Result
1st Test, India tour of Australia at Melbourne, Dec 26-29 2007
343 & 351/7d
(74 ov, target 499)
196 & 161
Australia won by 337 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
PA Jaques st †Dhoni b Kumble661081428061.11
ML Hayden c Dravid b Khan1241832689067.75
RT Ponting (c) b Khan413210030.76
MEK Hussey lbw b Kumble2340066.66
MJ Clarke c Laxman b Singh2060820033.33
A Symonds c sub (KD Karthik) b Kumble3542595083.33
AC Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Kumble2342581054.76
GB Hogg c Dravid b Khan1744540038.63
B Lee lbw b Kumble01211000.00
MG Johnson not out1535581142.85
SR Clark c Harbhajan Singh b Khan2123303091.30
Extras(lb 5, nb 9, w 2)16
TOTAL(92.4 Ov, RR: 3.7, 395 Mts)343
Fall of wickets: 1-135 (Phil Jaques, 33.4 ov), 2-162 (Ricky Ponting, 38.5 ov), 3-165 (Michael Hussey, 39.3 ov), 4-225 (Michael Clarke, 59.1 ov), 5-241 (Matthew Hayden, 62.3 ov), 6-281 (Andrew Symonds, 71.4 ov), 7-288 (Adam Gilchrist, 75.3 ov), 8-294 (Brett Lee, 79.2 ov), 9-312 (Brad Hogg, 86.1 ov), 10-343 (Stuart Clark, 92.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Z Khan23.419443.9718
RP Singh2038214.1010
Harbhajan Singh2036103.0500
SC Ganguly311505.0001
A Kumble2548453.3600
SR Tendulkar10202.0000
India 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
W Jaffer c †Gilchrist b Lee427380014.81
R Dravid lbw b Clark566103007.57
VVS Laxman c Ponting b Lee2656981046.42
SR Tendulkar  b Clark62771137180.51
SC Ganguly  b Hogg43791341154.43
Yuvraj Singh c †Gilchrist b Clark01110000.00
MS Dhoni lbw b Clark022000.00
A Kumble (c)c †Gilchrist b Lee2776934035.52
Harbhajan Singh c Clarke b Hogg22429008.33
Z Khan c †Gilchrist b Lee1114242078.57
RP Singh not out2680033.33
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 7)14
TOTAL(71.5 Ov, RR: 2.72, 315 Mts)196
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Wasim Jaffer, 8.3 ov), 2-31 (Rahul Dravid, 21.4 ov), 3-55 (VVS Laxman, 30.1 ov), 4-120 (Sachin Tendulkar, 45.1 ov), 5-122 (Yuvraj Singh, 47.4 ov), 6-122 (MS Dhoni, 47.6 ov), 7-166 (Sourav Ganguly, 60.1 ov), 8-173 (Harbhajan Singh, 66.6 ov), 9-193 (Anil Kumble, 69.6 ov), 10-196 (Zaheer Khan, 71.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
B Lee19.564642.3106
MG Johnson1352501.9201
A Symonds31802.6600
SR Clark1542841.8600
GB Hogg2138223.9000
Australia 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
PA Jaques c & b Kumble511031625049.51
ML Hayden c Ganguly b Harbhajan Singh4754846087.03
RT Ponting (c)c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh3790042.85
MEK Hussey c Tendulkar b Singh3684950042.85
MJ Clarke st †Dhoni b Kumble731131545064.60
A Symonds lbw b Khan4452754284.61
AC Gilchrist c Singh b Harbhajan Singh3559834059.32
GB Hogg not out3550591270.00
B Lee not out1119261057.89
Extras(lb 3, nb 13)16
TOTAL(88 Ov, RR: 3.98, 380 Mts)351/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-83 (Matthew Hayden, 18.5 ov), 2-89 (Ricky Ponting, 20.2 ov), 3-139 (Phil Jaques, 38.2 ov), 4-161 (Michael Hussey, 45.1 ov), 5-243 (Andrew Symonds, 61.5 ov), 6-288 (Michael Clarke, 73.1 ov), 7-316 (Adam Gilchrist, 80.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Z Khan2029314.65012
RP Singh1615013.1200
A Kumble25210224.0800
Harbhajan Singh26010133.8800
SR Tendulkar10202.0000
India 2nd Innings (target: 499 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
R Dravid lbw b Symonds161141542014.03
W Jaffer c †Gilchrist b Lee1540672037.50
VVS Laxman c Clarke b Clark421121716037.50
SR Tendulkar c †Gilchrist b Lee1521311071.42
SC Ganguly c Ponting b Hogg40781425051.28
Yuvraj Singh lbw b Hogg510161050.00
MS Dhoni c †Gilchrist b Johnson1132322034.37
A Kumble (c)c †Gilchrist b Johnson821261038.09
Harbhajan Singh run out (Hussey/Hogg)00300-
Z Khan not out0216000.00
RP Singh  b Johnson220140010.00
Extras(b 1, nb 6)7
TOTAL(74 Ov, RR: 2.17, 342 Mts)161
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Wasim Jaffer, 15.3 ov), 2-54 (Rahul Dravid, 34.3 ov), 3-77 (Sachin Tendulkar, 41.3 ov), 4-118 (VVS Laxman, 53.4 ov), 5-125 (Yuvraj Singh, 56.2 ov), 6-144 (MS Dhoni, 63.6 ov), 7-157 (Anil Kumble, 69.6 ov), 8-157 (Harbhajan Singh, 70.1 ov), 9-157 (Sourav Ganguly, 70.3 ov), 10-161 (RP Singh, 73.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
B Lee1434323.0704
MG Johnson1562131.4002
SR Clark1592011.3300
GB Hogg1735123.0000
A Symonds1352511.9200
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Matthew Hayden
Series resultAustralia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1855
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days26,27,28,29 December 2007 (5-day match)
Umpires
Mark Benson
Billy Bowden
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
John Ward
Match Referee
Mike Procter
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 337/9 (MG Johnson 10*, SR Clark 21*, 90 ov)
Thu, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 32/0 (PA Jaques 10*, ML Hayden 22*, 8 ov)
