RESULT
4th Test, Sydney, January 06 - 10, 2015, Border-Gavaskar Trophy
572/7d & 251/6d
(T:349) 475 & 252/7

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
117 & 71
steven-smith
Player Of The Series
769 runs
steven-smith
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Chris Rogers  b Mohammed Shami9516018913059.37
David Warner c Vijay b Ashwin10111418216088.59
Shane Watson c Ashwin b Mohammed Shami811832537044.26
Steven Smith (c)c †Saha b Yadav11720826815056.25
Shaun Marsh c †Saha b Mohammed Shami731161519162.93
Joe Burns c Rahul b Mohammed Shami5811414410050.87
Brad Haddin not out 911360181.81
Ryan Harris c Ashwin b Mohammed Shami2591150277.77
Extras(lb 6, w 7)13
TOTAL152.3 Ov (RR: 3.75)572/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-200 (David Warner, 44.5 ov), 2-204 (Chris Rogers, 45.5 ov), 3-400 (Shane Watson, 107.2 ov), 4-415 (Steven Smith, 113.3 ov), 5-529 (Shaun Marsh, 146.4 ov), 6-546 (Joe Burns, 150.2 ov), 7-572 (Ryan Harris, 152.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bhuvneshwar Kumar34512203.5814717000
Umesh Yadav27513715.0710519020
113.3 to SPD Smith, Smith is gone now, this is up there for the drive, Smith has not moved his feet as he goes for a big drive, and feathers it through to the keeper. 415/4
Mohammed Shami28.3311253.9212114110
45.5 to CJL Rogers, two in two overs for India, Rogers plays on as he tries to flay another length ball on the up, shuffled across and closed the face on it a touch and it clattered into the stumps off a thick inside edge, he is disgusted with himself, goes five short of 100. 204/2
107.2 to SR Watson, and Watson has thrown away a Test hundred on a flat pitch against a flatter attack, another short ball, he forces the pull this time, and picks out the man at deep midwicket, who was in some way from the rope. 400/3
146.4 to SE Marsh, lovely take from Saha, Marsh was trying to guide this short of a length delivery with the angle leaving him, steered it too fine, between the keeper and wide slip, and Saha moved quickly to his left, and tumbled to hold on. 529/5
150.2 to JA Burns, tries to go big again and lofts it, mid on is deepish now and it is Rahul who has run back to take it over his head, he tumbles and clutches the ball with some emotion, it has been a rough series for him so far. 546/6
152.3 to RJ Harris, fun is over for Harris as his hook finds deep backward square leg to give Shami his fifth, and Smith instantly calls his batsmen back. 572/7
Ravichandran Ashwin47814213.0220618000
44.5 to DA Warner, there is the wicket finally, and it is Ashwin who has looked most likely to break through, Warner trying to play against the turn, this was angled in and straightened and bounced on middle, and the ball pops up to gully. 200/1
Suresh Raina1635303.31737100
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay c †Haddin b Starc033000.00
KL Rahul c & b Starc11026235613141.98
Rohit Sharma  b Lyon531331795239.84
Virat Kohli (c)c Rogers b Harris14723031520063.91
Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Watson1331560041.93
Suresh Raina c †Haddin b Watson012000.00
Wriddhiman Saha c Smith b Hazlewood35961333036.45
Ravichandran Ashwin c †Haddin b Starc501111696045.04
Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Watson b Lyon3075895040.00
Mohammed Shami not out 1626382161.53
Umesh Yadav c †Haddin b Harris49121044.44
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 5, w 1)17
TOTAL162 Ov (RR: 2.93)475
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Murali Vijay, 0.3 ov), 2-97 (Rohit Sharma, 43.4 ov), 3-238 (KL Rahul, 86.6 ov), 4-292 (Ajinkya Rahane, 99.4 ov), 5-292 (Suresh Raina, 99.5 ov), 6-352 (Virat Kohli, 119.3 ov), 7-383 (Wriddhiman Saha, 130.2 ov), 8-448 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 153.1 ov), 9-456 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 158.6 ov), 10-475 (Umesh Yadav, 161.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc32710633.3114916000
0.3 to M Vijay, it takes them three balls to strike, this is a rather loose, tired looking drive from Vijay to a wide one slanted across him, and it is a thin edge to Haddin, Starc does some shouting in Vijay's face. 0/1
86.6 to KL Rahul, he's gone this time, tries to fetch this short ball from outside off and pull, it has climbed too high, though, and the top edge goes right up vertically and comes down on the crease, Starc has set himself up there close to Rahul to take it. 238/3
158.6 to R Ashwin, he has kept beating Shami but Ashwin is good enough to edge one, short of a length, angled in, holding the line, and Ashwin feathers it through to the keeper, they take a long time to check for the no-ball, but Starc is fine with both feet. 456/9
Ryan Harris3179623.0914714003
