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RESULT
3rd Test, Mohali, March 14 - 18, 2013, Australia tour of India
408 & 223
(T:133) 499 & 136/4

India won by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match
187
shikhar-dhawan
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Ed Cowan c Kohli b Ashwin862382958036.13
David Warner c †Dhoni b Jadeja711471869048.29
Michael Clarke (c)st †Dhoni b Jadeja011000.00
Phillip Hughes c †Dhoni b Ojha23139006.45
Steven Smith st †Dhoni b Ojha9218523610149.72
Brad Haddin  b Sharma2136502158.33
Moises Henriques  b Sharma021000.00
Peter Siddle lbw b Jadeja01422000.00
Mitchell Starc c †Dhoni b Sharma9914414614068.75
Nathan Lyon not out 944661020.45
Xavier Doherty lbw b Ashwin512130041.66
Extras(b 8, lb 12, nb 3)23
TOTAL141.5 Ov (RR: 2.87, 532 Mts)408
Fall of wickets: 1-139 (David Warner, 47.5 ov), 2-139 (Michael Clarke, 47.6 ov), 3-151 (Phillip Hughes, 59.3 ov), 4-198 (Ed Cowan, 77.6 ov), 5-244 (Brad Haddin, 93.1 ov), 6-244 (Moises Henriques, 93.3 ov), 7-251 (Peter Siddle, 98.1 ov), 8-348 (Steven Smith, 124.1 ov), 9-399 (Mitchell Starc, 138.5 ov), 10-408 (Xavier Doherty, 141.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bhuvneshwar Kumar904404.88356002
Ishant Sharma3087232.4014410001
93.1 to BJ Haddin, "Unlucky" Ishant gets a lucky break. Short, wide, Haddin tries to dab this fine behind square, the ball stays a touch low, takes the bottom edge, and rattles the stumps. 244/5
93.3 to MC Henriques, Ishant is on a roll now. This is a proper bowler's wicket. Length ball, short of a driving length, but not too short. Henriques defends forward, but it reverses in to hit the pad, and then the stumps. 244/6
138.5 to MA Starc, oh he is gone on 99. How disappointing, but Starc can manage a bit of a smile when he walks back. He has been nervous this over. Length ball, on off, he drives at it, gets a healthy edge, and Dhoni dives to his left to take the catch. The Australian dressing room looks dejected, Starc looks to hide that disappointment with that smile. That's a heartbreak. Gone for his first-class best. 399/9
Ravichandran Ashwin43.599722.212039000
77.6 to EJM Cowan, finally Cowan is caught. Finally Kohli holds one. And finally Ashwin gets reward for some superb bowling today. Again tossed up nicely, dipping on Cowan, who defends from the crease. The ball pitches full around middle and off, then turns away, takes the edge, and Kohli swallows the sitter at slip. 198/4
141.5 to XJ Doherty, India will have to bat before lunch. Tossed up on middle and leg, holds its line a bit, hits him in front of leg. Did it straighten enough? I don't think so, but he has been given. 408/10
Pragyan Ojha2859823.5012012200
59.3 to PJ Hughes, Hughes is gone. This was a freight train coming. Short of a length, middle and leg, turns and bounces sharply down the leg side, Hughes is late in withdrawing the glove, and Dhoni is sharp with the deflection. Hughes against spin: last 70 balls, two runs, out five times. 151/3
124.1 to SPD Smith, he has been given out stumped without the help of the third umpire. Very well bowled by Ojha. Goes wide of the crease, angles this in, makes him play. The ball pitches on middle and off, and short of where he expects it to, this dragging him more forward than he wants to. The ball turns across the bat, Dhoni is quick, and the stumping is made. Smith is on the line. That's a close call to make without looking at the replay. Another Aussie falls just short of a hundred. 348/8
Ravindra Jadeja3177732.481407000
47.5 to DA Warner, Jadeja strikes for India. This selection from Dhoni and co keeps on working. Warner wants to leave the crease in defence, but for some reason restrains his forward movement. Consequently he is not quite to the pitch of the ball, which bounces a little extra, hits the inside edge and then the top of the pad to lob up for an easy catch for Dhoni to run down the pitch and take. 139/1
