RESULT
4th Test, Ahmedabad, March 09 - 13, 2023, Australia tour of India
480 & 175/2d

Match drawn

Australia 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Info
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Travis Head c Jadeja b Ashwin3244697072.72
Usman Khawaja lbw b Patel18042261121042.65
Marnus Labuschagne  b Mohammed Shami320240015.00
Steven Smith (c) b Jadeja381351533028.14
Peter Handscomb  b Mohammed Shami1727323062.96
Cameron Green c †Bharat b Ashwin11417024918067.05
Alex Carey c Patel b Ashwin043000.00
Mitchell Starc c Iyer b Ashwin620230030.00
Nathan Lyon c Kohli b Ashwin34961336035.41
Todd Murphy lbw b Ashwin4161745067.21
Matthew Kuhnemann not out 076000.00
Extras(b 9, lb 3, nb 2, w 1)15
TOTAL167.2 Ov (RR: 2.86, 693 Mins)480
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Travis Head, 15.3 ov), 2-72 (Marnus Labuschagne, 22.2 ov), 3-151 (Steven Smith, 63.4 ov), 4-170 (Peter Handscomb, 70.4 ov), 5-378 (Cameron Green, 130.2 ov), 6-378 (Alex Carey, 130.6 ov), 7-387 (Mitchell Starc, 135.3 ov), 8-409 (Usman Khawaja, 146.1 ov), 9-479 (Todd Murphy, 165.3 ov), 10-480 (Nathan Lyon, 167.2 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammed Shami31313424.3212521012
22.2 to M Labuschagne, chops on, the leg stump is dislodged! Marnus looks to push at the ball away from his body, but it goes on to hit the base of middle and leg stumps, and leaves him shattered. Shami bowled on a fullish length just outside off - and with the seam up - as the ball darted in, and found the gap between Marnus' bat and pad. Looked like it kept lower than what we thought too, but still, his hands were far from his body. 72/2
70.4 to PSP Handscomb, bowled him! Handscomb pays the price for sitting deep and leg side. Good length, off stump line, he played for some tail in and played the wrong line trying to defend, it beat the outside edge an flattened off stump!. 170/4
Umesh Yadav25210504.2010719000
Ravichandran Ashwin47.2159161.9222810000
15.3 to TM Head, finds mid-on! A wicket for India just after drinks. Head looks to keep attacking, but this time ends up gifting a catch low to Jadeja's left. He skips down the pitch to this full and tossed up ball, which is bowled outside off. There is hardly any pace to work with there, as he lofts but off the toe-end of the bat. No timing in that shot, as the slowness of the pitch comes into play. 61/1
130.2 to C Green, caught down the leg side trying to sweep! Good catch. Green sucked into Ashwin's plan to frustrate him. Floated down leg with a lot of protection and the leg slip, he got down on one knee to sweep, a shot he has not played at all, gets a little tickle off the glove and Bharat takes a very good catch having moved well.. 378/5
130.6 to AT Carey, A horror shot! Skews off the outside edge to short third man! Tossed high and wide of off, Carey tries to launch on the up over mid off from the crease, gets a thick outside edge that floats high to short third and Axar strolls around the take the catch. That is not good cricket from Carey.. 378/6
135.3 to MA Starc, gone, tickled to short leg! Ashwin has all three of the wickets to fall today. After bowling short and quicker last delivery, he slowed it down considerably and also went much fuller. It pitched round about off stump, as Starc took a good stride forward to defend, but the ball was angled in from around the wicket. It took the inside edge, and went right in Iyer's lap. 387/7
165.3 to T Murphy, again hits him in front, and this is given leg before after a confident appeal by Ashwin. But as expected, Murphy reviews. Ah, replays show it actually hit his back leg. Ashwin bowled one with a horizontal seam, pitching it on a length just around off stump. And while the replay is shown, Murphy is already halfway back to the dressing room. He had tried to defend but missed, with the ball sneaking in the gap between bat and pad, as he was beaten on the inside edge. The impact is in line, and it is umpire's call on clipping the side of leg stump. So Ashwin has a five-for. 479/9
167.2 to NM Lyon, outside edge, popped to slip off Bharat's pads! Ashwin again bowled with a horizontal seam, pitching it fullish and just around off stump. It straightened after pitching, as Lyon defended but got an outside edge. The ball ballooned to Kohli's right, as he bagged an easy catch to wrap things up. 480/10
