result
2nd Test, Kolkata, Mar 18 - 21 1998, Australia tour of India
(88.4 ov)233 & 181
633/5d
India won by an innings and 219 runs
player of the match
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Michael Slater c Dravid b Srinath063000.00
Mark Taylor (c)c †Mongia b Ganguly321490014.28
Greg Blewett  b Srinath011000.00
Mark Waugh lbw b Srinath1019272052.63
Steve Waugh run out (Dravid/Kumble)8017522913045.71
Ricky Ponting  b Kumble601271497047.24
Ian Healy c Laxman b Kumble16120016.66
Shane Warne c Azharuddin b Kumble1117232064.70
Gavin Robertson lbw b Ganguly29991273029.29
Michael Kasprowicz c Azharuddin b Ganguly2583923030.12
Paul Wilson not out 027000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 12)14
TOTAL(89.4 Ov, RR: 2.59, 367 Mts)233
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Michael Slater, 0.5 ov), 2-1 (Greg Blewett, 0.6 ov), 3-15 (Mark Waugh, 6.4 ov), 4-29 (Mark Taylor, 9.2 ov), 5-141 (Ricky Ponting, 46.4 ov), 6-151 (Ian Healy, 50.1 ov), 7-168 (Shane Warne, 56.1 ov), 8-178 (Steve Waugh, 62.5 ov), 9-232 (Michael Kasprowicz, 87.5 ov), 10-233 (Gavin Robertson, 89.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Javagal Srinath1708034.70---010
Sourav Ganguly13.452832.04---01
Anil Kumble28114431.57---01
Sachin Tendulkar20603.00---00
Venkatapathy Raju1724202.47---00
Rajesh Chauhan1123002.72---00
VVS Laxman10101.00---00
India 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
VVS Laxman c †Healy b Robertson9516122516059.00
Navjot Sidhu lbw b ME Waugh9715220416063.81
Rahul Dravid c & b Blewett8615020912057.33
Sachin Tendulkar c Blewett b Kasprowicz798610912291.86
Mohammad Azharuddin (c)not out 16324631118366.26
Sourav Ganguly c sub (DS Lehmann) b Robertson651281756150.78
Nayan Mongia not out 3044565068.18
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 9)18
TOTAL(159 Ov, RR: 3.98, 647 Mts)633/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-191 (Navjot Sidhu, 49.2 ov), 2-207 (VVS Laxman, 54.1 ov), 3-347 (Sachin Tendulkar, 81.3 ov), 4-400 (Rahul Dravid, 101.4 ov), 5-558 (Sourav Ganguly, 144.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Michael Kasprowicz34612213.58---03
Paul Wilson1225004.16---00
Greg Blewett2036513.25---00
Shane Warne42414703.50---07
Gavin Robertson33216324.93---00
Mark Waugh1817714.27---03
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Mark Taylor (c)run out (Laxman/†Mongia)451161875038.79
Michael Slater  b Srinath514220035.71
Greg Blewett lbw b Srinath2576942032.89
Mark Waugh c Laxman b Kumble056000.00
Ricky Ponting c Srinath b Kumble925401036.00
Ian Healy lbw b Srinath381041186036.53
Steve Waugh lbw b Kumble331381735023.91
Shane Warne c & b Kumble933441027.27
Gavin Robertson c Azharuddin b Kumble033000.00
Michael Kasprowicz c Raju b Chauhan1024301041.66
Paul Wilson not out 02-000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 3)7
TOTAL(88.4 Ov, RR: 2.04, 364 Mts)181
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Michael Slater, 4.1 ov), 2-55 (Greg Blewett, 26.3 ov), 3-56 (Mark Waugh, 27.5 ov), 4-81 (Ricky Ponting, 35.6 ov), 5-91 (Mark Taylor, 41.3 ov), 6-133 (Ian Healy, 68.5 ov), 7-158 (Shane Warne, 79.2 ov), 8-158 (Gavin Robertson, 79.5 ov), 9-181 (Steve Waugh, 87.6 ov), 10-181 (Michael Kasprowicz, 88.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Javagal Srinath1964432.31---02
Sourav Ganguly40902.25---01
Anil Kumble31106252.00---00
Rajesh Chauhan18.444212.25---00
Venkatapathy Raju1672001.25---00
MATCH DETAILS
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Season1997/98
Player Of The Match
Javagal Srinath
Javagal Srinath
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1409
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson
Umpires
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B.C. Cooray
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K Parthasarathy
TV Umpire
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Sekhar Choudhary
Match Referee
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Peter van der Merwe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 18 Mar - day 1 -Australia 1st innings 233
Thu, 19 Mar - day 2 -India 1st innings 369/3 (Rahul Dravid 76*, Mohammad Azharuddin 9*, 90 ov)
Fri, 20 Mar - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 38/1 (Mark Taylor 11*, Greg Blewett 19*, 19 ov)
Sat, 21 Mar - day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 181/10 (88.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
  • Lunch: Australia 67/4 (SR Waugh 29*, Ponting 20*; 29 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 175/7 (SR Waugh 79*, Robertson 0*; 58 overs)
  • Srinath took two wickets in the opening over of the Test, only the second such instance (prev. SJ Snooke, South Africa v England at Cape Town, 1909-10)
  • SR Waugh used a runner (Blewett) due to injury from over 55, when 74*. He was dismissed when the runner was caught out of his ground attempting a single.
Day 2
  • Lunch: India 95/0 (Laxman 47*, Sidhu 42*; 29 overs)
  • Tea: India 228/2 (Dravid 16*, Tendulkar 12*; 58 overs)
  • Laxman and Sidhu are the second opening pair to be dismissed in the nineties in the same test innings (first, SM Gavaskar and CPS Chauhan, India v Pakistan at Lahore, 1978-79).