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RESULT
4th Test, Dharamsala, March 25 - 28, 2017, Australia tour of India
300 & 137
(T:106) 332 & 106/2

India won by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match
1/57, 63 & 3/24
ravindra-jadeja
Player Of The Series
127 runs • 25 wkts
ravindra-jadeja
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
David Warner c Rahane b Kuldeep Yadav56871358164.36
Matt Renshaw  b Yadav16100016.66
Steven Smith (c)c Rahane b Ashwin11117322414064.16
Shaun Marsh c †Saha b Yadav414120028.57
Peter Handscomb  b Kuldeep Yadav823281034.78
Glenn Maxwell  b Kuldeep Yadav817191047.05
Matthew Wade  b Jadeja571251444145.60
Pat Cummins c & b Kuldeep Yadav2140373152.50
Steve O'Keefe run out (sub [SS Iyer]/†Saha)816362050.00
Nathan Lyon c Pujara b Kumar1328362046.42
Josh Hazlewood not out 22400100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 10)11
TOTAL88.3 Ov (RR: 3.38, 347 Mts)300
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Matt Renshaw, 1.4 ov), 2-144 (David Warner, 34.1 ov), 3-153 (Shaun Marsh, 37.4 ov), 4-168 (Peter Handscomb, 44.5 ov), 5-178 (Glenn Maxwell, 48.6 ov), 6-208 (Steven Smith, 59.5 ov), 7-245 (Pat Cummins, 72.4 ov), 8-269 (Steve O'Keefe, 79.3 ov), 9-298 (Matthew Wade, 87.4 ov), 10-300 (Nathan Lyon, 88.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bhuvneshwar Kumar12.324113.28556000
88.3 to NM Lyon, and the inswinger claims Lyon. An innings without any reviews comes to an end. India will have to bat for about four minutes this evening. This is actually a good shot for a No. 10. Bhuvneshwar swings it in, he clips it away late, but fails to keep this down, and Pujara takes a good catch diving forward at midwicket. 300/10
Umesh Yadav1516924.60569100
1.4 to MT Renshaw, bowled him but he was lbw before he was bowled. An uncharacteristic shot from Renshaw. Umesh has pegged him back with short deliveries, and has now bowled the perfect pitched-up outswinger, which swings back for Renshaw. He plays an expansive-looking drive instead of defending, and it sneaks back to miss the inside edge, hit him in front, and the ricochet into the wicket. 10/1
37.4 to SE Marsh, strangle down the leg side. This term is often abused but this is a proper strangle. Not intended, mind you. Short delivery, rib high, at his body, marsh looks to get inside the line but the ball follows him. He aborts the pull but is a little casual in getting out of its way, and the ball kisses the bottom of the glove on the way through to Saha. 153/3
Ravichandran Ashwin2355412.341033200
59.5 to SPD Smith, Smith is gone. Huge wicket. Rahane takes a lovely low catch at slip. Smith plays for an offbreak. This is a length ball, around off. Smith is back, looks to cover the turn, but the ball doesn't turn, and takes a sharp outside edge. Rahane catches this low to his left. Second big catch from Rahane this session. 208/6
Ravindra Jadeja1515713.80659000
87.4 to MS Wade, how long do you keep Jadeja out of action? He gets one now, kissing the off stump of Wade. Wade tries the big sweep in front of square, but misses the ball. It looks like it is in the slot for the shot, but has it drifted away? It squeezes under the bat, and takes the top of off. Wade is filthy with himself after having batted so well. Gestures he should be playing straight. More so because there are just 18 minutes to go to stumps. 298/9
Kuldeep Yadav2336842.95998000
34.1 to DA Warner, caught at slip! Stayed back to one that was a bit fuller and the extra bounce resulted in an edge on the high part of the bat, first Test wicket for Kuldeep Yadav and it was one India sorely needed. He pitched that around off stump and Warner pushed at the ball with firm hands. Turned a bit, not too much but enough. 144/2
44.5 to PSP Handscomb, lovely bowling. The drift has got Handscomb. It is the late drift that has created the gap between bat and pad. Handscomb sees a full ball and drives. He is right in terms of length, but the ball drift away late, making him play away from the body. The ball turns back after pitching, beats the inside edge, and Handscomb is bowled. This is special bowling from the debutant. 168/4
