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RESULT
3rd Test, Melbourne, December 26 - 30, 2003, India tour of Australia
366 & 286
(T:95) 558 & 97/1

Australia won by 9 wickets

Player Of The Match
257 & 31*
ricky-ponting
India 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Details
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Aakash Chopra c Katich b MacGill481381826034.78
Virender Sehwag c Bracken b Katich19523331225583.69
Rahul Dravid c Martyn b Waugh49891055055.05
Sachin Tendulkar c †Gilchrist b Lee013000.00
Sourav Ganguly (c)c Langer b Lee3763906058.73
VVS Laxman c Hayden b MacGill19861082022.09
Parthiv Patel c †Gilchrist b Bracken0110000.00
Ajit Agarkar run out (Williams)012000.00
Anil Kumble c Langer b Williams312220025.00
Zaheer Khan not out 015000.00
Ashish Nehra c †Gilchrist b MacGill042000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 11, w 1)15
TOTAL103 Ov (RR: 3.55, 424 Mts)366
Fall of wickets: 1-141 (Aakash Chopra, 42.6 ov), 2-278 (Rahul Dravid, 72.6 ov), 3-286 (Sachin Tendulkar, 74.1 ov), 4-311 (Virender Sehwag, 78.3 ov), 5-350 (Sourav Ganguly, 94.6 ov), 6-353 (Parthiv Patel, 97.1 ov), 7-353 (Ajit Agarkar, 97.2 ov), 8-366 (Anil Kumble, 101.5 ov), 9-366 (VVS Laxman, 102.2 ov), 10-366 (Ashish Nehra, 102.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee27710323.81127120010
74.1 to SR Tendulkar, . 286/3
94.6 to SC Ganguly, . 350/5
Nathan Bracken2867112.531359000
97.1 to PA Patel, . 353/6
Brad Williams2066613.309111010
101.5 to A Kumble, . 366/8
Stuart MacGill1537034.66679301
42.6 to A Chopra, . 141/1
102.2 to VVS Laxman, . 366/9
102.6 to A Nehra, . 366/10
Simon Katich401814.50141100
78.3 to V Sehwag, . 311/4
Steve Waugh903513.88302100
72.6 to R Dravid, . 278/2
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Justin Langer c Tendulkar b Agarkar1429322048.27
Matthew Hayden lbw b Kumble13617326017178.61
Ricky Ponting st †Patel b Kumble25745859025056.11
Adam Gilchrist c Nehra b Kumble1429332048.27
Damien Martyn c †Patel b Agarkar3163953049.20
Steve Waugh (c)lbw b Kumble1969831027.53
Simon Katich c Chopra b Kumble2958923050.00
Brett Lee c Laxman b Kumble829310027.58
Nathan Bracken c & b Tendulkar1560020.00
Brad Williams not out 1011100190.90
Stuart MacGill lbw b Agarkar012000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 8, nb 17, w 5, pen 5)39
TOTAL151.2 Ov (RR: 3.68, 626 Mts)558
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Justin Langer, 6.3 ov), 2-264 (Matthew Hayden, 60.4 ov), 3-295 (Adam Gilchrist, 68.4 ov), 4-373 (Damien Martyn, 92.4 ov), 4-373, 5-437 (Simon Katich, 114.4 ov), 6-502 (Steve Waugh, 136.1 ov), 7-535 (Brett Lee, 144.2 ov), 8-542 (Nathan Bracken, 145.6 ov), 9-555 (Ricky Ponting, 150.6 ov), 10-558 (Stuart MacGill, 151.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ajit Agarkar33.2511533.4514916000
6.3 to JL Langer, . 30/1
92.4 to DR Martyn, . 373/4
151.2 to SCG MacGill, . 558/10
Zaheer Khan25410304.1211010019
Ashish Nehra2939003.101208001
Anil Kumble51817663.4521216107
60.4 to ML Hayden, . 264/2
68.4 to AC Gilchrist, . 295/3
. 373/4
114.4 to SM Katich, . 437/5
136.1 to SR Waugh, . 502/6
144.2 to B Lee, . 535/7
150.6 to RT Ponting, . 555/9
Sachin Tendulkar1305714.38453100
145.6 to NW Bracken, . 542/8
India 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Aakash Chopra c †Gilchrist b Bracken4871050.00
Virender Sehwag c Williams b Lee1113222084.61
Rahul Dravid c †Gilchrist b Lee9224433213037.70
Sourav Ganguly (c) b Bracken7312516412058.40
Sachin Tendulkar c †Gilchrist b Williams44791075055.69
VVS Laxman c Hayden b MacGill1850573036.00
Parthiv Patel not out 2750-4054.00
Ajit Agarkar  b Williams110150010.00
Anil Kumble lbw b Williams021000.00
Zaheer Khan c Hayden b Williams18160012.50
Ashish Nehra c Hayden b MacGill01720000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 7, w 1)15
TOTAL99.5 Ov (RR: 2.86, 410 Mts)286
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Aakash Chopra, 1.3 ov), 2-19 (Virender Sehwag, 4.5 ov), 2-39, 3-126 (Sachin Tendulkar, 42.3 ov), 4-160 (VVS Laxman, 56.6 ov), 5-253 (Rahul Dravid, 83.4 ov), 6-258 (Sourav Ganguly, 87.1 ov), 7-271 (Ajit Agarkar, 90.4 ov), 8-271 (Anil Kumble, 90.6 ov), 9-277 (Zaheer Khan, 94.3 ov), 10-286 (Ashish Nehra, 99.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee2239724.409816003
4.5 to V Sehwag, . 19/2
83.4 to R Dravid, . 253/5
Nathan Bracken25134521.801306000
1.3 to A Chopra, . 5/1
. 39/2
87.1 to SC Ganguly, . 258/6
Brad Williams2255342.401119010
42.3 to SR Tendulkar, . 126/3
90.4 to AB Agarkar, . 271/7
90.6 to A Kumble, . 271/8
94.3 to Z Khan, . 277/9
Stuart MacGill26.556822.531278004
56.6 to VVS Laxman, . 160/4
99.5 to A Nehra, . 286/10
Simon Katich401604.00141000
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 95 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Justin Langer lbw b Agarkar214210014.28
Matthew Hayden not out 5363959084.12
Ricky Ponting not out 3159733052.54
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 4, w 1)11
TOTAL22.2 Ov (RR: 4.34, 95 Mts)97/1
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Justin Langer, 4.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ajit Agarkar722513.57293000
4.2 to JL Langer, . 9/1
Ashish Nehra631602.66302010
Anil Kumble6.204306.78236002
Virender Sehwag30702.33141000
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MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2003/04
Player Of The Match
Australia
Ricky Ponting
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1678
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
England
David Shepherd
TV Umpire
Australia
Bob Parry
Match Referee
South Africa
Mike Procter
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 26 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 329/4 (Sourav Ganguly 20*, VVS Laxman 6*, 90 ov)
Sat, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 317/3 (Ricky Ponting 120*, Damien Martyn 7*, 75 ov)
Sun, 28 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 27/2 (Rahul Dravid 6*, Sourav Ganguly 6*, 11 ov)
Mon, 29 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 286
Tue, 30 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 97/1 (22.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Australia-2 50 (65 minutes, 14.1 overs)
  • Australia-2 Ponting/Hayden 50 partnership (50 minutes, 70 balls)
  • Australia-2 Hayden 50 (90 minutes, 62 balls)
  • Crowd Day 5: 29262
  • Match Complete at 12:39 local time