Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

874dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Fiery Johnson knocks India out

Mitchell Johnson led a fierce pace attack on India's batsmen on the fourth morning, laying the platform for a small chase and a four-wicket victory

874dJarrod Kimber at the Gabba

Kicking, screaming, scrapping India

India are losing, but they are making Australia win. They are losing, but they are aggressive. They are attacking, until there is nothing left to attack. One shot, one bouncer and one sentence at a time

874dSidharth Monga at the Gabba

'Unrest in dressing room' over Dhawan injury - Dhoni

India captain MS Dhoni has said the decision to send Virat Kohli in in place of Shikhar Dhawan on the fourth morning was a late one, which resulted in "unrest" in the dressing room

874dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia ponder Boxing Day XI

Australia are unlikely to take their winning XI from the Gabba in to the Boxing Day Test, with injuries and form complicating matters for Rod Marsh's selection panel

Day 3

874dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Smith and bowlers subdue India

Steven Smith completed a hundred on captaincy debut, Mitchell Johnson smashed 88 off 93 balls, and even Mitchell Starc scored a half-century as Australia stormed into the lead at the Gabba

874dJarrod Kimber at the Gabba

The evolution of Steven Smith

From someone whom the Australian management and fans didn't really know what to do with, to the captain of his country, Steven Smith has come a long way

874dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Smith and Johnson pick perfect time to reap

Australia were in trouble when Mitchell Johnson joined Steven Smith and began a partnership that could have snatched the Test from India's grip

874dSidharth Monga at the Gabba

India's attack: rare intensity before regular inanity

For the first hour on day three, despite the heat and the largely unhelpful pitch, India's fast bowlers showed a level of intensity and penetration rarely seen from them; in the second hour, things mostly reverted to type

874dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

They didn't have an answer for Johnson - Smith

Steven Smith's 133 put him in elite company, for prior to him only Monty Noble, Clem Hill, Lindsay Hassett and Greg Chappell had reached triple figures in their first innings as Test captain

Day 2

874dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Hazlewood completes quartet of promise

Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010

874dJarrod Kimber at the Gabba

Monster Johnson goes missing

Perhaps it is the death of Phillip Hughes, perhaps it is the heat, perhaps it is the absence of Ryan Harris, but Mitchell Johnson is not as scary as he used to be

874dSidharth Monga at the Gabba

What ails Rohit and Watson?

Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

Day 1

874dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Vijay and heat make India's day

M Vijay carved out a memorable century to set the platform for a dominant 4 for 311 on day one of the second Test at the Gabba

874dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Injured Mitchell Marsh won't bowl again in Test

Mitchell Marsh will not bowl again in this Test after straining his right hamstring on a searingly hot day that left Australia severely under-resourced at the Gabba

874dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia's M*A*S*H day

The heat got to Australia on a searing day in Brisbane and Steven Smith had to cope with a lot more than just the Indian batsmen on his first day as Test captain

874dSidharth Monga at the Gabba

Vijay unburnt by Brisbane furnace

Brisbane was hot and humid and the insides of the Gabba even more so. M Vijay battled the hostile conditions and a testing attack to make a memorable hundred

874dBishen Jeswant

Vijay 144, Ganguly 144

Stats highlights from the first day of the second Test between Australia and India in Brisbane

874dBrydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Hamstring concern for Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh has added to Australia's injury concerns after leaving the field with soreness in his right hamstring on the first day of the second Test against India


874dBrydon Coverdale in Melbourne

Lyon hails Watson's Gabba bowling

Nathan Lyon said Shane Watson's efforts in keeping up the pressure on the Indian batsmen at the Gabba could not be overlooked

874dSidharth Monga

Gaining experience will boost India, says Dhoni

Captain MS Dhoni spoke about those "20 minutes" in each Test in Australia so far where collapses cost India, and said that the team needed more experience to deal with such situations

874dSidharth Monga at the Gabba

India could revisit DRS stance

India could give up on their demand of 100% accuracy if their reservations against umpire's-call decisions in lbws are addressed

874dBrydon Coverdale

A glimpse at Austalia's fast-bowling future

Peter Siddle has been a fixture in Australia's Test side over the last few years, but as his pace recedes the time of the next generation is growing nearer

874dBrydon Coverdale

Harris, Siddle out of Gabba Test

Ryan Harris will miss the Gabba Test with a slight strain to his quadriceps and Peter Siddle has been dropped

874dSidharth Monga

India's best chance or worst?

It's just to say that while India don't stand a chance on normal bouncy pitches, the seaming tracks give their bowlers a chance to take 20 wickets

874dBrydon Coverdale

Marshes travel from their backyard to Gabba

Shaun and Mitchell Marsh are about to walk out onto the Gabba as the seventh pair of brothers to play together in a Test for Australia, years after spending countless hours of backyard cricket during their childhood

Stuck in a Rut


Brad Haddin's average since February 2014 (85 runs from 11 Test innings)

Hundred on Debut


Number of Australians who have scored hundreds on captaincy debut - Graham Yallop was the last captain (102 v England, Gabba, 1978)

Leading by example


Batting average of Australian captains at the Gabba since 1990 - the highest for captains at any home venue in this period (min. 15 Tests)

Tail-end torment


Number of innings per fifty for tailenders against India since 2010, the worst ratio for any team

Eleven years ago ...


The last time an overseas team took the first-innings lead at the Gabba. India scored 409 to Australia's 323

Hazlewood high


Josh Hazlewood's highest first-class score. This is his second 30-plus score in 32 innings

Bowling after great batting


Mitchell Johnson's bowling average in Tests - 36 wickets - when he bowls after making a 50+ score.

Pujara gets to 2000


Number of innings in which Cheteshwar Pujara got to 2000 Test runs, the eighth fastest by an Indian

A bad habit


Number of consecutive Test innings where India have lost 5 or more wickets for 100 runs or less

400 and kaput


No. of times teams have lost inside four days after making 400+ in the first innings - Australia have won three of those Tests

Manic speed


Scoring rate over the entire match, which is the quickest for a Test in Australia(min. 200 overs) and ninth fastest anywhere