Player of the Match
Player of the Match
239dBrydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia crumble to Kumble

India were the last team to seriously threaten Australia in Tests at home and it took only one day in Melbourne for Anil Kumble to reignite the spark. Kumble was the architect and builder of the Indian challenge, grabbing 5 for 84

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
124(183) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 34 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
28 8 10 12 21 11 7 27
MJ Clarke
MJ Clarke
73(113) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 3 6 8 27 8 13 4

Best performances - Bowlers

A Kumble
O25
M4
R84
W5
Eco3.36
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Clark
O15
M4
R28
W4
Eco1.86
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

AUSTRALIA 343(92.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

INDIA 196(71.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 351/7d(88 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

INDIA 161(74 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

END OF OVER:
74 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | INDIA: 161/10

  • Zaheer Khan0 (2b)
  • Mitchell Johnson15-6-21-3
  • Brad Hogg17-3-51-2

Well then, Australia have authoratitively walked over India to blow them away in the first of four Tests. India lost their last five wickets for 27 as they melted in the Melbourne heat through Australia's fire. What a performance, they thoroughly deserve what is their 15th consecutive win. Hayden and Jaques set them up from the first morning, and the bowlers chipped in from there. India's selectors will now have to think about a batting reshuffle.

A disappointed Kumble tells Nine he thinks it was the first dig that lost it for them: "I think the first innings was very crucial. Getting out for less than 200 was disappointing."

Now it's Ponting. "Being this hot and the wicket as flat as it was we had to call on bowlers to be patient. Right through this game they've been fantastic."

He's not thinking of matching the record run of 16 Tests, and neither is the team. "If you start thinking about those things, you're not paying attention to the things you need to."

And now it's time for the Man of the Match, who is of course Matthew Hayden. He wins $3000 and a crystal trophy. "I must admit I really do enjoy playing India. We've been looking forward to this competition for quite a while now."

That's all for now from this Test, so thanks for joining me, Jenny Thompson, and him, Anand Vasu, throughout the four days. Come back again for the next Test, though, won't you which begins in Sydney ... next year, on January 2. We look forward to seeing you then.

PS A retrospective note. Ganguly's second-innings dismissal was changed after the match to caught off a thin edge to the man short in on the off.

73.6
W
Johnson to Singh, OUT, clattered right into the stumps, an inside edge drags the ball on from outside off to end the match

RP Singh b Johnson 2 (14m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

73.6
1nb
Johnson to Singh, 1 no ball, on overstep this time
73.5
0
Johnson to Singh, no run, naughty swinging low full toss, an attempted yorker, the batsman plays a drive too late
73.4
0
Johnson to Singh, no run, defended forward
73.3
0
Johnson to Singh, no run, nipped in again from round the wicket and defended on the back foot
73.2
0
Johnson to Singh, no run, nipped in off the seam, pushed to the covers off the back foot
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India 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26R DravidW Jaffer
2nd28R DravidVVS Laxman
3rd23SR TendulkarVVS Laxman
4th41SC GangulyVVS Laxman
5th7SC GangulyYuvraj Singh
6th19SC GangulyMS Dhoni
7th13A KumbleSC Ganguly
8th0SC GangulyHarbhajan Singh
9th0SC GangulyZ Khan
10th4Z KhanRP Singh