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2nd Test, Melbourne, December 26 - 29, 2020, India tour of Australia
195 & 200
(T:70) 326 & 70/2

India won by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match
112 & 27*
Australia 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
Joe Burns c †Pant b Bumrah01019000.00
Matthew Wade c Jadeja b Ashwin3039593076.92
Marnus Labuschagne c Shubman Gill b Mohammed Siraj481322064036.36
Steven Smith c Pujara b Ashwin0810000.00
Travis Head c Rahane b Bumrah38921214041.30
Cameron Green lbw b Mohammed Siraj1260830020.00
Tim Paine (c)†c Vihari b Ashwin1338552034.21
Pat Cummins c Mohammed Siraj b Jadeja933491027.27
Mitchell Starc c Mohammed Siraj b Bumrah78171087.50
Nathan Lyon lbw b Bumrah20172221117.64
Josh Hazlewood not out 41210400.00
Extras(b 10, nb 3, w 1)14
TOTAL72.3 Ov (RR: 2.68, 326 Mts)195
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Joe Burns, 4.2 ov), 2-35 (Matthew Wade, 12.5 ov), 3-38 (Steven Smith, 14.3 ov), 4-124 (Travis Head, 41.5 ov), 5-134 (Marnus Labuschagne, 49.3 ov), 6-155 (Cameron Green, 61.4 ov), 7-155 (Tim Paine, 62.6 ov), 8-164 (Mitchell Starc, 67.1 ov), 9-191 (Nathan Lyon, 71.5 ov), 10-195 (Pat Cummins, 72.3 ov)
Jasprit Bumrah1645643.50756112
4.2 to JA Burns, there's the nick and Burns' poor run continues! Bumrah has got him nicking off to a delivery he should've looked to leave. Bumrah angles this back in from wide of the crease, this one angles in to hit the seam and then leave Burns as he pokes at it. Pant takes a regulation catch.. 10/1
41.5 to TM Head, and he gets his man. Rahane pouches one at gully. Short of length just outside off, was coming in with the angle, Head looked to push at it but the ball held its line. Didn't bounce as much as Head expected but Rahane took a neat, tumbling catch to his right. 124/4
67.1 to MA Starc, bounces him out! Angled in short, furious pace and it's too good for Starc who is late on the hook, gets the top edge and Siraj takes it nice and easy at fine leg.. 164/8
71.5 to NM Lyon, two bouncers followed by a fuller one. It was fast and straight and thuds into Lyon's pads before he could get his bat down. Up goes the finger. The only doubt is if it's going down. There's no bat, the impact is on middle and leg and it would have just gone on to clip the leg stump, the on-field umpire's call stays as it is. Bumrah gets his fourth. 191/9
Umesh Yadav1223903.25544001
Ravichandran Ashwin2473531.451203000
12.5 to MS Wade, Oh, Matt Wade! What have you done? Going for a glory hit so soon? Steps out to take him on, Ashwin gets this to dip and turn, Wade heaves across the line to get a top-edge. Now, Gill runs back from midwicket, Jadeja to his left from mid-on. There's confusion, it seems as if both of them will collide. They do, but Jadeja just manages to hang on as this descends on them. Mighty relief in the Indian camp. I could almost imagine fielding coach R Sridhar flinging his cap in disgust had that gone down. What a big moment. Ashwin into the act straightaway and India have taken the first hour.. 35/2
14.3 to SPD Smith, big, big moment. Smith has glanced one to Pujara at leg gully. Ashwin bowls one down the leg side, not sure how much that was part of the plan but Smith couldn't help and looks to get off the mark. Makes the connection alright but ends up hitting it straight to Pujara, who tumbles to complete the catch. Smith fetches a blob, means he has two runs in three innings with one not-out for Smith so far in this series. 38/3
62.6 to TD Paine, there's a third for Ashwin as Paine has nudged this to backward short leg. Held the length back, got it to dip and turn, Paine went with hard hands and that is an excellent catch from Vihari. Australia crumbling.. 155/7
Ravindra Jadeja5.311512.72252000
72.3 to PJ Cummins, goes for the slog sweep and a good catch by Siraj, pedalling back towards long-on. No five-for for Bumrah but India wrap up Australia under 200. Was a length ball around off and spinning away and Cummins decided there is no point playing the waiting game. Went for it but couldn't middle as the ball was spinning away. 195/10