Fri, 28 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 6/0 (R Dravid 3*, W Jaffer 2*, 8 ov)
Sat, 29 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 161 (74 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 4
  • Drinks: India - 27/1 in 21.0 overs (R Dravid 10, VVS Laxman 0)
  • India: 50 runs in 31.3 overs (191 balls), Extras 2
  • Lunch: India - 56/2 in 35.0 overs (VVS Laxman 21, SR Tendulkar 2)
  • India: 100 runs in 48.5 overs (297 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: India - 101/3 in 49.0 overs (VVS Laxman 33, SC Ganguly 18)
  • Tea: India - 134/5 in 61.0 overs (SC Ganguly 36, MS Dhoni 1)
  • India: 150 runs in 66.4 overs (404 balls), Extras 4
  • Attendance: 16738 (Total: 166159)
  • Match Scorers: Sajan Nair and Binoy George
Day 3
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (77 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (PA Jaques 21, ML Hayden 29, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Australia - 89/2 in 20.2 overs (PA Jaques 33)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (153 balls), Extras 6
  • Lunch: Australia - 135/2 in 37.0 overs (PA Jaques 49, MEK Hussey 29)
  • PA Jaques: 50 off 102 balls (5 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (PA Jaques 18, MEK Hussey 31, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 42.1 overs (259 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Australia - 181/4 in 51.0 overs (MJ Clarke 29, A Symonds 7)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 54.5 overs (337 balls), Extras 11
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (MJ Clarke 24, A Symonds 26, Ex 4)
  • MJ Clarke: 50 off 82 balls (3 x 4)
  • Tea: Australia - 248/5 in 63.0 overs (MJ Clarke 52, AC Gilchrist 1)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 64.1 overs (396 balls), Extras 14
  • Australia: 300 runs in 76.6 overs (474 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: Australia - 304/6 in 78.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 23, GB Hogg 11)
  • Australia 2nd Innings: 1x7 ball over (86th over, A Kumble, called by Umpire BF Bowden)
  • Australia: 350 runs in 87.6 overs (541 balls), Extras 16
  • Innings Break: Australia - 351/7 in 88.0 overs (GB Hogg 35, B Lee 11)
  • India 2nd innings
  • End Of Day: India - 6/0 in 8.0 overs (R Dravid 3, W Jaffer 2)
  • Attendanc: 36265
Day 2
  • Innings Break: Australia - 343/10 in 92.4 overs (MG Johnson 15)
  • India 1st innings
  • Drinks: India - 6/1 in 11.0 overs (R Dravid 0, VVS Laxman 2)
  • Lunch: India - 31/2 in 21.4 overs (VVS Laxman 21)
  • India: 50 runs in 29.3 overs (178 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: India - 74/3 in 35.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 29, SC Ganguly 8)
  • India: 100 runs in 38.4 overs (234 balls), Extras 4
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 57 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (SR Tendulkar 36, SC Ganguly 12, Ex 3)
  • Tea: India - 122/5 in 47.4 overs (SC Ganguly 21)
  • India: 150 runs in 55.5 overs (337 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: India - 167/7 in 62.0 overs (A Kumble 22, Harbhajan Singh 1)
  • Innings Break: India - 196/10 in 71.5 overs (RP Singh 2)
  • Australia 2nd innings
  • End Of Day: Australia - 32/0 in 8.0 overs (PA Jaques 10, ML Hayden 22)
  • Attendance: 44691
Day 1
  • Australia 1st innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (76 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (PA Jaques 24, ML Hayden 27, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Australia - 56/0 in 13.0 overs (PA Jaques 25, ML Hayden 27)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 22.6 overs (142 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 142 balls (PA Jaques 49, ML Hayden 46, Ex 5)
  • PA Jaques: 50 off 80 balls (7 x 4)
  • Lunch: Australia - 111/0 in 27.0 overs (PA Jaques 57, ML Hayden 49)
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 80 balls (4 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 36.1 overs (221 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 173/3 in 41.0 overs (ML Hayden 95, MJ Clarke 0)
  • ML Hayden: 100 off 126 balls (9 x 4)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 50.6 overs (311 balls), Extras 6
  • Tea: Australia - 213/3 in 56.0 overs (ML Hayden 121, MJ Clarke 14)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (ML Hayden 33, MJ Clarke 15, Ex 2)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 64.6 overs (400 balls), Extras 12
  • Drinks: Australia - 264/5 in 68.0 overs (A Symonds 30, AC Gilchrist 5)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 81.5 overs (501 balls), Extras 14
  • New Ball Taken: Australia 312/8 after 86.1 overs (GB Hogg 17, MG Johnson 7)
  • End Of Day: Australia - 337/9 in 90.0 overs (MG Johnson 10, SR Clark 21)
  • Attendance: 68465