3rd Test, Ahmedabad, October 29 - November 02, 1999, New Zealand tour of India
583/7d & 148/5d
(T:424) 308 & 252/2

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
39 runs • 20 wkts
India 1st INNINGS 
Devang Gandhi c †Parore b Cairns629381020.68
Sadagoppan Ramesh c Spearman b Harris11016922813065.08
Rahul Dravid c †Parore b Vettori3364876051.56
Sachin Tendulkar (c)c Nash b Vettori21734449429063.08
Sourav Ganguly c Nash b Astle12525132320049.80
Ajay Jadeja  b Vettori1348362027.08
Mannava Prasad  b Vettori212130016.66
Anil Kumble not out 2755624049.09
Javagal Srinath not out 3336553091.66
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 6)17
TOTAL167 Ov (RR: 3.49)583/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Devang Gandhi, 8.4 ov), 2-102 (Rahul Dravid, 29.6 ov), 3-182 (Sadagoppan Ramesh, 53.1 ov), 4-463 (Sourav Ganguly, 132.1 ov), 5-502 (Ajay Jadeja, 145.5 ov), 6-518 (Mannava Prasad, 149.6 ov), 7-521 (Sachin Tendulkar, 151.6 ov)
Chris Cairns2458213.4111012001
8.4 to DJ Gandhi, nips back and gets the inside edge on the way to Parore. 20/1
Dion Nash2868603.0712911004
Daniel Vettori57520043.5024429000
29.6 to R Dravid, . 102/2
145.5 to A Jadeja, down the track, big swing and misses completely, the ball finds the top of the stricks, would've been well stumped had it not. 502/5
149.6 to MSK Prasad, bowled around his legs! tries to sweep, missed and the rest is history, on the last possible delivery before tea. 518/6
151.6 to SR Tendulkar, just when everyone was gearing themselves up for an exciting hour after tea, it's ended prematurely as the one they want to see falls to a great diving catch at mid wicket, Tendulkar pulled it ferociously but Nash dove forward to snatch. 521/7
Nathan Astle1725513.23727000
132.1 to SC Ganguly, goes for an adventurous shot too many, tries to slug it down the ground but it doesn't come on as expected, mistimed shot to Nash running back and across at mid on. 463/4
Chris Harris1736413.767410001
53.1 to S Ramesh, slower ball, tries to drive, outside edge flies to Sperman at slip. 182/3
Paul Wiseman2428503.54999000
New Zealand 1st INNINGS 
Gary Stead c Ganguly b Kumble1761793027.86
Matt Horne c Dravid b Kumble22429008.33
Daniel Vettori c sub (R Vijay Bharadwaj) b Kumble316370018.75
Craig Spearman c Ramesh b BKV Prasad1751782033.33
Stephen Fleming (c)c †MSK Prasad b Srinath481341908035.82
Nathan Astle c Ganguly b BKV Prasad742273237132.59
Adam Parore lbw b Kumble1142542026.19
Chris Cairns  b Kumble721682369142.85
Chris Harris c Ramesh b Srinath1264802018.75
Dion Nash not out 1438560036.84
Paul Wiseman lbw b Harbhajan Singh33842007.89
Extras(b 8, lb 14, nb 13)35
TOTAL141.4 Ov (RR: 2.17)308
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Matt Horne, 8.1 ov), 2-29 (Daniel Vettori, 16.1 ov), 3-33 (Gary Stead, 18.3 ov), 4-65 (Craig Spearman, 32.5 ov), 5-135 (Stephen Fleming, 59.6 ov), 6-166 (Adam Parore, 73.5 ov), 7-231 (Nathan Astle, 109.3 ov), 8-284 (Chris Harris, 127.5 ov), 9-294 (Chris Cairns, 130.4 ov), 10-308 (Paul Wiseman, 141.4 ov)
Javagal Srinath35117222.051789006
59.6 to SP Fleming, and Fleming falls just before the tea interval, a great breakthrough for India removing New Zealand's rock, went for the drive but only managed the outside edge as it moved away, Prasad behind the stumps does the rest. 135/5
127.5 to CZ Harris, Harris gets into his stride just a little too much, eager for that lunch, fends away from the body outside off, edges to Ramesh who takes a sharp catch falling to his right at second slip, the session ends a ball early and in the space of one ball, it turns from what was a passable session for New Zealand to a poor one as the follow-on target looks even more distant than it did at the start of the day. 284/8
Venkatesh Prasad2695222.001357001
32.5 to CM Spearman, Prasad smartly sends one wider outside off, and Spearman foolishly accepts the bait, trying to hammer another through the covers, this time the thick outside edge flies low to second slip and Ramesh snatches a fine catch diving to his left. 65/4
109.3 to NJ Astle, . 231/7
Anil Kumble48218251.702489006
8.1 to MJ Horne, the end of day v Kumble jinx continues, Horne drives away from his body and straight into Dravid at silly mid off. 13/1
16.1 to DL Vettori, the pesky nightwatchman is removed easily, a simple bat/pad straight to short leg and the slow raise of the finger from umpire Koertzen sees him on his way. 29/2
