
RJ Harris21 (68)
14
SE Marsh13 (13)
NM Lyon1 (7)
1*
NM Lyon0 (3)
JR Hazlewood0 (3)

India - 2nd - Innings

2
S Dhawan0 (5)
M Vijay2 (3)
3
M Vijay2 (1)
KL Rahul1 (5)
14
M Vijay7 (24)
V Kohli7 (11)
85
V Kohli47 (88)
AM Rahane33 (68)
37
CA Pujara21 (70)
AM Rahane14 (32)
1
MS Dhoni0 (7)
AM Rahane1 (17)
32*
MS Dhoni24 (16)
R Ashwin8 (14)
  • 'Sometimes we're too harsh on our bowlers' - Kohli

    Virat Kohli began the task of captaining India full time by throwing his weight behind his bowlers, saying the batsmen need to share some of the blame for India's failures

  • Memo to Virat Kohli

    India's new captain needs to realise talking is sweet but winning sweeter

  • Just what is the Australian way?

    It's not as easily defined as just saying it is about playing positive, aggressive cricket at all times

  • How Johnson rose above all to create magic

    When the clock is ticking but the drop-in pitch is refusing to misbehave, when everything is hitting the middle of the bat, you need a man to rise above the conditions, you need some magic. On day five in Melbourne, Mitchell Johnson created magic

  • Give this team 12 months - Shastri

    India's team director Ravi Shastri believes "the scoreline does not matter" so long as the team continue to show their attacking intent and push their opponents

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.