Result
1st Test, Chennai, Mar 6-10 1998, Australia tour of India
257 & 418/4d
(67.5 ov, target 348)
328 & 168
India won by 179 runs
Player Of The Match
India 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
NR Mongia c †Healy b Kasprowicz581321809043.93
NS Sidhu run out (ME Waugh)621331897246.61
R Dravid c Robertson b Warne521692415030.76
SR Tendulkar c Taylor b Warne4571080.00
M Azharuddin (c)c Reiffel b Warne2663804041.26
SC Ganguly lbw b Robertson320210015.00
A Kumble c SR Waugh b Robertson3077923038.96
J Srinath c Taylor b Warne1330033.33
RK Chauhan c †Healy b Robertson316120018.75
Harvinder Singh not out01217000.00
SLV Raju  b Robertson025000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 6, nb 4)18
TOTAL(104.2 Ov, RR: 2.46, 428 Mts)257
Fall of wickets: 1-122 (Nayan Mongia, 42.3 ov), 2-126 (Navjot Sidhu, 43.6 ov), 3-130 (Sachin Tendulkar, 45.5 ov), 4-186 (Mohammad Azharuddin, 65.4 ov), 5-195 (Sourav Ganguly, 70.5 ov), 6-247 (Anil Kumble, 96.4 ov), 7-248 (Javagal Srinath, 97.2 ov), 8-253 (Rajesh Chauhan, 100.4 ov), 9-257 (Rahul Dravid, 103.4 ov), 10-257 (Venkatapathy Raju, 104.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
MS Kasprowicz2184412.0903
PR Reiffel1542701.8002
SK Warne35118542.4201
GR Robertson28.247242.5400
ME Waugh10404.0000
SR Waugh411102.7500
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Taylor (c)c †Mongia b Harvinder Singh12731030016.43
MJ Slater c Dravid b Kumble1134432032.35
ME Waugh c Ganguly b Raju661301808150.76
SR Waugh  b Kumble1217181070.58
RT Ponting c †Mongia b Raju1834501052.94
GS Blewett lbw b Chauhan932310028.12
IA Healy c Ganguly b Raju901942576046.39
PR Reiffel c Dravid b Kumble1551511029.41
SK Warne c Tendulkar b Kumble1739122043.58
GR Robertson c †Mongia b Srinath571521987037.50
MS Kasprowicz not out1133542033.33
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 3)10
TOTAL(130.3 Ov, RR: 2.51, 517 Mts)328
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Michael Slater, 9.4 ov), 2-44 (Mark Taylor, 24.2 ov), 3-57 (Steve Waugh, 27.4 ov), 4-95 (Ricky Ponting, 41.1 ov), 5-119 (Greg Blewett, 50.1 ov), 6-137 (Mark Waugh, 55.1 ov), 7-173 (Paul Reiffel, 69.2 ov), 8-201 (Shane Warne, 79.5 ov), 9-297 (Ian Healy, 116.6 ov), 10-328 (Gavin Robertson, 130.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
J Srinath17.334612.6203
Harvinder Singh1142812.5401
A Kumble451010342.2801
RK Chauhan2539013.6001
SLV Raju3285431.6800
India 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
NR Mongia lbw b Blewett1857692031.57
NS Sidhu c Ponting b Robertson6412717110150.39
R Dravid c †Healy b Warne561492147037.58
SR Tendulkar not out15519128614481.15
M Azharuddin (c)c SR Waugh b ME Waugh64891238171.91
SC Ganguly not out3036494083.33
Extras(b 18, lb 6, nb 7)31
TOTAL(107 Ov, RR: 3.9, 458 Mts)418/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Nayan Mongia, 16.3 ov), 2-115 (Navjot Sidhu, 42.4 ov), 3-228 (Rahul Dravid, 68.3 ov), 4-355 (Mohammad Azharuddin, 95.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
MS Kasprowicz1464203.0001
PR Reiffel913203.5502
GR Robertson2749213.4001
SK Warne30712214.0602
GS Blewett1023513.5000
ME Waugh904414.8800
SR Waugh802703.3701
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 348 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MJ Slater  b Srinath1323372056.52
MA Taylor (c)c Srinath b Kumble1342662030.95
GS Blewett c Dravid b Kumble512181041.66
PR Reiffel c Azharuddin b Raju884100109.52
ME Waugh c Dravid b Kumble1838413047.36
SR Waugh c Dravid b Raju2771774038.02
RT Ponting lbw b Raju2790028.57
IA Healy not out3272923044.44
SK Warne c Kumble b Chauhan3552584167.30
GR Robertson  b Chauhan011000.00
MS Kasprowicz c Srinath b Kumble48121050.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 4)11
TOTAL(67.5 Ov, RR: 2.47, 260 Mts)168
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Michael Slater, 8.2 ov), 2-30 (Greg Blewett, 12.1 ov), 3-31 (Mark Taylor, 14.4 ov), 4-54 (Mark Waugh, 26.4 ov), 5-79 (Paul Reiffel, 39.1 ov), 6-91 (Ricky Ponting, 41.6 ov), 7-96 (Steve Waugh, 47.4 ov), 8-153 (Shane Warne, 64.3 ov), 9-153 (Gavin Robertson, 64.4 ov), 10-168 (Michael Kasprowicz, 67.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
J Srinath64911.5000
Harvinder Singh20904.5000
RK Chauhan2276623.0004
A Kumble22.574642.0100
SLV Raju1543132.0600
MATCH DETAILS
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1405
Season1997/98
Match days6,7,8,9,10 March 1998 (5-day match)
Test debut
Harvinder Singh
Gavin Robertson
Umpires
George Sharp
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire
Bala Murali
Match Referee
Peter van der Merwe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 06 Mar - day 1 - India 1st innings 232/5 (R Dravid 42*, A Kumble 19*, 90 ov)
Sat, 07 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 193/7 (IA Healy 31*, SK Warne 13*, 74 ov)
Sun, 08 Mar - day 3 - India 2nd innings 100/1 (NS Sidhu 55*, R Dravid 18*, 34 ov)
Mon, 09 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 31/3 (PR Reiffel 0*, 14.4 ov)
Tue, 10 Mar - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 168 (67.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 4
  • Lunch: India 200/2 (Tendulkar 50*, Dravid 44*, 62 overs)
  • Tea: India 312/3 (Tendulkar 116*, Azharuddin 29*, 88 overs)
  • Australia set a target of 348 to win from approximately 107 overs. This was the same target required by India in the Tied Test at the same ground in 1986.
Day 3
  • Lunch: Australia 274/8 (Healy 70*, Robertson 36*, 104 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 328 all out.
  • The 9th wicket partnership of 96 between IA Healy and GR Robertson set a new record for Australia against India (previous: 87, IWG Johnson and WPA Crawford at Madras, 1956/57).
Day 2
  • Lunch: Australia 17/1 (Taylor 5*, ME Waugh 1*, 12 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 95/4 (ME Waugh 39*, 41.1 overs)
Day 1
  • Lunch: India 86/0 (Sidhu 52*, Mongia 32*, 28 overs)
  • Tea: India 159/3 (Dravid 10*, Azharuddin 16*, 57 overs)