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Australia v India
India in Australia 2003/04 (3rd Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December 2003 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIndia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 9 wickets
UmpiresBF Bowden, DR Shepherd
TV umpireRL Parry
RefereeMJ Procter
ScorersKV O'Neill (Australia), CJ Reece (India)
Close of play day 1India (1) 329/4 (Ganguly 20*, Laxman 6*; 90 overs)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 317/3 (Ponting 120*, Martyn 7*; 75 overs)
Close of play day 3India (2) 27/2 (Dravid 6*, Ganguly 6*; 11 overs)
Close of play day 4India (2) 286 all out
Man of the MatchRT Ponting
ArticlesStatistical highlights of Australia v India 3rd Test 2003/04

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AS Choprac Katich b MacGill481381826- 
V Sehwagc Bracken b Katich195233312255 
RS Dravidc Martyn b Waugh49891055- 
SR Tendulkarc Gilchrist b Lee013-- 
*SC Gangulyc Langer b Lee3763906- 
VVS Laxmanc Hayden b MacGill19861082- 
+PA Patelc Gilchrist b Bracken0110-- 
AB Agarkarrun out (Williams)012-- 
A Kumblec Langer b Williams31222-- 
Z Khannot out015-- 
A Nehrac Gilchrist b MacGill042-- 
Extras(3 lb, 11 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 424 minutes, 103 overs)366
Fall of wickets:
1-141 (Chopra, 42.6 ov), 2-278 (Dravid, 72.6 ov), 3-286 (Tendulkar, 74.1 ov), 4-311 (Sehwag, 78.3 ov), 5-350 (Ganguly, 94.6 ov), 6-353 (Patel, 97.1 ov), 7-353 (Agarkar, 97.2 ov), 8-366 (Kumble, 101.5 ov), 9-366 (Laxman, 102.2 ov), 10-366 (Nehra, 103 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lee27   71032-10
Bracken28   6711--
Williams20   66611-
MacGill15   3703-1
Katich4   0181--
Waugh9   0351--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JL Langerc Tendulkar b Agarkar1429322- 
ML Haydenlbw b Kumble136173260171 
RT Pontingst Patel b Kumble25745859025- 
+AC Gilchristc Nehra b Kumble1429332- 
DR Martync Patel b Agarkar3163953- 
*SR Waughlbw b Kumble1969831- 
SM Katichc Chopra b Kumble2958923- 
B Leec Laxman b Kumble82931-- 
NW Brackenc and b Tendulkar156-- 
BA Williamsnot out101110-1 
SCG MacGilllbw b Agarkar012-- 
Extras(4 b, 8 lb, 17 nb, 5 w, 5 pen)39
Total(all out, 626 minutes, 151.2 overs)558
Fall of wickets:
1-30 (Langer, 6.3 ov), 2-264 (Hayden, 60.4 ov), 3-295 (Gilchrist, 68.4 ov), 4-373 (Martyn, 92.4 ov), 5-437 (Katich, 114.4 ov), 6-502 (Waugh, 136.1 ov), 7-535 (Lee, 144.2 ov), 8-542 (Bracken, 145.6 ov), 9-555 (Ponting, 150.6 ov), 10-558 (MacGill, 151.2 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agarkar33.251153--
Khan25   4103019
Nehra29   3900-1
Kumble51   81766-7
Tendulkar13   0571--

India second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AS Choprac Gilchrist b Bracken4871- 
V Sehwagc Williams b Lee1113222- 
RS Dravidc Gilchrist b Lee9224433213- 
*SC Gangulyb Bracken7312516412- 
SR Tendulkarc Gilchrist b Williams44791075- 
VVS Laxmanc Hayden b MacGill1850573- 
+PA Patelnot out2750694- 
AB Agarkarb Williams11015-- 
A Kumblelbw b Williams021-- 
Z Khanc Hayden b Williams1816-- 
A Nehrac Hayden b MacGill01720-- 
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 410 minutes, 99.5 overs)286
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Chopra, 1.3 ov), 2-19 (Sehwag, 4.5 ov), 3-126 (Tendulkar, 42.3 ov), 4-160 (Laxman, 56.6 ov), 5-253 (Dravid, 83.4 ov), 6-258 (Ganguly, 87.1 ov), 7-271 (Agarkar, 90.4 ov), 8-271 (Kumble, 90.6 ov), 9-277 (Khan, 94.3 ov), 10-286 (Nehra, 99.5 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lee22   3972-3
Bracken25   13452--
Williams22   55341-
MacGill26.55682-4
Katich4   0160--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JL Langerlbw b Agarkar21421-- 
ML Haydennot out5363959- 
RT Pontingnot out3159733- 
DR Martyndid not bat      
*SR Waughdid not bat      
SM Katichdid not bat      
+AC Gilchristdid not bat      
NW Brackendid not bat      
B Leedid not bat      
BA Williamsdid not bat      
SCG MacGilldid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)11
Total(1 wicket, 95 minutes, 22.2 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-9 (Langer, 4.2 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Agarkar7   2251--
Nehra6   31601-
Kumble6.20430-2
Sehwag3   070--

