3rd Test, Perth, January 13 - 15, 2012, India tour of Australia
161 & 171

Australia won by an innings and 37 runs

Player Of The Match
India 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Flow
India 1st Innings 
Gautam Gambhir c †Haddin b Hilfenhaus31821123037.80
Virender Sehwag c Ponting b Hilfenhaus0415000.00
Rahul Dravid  b Siddle935401025.71
Sachin Tendulkar lbw b Harris1525463060.00
VVS Laxman c Clarke b Siddle31861245036.04
Virat Kohli c Warner b Siddle44811076054.32
MS Dhoni (c)†c Ponting b Hilfenhaus1222302054.54
Vinay Kumar lbw b Starc541410125.00
Zaheer Khan c Clarke b Hilfenhaus211140018.18
Ishant Sharma c †Haddin b Starc38130037.50
Umesh Yadav not out 44310100.00
Extras(b 2, lb 2, w 1)5
TOTAL60.2 Ov (RR: 2.66, 268 Mins)161
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Virender Sehwag, 3.2 ov), 2-32 (Rahul Dravid, 13.5 ov), 3-59 (Sachin Tendulkar, 24.1 ov), 4-63 (Gautam Gambhir, 25.1 ov), 5-131 (Virat Kohli, 50.6 ov), 6-138 (VVS Laxman, 52.5 ov), 7-152 (Vinay Kumar, 56.1 ov), 8-152 (MS Dhoni, 57.2 ov), 9-157 (Zaheer Khan, 59.2 ov), 10-161 (Ishant Sharma, 60.2 ov)
Ryan Harris1863311.83934000
24.1 to SR Tendulkar, Tendulkar is gone now, India in big trouble, a length ball nipped back in after pitching just outside off, beats Tendulkar's defence and strikes him on the pads, looked to be taking out leg, umpire Dharmasena is convinced, he raises the finger, Australia are ecstatic, virtually the entire team converges on Harris, Tendulkar was looking to work that to leg, instead of defended down the track. 59/3
Ben Hilfenhaus1854342.38907000
3.2 to V Sehwag, Hilfenhaus has struck, Sehwag is gone for a duck, the ball just swerves away a hint after pitching around middle and off, it draws him on to the front foot, gets his bat down late as he pokes tentatively at it, outside edge through to Ricky Ponting at second slip, big blow this. 4/1
25.1 to G Gambhir, Australia in command here, they remove the set batsman, Gambhir plays a nothing shot, no footwork hangs his bat in response to a ball outside off that moves away a hint, a tickle down to the keeper, and the familiar failings of the Indian batting come to the fore once more. 63/4
57.2 to MS Dhoni, this is ending quicker than expected, Dhoni joins the procession, the familiar poke outside off, not much feet as he plays that, easy catch for second slip. 152/8
59.2 to Z Khan, well, that comedy is over, Zaheer swipes as he has all innings, gets the outside edge and another simple catch for first slip. 157/9
Mitchell Starc12.233923.16575010
56.1 to R Vinay Kumar, Starc doesn't take too long to make an impact this session, first ball wicket for him, that one swings in towards the pad, no doubt about that one, Vinay's first Test innings is a short one, cue more "where's Ashwin?" mails. 152/7
60.2 to I Sharma, that didn't take long at all, less than hour an half after tea, the tail keels over, Ishant nicks a short of length ball to the keeper, at least India managed 191 in Sydney, this time it's only 161. 161/10
Peter Siddle1234233.50546000
13.5 to R Dravid, Dravid is bowled, yet again! It wasn't the movement this time as it had been on previous occasions this series, that was a yorker aimed at the legs, Dravid was struck on the full outside leg and it ricocheted off the pads onto the stumps, quicker from Siddle and Dravid's bad run this series continues. 32/2
50.6 to V Kohli, the end of Kohli, he was looking so good this session, can't blame any demons in the pitch for that dismissal, a length ball that Kohli drives uppishly, Warner was waiting at point for that, some exuberant celebrations from Siddle, Kohli should be kicking himself to be dismissed in this manner after taking his time to settle in, and surviving a testing early phase. 131/5
52.5 to VVS Laxman, Siddle dramatically turns a session which India seemed to be winning, a short of length ball just outside off, gets the outside edge, first slip takes it and one more well-set Indian batsman gives it away. 138/6
Australia 1st Innings 
Ed Cowan  b Yadav7412018210061.66
David Warner c Yadav b Sharma180159261205113.20
Shaun Marsh c Laxman b Yadav1119202057.89
Ricky Ponting  b Yadav76810116.66
Michael Clarke (c)c †Dhoni b Khan1838643047.36
Michael Hussey c Sehwag b Vinay Kumar1429622048.27
Brad Haddin c †Dhoni b Khan037000.00
Peter Siddle  b Yadav3031414096.77
Ryan Harris c Gambhir b Yadav917240052.94
Mitchell Starc not out 1527283055.55
Ben Hilfenhaus c Kohli b Sehwag6991066.66
Extras(lb 3, w 2)5
TOTAL76.2 Ov (RR: 4.83, 362 Mins)369
