India v Australia
Australia in India 1996/97 (Only Test)
VenueFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th October 1996 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultIndia won by 7 wickets
UmpiresS Venkataraghavan, P Willey
TV umpireSK Bansal
RefereeJR Reid
Close of play day 1India (1) 57/1 (Mongia 26*, Ganguly 19*)
Close of play day 2India (1) 319/6 (Mongia 137*, Kapoor 8*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 168/6 (SR Waugh 32*, Hogg 3*)
Man of the MatchNR Mongia

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Slaterc and b Kumble44961306- 
*MA Taylorlbw b Prasad2751724- 
RT Pontingb Kapoor1448471- 
ME Waughc Dravid b Joshi266987-- 
SR Waughc Mongia b Kapoor054-- 
MG Bevanlbw b Joshi2657633- 
+IA Healyb Kumble1743583- 
GB Hoggc Rathour b Kumble11217-- 
PR Reiffelc Dravid b Kumble731261- 
PE McIntyrenot out621161- 
GD McGrathrun out (Prasad->Mongia)66101- 
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 269 minutes, 73 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-47 (Taylor), 2-81 (Ponting), 3-93 (Slater), 4-94 (SR Waugh), 5-143 (Bevan), 6-144 (ME Waugh), 7-147 (Hogg), 8-169 (Reiffel), 9-170 (Healy), 10-182 (McGrath)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Prasad12   4341--
Johnson4   1120--
Joshi23   7362--
Kumble24   7634-1
Kapoor10   3302--

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Rathourc Ponting b Reiffel52934-- 
+NR Mongiab Reiffel152366497181 
SC Gangulyc ME Waugh b Hogg66154190101 
*SR Tendulkarc ME Waugh b McIntyre1011122- 
M Azharuddinb McGrath1741413- 
RS Dravidc Healy b SR Waugh4064655- 
SB Joshic Ponting b McIntyre23427121 
AR Kapoorc Ponting b ME Waugh2244492- 
A Kumblelbw b Reiffel22537-- 
DJ Johnsonnot out01321-- 
BKV Prasadb McIntyre31111-- 
Extras(10 b, 1 lb, 10 nb)21
Total(all out, 519 minutes, 131.4 overs)361
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (Rathour), 2-144 (Ganguly), 3-169 (Tendulkar), 4-199 (Azharuddin), 5-260 (Dravid), 6-303 (Joshi), 7-341 (Kapoor), 8-353 (Mongia), 9-354 (Kumble), 10-361 (Prasad)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath29   10561-8
Reiffel17   7353--
SR Waugh13   5251-1
Hogg17   3691-1
ME Waugh18   0621--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Taylorc Rathour b Kapoor371121494- 
MJ Slaterc Azharuddin b Johnson027-- 
RT Pontingb Prasad1321252- 
ME Waughc Mongia b Kumble2366804- 
MG Bevanc Azharuddin b Kumble3370935- 
SR Waughnot out672212735- 
+IA Healyst Mongia b Kumble1214113- 
GB Hoggc Rathour b Kumble42931-- 
PR Reiffellbw b Kumble63937-- 
PE McIntyrelbw b Prasad1662732- 
GD McGrathc Mongia b Prasad087-- 
Extras(9 b, 6 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)23
Total(all out, 393 minutes, 108.3 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Slater), 2-25 (Ponting), 3-72 (ME Waugh), 4-78 (Taylor), 5-145 (Bevan), 6-159 (Healy), 7-171 (Hogg), 8-191 (Reiffel), 9-232 (McIntyre), 10-234 (McGrath)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Johnson12   24011-
Kumble41   12675-7
Joshi20   7520--
Kapoor22   5421-2

India second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Rathourb Reiffel1428403- 
+NR Mongialbw b Reiffel069-- 
SC Gangulynot out2129563- 
*SR Tendulkarb McGrath076-- 
M Azharuddinnot out2112225- 
RS Draviddid not bat      
SB Joshidid not bat      
AR Kapoordid not bat      
A Kumbledid not bat      
DJ Johnsondid not bat      
BKV Prasaddid not bat      
Extras(1 nb, 1 w)2
Total(3 wickets, 66 minutes, 13.2 overs)58
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Mongia), 2-25 (Rathour), 3-26 (Tendulkar)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath7   2301-2
Reiffel6   224211

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> GB Hogg made his debut in Test matches
--> NR Mongia (1) 50 in 127 balls, 180 minutes with 6 fours
--> NR Mongia (1) passed his previous highest score of 80 in Test matches
--> NR Mongia (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 5
--> SB Joshi (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Test matches
--> DJ Johnson made his debut in Test matches
--> PE McIntyre achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed BKV Prasad in the India first innings (previous best was 2-51)

Last ball of over 25: Healy missed a stumping chance against Ganguly off McIntyre.
Over 40: Umpire Venkat unofficially warned McGrath about running on the pitch between balls 3 and 4. An official warning followed at the end of the over.
Over 42: Ganguly struck in the body by a bouncer from McGrath. Required physio's attention but was okay.





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