Mohammed Siraj1544022.66693000
49.3 to M Labuschagne, Gill takes a brilliant catch at backward square leg to give his fellow debutant his maiden Test wicket. Siraj bowled this from wide of the crease, Labuschagne had been glancing them for ease so far. He tries again but cannot keep this fine enough or down. Gill dives to his right and takes a good, low catch. 134/5
61.4 to C Green, sucker ball! Kept bowling deliveries that go away and then gets this to slant back in full and nip in, Green plays all around the line to be struck on the pad, given out on field and Green chooses to review He didn't review immediately so definitely no bat that means, only question is if this was missing, but that too is very unlikely because he was struck on the right pad. Ball tracking confirms this would've smashed the stumps so Green has to go and Siraj has a second wicket. What an impressive spell he's turned in after tea. India continue to chip away. 155/6
India 1st Innings 
Mayank Agarwal lbw b Starc066000.00
Shubman Gill c †Paine b Cummins45651038069.23
Cheteshwar Pujara c †Paine b Cummins17701051024.28
Ajinkya Rahane (c)run out (Labuschagne/†Paine)11222335912050.22
Hanuma Vihari c Smith b Lyon2166922031.81
Rishabh Pant c †Paine b Starc2940653072.50
Ravindra Jadeja c Cummins b Starc571592283035.84
Ravichandran Ashwin c Lyon b Hazlewood1442720033.33
Umesh Yadav c Smith b Lyon919311047.36
Jasprit Bumrah c Head b Lyon017000.00
Mohammed Siraj not out 023000.00
Extras(b 12, lb 6, nb 2, w 2)22
TOTAL115.1 Ov (RR: 2.83, 540 Mts)326
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mayank Agarwal, 0.6 ov), 2-61 (Shubman Gill, 21.6 ov), 3-64 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 23.4 ov), 4-116 (Hanuma Vihari, 44.4 ov), 5-173 (Rishabh Pant, 59.1 ov), 6-294 (Ajinkya Rahane, 99.5 ov), 7-306 (Ravindra Jadeja, 106.5 ov), 8-325 (Umesh Yadav, 113.6 ov), 9-325 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 114.4 ov), 10-326 (Jasprit Bumrah, 115.1 ov)
Mitchell Starc2657833.001188000
0.6 to MA Agarwal, this looks close and the finger goes up. Agarwal discusses with Gill and reviews just in time. This is high-quality bowling from Starc. Hardly any loosener here. Pitched just around off and swung back in to beat the bat and hit Agarwal near the knee roll. Would have gone on to hit the top of off, as coaches prescribe. Umpire's call, so India don't lose the review at least. 0/1
59.1 to RR Pant, got him! Pant looking to slash that through point but gets a thin bottom edge through to the keeper. The game is back on an even keel just as India were looking to take it away slowly. Faintest of edges to bring wicket No. 250 for Starc . 173/5
106.5 to RA Jadeja, short ball finally does the trick. Another bouncer, Jadeja backs away and goes for the pull, it made good sound off the bat as well. Perhaps that was also the reason it carried to Cummins who although was stationed well inside the deep midwicket boundary, and takes a good tumbling catch. 306/7
Pat Cummins2798022.961249000
21.6 to Shubman Gill, finally a wicket for Australia. Gill plays a loose shot outside off. Was a fuller delivery around fourth-fifth stump, Gill went after it but his front foot didn't move. A healthy nick and Paine takes a regulation catch. 61/2
23.4 to CA Pujara, a brilliant delivery and an equally brilliant catch from Paine. Was a length ball angled in, making Pujara play. But as he looks to defend, the ball starts moving away, takes the outside edge and Paine, for a moment, looked like was wrong-footed. Does well to go low to his right and pouch it with his right hand. Cummins has changed the complexion of the game in his last two overs. 64/3
Josh Hazlewood2364712.041154012
114.4 to R Ashwin, Lyon takes it at backward point. Was a length ball outside off, Ashwin wanted to drive it on the up, over covers but gets it only from the outer half of the bat and an easy catch for Lyon there. 325/9
Nathan Lyon27.147232.651186000
