result
1st Test, Chennai, Mar 6 - Mar 10, 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
Nayan Mongia c †Healy b Kasprowicz581321809043.94
Navjot Sidhu run out (ME Waugh)621331897246.62
Rahul Dravid c Robertson b Warne521692415030.77
Sachin Tendulkar c Taylor b Warne4571080.00
Mohammad Azharuddin (c)c Reiffel b Warne2663804041.27
Sourav Ganguly lbw b Robertson320210015.00
Anil Kumble c SR Waugh b Robertson3077923038.96
Javagal Srinath c Taylor b Warne1330033.33
Rajesh Chauhan c †Healy b Robertson316120018.75
Harvinder Singh not out 01217000.00
Venkatapathy 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
Michael Kasprowicz2184412.10---03
Paul Reiffel1542701.80---02
Shane Warne35118542.43---01
Gavin Robertson28.247242.54---00
Mark Waugh10404.00---00
Steve Waugh411102.75---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Mark Taylor (c)c †Mongia b Harvinder Singh12731030016.44
Michael Slater c Dravid b Kumble1134432032.35
Mark Waugh c Ganguly b Raju661301808150.77
Steve Waugh  b Kumble1217181070.59
Ricky Ponting c †Mongia b Raju1834501052.94
Greg Blewett lbw b Chauhan932310028.13
Ian Healy c Ganguly b Raju901942576046.39
Paul Reiffel c Dravid b Kumble1551511029.41
Shane Warne c Tendulkar b Kumble1739122043.59
Gavin Robertson c †Mongia b Srinath571521987037.50
Michael Kasprowicz not out 1133542033.33
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
Javagal Srinath17.334612.63---03
Harvinder Singh1142812.55---01
Anil Kumble451010342.29---01
Rajesh Chauhan2539013.60---01
Venkatapathy Raju3285431.69---00
India 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Nayan Mongia lbw b Blewett1857692031.58
Navjot Sidhu c Ponting b Robertson6412717110150.39
Rahul Dravid c †Healy b Warne561492147037.58
Sachin Tendulkar not out 15519128614481.15
Mohammad Azharuddin (c)c SR Waugh b ME Waugh64891238171.91
Sourav Ganguly not out 3036494083.33
Extras(b 18, lb 6, nb 7)31
TOTAL(107 Ov, RR: 3.90, 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
Michael Kasprowicz1464203.00---01
Paul Reiffel913203.56---02
Gavin Robertson2749213.41---01
Shane Warne30712214.07---02
Greg Blewett1023513.50---00
Mark Waugh904414.89---00
Steve Waugh802703.38---01
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 348 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Michael Slater  b Srinath1323372056.52
Mark Taylor (c)c Srinath b Kumble1342662030.95
Greg Blewett c Dravid b Kumble512181041.67
Paul Reiffel c Azharuddin b Raju884100109.52
Mark Waugh c Dravid b Kumble1838413047.37
Steve Waugh c Dravid b Raju2771774038.03
Ricky Ponting lbw b Raju2790028.57
Ian Healy not out 3272923044.44
Shane Warne c Kumble b Chauhan3552584167.31
Gavin Robertson  b Chauhan011000.00
Michael 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
Javagal Srinath64911.50---00
Harvinder Singh20904.50---00
Rajesh Chauhan2276623.00---04
Anil Kumble22.574642.01---00
Venkatapathy Raju1543132.07---00
MATCH DETAILS
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Season1997/98
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTEST No. 1405
Match days - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Gavin Robertson
Gavin Robertson
Harvinder Singh
Harvinder Singh
Umpires
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George Sharp
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Srinivas Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire
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Bala Murali
Match Referee
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Peter van der Merwe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 06 Mar - day 1 -India 1st innings 232/5 (Rahul Dravid 42*, Anil Kumble 19*, 90 ov)
Sat, 07 Mar - day 2 -Australia 1st innings 193/7 (Ian Healy 31*, Shane Warne 13*, 74 ov)
Sun, 08 Mar - day 3 -India 2nd innings 100/1 (Navjot Sidhu 55*, Rahul Dravid 18*, 34 ov)
Mon, 09 Mar - day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 31/3 (Paul Reiffel 0*, 14.4 ov)
Tue, 10 Mar - day 5 -Australia 2nd innings 168/10 (67.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
  • Lunch: India 86/0 (Sidhu 52*, Mongia 32*, 28 overs)
  • Tea: India 159/3 (Dravid 10*, Azharuddin 16*, 57 overs)
Day 2
  • Lunch: Australia 17/1 (Taylor 5*, ME Waugh 1*, 12 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 95/4 (ME Waugh 39*, 41.1 overs)
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 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.