119.3 to V Kohli, Harris has the big wicket early in the morning, Kohli is looking for runs, he sees the opportunity with a length ball slanted in just outside off, takes a step or two forward and leans to clip it straight and low to midwicket, not the first time he has gone in this manner this series, he cries out in disappointment, all down to the lower order now. 352/6
161.6 to UT Yadav, the new ball brings the end of the innings, Yadav has a heave at a length ball, the top edge swirls over the cordon, Haddin waves away the other fielders as he settled under it, has to rush forward as it comes down finally, and holds on as he falls on to the ground. 475/10
Josh Hazlewood2986412.201468010
130.2 to WP Saha, he's gone to the short ball, he's played them so well but not this time, surprise bouncer from Hazlewood, comes in awkwardly and quickly, Saha in no position, crouching awkwardly after coming across, caught between trying to play and leave, tries to hook very weakly and the top edge flies to slip. 383/7
Nathan Lyon461112322.672169401
43.4 to RG Sharma, and Rohit has played on with an attempted sweep, was in trouble last evening on the shot too, tossed up high and very full from Lyon outside off, Rohit under edges the sweep and the ball rolls on to the stumps. 97/2
153.1 to B Kumar, there is a gentle appeal for a catch to slip here, it was very full outside off, and he tried to squeeze it away, pitching almost on the crease this, bat has taken a chunk out of the ground here, the ball has carried to slip, is there some bat on ball there, bat hitting ground and ball pitching has happened almost at the same time, he has been given by the third umpire, it did change direction after passing the bat, and that could have been if there was an outside edge on the way up, but can't be absolutely sure. 448/8
Shane Watson2045822.90976001
99.4 to AM Rahane, Rahane has been given leg before after a long look by umpire Kettleborough, had a go at the pull and missed, the ball did not rise up as much as expected it to, hit on the thigh pad but he is not a tall man, have to wait for the ball tracker to see if that too high, yes, replays show that would have gone over off stump. 292/4
99.5 to SK Raina, and the comeback innings has lasted one ball, Watson has floated it up across the left hander, there is some movement that takes it further away from Raina, he has still gone reaching for it, and Haddin has taken a superb, low, diving catch to his left. 292/5
Steven Smith401704.25162000
Australia 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Chris Rogers c Raina b Kumar5677947072.72
David Warner c Vijay b Ashwin4560080.00
Shane Watson  b Ashwin1617253094.11
Steven Smith (c)lbw b Mohammed Shami71709281101.42
Shaun Marsh c Vijay b Ashwin1490025.00
Joe Burns c Yadav b Ashwin66395683169.23
Brad Haddin not out 31303722103.33
Ryan Harris not out 00-00-
Extras(b 2, lb 2, nb 2)6
TOTAL40 Ov (RR: 6.27)251/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (David Warner, 1.3 ov), 2-46 (Shane Watson, 7.2 ov), 3-126 (Chris Rogers, 22.6 ov), 4-139 (Shaun Marsh, 25.3 ov), 5-165 (Steven Smith, 30.6 ov), 6-251 (Joe Burns, 39.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bhuvneshwar Kumar804615.75265000
22.6 to CJL Rogers, Rogers is gone, it is a half tracker from Bhuvneshwar, and Rogers has pulled it straight to deep square leg. 126/3
Ravichandran Ashwin19210545.526910400
1.3 to DA Warner, and there is a wicket for India straight away, Warner is uncertain as well like Rogers, playing back in the crease to a flighted length ball, which spins and bounces on him, and it is a simple catch to slip. 6/1
7.2 to SR Watson, Ashwin strikes again, this is a tossed up ball on a length and stays low as it spins in from outside off, Watson chooses to play back, and under edges the cut on to the stumps, the shot was on with the length you can say, it was the lack of bounce that did him. 46/2
25.3 to SE Marsh, straightforward dismissal, Marsh leans forward and hopes to defend, the turn on the flighted ball takes the edge low to slip. 139/4
39.4 to JA Burns, Burns ends the entertainment as he top edges a sweep off a carom ball to deep square leg. 251/6
Mohammed Shami603315.50223101
30.6 to SPD Smith, Shami has struck against the run of play, and this is a big wicket, this is swinging in full, Smith is struck plumb in front and loses balance, walks back to generous applause, but HotSpot shows a very faint glimmer on the inside edge on replays. 165/5
Umesh Yadav3045015.00510001
Suresh Raina401804.50120100
India 2nd INNINGS (Target: 349 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay c †Haddin b Hazlewood801652557248.48
KL Rahul c Warner b Lyon1640563040.00
Rohit Sharma c Smith b Watson39901022243.33
