result
1st Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - 29 2007, India tour of Australia
343 & 351/7d
(74 ov, target 499)196 & 161
Australia won by 337 runs
player of the match
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Phil Jaques st †Dhoni b Kumble661081428061.11
Matthew Hayden c Dravid b Khan1241832689067.75
Ricky Ponting (c) b Khan413210030.76
Michael Hussey lbw b Kumble2340066.66
Michael Clarke c Laxman b Singh2060820033.33
Andrew Symonds c sub (KD Karthik) b Kumble3542595083.33
Adam Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Kumble2342581054.76
Brad Hogg c Dravid b Khan1744540038.63
Brett Lee lbw b Kumble01211000.00
Mitchell Johnson not out 1535581142.85
Stuart Clark c Harbhajan Singh b Khan2123303091.30
Extras(lb 5, nb 9, w 2)16
TOTAL(92.4 Ov, RR: 3.70, 395 Mts)343
Fall of wickets: 1-135 (Phil Jaques, 33.4 ov), 2-162 (Ricky Ponting, 38.5 ov), 3-165 (Michael Hussey, 39.3 ov), 4-225 (Michael Clarke, 59.1 ov), 5-241 (Matthew Hayden, 62.3 ov), 6-281 (Andrew Symonds, 71.4 ov), 7-288 (Adam Gilchrist, 75.3 ov), 8-294 (Brett Lee, 79.2 ov), 9-312 (Brad Hogg, 86.1 ov), 10-343 (Stuart Clark, 92.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan23.419443.97998018
RP Singh2038214.098612010
Harbhajan Singh2036103.05865000
Sourav Ganguly311505.00111001
Anil Kumble2548453.361011100
Sachin Tendulkar10202.0040000
India 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer c †Gilchrist b Lee427380014.81
Rahul Dravid lbw b Clark566103007.57
VVS Laxman c Ponting b Lee2656981046.42
Sachin Tendulkar  b Clark62771137180.51
Sourav Ganguly  b Hogg43791341154.43
Yuvraj Singh c †Gilchrist b Clark01110000.00
MS Dhoni lbw b Clark022000.00
Anil Kumble (c)c †Gilchrist b Lee2776934035.52
Harbhajan Singh c Clarke b Hogg22429008.33
Zaheer Khan c †Gilchrist b Lee1114242078.57
RP Singh not out 2680033.33
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 7)14
TOTAL(71.5 Ov, RR: 2.72, 315 Mts)196
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Wasim Jaffer, 8.3 ov), 2-31 (Rahul Dravid, 21.4 ov), 3-55 (VVS Laxman, 30.1 ov), 4-120 (Sachin Tendulkar, 45.1 ov), 5-122 (Yuvraj Singh, 47.4 ov), 6-122 (MS Dhoni, 47.6 ov), 7-166 (Sourav Ganguly, 60.1 ov), 8-173 (Harbhajan Singh, 66.6 ov), 9-193 (Anil Kumble, 69.6 ov), 10-196 (Zaheer Khan, 71.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee19.564642.311004006
Mitchell Johnson1352501.92672001
Andrew Symonds31802.66140000
Stuart Clark1542841.86731000
Brad Hogg2138223.90918200
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Phil Jaques c & b Kumble511031625049.51
Matthew Hayden c Ganguly b Harbhajan Singh4754846087.03
Ricky Ponting (c)c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh3790042.85
Michael Hussey c Tendulkar b Singh3684950042.85
Michael Clarke st †Dhoni b Kumble731131545064.60
Andrew Symonds lbw b Khan4452754284.61
Adam Gilchrist c Singh b Harbhajan Singh3559834059.32
Brad Hogg not out 3550591270.00
Brett Lee not out 1119261057.89
Extras(lb 3, nb 13)16
TOTAL(88 Ov, RR: 3.98, 380 Mts)351/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-83 (Matthew Hayden, 18.5 ov), 2-89 (Ricky Ponting, 20.2 ov), 3-139 (Phil Jaques, 38.2 ov), 4-161 (Michael Hussey, 45.1 ov), 5-243 (Andrew Symonds, 61.5 ov), 6-288 (Michael Clarke, 73.1 ov), 7-316 (Adam Gilchrist, 80.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan2029314.658390012
RP Singh1615013.12736000
Anil Kumble25210224.08965200
Harbhajan Singh26010133.88966200
Sachin Tendulkar10202.0040000
India 2nd INNINGS (target: 499 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Rahul Dravid lbw b Symonds161141542014.03
Wasim Jaffer c †Gilchrist b Lee1540672037.50
VVS Laxman c Clarke b Clark421121716037.50
Sachin Tendulkar c †Gilchrist b Lee1521311071.42
Sourav Ganguly c Ponting b Hogg40781425051.28
Yuvraj Singh lbw b Hogg510161050.00
MS Dhoni c †Gilchrist b Johnson1132322034.37
Anil Kumble (c)c †Gilchrist b Johnson821261038.09
Harbhajan Singh run out (Hussey/Hogg)003000.00
Zaheer Khan not out 0216000.00
RP Singh  b Johnson220140010.00
Extras(b 1, nb 6)7
TOTAL(74 Ov, RR: 2.17, 342 Mts)161
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Wasim Jaffer, 15.3 ov), 2-54 (Rahul Dravid, 34.3 ov), 3-77 (Sachin Tendulkar, 41.3 ov), 4-118 (VVS Laxman, 53.4 ov), 5-125 (Yuvraj Singh, 56.2 ov), 6-144 (MS Dhoni, 63.6 ov), 7-157 (Anil Kumble, 69.6 ov), 8-157 (Harbhajan Singh, 70.1 ov), 9-157 (Sourav Ganguly, 70.3 ov), 10-161 (RP Singh, 73.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee1434323.07675004
Mitchell Johnson1562131.40813002
Stuart Clark1592011.33823000
Brad Hogg1735123.00808000
Andrew Symonds1352511.92661000
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Matthew Hayden
Matthew Hayden
Series resultAustralia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1855
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days26,27,28,29 December 2007 - day(5-day match)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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Mark Benson
TV Umpire
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Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
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John Ward