47.6 to MJ Clarke, Jadeja is on a hat-trick. And he has comprehensively beaten Clarke with his last two balls. That is as comprehensive as they come. Clarke is again unsure with his forward movement, Jadeja rips across one big offbreak, which lands on off, short of his reach, and turns across the bat. Clarke has been dragged outside the crease too. And Dhoni is super quick with the stumping. 139/2
98.1 to PM Siddle, and the first ball of the bonus overs has taken the wicket. Full, really full, pitches middle and leg, holds its line, hits the inside half of the pad. Kettleborough takes his time before raising the finger. And after he has been given out lbw, Kohli seems to be suggesting he had caught it too. No, Virat, you are not getting that catch against your name. 251/7
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay lbw b Starc15331741219348.26
Shikhar Dhawan c Cowan b Lyon187174250332107.47
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Siddle11313007.69
Sachin Tendulkar c Cowan b Smith37811255045.67
Virat Kohli not out 671291577151.93
MS Dhoni (c)†lbw b Starc43210133.33
Ravindra Jadeja c †Haddin b Siddle89161088.88
Ravichandran Ashwin c †Haddin b Siddle4691066.66
Bhuvneshwar Kumar c †Haddin b Henriques1857912031.57
Ishant Sharma c †Haddin b Siddle035000.00
Pragyan Ojha  b Siddle1260050.00
Extras(b 5, lb 13, nb 1)19
TOTAL132.1 Ov (RR: 3.77, 547 Mts)499
Fall of wickets: 1-289 (Shikhar Dhawan, 59.5 ov), 2-292 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 62.6 ov), 3-384 (Sachin Tendulkar, 94.1 ov), 4-412 (Murali Vijay, 101.1 ov), 5-416 (MS Dhoni, 101.4 ov), 6-427 (Ravindra Jadeja, 104.5 ov), 7-431 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 106.5 ov), 8-492 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 129.6 ov), 9-493 (Ishant Sharma, 130.6 ov), 10-499 (Pragyan Ojha, 132.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc2357423.2110612000
101.1 to M Vijay, finally Starc swings the ball on this tour and gets him an lbw. Vijay has not seen the ball swing all series and he pads up to a length ball on middle. The ball shapes back in, hits him on the knee roll in front of middle. Easy decision. Starc shakes Vijay's hand before he goes off. 412/4
101.4 to MS Dhoni, Starc is swinging it. Oh boy just imagine if he had been swinging it all series long. This is dangerous stuff. Dhoni walks down to negate the swing, but this low full toss swings past the inside edge and hits him low and in front. 416/5
Peter Siddle29.197152.4314510001
62.6 to CA Pujara, lovely bowling. Australia have come back strong this morning, although Pujara might have a thing or two to say about this decision when he gets into the sheds. Full, swinging in towards off, Pujara doesn't cover it well, is caught dead in front, but he has also got an inside edge on this one. Umpire Aleem Dar hasn't seen the edge, and has given him. 292/2
104.5 to RA Jadeja, Jadeja is gone. Siddle does the old 1-2. Outswinger followed by scrambled seam and the angle to take the ball away. Jadeja is unsure and he follows it, and edges it through to Haddin. Siddle has more wickets than O'Reilly now. 427/6
106.5 to R Ashwin, bowled with a scrambled seam. On a length, just outside off, holds its line. Ashwin drives at it, takes a thin edge through to the keeper. 431/7
130.6 to I Sharma, Sharma goes. An uncharacteristic push at one outside off, and edges it through to Haddin. Siddle has four now. Kohli doesn't look pleased with Sharma's effort. 493/9
132.1 to PP Ojha, bursts through his defence to complete a five-for. Full, pitches middle and off, straightens a touch, hits the pad, and then the stumps. He was lbw before he was bowled, but the bowled takes precedence in these dismissals. 499/10
Moises Henriques1516214.136411000
129.6 to B Kumar, good short ball. Dug in just short of a length, it nips back in and rises towards the rib cage. Bhuvneshwar is slow to take the glove out of the way. Haddin accepts the chance with glee. 492/8
Nathan Lyon31412414.0012815300