Fall of wickets: 1-214 (Ed Cowan, 38.5 ov), 2-230 (Shaun Marsh, 42.6 ov), 3-242 (Ricky Ponting, 44.5 ov), 4-290 (David Warner, 55.1 ov), 5-301 (Michael Clarke, 58.4 ov), 6-303 (Brad Haddin, 60.1 ov), 7-339 (Michael Hussey, 67.1 ov), 8-343 (Peter Siddle, 68.2 ov), 9-357 (Ryan Harris, 73.2 ov), 10-369 (Ben Hilfenhaus, 76.2 ov)
Zaheer Khan2139124.339012110
58.4 to MJ Clarke, Zaheer has reward at least, Clakre pokes at one outside off, plays inside the line of that delivery, gets the outside edge through to the keeper and Dhoni takes it, Australia five down now, who'd have thought. 301/5
60.1 to BJ Haddin, Zaheer gets his man! Haddin is gone for a duck, he was stuck on the crease as he pushes at that one outside off, that one angled in, Haddin misjudged how far in it was coming, a tickle through to Dhoni, Australia are six down, not a scoreline you'd have expected a couple of hours ago, Zaheer blew a kiss towards Haddin to send him on his way,. 303/6
Umesh Yadav1729355.476412010
38.5 to EJM Cowan, bowled'im! India strike, finally, angled in from round the wicket, pitched on a good length, Cowan rocked forward and pushed at it, got an inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolled onto the stumps, knocking the bails off.. 214/1
42.6 to SE Marsh, Umesh gets his second wicket, Marsh's troubles continue, this was the most comfortable platform Marsh could have asked for to get back into form, it was angling across the batsman, tentative from Marsh, little footwork and he nicks it through to second slip, Laxman hangs on to it, diving to his left to pouch that sharp chance, and has a big grin on his face. 230/2
44.5 to RT Ponting, bowled 'im, Umesh Yadav doing it all for India, he gets his third, that was again a good pace, a full inswinging ball, sneaks past the bat, hits the pad and then takes out middle stump, which is lying flat on the ground, another terrific delivery from the youngster. 242/3
68.2 to PM Siddle, Umesh gets his fourth, a fuller ball from him, too good for Siddle who looks to push the ball towards mid-off, misjudges the line and the off stump is pegged back, the ball angled in and straightened at the last moment, Siddle didn't cover for that, he's got to go after a handy knock. 343/8
73.2 to RJ Harris, five-for for Umesh, his first in Tests, digs in the bouncer, that was quick, too quick for Harris, who attempts the pull, top-edges it, and the ball loops towards square leg, Australia have lost their ninth. 357/9
Vinay Kumar1307315.61496200
67.1 to MEK Hussey, Vinay Kumar has a moment to savour, his first wicket in Tests, a shortish ball outside off, Hussey wanted to glide that through the off side, can't keep it on the ground, ends up chopping it towards gully. 339/7
Ishant Sharma1808914.947514200
55.1 to DA Warner, end of a terrific innings from Warner, he was looking to smash this one into the crowd again, this time over long-on, it hits him low on the bat so he doesn't get the power he was looking for, the ball swirls towards Umesh at long-on, he has to back pedal to get under that, judges it nicely though and takes a smart catch a few yards within the rope, a standing ovation for Warner, Ishant gets his man, four hours too late though. 290/4
Virender Sehwag7.202012.72332000
76.2 to BW Hilfenhaus, Australia bowled out for 369, Hilfenhaus goes for the big shot, hits low on the bat ,and the ball flies towards long-on, Kohli takes that safely. 369/10
India 2nd Innings 
Gautam Gambhir c Hussey b Starc1437403037.83
Virender Sehwag c †Haddin b Siddle1028481035.71
Rahul Dravid  b Harris471141778041.22
Sachin Tendulkar lbw b Starc816221050.00
VVS Laxman c Marsh b Hilfenhaus0919000.00
Virat Kohli c †Haddin b Siddle751361919055.14
MS Dhoni (c)†c Ponting b Siddle216200012.50
Vinay Kumar c Clarke b Hilfenhaus620251030.00
Zaheer Khan c Clarke b Hilfenhaus011000.00
Ishant Sharma c Cowan b Hilfenhaus031000.00
Umesh Yadav not out 012000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 5, w 3)9
TOTAL63.2 Ov (RR: 2.70, 278 Mins)171
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Gautam Gambhir, 10.2 ov), 2-25 (Virender Sehwag, 11.3 ov), 3-42 (Sachin Tendulkar, 16.1 ov), 4-51 (VVS Laxman, 19.1 ov), 5-135 (Rahul Dravid, 50.5 ov), 6-148 (MS Dhoni, 55.4 ov), 7-171 (Vinay Kumar, 62.1 ov), 8-171 (Zaheer Khan, 62.2 ov), 9-171 (Ishant Sharma, 62.5 ov), 10-171 (Virat Kohli, 63.2 ov)
Ryan Harris1633412.12815000