Virat Kohli (c)c Watson b Starc46951233048.42
Ajinkya Rahane not out 38881265043.18
Suresh Raina lbw b Starc036000.00
Wriddhiman Saha lbw b Lyon0611000.00
Ravichandran Ashwin lbw b Hazlewood12231004.54
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 2030493066.66
Extras(b 4, lb 8)12
TOTAL89.5 Ov (RR: 2.80)252/7
Did not bat: Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav 
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (KL Rahul, 13.2 ov), 2-104 (Rohit Sharma, 37.6 ov), 3-178 (Murali Vijay, 60.4 ov), 4-201 (Virat Kohli, 66.6 ov), 5-203 (Suresh Raina, 68.3 ov), 6-208 (Wriddhiman Saha, 71.1 ov), 7-217 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 78.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc1973621.89995000
66.6 to V Kohli, Starc gives Australia the big one of the India captain, good delivery, slanted in good length and wide, Kohli reaches for the drive, the ball straightens and the edge carries to first slip's right, Watson snapping it up. 201/4
68.3 to SK Raina, Raina has two ducks in his comeback Test, stuck on the crease again, the short ball on his mind, this comes in from back of a length, past a tentative bat, strikes him on the knee roll, umpire gives it right away, ball tracker says that is hitting middle. 203/5
Ryan Harris1333402.61634000
Nathan Lyon30.5511023.561359400
13.2 to KL Rahul, umpire Dharmasena raises his finger after a nod right away, Rahul jumping out to try and smother this flighted one, does not get to the pitch, and it spins in and bounces to take the glove to backward short leg. 48/1
71.1 to WP Saha, oh dear, this is to be expected on a day five pitch, this is tossed up, fullish, Saha has chosen to go right back in the crease, and that has done him, this has hardly got up at all, and struck him plumb in front just above the ankle. 208/6
Josh Hazlewood1773121.82842000
60.4 to M Vijay, Vijay's gone in the push for quick runs, this is short and wide, he tries to cut, but it has bounced a shade too much and nibbles the edge on its way to the keeper. 178/3
78.2 to R Ashwin, umpire Kettleborough has a look and raises the finger, Hazlewood strikes the pad with late inswing from a good length, Ashwin cannot get bat around pad in time, it hits him just below the knee roll, that has moved in a lot, is that missing leg? Nope, ball tracker shows that is clipping leg stump. 217/7
Steven Smith20703.5060000
Shane Watson822212.75393000
37.6 to RG Sharma, Captain Smith shows the way it is done with an absolute stunner at wide slip, Rohit tries to dab a short of a length ball, Smith goes flying to his right to take it one-handed, soft dismissal for Rohit yet again, and Watson breaks another partnership. 104/2
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MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Australia
Steven Smith
Player Of The Series
Australia
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia won the 4-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2156
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 15.10-15.30pm, Close 17.30pm
Match days6,7,8,9,10 January 2015 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
England
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
Australia
Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
CLOSE OF PLAY
Tue, 06 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 348/2 (Shane Watson 61*, Steven Smith 82*, 90 ov)
Wed, 07 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 71/1 (KL Rahul 31*, Rohit Sharma 40*, 25 ov)
Thu, 08 Jan - day 3 - India 1st innings 342/5 (Virat Kohli 140*, Wriddhiman Saha 14*, 115 ov)
Fri, 09 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 251/6 (Brad Haddin 31*, Ryan Harris 0*, 40 ov)
Sat, 10 Jan - day 5 - India 2nd innings 252/7 (89.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India 2nd innings
  • Drinks: India - 48/1 in 13.2 overs (M Vijay 29)
  • India: 50 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 3
  • Lunch: India - 73/1 in 29.0 overs (M Vijay 35, RG Sharma 19)
  • India: 100 runs in 36.5 overs (221 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 141 balls (M Vijay 17, RG Sharma 35, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: India - 112/2 in 43.0 overs (M Vijay 47, V Kohli 7)
  • M Vijay: 50 off 135 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • India: 150 runs in 53.6 overs (324 balls), Extras 8
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (M Vijay 21, V Kohli 24, Ex 5)
  • Tea: India - 160/2 in 57.0 overs (M Vijay 71, V Kohli 26)
  • India: 200 runs in 66.3 overs (399 balls), Extras 10
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • India: 250 runs in 89.5 overs (539 balls), Extras 12
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