result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - Dec 30 2003, India tour of Australia
366 & 286
(22.2 ov, target 95)558 & 97/1
Australia won by 9 wickets
player of the match
Ricky Ponting
Australia
India 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Aakash Chopra c Katich b MacGill481381826034.78
Virender Sehwag c Bracken b Katich19523331225583.69
Rahul Dravid c Martyn b Waugh49891055055.06
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
TOTAL(103 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
Nathan Bracken2867112.541359000
Brad Williams2066613.309111010
Stuart MacGill1537034.67679301
Simon Katich401814.50141100
Steve Waugh903513.89302100
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Justin Langer c Tendulkar b Agarkar1429322048.28
Matthew Hayden lbw b Kumble13617326017178.61
Ricky Ponting st †Patel b Kumble25745859025056.11
Adam Gilchrist c Nehra b Kumble1429332048.28
Damien Martyn c †Patel b Agarkar3163953049.21
Steve Waugh (c)lbw b Kumble1969831027.54
Simon Katich c Chopra b Kumble2958923050.00
Brett Lee c Laxman b Kumble829310027.59
Nathan Bracken c & b Tendulkar1560020.00
Brad Williams not out 1011100190.91
Stuart MacGill lbw b Agarkar012000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 8, nb 17, w 5, pen 5)39
TOTAL(151.2 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
Zaheer Khan25410304.1211010019
Ashish Nehra2939003.101208001
Anil Kumble51817663.4521216107
Sachin Tendulkar1305714.38453100
India 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Aakash Chopra c †Gilchrist b Bracken4871050.00
Virender Sehwag c Williams b Lee1113222084.62
Rahul Dravid c †Gilchrist b Lee9224433213037.70
Sourav Ganguly (c) b Bracken7312516412058.40
Sachin Tendulkar c †Gilchrist b Williams44791075055.70
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
TOTAL(99.5 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 Lee2239724.419816003
Nathan Bracken25134521.801306000
Brad Williams2255342.411119010
Stuart MacGill26.556822.531278004
Simon Katich401604.00141000
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 95 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Justin Langer lbw b Agarkar214210014.29
Matthew Hayden not out 5363959084.13
Ricky Ponting not out 3159733052.54
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 4, w 1)11
TOTAL(22.2 Ov, RR: 4.34, 95 Mts)97/1
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Justin Langer, 4.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ajit Agarkar722513.57293000
Ashish Nehra631602.67302010
Anil Kumble6.204306.79236002
Virender Sehwag30702.33141000
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Season2003/04
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberTEST No. 1678
Match days - day match (5-day match)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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David Shepherd
TV Umpire
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Bob Parry
Match Referee
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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
  • Hours of play: 11.00am - 1.00pm, 1.40pm - 3.40pm, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Scorers: KV O'Neill (Australia) and CJ Reece (India)
  • 12th Men: AJ Bichel (Australia) and S Ramesh (India)
Day 1
  • India 50 in 93 minutes from 22.1 overs
  • Chopra/Sehwag 50 partnership in 93 minutes from 135 balls
  • V Sehwag's highest score against Australia in Tests (previous: 47 at Adelaide, 2003-04)
  • V Sehwag 50 in 114 minutes from 78 balls
  • Lunch: India 89/0 (Chopra 31*, Sehwag 51*, 27 overs)
  • India 100 in 127 minutes from 29.5 overs
  • Chopra/Sehwag 100 partnership in 127 minutes from 184 balls
  • A Chopra's highest score against Australia in Tests (previous: 36 at Brisbane, 2003-04)
  • Chopra/Sehwag partnership 141 runs in 182 minutes from 264 balls
  • India 150 in 195 minutes from 46.1 overs
  • V Sehwag 100 in 206 minutes from 144 balls
  • Sehwag/Dravid 50 partnership in 36 minutes from 60 balls
  • India 200 in 225 minutes from 54.5 overs