44.4 to GH Vihari, Lyon gets his man. Vihari was looking to sweep it from outside off but misreads the line. The turn doesn't help either as he gloves it and the ball lobs behind the wicketkeeper. An easy catch for Smith who moves to his left from first slip to pouch it. 116/4
113.6 to UT Yadav, taken at slip. A loopy offbreak outside off, Umesh lunges forward and looks to defend. Hard hands and the ball takes an outside edge. Smith takes it at knee height. 325/8
115.1 to JJ Bumrah, Lyon finishes with three as Bumrah perishes while going for a slog sweep. Was tossed up around off, Bumrah can only get a top edge and an easy catch for Head at midwicket. 326/10
Cameron Green1213102.58573010
Australia 2nd Innings 
Matthew Wade lbw b Jadeja401371883029.19
Joe Burns c †Pant b Yadav410160040.00
Marnus Labuschagne c Rahane b Ashwin2849711057.14
Steven Smith  b Bumrah830530026.66
Travis Head c Agarwal b Mohammed Siraj1746530036.95
Cameron Green c Jadeja b Mohammed Siraj451461755030.82
Tim Paine (c)†c †Pant b Jadeja1990011.11
Pat Cummins c Agarwal b Bumrah221031221021.35
Mitchell Starc not out 1456930025.00
Nathan Lyon c †Pant b Mohammed Siraj315240020.00
Josh Hazlewood  b Ashwin1021330047.61
Extras(lb 5, nb 3)8
TOTAL103.1 Ov (RR: 1.93, 423 Mts)200
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Joe Burns, 3.1 ov), 2-42 (Marnus Labuschagne, 17.5 ov), 3-71 (Steven Smith, 32.2 ov), 4-98 (Matthew Wade, 43.6 ov), 5-98 (Travis Head, 46.1 ov), 6-99 (Tim Paine, 47.4 ov), 7-156 (Pat Cummins, 82.5 ov), 8-177 (Cameron Green, 90.6 ov), 9-185 (Nathan Lyon, 96.4 ov), 10-200 (Josh Hazlewood, 103.1 ov)
Jasprit Bumrah2765422.001313002
32.2 to SPD Smith, got him! What a big wicket against the run of play. Smith shuffles across to tickle this fine, misses it and the ball clips the bails. Smith is wondering how that hit the stumps, but there was no other way the bail was going to come off. What a big moment in the game. Smith was so far across that he thought he had the line covered, apparently not. India are chipping away. His lean run in the series continues.. 71/3
82.5 to PJ Cummins, the resistance is over! It's a snorter from Bumrah that has Cummins fending awkwardly. This was a short ball coming right at his throat, hard hands that froze as the ball ballooned to Agarwal who takes a dolly at second slip. Huge relief for India.. 156/7
Umesh Yadav3.30511.42160000
3.1 to JA Burns, what a ball! Burns runs out of luck. Umesh with an absolute peach. India celebrate, Burns reviews as the clock strikes the 15-second mark. Given out caught behind. It's strange that he consulted his partner, he surely knew? Hotspot says there is a spot so yeah, he's gone. India strike early. This one was full, pitched on off and left him late as it hit the seam, Burns pushes tentatively and gets a faint edge. Wasted review, very very poor from Burns . 4/1
Mohammed Siraj21.343731.721102000
46.1 to TM Head, got him! Siraj gets stuck in immediately as he comes back. Slants a length ball across, there's a hint of movement and Head is caught nicking to second slip as he looks to punch one away from the body. Awful shot under the circumstances.. 98/5
90.6 to C Green, taken at midwicket! Siraj has done the job on debut! Short of a length and hurrying into the corridor. Green looking to capitalise on the field being in again, looking for the boundary shot - the pull. He got out trying the exact thing against Ashwin in the last match. It gets big on him and comes off the high, inside part of the bat. Floats to Jadeja's right and he times his jump well to hang on. An innings of so much promise ends tamely. He's show his wares, this guy. Couldn't stretch on this time. 177/8
96.4 to NM Lyon, taken down leg side. That was going to be the last over before lunch, possibly, and Australia are nine down. Short and a bit too quick for Lyon's pull at hip height. He's strangled and gets a glove on that. Doesn't review it. Wicket number five for Siraj on debut. 185/9
Ravichandran Ashwin37.167121.911773000
17.5 to M Labuschagne, Ashwin shows his class once again, pushes one across Labuschagne, it's a length ball around middle and off, Labuschagne has to play it but he is stuck on the back foot. Looks to defend but the ball goes the other way, takes the outside edge and a simple catch for Rahane at slip. 42/2
