result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 30 1977 - Jan 4 1978, India tour of Australia
256 & 343
(target 387)213 & 164
India won by 222 runs
India 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sunil Gavaskar c †Rixon b Thomson0912000.00
Chetan Chauhan c Mann b Clark069000.00
Mohinder Amarnath c Simpson b Clark721782693040.44
Gundappa Viswanath c †Rixon b Thomson59951544062.10
Dilip Vengsarkar c Simpson b Thomson3788942042.04
Ashok Mankad c Clark b Gannon441001191044.00
Syed Kirmani lbw b Simpson2962851046.77
Karsan Ghavri c †Rixon b Gannon620260030.00
Erapalli Prasanna  b Clark016000.00
Bishan Bedi (c)not out 21400200.00
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar  b Clark012000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 4)7
TOTAL(69.2 Ov, RR: 2.77)256
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Chetan Chauhan), 2-0 (Sunil Gavaskar), 3-105 (Gundappa Viswanath), 4-174 (Dilip Vengsarkar), 5-180 (Mohinder Amarnath), 6-234 (Syed Kirmani), 7-254 (Karsan Ghavri), 8-254 (Ashok Mankad), 9-256 (Erapalli Prasanna), 10-256 (Bhagwath Chandrasekhar)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jeff Thomson1627833.65---00
Wayne Clark19.227342.84---00
Sam Gannon1424722.51---00
Gary Cosier1232501.56---00
Bob Simpson311112.75---00
Tony Mann511502.25---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
John Dyson  b Ghavri022000.00
Gary Cosier c Chauhan b Chandrasekhar671011259066.33
David Ogilvie lbw b Ghavri610230060.00
Craig Serjeant  b Chandrasekhar851702168050.00
Bob Simpson (c)c Mankad b Chandrasekhar2320066.66
Peter Toohey c Viswanath b Bedi1436431038.88
Tony Mann c Gavaskar b Bedi111291091.66
Steve Rixon lbw b Chandrasekhar1149451022.44
Wayne Clark lbw b Chandrasekhar315200020.00
Jeff Thomson c Ghavri b Chandrasekhar022000.00
Sam Gannon not out 025000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 7, nb 1)14
TOTAL(50.1 Ov, RR: 3.18)213
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (John Dyson), 2-18 (David Ogilvie), 3-122 (Gary Cosier), 4-124 (Bob Simpson), 5-166 (Peter Toohey), 6-178 (Tony Mann), 7-202 (Steve Rixon), 8-211 (Craig Serjeant), 9-211 (Wayne Clark), 10-213 (Jeff Thomson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Karsan Ghavri903723.08---00
Sunil Gavaskar20702.62---00
Bishan Bedi1527123.55---00
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar14.125262.76---00
Erapalli Prasanna1013202.40---00
India 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sunil Gavaskar c Serjeant b Gannon11828535112041.40
Chetan Chauhan run out 2027452074.07
Syed Kirmani c Thomson b Mann2962822046.77
Gundappa Viswanath lbw b Clark54941144057.44
Dilip Vengsarkar c Cosier b Clark620180030.00
Ashok Mankad  b Clark38841302045.23
Mohinder Amarnath  b Cosier411001153041.00
Karsan Ghavri c Simpson b Clark610131060.00
Erapalli Prasanna c †Rixon b Gannon1123321047.82
Bishan Bedi (c)not out 1213300092.30
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar lbw b Cosier012000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 7)8
TOTAL(88.7 Ov, RR: 2.89)343
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Chetan Chauhan), 2-89 (Syed Kirmani), 3-187 (Gundappa Viswanath), 4-198 (Dilip Vengsarkar), 5-265 (Sunil Gavaskar), 6-286 (Ashok Mankad), 7-294 (Karsan Ghavri), 8-315 (Erapalli Prasanna), 9-343 (Mohinder Amarnath), 10-343 (Bhagwath Chandrasekhar)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jeff Thomson1844701.95---00
Wayne Clark2939642.48---00
Sam Gannon2248823.00---00
Gary Cosier12.725823.37---00
Bob Simpson302205.50---00
Tony Mann402414.50---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 387 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
John Dyson lbw b Bedi1231481038.70
Gary Cosier  b Chandrasekhar3455630061.81
David Ogilvie c Chauhan b Bedi042000.00
Craig Serjeant  b Chandrasekhar1741431041.46
Bob Simpson (c)lbw b Chandrasekhar4770057.14
Peter Toohey c Chauhan b Chandrasekhar1453520026.41
Tony Mann c Gavaskar b Chandrasekhar1856591132.14
Steve Rixon c & b Chandrasekhar1249490024.48
Wayne Clark c Ghavri b Bedi3360633055.00
Jeff Thomson c & b Bedi746380015.21
Sam Gannon not out 3880037.50
Extras(b 6, lb 4)10
TOTAL(51.1 Ov, RR: 2.40)164
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (John Dyson), 2-42 (David Ogilvie), 3-52 (Gary Cosier), 4-60 (Bob Simpson), 5-77 (Craig Serjeant), 6-98 (Peter Toohey), 7-115 (Tony Mann), 8-122 (Steve Rixon), 9-151 (Jeff Thomson), 10-164 (Wayne Clark)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Karsan Ghavri402905.43---00
Bishan Bedi16.155842.69---00
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar2035261.95---00
Erapalli Prasanna84500.46---00
Mohinder Amarnath301002.50---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Season1977/78
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 812
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia Image
Dick French
Australia Image
Max O'Connell
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 30 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 234/6 (Ashok Mankad 30*)
Sat, 31 Dec - day 2 - India 2nd innings 50/1 (Sunil Gavaskar 25*, Syed Kirmani 5*)
Sun, 01 Jan - rest day
Mon, 02 Jan - day 3 - India 2nd innings 234/4 (Sunil Gavaskar 103*, Ashok Mankad 15*)
Tue, 03 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 123/8 (Wayne Clark 2*, Jeff Thomson 0*)
Wed, 04 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 164 (51.1 ov) - end of match