59.5 to S Dhawan, what a soft way to get out and fall out short of 200. Clarke has just seen him jab at balls and pushed one of the covers to silly point. He pushes hard in defence at a length ball, and Cowan takes the catch at silly point. Off the middle of the bat. Almost like a sweet dream is over for Dhawan. Added just two today, but what a knock this has been. Vijay shakes his hand before he walks off the field. 289/1
Xavier Doherty2488703.6210812200
Steven Smith1006316.30299100
94.1 to SR Tendulkar, Smith gets a wicket first up. Tendulkar falls just before lunch. He had pulled the shutters down long ago, but he won;t be there to bat on the other side of lunch. Nice delivery, though. On a length, dips a little, Tendulkar pushes forward in defence, doesn't quite reach it, the ball turns and bounces, and goes off the glove to short leg. 384/3
Australia 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
David Warner c †Dhoni b Kumar2320066.66
Ed Cowan lbw b Kumar820341040.00
Phillip Hughes lbw b Ashwin6914716611146.93
Steven Smith  b Kumar519230026.31
Nathan Lyon c †Dhoni b Ojha1848473037.50
Michael Clarke (c)c Pujara b Jadeja1849533036.73
Brad Haddin lbw b Ashwin3072825041.66
Moises Henriques c & b Jadeja21070020.00
Peter Siddle  b Ojha13131111100.00
Mitchell Starc c Ashwin b Jadeja351001202035.00
Xavier Doherty not out 1856664032.14
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 1)5
TOTAL89.2 Ov (RR: 2.49, 310 Mts)223
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (David Warner, 0.3 ov), 2-35 (Ed Cowan, 7.5 ov), 3-55 (Steven Smith, 13.5 ov), 4-89 (Nathan Lyon, 27.6 ov), 5-119 (Michael Clarke, 45.6 ov), 6-123 (Phillip Hughes, 48.3 ov), 7-126 (Moises Henriques, 51.1 ov), 8-143 (Peter Siddle, 54.6 ov), 9-179 (Brad Haddin, 71.1 ov), 10-223 (Mitchell Starc, 89.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bhuvneshwar Kumar1013133.10465000
0.3 to DA Warner, doesn't matter whether the previous edge carried or not. Warner has played a horrible shot next ball to make amends for India. Short, widish, he throws his arms at it, and edges it through to the keeper. No ffet there. 2/1
7.5 to EJM Cowan, Cowan has been given. Bhuvneshwar gets a second, but this one seems to have pitched outside leg, plus Cowan has got a big stride in. This is slightly harsh, I think. He walks down the track, misses a length ball, but it has pitched half-half - half on the mat, half outside - and it still has a long way to go. Kettleborough is the umpire. 35/2
13.5 to SPD Smith, that's a beauty. The off stump has been flattened. Smith plays for the inswinger, and it looks like an inswinger as it leaves the hand. Shaping in, it pitches in front of off, and then after pitching it holds its line to beat the outside edge and knocks the off pole over. 55/3
Ishant Sharma913403.77395011
Ravichandran Ashwin3197222.3214910000
48.3 to PJ Hughes, that looks like a bad decision. Easily missing the leg stump. Short of a length, middle and leg, doesn't straighten enough. Given. A strange one from Dar. Even the impact was possibly outside leg. 123/6
71.1 to BJ Haddin, carrom ball. Gets the breakthrough. Very well bowled. The legbreak at 90ks, pitches middle and leg, Haddin hasn't picked it, has his outside edge beaten, and is hit plumb in front. This is not a tailender; he has done Haddin in with the carrom ball. 179/9
Ravindra Jadeja16.263532.14834100
45.6 to MJ Clarke, Jadeja has got Clarke again. Fifth time this series. He gets a full dart into the pads, looks to flick it, gets an inside edge onto the pad, and Pujara claims an easy catch at short leg. All Saurashtra dismissal. Jadeja has got Clarke five out of six times. 119/5
51.1 to MC Henriques, Jadeja takes a blinder. He is on absolute fire. Length ball, on off, played uppishly well to the left of Jadeja who dives full length to take this with both hands. That's a superb catch. 126/7