48.6 to GJ Maxwell, wrong'un. Beautiful bowling. India's trump card is coming good here. A bit of magic there. Kuldeep slips in the wrong'un with the scrambled seam. Maxwell doesn't pick it. He goes back to work this around the corner. The ball turns towards off from middle and leg. Maxwell is squared up, and the ball turns to flick his pad on the way to the top of off. Sensational wristspin bowling. 178/5
72.4 to PJ Cummins, teasing bowling from Kuldeep, and he strikes. Just like with Handscomb, he tosses one right up to Cummins. He can't resist driving at it, but the ball dips on him, and he ends up chipping this back to Kuldeep, who has four on debut. That too on the first day of a Test. 245/7
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
KL Rahul c Warner b Cummins601241759148.38
Murali Vijay c †Wade b Hazlewood1136472030.55
Cheteshwar Pujara c Handscomb b Lyon571511996037.74
Ajinkya Rahane (c)c Smith b Lyon461041457144.23
Karun Nair c †Wade b Lyon516171031.25
Ravichandran Ashwin lbw b Lyon3049714061.22
Wriddhiman Saha c Smith b Cummins311021602030.39
Ravindra Jadeja  b Cummins63951334466.31
Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Smith b O'Keefe077000.00
Kuldeep Yadav c Hazlewood b Lyon717201041.17
Umesh Yadav not out 28170025.00
Extras(b 4, lb 11, w 5)20
TOTAL118.1 Ov (RR: 2.80, 500 Mts)332
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Murali Vijay, 10.2 ov), 2-108 (KL Rahul, 40.2 ov), 3-157 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 60.6 ov), 4-167 (Karun Nair, 64.4 ov), 5-216 (Ajinkya Rahane, 78.6 ov), 6-221 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 82.1 ov), 7-317 (Ravindra Jadeja, 112.1 ov), 8-318 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 113.5 ov), 9-318 (Wriddhiman Saha, 114.1 ov), 10-332 (Kuldeep Yadav, 118.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Josh Hazlewood2585112.041287000
10.2 to M Vijay, and Hazlewood finally strikes. He has been testing this channel relentlessly. he has beaten the edge repeatedly, one edge has fallen short, and finally Vijay makes a mental error, pushing out in front of his body. The length ball deviates after pitching, deviating enough to take the edge. Wade takes a regulation catch. Vijay looks back when walking off. Words spoken? If yes, not a great sight after the spirit this Test has been played in. Watched the replays. No send-off. Just a long look at Vijay. 21/1
Pat Cummins3089433.1314211210
40.2 to KL Rahul, and Cummins has got Rahul. The India opener goes for the low-percentage hook to a red-hot bouncer. Rahul hooks from well outside off, and toe-ends it to cover. This is high-quality fast bowling, and Rahul loses his concentration. That third man has made him hook by blocking the ramp. 108/2
112.1 to RA Jadeja, the bluff from Cummins. Bowls the wide length ball after bowling short for a long time. Jadeja drives at it with no feet. He is expecting a bouncer. He throws his hands at this, away from the body, and gets a thick inside edge back onto the stumps. But what an innings from Jadeja. He has got India's noses ahead, and has frustrated Australia. 317/7
114.1 to WP Saha, what a great catch from Smith. He is doing it all by himself here. Brute from Cummins to get the resolute Saha off. Short of a length, rises at his face, and because it has reared off from this length, Saha has to take evasive action. The shoulder of the bat is hit, and the ball looks like it is flying over Smith at second slip. He rushes back and takes it one-handed behind his body and over his head. And while he is coming down, the ball tries to slip out of his hand, but he regains control of it with his whole body out of balance. Australia staying alive now. 318/9
Nathan Lyon34.159252.691518200
60.6 to CA Pujara, and Lyon has produced the wicket. Old-fashioned offspin bowling. Tosses this up wide, drifts it away, has Pujara defending it away from the body, the ball rips back in to hit the glove, then the pad, and then lob up to short leg. Huge wicket. The immovable Pujara has been removed. 157/3
64.4 to KK Nair, sharp turn and bounce. Nair a dead duck there the moment he goes to play a defensive shot off the back foot. Sharp turn and bounce from just short of a length, hits the glove, onto the thigh pad, and a simple catch for short leg. Wade moves there to deny Handscomb the catch. 167/4