18.3 to GR Stead, tries to glance against the spin on middle and leg, but it turns back a little to gain a leading edge that flies up on the off side, and an excellent catch from Ganguly diving forward at short extra cover, scooping it up just above the blades. 33/3
73.5 to AC Parore, forward in defence, turns into the front pad as it defeats the bat dangling outside off, the deathly slow raise of the finger from umpire Ramaswamy at the other end greets Parore when he looks up. 166/6
130.4 to CL Cairns, tries to free the arms outside off stump, but the ball slides on, too straight just outside off, and Cairns chops it on to his wicket. 294/9
Harbhajan Singh30.487812.541468200
141.4 to PJ Wiseman, tries to sweep from off stump, turns into the front pad and the appeal goes up, umpire Ramswamy raises the finger quickly, it's well caught at silly mid off also, but no bat near that one so the decision was for the first appeal. 308/10
Sourav Ganguly21201.00110000
India 2nd INNINGS 
Sadagoppan Ramesh c †Parore b Nash1620322080.00
Sachin Tendulkar (c) b Cairns15101630150.00
Rahul Dravid run out (Harris/†Parore)1220430060.00
Sourav Ganguly  b Harris5362832285.48
Mannava Prasad c †Parore b Astle1734451050.00
Javagal Srinath not out 1927281170.37
Ajay Jadeja not out 1219170063.15
Extras(lb 4)4
TOTAL32 Ov (RR: 4.62)148/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Sachin Tendulkar, 2.6 ov), 2-35 (Sadagoppan Ramesh, 5.5 ov), 3-68 (Rahul Dravid, 11.5 ov), 4-114 (Mannava Prasad, 22.6 ov), 5-122 (Sourav Ganguly, 25.3 ov)
Chris Cairns612914.83194000
2.6 to SR Tendulkar, ooooh there's a bit of feeling out there! Tendulkar is completely cleaned up by a beauty from Cairns, started outside off, seamed back in, straight through the gate as Tendulkar drove, and middle and off are sent packing. 21/1
Dion Nash803514.37283000
5.5 to S Ramesh, and this time it works, Ramesh tries to hook one from his shoulders, gets a fine nick through to Parore who gloves up high, Nash and Parore celebrate without feeling the need to appeal, Ramesh holds his ground until umpire Koertzen raises the finger. 35/2
Daniel Vettori2023011.5031200
Chris Harris1104414.00290100
25.3 to SC Ganguly, . 122/5
Nathan Astle501312.60201000
22.6 to MSK Prasad, tries to glance it fine again, this time can only get a little flick straight through to Parore and up goes the umpire's finger, Astle with the breakthrough in his first over. 114/4
New Zealand 2nd INNINGS (Target: 424 runs)
Matt Horne c sub (R Vijay Bharadwaj) b Kumble411642163025.00
Gary Stead c †MSK Prasad b Harbhajan Singh7817322110045.08
Craig Spearman not out 541291629041.86
Stephen Fleming (c)not out 6411315411056.63
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 9)15
TOTAL95 Ov (RR: 2.65)252/2
Fall of wickets: 1-131 (Matt Horne, 54.3 ov), 2-131 (Gary Stead, 55.3 ov)
Javagal Srinath1535903.937011001
Venkatesh Prasad1323602.76604000
Anil Kumble31165711.831595004
54.3 to MJ Horne, finally the first Indian breakthrough, Horne defends forward, spins into the front pad and pops up, through some traffic and to Bharadwaj at forward short leg, Horne stands around on the crease ready for the next ball as the appeal goes up. 131/1
Harbhajan Singh2675512.111288000
55.3 to GR Stead, down the leg side, flicks at it and gets a little touch through to Prasad, New Zealand lose both openers for nothing, this could become an impressive collapse. 131/2
Sachin Tendulkar521903.80234000
Sourav Ganguly402005.00171004
Rahul Dravid11000.0060000
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Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
Player Of The Series
Anil Kumble
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1465
Match daysday (5-day match)
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Ivaturi Shivram
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
Fri, 29 Oct - day 1 - India 1st innings 311/3 (Sachin Tendulkar 104*, Sourav Ganguly 51*, 90 ov)
Sat, 30 Oct - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 18/1 (Gary Stead 11*, Daniel Vettori 0*, 11 ov)
Sun, 31 Oct - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 211/6 (Nathan Astle 68*, Chris Cairns 18*, 101 ov)
Mon, 01 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 21/0 (Matt Horne 10*, Gary Stead 10*, 13 ov)
Tue, 02 Nov - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 252/2 (95 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Lunch: New Zealand 103/0 (Horne 31*, Stead 67*; 44 overs)
  • Tea: New Zealand 164/2 (Spearman 6*, Fleming 27*; 75 overs)
New Zealand Innings
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