RESULT
3rd Test, Perth, January 16 - 19, 2008, India tour of Australia
330 & 294
(T:413) 212 & 340

India won by 72 runs

Player Of The Match
28, 2/63, 46 & 3/54
irfan-pathan
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer c †Gilchrist b Lee1653942030.18
Virender Sehwag c †Gilchrist b Johnson2958806050.00
Rahul Dravid c Ponting b Symonds9318327814050.81
Sachin Tendulkar lbw b Lee711281759055.46
Sourav Ganguly c Hussey b Johnson912172075.00
VVS Laxman c Tait b Lee2756893048.21
MS Dhoni lbw b Clark1952842036.53
Irfan Pathan lbw b Johnson2844734063.63
Anil Kumble (c)c Rogers b Clark16100016.66
RP Singh c Hussey b Johnson027000.00
Ishant Sharma not out 055000.00
Extras(lb 19, nb 9, w 9)37
TOTAL98.2 Ov (RR: 3.35, 450 Mts)330
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Virender Sehwag, 16.4 ov), 2-59 (Wasim Jaffer, 19.2 ov), 3-198 (Sachin Tendulkar, 57.4 ov), 4-214 (Sourav Ganguly, 60.5 ov), 5-278 (Rahul Dravid, 77.6 ov), 6-284 (VVS Laxman, 81.4 ov), 7-328 (MS Dhoni, 95.4 ov), 8-330 (Irfan Pathan, 96.6 ov), 9-330 (Anil Kumble, 97.1 ov), 10-330 (RP Singh, 98.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee2457132.951198016
19.2 to W Jaffer, gets the edge! Australia are right back in this already, and once again Lee has got Jaffer, driving away from his body. 59/2
57.4 to SR Tendulkar, this time Lee gets his man, he pitches short of a length and gets Tendulkar back in the crease, playing down the wrong line, the ball hit him on the top of the pad and at the time of contact Tendulkar was jumping in the air, Lee appeals confidently and umpire Rauf eventually raises the finger ... replays show it was indeed high and going over the top of the stumps ... Tendulkar shakes his head as he walks off. 198/3
81.4 to VVS Laxman, and there you go! Laxman, like Dravid not too long ago, plays a poor stroke, a horrific back-foot shot to a short ball from Lee, walking back in his crease and flat-batting to mid-off, where Tait leaps up in the air and takes a simple enough catch. 284/6
Mitchell Johnson28.278643.0313313020
16.4 to V Sehwag, he's gone! Sehwag trying to cut off the back foot, gets the outside edge off a quicker one, at 148.6kph to be exact, and Gilchrist does the rest. 57/1
60.5 to SC Ganguly, oh good catch, Hussey! Ganguly stands his ground and flirts with a wide delivery, and Hussey dives to his right and intercepts a very good catch in the air at backward point to get rid of him, terrific reflexes. 214/4
96.6 to IK Pathan, another wicket, a full delivery, a dipping low toss rapping him on the front shin in front of leg, and a smiling Johnson roars his appeal, knowing what the answer will be. 330/8
98.2 to RP Singh, Johnson wraps up the innings by flinging down a climbing delivery which rises and catches the top of RP Singh's blade, the ricochet pouched by Hussey who stands, nearly celebrates before the ball's reached him, and was never in a month of Sundays going to drop that one. 330/10
Stuart Clark1744522.64837010
95.4 to MS Dhoni, pitches in line with off, there's a huge, long appeal and Umpire Rauf takes his time to give that one out. Dhoni gets in a big stride forward on a bouncy pitch, the ball hits him on the knee roll, the batsman not quite bending his knee on the forward defensive. 328/7
97.1 to A Kumble, top catch from Rogers, diving full length to his right in the covers, as Kumble, repeating his lashing efforts for the previous over, drives on the up, his shoulders pointing upwards so he wasn't over the ball, and Rogers snaps it up with a classic catch. 330/9
Shaun Tait1315904.53538013
Andrew Symonds1013613.60405000
77.6 to R Dravid, now where did that atrocious shot come from? Symonds tosses it up well outside off and in an extraordinary mental block, with a hundred there for the taking, Dravid plays an ugly cross-batted swipe and top-edges to the man at cover, who just side-steps a touch and holds a dolly. 278/5
Michael Clarke611402.33271000
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Phil Jaques c Laxman b Pathan813171061.53
Chris Rogers lbw b Pathan49141044.44
Ricky Ponting (c)c Dravid b Sharma2035502057.14