Match Referee
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Mike Procter
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 26 Dec - day 1 -Australia 1st innings 337/9 (Mitchell Johnson 10*, Stuart Clark 21*, 90 ov)
Thu, 27 Dec - day 2 -Australia 2nd innings 32/0 (Phil Jaques 10*, Matthew Hayden 22*, 8 ov)
Fri, 28 Dec - day 3 -India 2nd innings 6/0 (Rahul Dravid 3*, Wasim Jaffer 2*, 8 ov)
Sat, 29 Dec - day 4 -India 2nd innings 161 (74 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
  • Australia 1st innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (76 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (PA Jaques 24, ML Hayden 27, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Australia - 56/0 in 13.0 overs (PA Jaques 25, ML Hayden 27)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 22.6 overs (142 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 142 balls (PA Jaques 49, ML Hayden 46, Ex 5)
  • PA Jaques: 50 off 80 balls (7 x 4)
  • Lunch: Australia - 111/0 in 27.0 overs (PA Jaques 57, ML Hayden 49)
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 80 balls (4 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 36.1 overs (221 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 173/3 in 41.0 overs (ML Hayden 95, MJ Clarke 0)
  • ML Hayden: 100 off 126 balls (9 x 4)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 50.6 overs (311 balls), Extras 6
  • Tea: Australia - 213/3 in 56.0 overs (ML Hayden 121, MJ Clarke 14)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (ML Hayden 33, MJ Clarke 15, Ex 2)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 64.6 overs (400 balls), Extras 12
  • Drinks: Australia - 264/5 in 68.0 overs (A Symonds 30, AC Gilchrist 5)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 81.5 overs (501 balls), Extras 14
  • New Ball Taken: Australia 312/8 after 86.1 overs (GB Hogg 17, MG Johnson 7)
  • End Of Day: Australia - 337/9 in 90.0 overs (MG Johnson 10, SR Clark 21)
  • Attendance: 68465
Day 2
  • Innings Break: Australia - 343/10 in 92.4 overs (MG Johnson 15)
  • India 1st innings
  • Drinks: India - 6/1 in 11.0 overs (R Dravid 0, VVS Laxman 2)
  • Lunch: India - 31/2 in 21.4 overs (VVS Laxman 21)
  • India: 50 runs in 29.3 overs (178 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: India - 74/3 in 35.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 29, SC Ganguly 8)
  • India: 100 runs in 38.4 overs (234 balls), Extras 4
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 57 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (SR Tendulkar 36, SC Ganguly 12, Ex 3)
  • Tea: India - 122/5 in 47.4 overs (SC Ganguly 21)
  • India: 150 runs in 55.5 overs (337 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: India - 167/7 in 62.0 overs (A Kumble 22, Harbhajan Singh 1)
  • Innings Break: India - 196/10 in 71.5 overs (RP Singh 2)
  • Australia 2nd innings
  • End Of Day: Australia - 32/0 in 8.0 overs (PA Jaques 10, ML Hayden 22)
  • Attendance: 44691
Day 3
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (77 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (PA Jaques 21, ML Hayden 29, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Australia - 89/2 in 20.2 overs (PA Jaques 33)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (153 balls), Extras 6
  • Lunch: Australia - 135/2 in 37.0 overs (PA Jaques 49, MEK Hussey 29)
  • PA Jaques: 50 off 102 balls (5 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (PA Jaques 18, MEK Hussey 31, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 42.1 overs (259 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Australia - 181/4 in 51.0 overs (MJ Clarke 29, A Symonds 7)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 54.5 overs (337 balls), Extras 11
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (MJ Clarke 24, A Symonds 26, Ex 4)
  • MJ Clarke: 50 off 82 balls (3 x 4)
  • Tea: Australia - 248/5 in 63.0 overs (MJ Clarke 52, AC Gilchrist 1)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 64.1 overs (396 balls), Extras 14
  • Australia: 300 runs in 76.6 overs (474 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: Australia - 304/6 in 78.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 23, GB Hogg 11)
  • Australia 2nd Innings: 1x7 ball over (86th over, A Kumble, called by Umpire BF Bowden)
  • Australia: 350 runs in 87.6 overs (541 balls), Extras 16
  • Innings Break: Australia - 351/7 in 88.0 overs (GB Hogg 35, B Lee 11)
  • India 2nd innings
  • End Of Day: India - 6/0 in 8.0 overs (R Dravid 3, W Jaffer 2)
  • Attendanc: 36265
Day 4
  • Drinks: India - 27/1 in 21.0 overs (R Dravid 10, VVS Laxman 0)
  • India: 50 runs in 31.3 overs (191 balls), Extras 2
  • Lunch: India - 56/2 in 35.0 overs (VVS Laxman 21, SR Tendulkar 2)
  • India: 100 runs in 48.5 overs (297 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: India - 101/3 in 49.0 overs (VVS Laxman 33, SC Ganguly 18)
  • Tea: India - 134/5 in 61.0 overs (SC Ganguly 36, MS Dhoni 1)
  • India: 150 runs in 66.4 overs (404 balls), Extras 4
  • Attendance: 16738 (Total: 166159)
  • Match Scorers: Sajan Nair and Binoy George