Notes
--> Day 1 Lunch: India (1) 89/0 (Chopra 31*, Sehwag 51*; 27 overs)
--> Day 1 Tea: India (1) 219/1 (Sehwag 137*, Dravid 23*; 57 overs)
--> Day 2 Lunch: Australia (1) 35/1 (Hayden 6*, Ponting 4*; 8 overs)
--> Day 2 Tea: Australia (1) 149/1 (Hayden 68*, Ponting 54*; 36 overs)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Australia (1) 396/4 (Ponting 162*, Katich 10*; 102 overs)
--> Day 3 Tea: Australia (1) 480/5 (Ponting 212*, Waugh 12*; 131 overs)
--> Day 4 Lunch: India (2) 109/2 (Tendulkar 33*, Dravid 38*; 39 overs)
--> Day 4 Tea: India (2) 182/4 (Dravid 60*, Ganguly 31*; 69 overs)
--> India first innings: 50 in 22.1 overs, 93 minutes
--> India first innings: 100 in 29.5 overs, 127 minutes
--> India first innings: 150 in 46.1 overs, 195 minutes
--> India first innings: 200 in 54.5 overs, 225 minutes
--> India first innings: 300 in 76.1 overs, 304 minutes
--> India first innings: 350 in 94.5 overs, 383 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 50 in 10.4 overs, 52 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 100 in 24.4 overs, 110 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 150 in 36.1 overs, 157 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 200 in 47.5 overs, 206 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 250 in 58.5 overs, 251 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 300 in 69.5 overs, 301 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 350 in 85 overs, 358 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 400 in 103.1 overs, 441 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 450 in 118 overs, 502 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 500 in 136 overs, 567 minutes
--> Australia first innings: 550 in 149.4 overs, 618 minutes
--> India second innings: 50 in 16 overs, 91 minutes
--> India second innings: 100 in 35 overs, 149 minutes
--> India second innings: 150 in 51.2 overs, 220 minutes
--> India second innings: 250 in 83.2 overs, 339 minutes
--> Australia second innings: 50 in 14.1 overs, 65 minutes
--> V Sehwag (1) 50 in 78 balls, 114 minutes with 8 fours and 1 six
--> V Sehwag (1) 100 in 144 balls, 206 minutes with 16 fours and 1 six
--> V Sehwag (1) passed his previous highest score of 147 in Test matches
--> V Sehwag (1) 150 in 200 balls, 263 minutes
--> ML Hayden (1) 50 in 71 balls, 121 minutes with 7 fours and 1 six
--> ML Hayden (1) 100 in 136 balls, 218 minutes with 12 fours and 1 six
--> RT Ponting (1) 50 in 87 balls, 114 minutes with 5 fours
--> RT Ponting (1) 100 in 172 balls, 237 minutes with 9 fours
--> RT Ponting (1) 150 in 261 balls, 338 minutes
--> RT Ponting (1) 200 in 368 balls, 483 minutes with 21 fours
--> RT Ponting (1) passed his previous highest score of 242 in first-class matches
--> RT Ponting (1) passed his previous highest score of 242 in Test matches
--> RT Ponting (1) 250 in 474 balls, 571 minutes with 26 fours
--> RT Ponting (1) passed 5500 runs in Test matches when he reached 39
--> RS Dravid (2) 50 in 145 balls, 208 minutes with 8 fours
--> SC Ganguly (2) 50 in 106 balls, 139 minutes with 8 fours
--> PA Patel (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> ML Hayden (2) 50 in 62 balls, 90 minutes with 9 fours
--> ML Hayden (2) passed 19500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42
--> SCG MacGill reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed AS Chopra, his 1st wicket in the India first innings
--> AB Agarkar reached 50 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed SCG MacGill, his 3rd wicket in the Australia first innings
--> BA Williams achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed A Kumble in the India second innings (previous best was 2-56)
--> AS Chopra and V Sehwag added 50 in 135 balls, 93 minutes for the India 1st wicket in the first innings
--> AS Chopra and V Sehwag added 100 in 184 balls, 127 minutes for the India 1st wicket in the first innings
--> V Sehwag and RS Dravid added 50 in 60 balls, 36 minutes for the India 2nd wicket in the first innings
--> V Sehwag and RS Dravid added 100 in 134 balls, 78 minutes for the India 2nd wicket in the first innings
--> ML Hayden and RT Ponting added 50 in 94 balls, 67 minutes for the Australia 2nd wicket in the first innings
--> ML Hayden and RT Ponting added 100 in 152 balls, 105 minutes for the Australia 2nd wicket in the first innings
--> ML Hayden and RT Ponting added 150 in 222 balls, 153 minutes for the Australia 2nd wicket in the first innings
--> ML Hayden and RT Ponting added 200 in 305 balls, 209 minutes for the Australia 2nd wicket in the first innings
--> RT Ponting and DR Martyn added 50 in 93 balls, 59 minutes for the Australia 4th wicket in the first innings
--> RT Ponting and SM Katich added 50 in 102 balls, 70 minutes for the Australia 5th wicket in the first innings
--> RT Ponting and SR Waugh added 50 in 116 balls, 75 minutes for the Australia 6th wicket in the first innings
--> RS Dravid and SR Tendulkar added 50 in 105 balls, 66 minutes for the India 3rd wicket in the second innings
--> RS Dravid and SC Ganguly added 50 in 113 balls, 69 minutes for the India 5th wicket in the second innings
--> ML Hayden and RT Ponting added 50 in 70 balls, 50 minutes for the Australia 2nd wicket in the second innings
--> SR Waugh retired hurt in the Australia first innings having scored 0 (team score 373/4) - he returned when the score was 437/5
--> SC Ganguly retired hurt in the India second innings having scored 16 (team score 39/2) - he returned when the score was 160/4

Hours of play: 11.00am - 1.00pm, 1.40pm - 3.40pm, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
12th Men: AJ Bichel (Australia) and S Ramesh (India)
Attendance: 62613
Second new ball taken after over 82
Attendance: 39566
Second new ball taken after 83 overs
Attendance: 33256
India-2 New Ball Taken after 80 overs
Crowd Day 4: 14965
Crowd Day 5: 29262

 

 

 

 

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