Michael Hussey c †Dhoni b Singh0810000.00
Michael Clarke c †Dhoni b Sharma2334583067.64
Andrew Symonds c Dravid b Kumble66701037194.28
Adam Gilchrist c †Dhoni b Singh55611169090.16
Brett Lee c †Dhoni b Singh1143480025.58
Mitchell Johnson not out 614311042.85
Stuart Clark c †Dhoni b Singh032000.00
Shaun Tait c & b Kumble811102072.72
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 2, w 4)11
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.24, 240 Mts)212
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Chris Rogers, 3.3 ov), 2-13 (Phil Jaques, 3.5 ov), 3-14 (Michael Hussey, 6.2 ov), 4-43 (Ricky Ponting, 14.3 ov), 5-61 (Michael Clarke, 18.2 ov), 6-163 (Andrew Symonds, 35.4 ov), 7-192 (Adam Gilchrist, 42.4 ov), 8-195 (Brett Lee, 46.3 ov), 9-195 (Stuart Clark, 46.6 ov), 10-212 (Shaun Tait, 49.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RP Singh1426844.855810010
6.2 to MEK Hussey, but the edge comes this time! Good line just outside off and Hussey is drawn into the drive, having swished at a few, and the edge goes through quickly to Dhoni off a big cover drive. 14/3
42.4 to AC Gilchrist, and thats taken! RP slips in a good lifter, bending his back a bit more than usual, and Gilchrist is undone as he tries to defend, Dhoni taking the edge high to his right, the other direction. 192/7
46.3 to B Lee, edged and gone! RP's decision to come around the stumps to Lee works, as he pushes at one away from his body, Dhoni dives forward to his right and holds a good low catch. 195/8
46.6 to SR Clark, another one goes fishing, this time its an easy catch for Dhoni as Clark under-edges a short and wide one to leave Australia nine down for 195. 195/9
Irfan Pathan1726323.70728020
3.3 to CJL Rogers, angles towards leg, good length, Rogers moves across his stumps, bends over the ball to play on the front foot, looking to turn it to midwicket, and is rapped on the front leg. 12/1
3.5 to PA Jaques, quality delivery, no doubt about that one, pitching it up, swinging it out, and Jaques strides out to attempt the cover drive, his feet nowhere near the pitch, and a thick edge flies into second slip's hands. 13/2
Ishant Sharma703424.85294010
14.3 to RT Ponting, and thats an immaculate length from Sharma to hand Ponting another poor score! There was movement and bounce after the ball landed in a good channel, sucking Ponting forward then back as he hangs the bat out and a regulation outside-edge is snapped up by Dravid at third slip! Australia are in trouble! That was Dravid's 164th catch in Tests .... 43/4
18.2 to MJ Clarke, edged and taken! Sharma pitches on a good length and gets Clarke to push forward, with minimal foot movement, and a regulation outside-edge is held by Dhoni!. 61/5
Anil Kumble1214223.50514102
35.4 to A Symonds, wicket No. 600 for Anil Kumble! He fires in a shorter, faster one just outside off stump, Symonds is hurried and cramped into his cut shot, gets a thick outside-edge into Dhoni's gloves, he fails to snap it up but Dravid is sharp at slip, moving to his right and holding the ball after it balloons up in the air, much to India's relief and Kumble's satisfaction! They appeal and appeal and finally Asad Rauf lifts the finger, and Kumble explodes in celebration. 163/6
49.6 to SW Tait, and he shuts down the innings with a simple return catch, looping up one, looks like the wrong 'un, ballooning up off the inside-edge as Tait lunges forward. 212/10
India 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer c Hussey b Clark1127451040.74
Virender Sehwag  b Clark4361867070.49
Irfan Pathan c Ponting b Clark46641336071.87
Rahul Dravid c †Gilchrist b Lee3550060.00
Sachin Tendulkar lbw b Lee1325332052.00
Sourav Ganguly c Clarke b Johnson037000.00
VVS Laxman c †Gilchrist b Lee791562288050.64
MS Dhoni c †Gilchrist b Symonds38871002243.67
Anil Kumble (c)c Clarke b Symonds042000.00
RP Singh c †Gilchrist b Clark3059733150.84
Ishant Sharma not out 41510400.00
Extras(lb 14, nb 8, w 5)27
TOTAL80.4 Ov (RR: 3.64, 360 Mts)294