103.1 to JR Hazlewood, shoulders arms and that hits off stump! Good length ball at a middle and leg stump line. He leaves expecting that to turn away more than it did. Off stump was completely exposed and Ashwin found the top of it. 200/10
Ravindra Jadeja1452822.00692001
43.6 to MS Wade, huge appeal for lbw and Jadeja has got his man. Wade reviews reluctantly. Goes too far across to work it to the leg side, given on the field. The leg stump was visible at the point of impact. Ball tracking comes back with three reds, gone! Did all the hard work, was looking increasingly comfortable against spin.. 98/4
47.4 to TD Paine, a big appeal for caught-behind, denied but Rahane has reviewed immediately. Was a length ball around off, it turned and bounced, Paine went for the cut but there is nothing on the HotSpot but Snicko has a spike. Paine has to walk back. 99/6
India 2nd Innings (T: 70 runs)
Mayank Agarwal c †Paine b Starc515190033.33
Shubman Gill not out 3536687097.22
Cheteshwar Pujara c Green b Cummins3450075.00
Ajinkya Rahane (c)not out 2740423067.50
TOTAL15.5 Ov (RR: 4.42, 68 Mts)70/2
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Mayank Agarwal, 4.2 ov), 2-19 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 5.1 ov)
Mitchell Starc402015.00143000
4.2 to MA Agarwal, oh, dear. Agarwal's gone and it's come about because of uncertainty again. This one holds its line, Agarwal just feeling for the delivery yet again, gets a healthy edge and Paine does the rest. Muted celebration from Starc.. 16/1
Pat Cummins502214.40213000
5.1 to CA Pujara, edged and gone! Pujara pushes with hard hands into the gully. Uncharacteristic from him. This was full, not quite there for the drive, a hint of away movement with Pujara literally poking at the delivery half-heartedly. Australia have a second. Pujara kicks the turf, smashes the bat into the advertising triangles as he storms of fuming at the shot he's just played.. 19/2
Josh Hazlewood311404.66143000
Nathan Lyon2.50501.76130000
Marnus Labuschagne10909.0021000
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TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Ajinkya Rahane
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2398
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days26,27,28,29 December 2020 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj
Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill
Bruce Oxenford
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Paul Wilson
Reserve Umpire
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
David Boon
PointsIndia 30, Australia -4
Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 36/1 (Shubman Gill 28*, Cheteshwar Pujara 7*, 11 ov)
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - India 1st innings 277/5 (Ajinkya Rahane 104*, Ravindra Jadeja 40*, 91.3 ov)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 133/6 (Cameron Green 17*, Pat Cummins 15*, 66 ov)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 70/2 (15.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Over 75.3: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - PJ Cummins (Struck down)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 191 balls (C Green 27, PJ Cummins 21, Ex 2)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Australia: 150 runs in 81.2 overs (491 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Australia - 156/7 in 82.5 overs (C Green 33)
  • Over 95.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - MA Starc (Upheld)
  • Over 101.6: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - MA Starc (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 102.2 overs (617 balls), Extras 8
  • Lunch: Australia - 200/10 in 103.1 overs (MA Starc 14)
  • India 2nd innings
  • India: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (66 balls), Extras 0
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (Shubman Gill 24, AM Rahane 26, Ex 0)
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