78.6 to AM Rahane, what a sharp catch. Smith returns the favour to Rahane after Rahane took that great catch to send Smith back. This is even better, I'd venture. Rahane stays back to a flat delivery. This is flat all right but quite full, which means it has less time to turn as much as Rahane expects it to. This bounces at him too. The outside edge flies sharply to slip, but his hands go up perfectly and pouch it. My word, if Lyon is done for a while, what a final kill this is. 216/5
82.1 to R Ashwin, Lyon has another big fish. Catches Ashwin on the back foot, and spins this past his inside edge. Ashwin has a chat with Saha, and reviews this decision. Ashwin caught on the wrong foot here. On a length, outside off, turns past the off stumps, we have an umpire's call on impact, and the ball is hitting the middle stump on projection. Lyon on a roll again. 221/6
118.1 to Kuldeep Yadav, five-for for Lyon. Kuldeep sweeps from outside off, and he gets a massive top edge. A superb catch in the deep by Hazlewwod. It looks easy on TV. He has judged this perfectly, goes to his right, and takes it overhead a couple of feet inside the fence. 332/10
Steve O'Keefe2747512.7712810200
113.5 to B Kumar, loose drive from Bhuvneshwar, and a sharp catch from Smith again. O'Keefe tosses this up wide, Bhuvneshwar drives on the up and away from the body. The edge is taken, and Smith takes a quick sharp offering. O'Keefe has a wicket in his first over of the day. 318/8
Glenn Maxwell20502.5070000
Australia 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matt Renshaw c †Saha b Yadav833492024.24
David Warner c †Saha b Yadav651710120.00
Steven Smith (c) b Kumar17152530113.33
Peter Handscomb c Rahane b Ashwin1846653039.13
Glenn Maxwell lbw b Ashwin4560876175.00
Shaun Marsh c Pujara b Jadeja1640016.66
Matthew Wade not out 25901002127.77
Pat Cummins c Rahane b Jadeja1249441024.48
Steve O'Keefe c Pujara b Jadeja045000.00
Nathan Lyon c Vijay b Yadav066000.00
Josh Hazlewood lbw b Ashwin0918000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 1)5
TOTAL53.5 Ov (RR: 2.54, 213 Mts)137
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (David Warner, 3.1 ov), 2-31 (Steven Smith, 8.3 ov), 3-31 (Matt Renshaw, 9.2 ov), 4-87 (Peter Handscomb, 24.3 ov), 5-92 (Shaun Marsh, 25.3 ov), 6-106 (Glenn Maxwell, 32.3 ov), 7-121 (Pat Cummins, 47.4 ov), 8-121 (Steve O'Keefe, 49.2 ov), 9-122 (Nathan Lyon, 50.3 ov), 10-137 (Josh Hazlewood, 53.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bhuvneshwar Kumar712713.85336000
8.3 to SPD Smith, bowled him. One short of 500 runs this series. One short of India's lead. This is just massive. Don;t think this is a part of a plan. Bhuvneshwar bowls another hit-me short ball, Smith hits it, but it doesn't quite come on, and he gets a bottom edge that flattens the off stump. Bhuvneshwar is pumped up. Much like Prasad was after flattening Sohail's off stump in 1996. Is this the Test and the series? Should have cut it, Smith's gesture after the wicket suggests. 31/2
Umesh Yadav1032932.90485000
3.1 to DA Warner, this drop from Nair doesn't hurt India too much. Australia minus-22 for 1. Perfect delivery. This is on a length, shaping up to swing back in, lands just outside off, and seams away after pitching. Warner has to pay at it. Not sure he has to drive at it as hard as he has done here. His outside edge kisses the seam of the ball as it passes him. Great seam bowling. Late wobble too for Saha, but he adjusts well. Nair gets pats on his back. 10/1
9.2 to MT Renshaw, Umesh has got one more. India are running away with this here. Great bowling. No matter how good you are, if the short bowling is so fast and so good, you are going to make a mental error. This is short of a length, rising into the chest, and he is squared up and fends at it. Saha does the rest after the edge. 31/3
50.3 to NM Lyon, and second slip takes the catch. A meek push to a length ball outside off, and Vijay laps it up at second slip. Sharp catch. India one strike away. 122/9
Kuldeep Yadav502304.60213100
Ravindra Jadeja1872431.33922000