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Wasim Jaffer, 9.3 ov), 2-79 (Virender Sehwag, 17.3 ov), 3-82 (Rahul Dravid, 18.2 ov), 4-116 (Sachin Tendulkar, 24.4 ov), 5-125 (Sourav Ganguly, 25.5 ov), 6-160 (Irfan Pathan, 34.3 ov), 7-235 (MS Dhoni, 62.1 ov), 8-235 (Anil Kumble, 62.5 ov), 9-286 (RP Singh, 79.5 ov), 10-294 (VVS Laxman, 80.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee20.445432.611058014
18.2 to R Dravid, Lee gets him! The ball starting to swing away from the second it leaves the hand, Dravid comes out to try to cover drive, but the bat's away from his body and he gets a thin nick. 82/3
24.4 to SR Tendulkar, he's out! That's massive, Tendulkar deceived by the pace of a good-lenght delivery which nips back in from outside off and traps him plumb as he tries to work on the leg-side. 116/4
80.4 to VVS Laxman, all over, as Laxman goes for a back-foot cut and edges into Gilchrist's gloves, ending India's innings on 294 and setting Australia 413 to win. 294/10
Mitchell Johnson1005815.80357000
25.5 to SC Ganguly, but he's got that one in the right spot this time, pitching just outside off, a hint of curl away and Ganguly doesn't get his foot to it, his front foot still in line with middle as he smashes a thick edge of a drive through to Clarke at first slip who takes it confidently. 125/5
Stuart Clark1946143.21877020
9.3 to W Jaffer, and he's gone, Clark does indeed get the breakthrough, shooting another one down the off-side channel, and Jaffer opens his shoulders to steer a straightforward back-foot cut to the gully. 45/1
17.3 to V Sehwag, rips out the stumps with the inswinger! Good-length delivery nipped back in from off-and-middle to clatter on to middle-and-leg, Sehwag bowled off the pad, as he shaped to off-drive playing for the awayswinger. 79/2
34.3 to IK Pathan, edged and gone! Pathan departs early after lunch, pushing at one on a nagging off-stump length and presenting Ponting with a good low catch to his left at slip. 160/6
79.5 to RP Singh, thats a nasty reply, a gem of a delivery, Clark bending his back and getting rid of RP with one that rears off a length and gloves through very high to Gilchrist, much to Australia's relief. 286/9
Shaun Tait803304.12353024
Michael Clarke1323802.92594100
Andrew Symonds1023623.60391200
62.1 to MS Dhoni, good catch, Gilchrist! Symonds fires in a quick off break, on middle and leg, Dhoni tries a cheeky paddle sweep, the ball kisses bat and then balloons up off Dhoni's shoulder, Gilchrist keeps his eyes on it and covers a good distance before diving forward and taking the catch ... they all appeal, Dhoni stands his ground, and after a long though the umpire raises the finger. 235/7
62.5 to A Kumble, caught at slip! Symonds gets two in the over, tossing it up and drawing Kumble into a drive away from the body for Clarke to pouch the outside-edge. 235/8
Australia 2nd INNINGS (Target: 413 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Chris Rogers c †Dhoni b Pathan1518223083.33
Phil Jaques c Jaffer b Pathan1630463053.33
Ricky Ponting (c)c Dravid b Sharma45711396063.38
Michael Hussey lbw b Singh461131655040.70
Michael Clarke st †Dhoni b Kumble8113416010060.44
Andrew Symonds lbw b Kumble1214181185.71
Adam Gilchrist  b Sehwag1522512068.18
Brett Lee c Laxman b Sehwag068000.00
Mitchell Johnson not out 50801015262.50
Stuart Clark c †Dhoni b Pathan3235553191.42
Shaun Tait  b Singh48151050.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 10, w 8)24
TOTAL86.5 Ov (RR: 3.91, 396 Mts)340
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Chris Rogers, 5.1 ov), 2-43 (Phil Jaques, 9.4 ov), 3-117 (Ricky Ponting, 33.1 ov), 4-159 (Michael Hussey, 44.6 ov), 5-177 (Andrew Symonds, 49.4 ov), 6-227 (Adam Gilchrist, 60.3 ov), 7-229 (Brett Lee, 62.2 ov), 8-253 (Michael Clarke, 71.1 ov), 9-326 (Stuart Clark, 83.6 ov), 10-340 (Shaun Tait, 86.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RP Singh21.549524.359214130
44.6 to MEK Hussey, and thats given! Last ball of the over, RP gets Hussey playing forward, missing the line, and the ball hits him on the knee roll just about in line with middle stump, Asad Rauf has a think and then decides thats out. 159/4
86.5 to SW Tait, all over, as RP finally nails a yorker to beat bat and cannon into middle and off! India have achieved a great Test victory, beating Australia by 72 runs!. 340/10