Ravindra Jadeja3558912.541549000
63.4 to SPD Smith, chopped on! Smith can't believe what he's done. Good length, fourth stump line, a nothing delivery, instead of playing with a vertical bat and the full face he tried to poke it square off the back foot with a slightly angled bat, it skidded on and took the inside edge, onto the back pad and onto leg stump.. 151/3
Axar Patel2884711.671364000
146.1 to UT Khawaja, An appeal for lbw given not out. India review. This is straight. He went back on middle to work it square and missed it. It hit the top of the pad. Height the major question. No bat involved. He's very deep in the crease. Ball tracking says Out! Smashing leg! Decision overturned. Khawaja out after 10 hours of batting! One lapse after tea. What an innings but what a bizarre ending. 409/8
Shreyas Iyer10202.0040000
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Rohit Sharma (c)c Labuschagne b Kuhnemann3558923160.34
Shubman Gill lbw b Lyon12823535112154.46
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Murphy421211883034.71
Virat Kohli c Labuschagne b Murphy18636451715051.09
Ravindra Jadeja c Khawaja b Murphy28841112133.33
Srikar Bharat c Handscomb b Lyon44881172350.00
Axar Patel  b Starc791131765469.91
Ravichandran Ashwin c Kuhnemann b Lyon712241058.33
Umesh Yadav run out (Handscomb)00300-
Mohammed Shami not out 0211000.00
Shreyas Iyer absent hurt------
Extras(b 14, lb 4, nb 4)22
TOTAL178.5 Ov (RR: 3.19, 799 Mins)571
Fall of wickets: 1-74 (Rohit Sharma, 20.6 ov), 2-187 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 61.6 ov), 3-245 (Shubman Gill, 78.4 ov), 4-309 (Ravindra Jadeja, 106.6 ov), 5-393 (Srikar Bharat, 136.4 ov), 6-555 (Axar Patel, 172.3 ov), 7-568 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 175.6 ov), 8-569 (Umesh Yadav, 176.3 ov), 9-571 (Virat Kohli, 178.5 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc2239714.408512100
172.3 to AR Patel, fullish ball, fourth-stump line. Axar offers minimal footwork this time while trying to drive. Plays away from his body, and inside edge rattles into middle stump. The penta-nelson curse works. But Axar goes back with all the fans on their feet. Finishes with 79 in only 113 balls. 555/6
Cameron Green1819005.00669203
Nathan Lyon65915132.3229610200
78.4 to Shubman Gill, appeal in unison, Gill caught on the back foot, and that's been given out LBW! Full loopy delivery outside off that zipped into him. Gill tried to work it leg-side from deep in his crease, but he brought the bat down late. Umpire raises his finger quickly and Gill reviews after a bit of consideration. Impact in front of off stump and turning into leg. A rare lapse in concentration from Gill, who was also struggling with some hamstring issues/cramps. He's gone, but not before hitting 128. The crowd applauds as he makes his way up the tunnel.. 245/3
136.4 to KS Bharat, caught at short leg! Brilliantly bowled by Lyon. Good length, on off, asking Bharat to defend, he gets it to spin and bounce, Bharat's hard hands produce an inside edge onto pad and it just pops up to Handscomb for a simple catch. 393/5
175.6 to R Ashwin, Ashwin perishes to the slog-sweep. That was tossed up on a length outside off, Ashwin gets down and hits it high but not far enough, ends up picking out Kuhnemann at deep midwicket. 568/7
Matthew Kuhnemann2539413.76921401
20.6 to RG Sharma, straight to short extra cover! Rohit plays a punchy shot off the back foot, and this has gone straight to Marnus at short extra cover! Ball held up on the surface a tad bit after pitching, and Rohit is out in a soft manner. Full on off and quite innocuous from Kuhnemann.. 74/1
Todd Murphy45.51011332.4620411100
61.6 to CA Pujara, Given lbw! Pujara reviews. Murphy might have struck. Tossed up on middle, this one bites and spins down the line rather than skidding on and just beats the inside edge. Ball tracking has it pitching on middle, and hitting middle halfway up. Brilliant from Murphy. Finds a way through the modern wall. India lose a review. 187/2
106.6 to RA Jadeja, chipped to mid on! Jadeja got away with the first one but not the second! Identical shot to the previous attempt. 90kph, drifting into middle, he tried to loft down the ground but he chunked off the inside half of the bat and it floats straight to Khawaja at mid on. Easy catch. 309/4