50.5 to R Dravid, Dravid is bowled again, yet again! Done in by a ball that swung in and was bowled full, moved in a touch further after pitching, Dravid got across to try to drive it through midwicket, he missed, it clipped the pads and then knocked out leg. He was bowled off a yorker in the first innings by Siddle, but that pitched outside leg and ricocheted off the pads onto the stumps. This one was in line. A promising stand comes to an end, and India will have to start building again. 135/5
Ben Hilfenhaus1865443.00878010
19.1 to VVS Laxman, a two-day Test is seriously becoming a possibility here, VVS joins the procession, short of a length and swinging away, Laxman gets a thick edge to third slip, Laxman doesn't move his feer at all as he plays at that, and he's gone for a duck, how many more Test does he have left in his career?. 51/4
62.1 to R Vinay Kumar, Hilf gets his second wicket, Australia are three away from 3-0, short of length ball, once again an Indian batsman hangs his bat outside off, gets the edge, the ball flies to Clarke at first slip, Vinay is gone. 171/7
62.2 to Z Khan, a snorter first up, there's no time for any entertaining Zaheer swipes, he's gone for a golden duck, a bouncer just outside off, rears up on Zaheer, gloved through, Haddin dives to his right to try take that, he can't, Clarke is terrific at slip and he shows that again, he isn't distracted by Haddin's movement or the glove, jumps and hangs on to an overhead catch, Hilfenhaus is on a hat-trick. 171/8
62.5 to I Sharma, three in the over for Hilfenhaus, this is ending in a hurry, another short ball, targetting Ishant's penchant to stand tall and defend these short deliveries, the short leg was placed just for this, Ishant duly obliges by providing the catch, extra bounce means the ball hits him high on the bat nine down now. 171/9
Mitchell Starc1243122.58594000
10.2 to G Gambhir, What a scorcher! Banged in short and that darted away, Gambhir was taken by surprise, got on the back foot and tried to play it into the leg side, almost trying to fend it away, the ball pops up towards gully and Hussey takes a comfortable catch, an excellent short ball by Starc, India under greater pressure now. Came off the handle. 24/1
16.1 to SR Tendulkar, Tendulkar is gone! the Starc swing does the job, lbw once more, pitching on middle and snaking in, Tendulkar looking to play straight but can't put bat on it, struck on the pads, the height wasn't an issue, that would have probably taken the outside of leg stump, that was a tight call, Tendulkar walks off shaking his head, India in utter disarray, Starc is utterly delighted. 42/3
Peter Siddle15.254332.80756020
11.3 to V Sehwag, gone! Sehwag goes, caught behind, short of a good length and nipped away and the fatal, almost inevitable (in this series), poke sends Sehwag back, fished for one that moved away from him, got a thick edge and Haddin snapped it well stretching to his right, India in deep trouble, the openers gone without much on the board. 25/2
55.4 to MS Dhoni, Dhoni's horror tour continues, he's gone for 2, a short of length ball just outside off, Dhoni stretched well forward as he tries to play that, takes the edge and Ponting gobbles up a low chance at slip, that's a terrific catch. Into the Indian tail now. 148/6
63.2 to V Kohli, Australia complete the demolition job, Virat Kohli nicks it through to the keeper, an innings and 37 runs, a little more than seven sessions to complete the rout, 3-0 and the series is in the pocket, and in some style too. 171/10
Michael Hussey20301.5090000
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Fri, 13 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 149/0 (Ed Cowan 40*, David Warner 104*, 23 ov)
Sat, 14 Jan - day 2 - India 2nd innings 88/4 (Rahul Dravid 32*, Virat Kohli 21*, 32 ov)
Sun, 15 Jan - day 3 - India 2nd innings 171 (63.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • India: 100 runs in 36.6 overs (222 balls), Extras 3
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 107 balls (R Dravid 21, V Kohli 28, Ex 1)
  • V Kohli: 50 off 92 balls (6 x 4)
  • Drinks: India - 129/4 in 48.0 overs (R Dravid 41, V Kohli 52)
  • India 2nd innings: 1x7 ball over (53rd over, bowled by RJ Harris, called by Umpire Aleem Dar)
  • India: 150 runs in 56.1 overs (338 balls), Extras 8
  • Lunch: India - 165/6 in 60.0 overs (V Kohli 69, R Vinay Kumar 6)
  • Attendance: 14,352
  • Total Attendance: 49,502
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
David Warner
Series resultAustralia led the 4-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2029
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days13,14,15 January 2012 - day (5-day match)
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