Irfan Pathan1625433.37729000
5.1 to CJL Rogers, beautiful delivery, nipped away off the seam, Rogers looking to be positive is squared up on the back foot outside off and sends the thinnest of edges through. 21/1
9.4 to PA Jaques, but he's gone this time! Pathan banging it in outside off, the ball swinging away and Jaques lashes a(nother) booming drive which takes the edge and is caught in the slips. 43/2
83.6 to SR Clark, edged and gone, as Clark flashes at a wide one and nicks through to an ecstatic Dhoni, moving to his right, and India breathe a sigh of relief!. 326/9
Ishant Sharma1706313.70765017
33.1 to RT Ponting, and he gets his man! Edged and gone, as Sharma gets Ponting to push forward and edge a simple catch to into Dravid's lap at first slip and boy, is he excited!. 117/3
Anil Kumble2429824.089810203
49.4 to A Symonds, gone! Kumble fires one in flat, and quick, at 102ks, pushing a surprised Symonds back in the crease and he's a sitter in front of middle and leg, Billy Bowden has no doubts and up comes the finger in a flash. 177/5
71.1 to MJ Clarke, stumped! Kumble produces one that spins across Clarke, dancing down the pitch, there's turn and bounce to completely catch him down the river, and Dhoni pulls off the easiest of stumpings to end a fine innings of 81. 253/8
Virender Sehwag812423.00361100
60.3 to AC Gilchrist, and the change works brilliantly! Sehwag tosses it up outside leg stump, Gilchrist plays a most ugly sweep, the ball turns sharply and knocks back leg stump!. 227/6
62.2 to B Lee, he's got another! Lee drives off the front foot, gets a thick inside-edge onto the pad and Laxman, at silly point, holds a sharp low catch to send Lee on his way!. 229/7
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MATCH DETAILS
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
India
Irfan Pathan
Series resultAustralia led the 4-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1862
Hours of play (local time)11.30am start, Lunch 1.30-2.10pm, Tea 4.10-4.30pm, Close 6.30pm
Match days16,17,18,19 January 2008 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers
Umpires
Pakistan
Asad Rauf
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
TV Umpire
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Jeff Brookes
Match Referee
South Africa
Mike Procter
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 16 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 297/6 (MS Dhoni 8*, Irfan Pathan 8*, 84 ov)
Thu, 17 Jan - day 2 - India 2nd innings 52/1 (Virender Sehwag 29*, Irfan Pathan 2*, 11 ov)
Fri, 18 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 65/2 (Ricky Ponting 24*, Michael Hussey 5*, 15 ov)
Sat, 19 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 340 (86.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (RT Ponting 29, MEK Hussey 16, Ex 7)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 26.1 overs (162 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: Australia - 103/2 in 28.0 overs (RT Ponting 40, MEK Hussey 22)
  • Lunch: Australia - 142/3 in 40.0 overs (MEK Hussey 39, MJ Clarke 11)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 41.1 overs (254 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: Australia - 192/5 in 54.0 overs (MJ Clarke 37, AC Gilchrist 3)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 54.5 overs (338 balls), Extras 18
  • MJ Clarke: 50 off 88 balls (7 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (MJ Clarke 34, AC Gilchrist 15, Ex 1)
  • Tea: Australia - 243/7 in 67.0 overs (MJ Clarke 73, MG Johnson 1)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 69.2 overs (426 balls), Extras 20
  • Australia: 300 runs in 78.6 overs (486 balls), Extras 22
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (MG Johnson 36, SR Clark 12, Ex 2)
  • New Ball Taken: Australia 307/8 after 80.1 overs (MG Johnson 40, SR Clark 14)
  • Drinks: Australia - 326/9 in 84.0 overs (MG Johnson 41)
  • MG Johnson: 50 off 80 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
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