178.5 to V Kohli, Kohli holes out at deep midwicket. That's the end of a magnificent innings from Virat Kohli and with Shreyas Iyer not available, that's it for India's first innings. Murphy tossed it up across the wicket outside off and Kohli went for the slog-sweep. Labuschagne settled under it and took it reverse-cupped. Kohli acknowledges the crowd as he walks out and goes up to the change rooms. 571/9
Travis Head30802.66100000
Australia 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matthew Kuhnemann lbw b Ashwin635391017.14
Travis Head  b Patel9016324310255.21
Marnus Labuschagne not out 632132707029.57
Steven Smith (c)not out 1059662016.94
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 1)6
TOTAL78.1 Ov (RR: 2.23, 310 Mins)175/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Matthew Kuhnemann, 10.4 ov), 2-153 (Travis Head, 59.1 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ravichandran Ashwin2495812.411187200
10.4 to MP Kuhnemann, And the finger goes up! Kuhnemann goes to Head to discuss a possible review, but he's been sent back by the more senior cricketer. This was full landing on off and sliding into middle. Kuhnemann defends down the wrong line, ball hits his pad. That's missing leg stump, according to replays! Initially seemed like it was hitting the stumps but the ball slid down too much.. 14/1
Ravindra Jadeja2073401.701003001
Mohammed Shami811902.37382000
Axar Patel1983611.89985000
59.1 to TM Head, gone, clips off stump! This one lands right in the rough just outside the off stump, and turns in to tickle the top of off. Axar invited the drive by pitching it full and outside off, but the rough there meant he got it to turn in as well as bounce, with the ball sneaking in past Head's inside edge after he missed his drive. 153/2
Umesh Yadav502104.20203000
Shubman Gill1.10100.8560000
Cheteshwar Pujara10101.0050000
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Thu, 09 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 255/4 (Usman Khawaja 104*, Cameron Green 49*, 90 ov)
Fri, 10 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 36/0 (Rohit Sharma 17*, Shubman Gill 18*, 10 ov)
Sat, 11 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 289/3 (Virat Kohli 59*, Ravindra Jadeja 16*, 99 ov)
Sun, 12 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 3/0 (Matthew Kuhnemann 0*, Travis Head 3*, 6 ov)
Mon, 13 Mar - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 175/2d (78.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH FLOW
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 33/1 in 21.0 overs (TM Head 18, M Labuschagne 9)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 25.2 overs (152 balls), Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 121 balls (TM Head 32, M Labuschagne 19, Ex 0)
  • Over 34.4: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - Nitin Menon, Batter - TM Head (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Lunch: Australia - 73/1 in 36.0 overs (TM Head 45, M Labuschagne 22)
  • TM Head: 50 off 112 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 44.5 overs (269 balls), Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 219 balls (TM Head 62, M Labuschagne 36, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Australia - 123/1 in 51.0 overs (TM Head 76, M Labuschagne 37)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 57.2 overs (345 balls), Extras 6
  • M Labuschagne: 50 off 150 balls (6 x 4)
  • Tea: Australia - 158/2 in 64.0 overs (M Labuschagne 56, SPD Smith 0)
  • Drinks: Australia - 173/2 in 75.0 overs (M Labuschagne 61, SPD Smith 10)
MATCH DETAILS
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
India
Virat Kohli
Player Of The Series
India
Ravichandran Ashwin
India
Ravindra Jadeja
Series resultIndia won the 4-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 2499
Match days9,10,11,12,13 March 2023 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAustralia 4, India 4
Language
English
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TEAMMWLDPTPCT
AUS19113515266.67
IND18105312758.80
SA1586110055.56
ENG22108412446.97
SL125616444.44
NZ134636038.46
PAK144646438.10
WI134725434.62
BAN1211011611.11