  • Tea: India 219/1 (Sehwag 137*, Dravid 23*, 57 overs)
  • Sehwag/Dravid 100 partnership in 78 minutes from 134 balls
  • V Sehwag's highest score in Tests (previous: 147 v West Indies at Mumbai, 2002-03)
  • V Sehwag 150 in 263 minutes from 200 balls
  • Sehwag/Dravid partnership 137 runs in 105 minutes from 181 balls
  • Sehwag/Tendulkar partnership 8 runs in 3 minutes from 7 balls
  • India 300 in 304 minutes from 76.1 overs
  • Sehwag/Ganguly partnership 25 runs in 19 minutes from 26 balls
  • Attendance: 62613
  • Second new ball taken after over 82
  • Play ended at 6.12pm
Day 2
  • India 350 in 383 minutes from 94.5 overs
  • Ganguly/Laxman partnership 39 runs in 70 minutes from 103 balls
  • Laxman/Patel partnership 3 runs in 10 minutes from 13 balls
  • Laxman/Agarkar partnership 0 runs in 2 minutes from 1 ball
  • Laxman/Kumble partnership 13 runs in 22 minutes from 27 balls
  • Laxman/Khan partnership 0 runs in 3 minutes from 3 balls
  • Khan/Nehra partnership 0 runs in 2 minutes from 4 balls
  • Langer/Hayden partnership 30 runs in 32 minutes from 40 balls
  • Australia 50 in 52 minutes from 10.4 overs
  • Hayden/Ponting 50 partnership in 67 minutes from 94 balls
  • Australia 100 in 110 minutes from 24.4 overs
  • ML Hayden 50 in 121 minutes from 71 balls
  • Hayden/Ponting 100 partnership in 105 minutes from 152 balls
  • RT Ponting 50 in 114 minutes from 87 balls
  • Tea: Australia 149/1 (Hayden 68*, Ponting 54*, 36 overs)
  • Australia 150 in 157 minutes from 36.1 overs
  • Hayden/Ponting 150 partnership in 153 minutes from 222 balls
  • Australia 200 in 206 minutes from 47.5 overs
  • Australia 250 in 251 minutes from 58.5 overs
  • ML Hayden 100 in 218 minutes from 136 balls
  • Hayden/Ponting 200 partnership in 209 minutes from 305 balls
  • Hayden/Ponting partnership 234 runs in 227 minutes from 330 balls
  • RT Ponting 100 in 237 minutes from 172 balls
  • Ponting/Gilchrist partnership 29 runs in 33 minutes from 51 balls
  • Australia 300 in 301 minutes from 69.5 overs
  • Attendance: 39566
  • Play ended at 6.48pm
Day 3
  • Second new ball taken after 83 overs
  • Australia 300 in 358 minutes from 85 overs
  • Ponting/Martyn 50 partnership in 59 minutes from 93 balls
  • Ponting/Martyn partnership 78 runs in 95 minutes from 145 balls
  • SR Waugh retired hurt on 0* from 373/4 to 437/5 (struck on elbow by Agarkar)
  • Lunch: Australia 396/4 (Ponting 162*, Katich 10*, 102 overs)
  • Australia 400 in 441 minutes from 103.1 overs
  • RT Ponting 150 in 338 minutes from 261 balls
  • Ponting/Katich 50 partnership in 70 minutes from 102 balls
  • Ponting/Katich partnership 64 runs in 92 minutes from 134 balls
  • Australia 450 in 502 minutes from 118 overs
  • Tea: Australia 480/5 (Ponting 212*, Waugh 12*, 131 overs)
  • Ponting/Waugh 50 partnership in 75 minutes from 116 balls
  • RT Ponting 200 in 483 minutes from 368 balls
  • Australia 500 in 567 minutes from 136 overs
  • Ponting/Waugh partnership 65 runs in 85 minutes from 130 balls
  • Ponting/Lee partnership 33 runs in 31 minutes from 50 balls
  • RT Ponting 250 in 571 minutes from 434 balls
  • Ponting/Bracken partnership 7 runs in 6 minutes from 10 balls
  • Australia 550 in 618 minutes from 149.4 overs
  • Ponting/Williams partnership 13 runs in 19 minutes from 30 balls
  • Williams/MacGill partnership 3 runs in 2 minutes from 2 balls
  • Attendance: 33256
Day 4
  • SC Ganguly (2) retired hurt on 16* from 39/2 to 160/4 (struck on the back of the head by Williams)
  • India 2nd Innings 50 (91 minutes, 16.0 overs)
  • India-2 Dravid/Tendulkar 50 partnership (66 minutes, 105 balls)
  • India 2nd innings 100 (149 minutes, 35.0 overs)
  • India-2 Dravid 50 (208 minutes, 145 balls)
  • India 2nd Innings 150 (220 minutes, 51.2 overs)
  • India-2 Dravid/Ganguly 50 partnership (69 minutes, 113 balls)
  • India-2 New Ball Taken after 80 overs
  • India-1 Ganguly 50 (139 minutes, 106 balls)
  • India 2nd Innings 250 (339 minutes, 83.2 overs)
  • Crowd Day 4: 14965
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