25.3 to SE Marsh, Jadeja strikes again. Tame shot from Marsh. Like Nair yesterday to Lyon. Going back to a length ball, with excessive turn and bounce from a length outside off. Gloves to short leg. India well ahead now. 92/5
47.4 to PJ Cummins, beautiful bowling to a lower-order batsman. Toss it up, tease them, draw a drive, turn it to take the edge, and watch your captain and swallow another catch. 121/7
49.2 to SNJ O'Keefe, what a catch by Pujara at silly point. This is straight off the bat. Not off the bat and pad. O'Keefe defends in front of his body, the ball bounces at him, goes to silly point's left off the shoulder of the bat. Pujara sticks his left hand out. The ball props up, and he gets his both hands around before the ball can touch the helmet grille. 121/8
Ravichandran Ashwin13.542932.09682100
24.3 to PSP Handscomb, that's another beauty from Rahane. Smith and Rahane are outdoing each other at slip. This is a length ball, outside off, hits the bare patch and refuses to turn. What it also does is takex extra bounce, and flies off the edge. Rahane is falling behind, adjusting for this quick offering, and takes it two handed. Great reflexes, great hands. 87/4
32.3 to GJ Maxwell, brain fade from Maxwell? He has padded up to one outside off. No shot offered, the umpire confirms. Maxwell reviews the out decision. He has padded up to a fullish offbreak outside off. This is a massive break in concentration. This is a big offbreak, looks like it could even miss leg, but desperately for Maxwell it returns an umpire's call on the leg stump. One centimetre of the ball hitting the leg stump there. The on-field call stays. 106/6
53.5 to JR Hazlewood, another appeal, given again, and Hazlewood has reviewed this one. Will this innings resume again? Seems like this has been given out caught at silly point. No edge, though. This has hit him on the knee roll in front of off. They check the lbw too. This has returned umpire's call for height on middle stump. The on-field decision remains, which means the umpire must have given him out lbw on the field. 137/10
India 2nd INNINGS (Target: 106 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
KL Rahul not out 51761119067.10
Murali Vijay c †Wade b Cummins835600022.85
Cheteshwar Pujara run out (Maxwell)055000.00
Ajinkya Rahane (c)not out 38274442140.74
Extras(b 4, lb 5)9
TOTAL23.5 Ov (RR: 4.44, 111 Mts)106/2
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Murali Vijay, 13.1 ov), 2-46 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 13.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Pat Cummins824215.25346200
13.1 to M Vijay, Cummins gets his man. This is a beauty. Vijay pushes at one outside off. The length ball holds its line to take the edge through to Wade. This time he appeals. 46/1
Josh Hazlewood621402.33312000
Steve O'Keefe4.512204.55183000
Nathan Lyon501903.80182000
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MATCH DETAILS
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
India
Ravindra Jadeja
Player Of The Series
India
Ravindra Jadeja
Series resultIndia won the 4-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 2258
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days25,26,27,28 March 2017 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav
Umpires
England
Ian Gould
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
India
Virender Sharma
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 25 Mar - day 1 - India 1st innings 0/0 (KL Rahul 0*, Murali Vijay 0*, 1 ov)
Sun, 26 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 248/6 (Wriddhiman Saha 10*, Ravindra Jadeja 16*, 91 ov)
Mon, 27 Mar - day 3 - India 2nd innings 19/0 (KL Rahul 13*, Murali Vijay 6*, 6 ov)
Tue, 28 Mar - day 4 - India 2nd innings 106/2 (23.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • India: 50 runs in 15.1 overs (91 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: India - 71/2 in 19.0 overs (KL Rahul 42, AM Rahane 16)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (KL Rahul 14, AM Rahane 36, Ex 0)
  • India: 100 runs in 22.3 overs (135 balls), Extras 9
  • KL Rahul: 50 off 76 balls (9 x 4)
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