89.2 to MA Starc, fittingly Jadeja finishes off the innings. He has been a revelation this series. Gets this to turn ina dn bounce a little extra, takes the inside edge onto the pad, and Ashwin takes a one-hander at backward short leg. 223/10
Pragyan Ojha2164622.191066100
27.6 to NM Lyon, Ojha's persistence pays off. Lyon goes with Australia still two runs in arrears. He has been varying that pace superbly. Bowl this one slower in the air, gets a bit of a dip, Lyon ends up pushing in front of the body. The ball turns and takes a slight edge through to the gloves of Dhoni. 89/4
54.6 to PM Siddle, timbahhh. Superb delivery. Slows this one down, pitches on off, short of his defensive prod, then turns past the edge to knock the off stump over. 143/8
Sachin Tendulkar20201.00100000
India 2nd INNINGS (Target: 133 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay st †Haddin b Doherty2633425078.78
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Lyon2851825054.90
Virat Kohli c Hughes b Siddle3461806055.73
Sachin Tendulkar run out (Warner)2123712091.30
MS Dhoni (c)†not out 1828373064.28
Ravindra Jadeja not out 85620160.00
Extras(w 1)1
TOTAL33.3 Ov (RR: 4.05, 161 Mts)136/4
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Murali Vijay, 9.2 ov), 2-70 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 18.2 ov), 3-103 (Virat Kohli, 26.4 ov), 4-116 (Sachin Tendulkar, 32.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc10.315104.854410010
Peter Siddle1123413.09516000
26.4 to V Kohli, Siddle produces the breakthrough. India still have some way to go. Siddle gets this to swing in towards off, Kohli is a little early into the clip, hits it to short midwicket. 103/3
Nathan Lyon502715.40163000
18.2 to CA Pujara, flat, short of a length, Pujara looks to whip this to leg, the ball stays a little low and hits hits him in front of off. Plumb there. 70/2
Xavier Doherty722413.42314000
9.2 to M Vijay, Doherty gets the reward. Although it was Pujara he should have had last over. Vijay is down the track, makes room, wants to go over extra, but is beaten by the dip and turn, and Haddin makes no mistake. 42/1
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MATCH DETAILS
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2012/13
Player Of The Match
India
Shikhar Dhawan
Series resultIndia led the 4-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2081
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days14,15,16,17,18 March 2013 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
England
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
India
Sudhir Asnani
Reserve Umpire
India
Rajesh Deshpande
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 14 Mar - day 1 - no play
Fri, 15 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 273/7 (Steven Smith 58*, Mitchell Starc 20*, 104 ov)
Sat, 16 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 283/0 (Murali Vijay 83*, Shikhar Dhawan 185*, 58 ov)
Sun, 17 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 75/3 (Phillip Hughes 53*, Nathan Lyon 4*, 21 ov)
Mon, 18 Mar - day 5 - India 2nd innings 136/4 (33.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Australia: 100 runs in 31.3 overs (190 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Australia - 119/5 in 46.0 overs (PJ Hughes 65)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 58.1 overs (350 balls), Extras 3
  • Lunch: Australia - 170/8 in 67.0 overs (BJ Haddin 23, MA Starc 9)
  • New Ball Taken: Australia 197/9 after 81.1 overs (MA Starc 24, XJ Doherty 4)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 82.4 overs (497 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Australia - 211/9 in 85.0 overs (MA Starc 27, XJ Doherty 14)
  • Innings Break: Australia - 223/10 in 89.2 overs (XJ Doherty 18)
  • India 2nd innings
  • Tea: India - 30/0 in 7.0 overs (M Vijay 19, CA Pujara 10)
  • India: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: India - 88/2 in 21.0 overs (V Kohli 22, SR Tendulkar 11)
  • India: 100 runs in 25.2 overs (152 balls), Extras 1