Australia tour of India, 2nd Test: India v Australia at Bengaluru, Mar 4-7, 2017
India won by 75 runs
4,5,6,7 March 2017 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KL Rahul c Renshaw b Lyon 90 289 205 9 0 43.90
71.1 47.2 mph, Lyon gets seven. Rahul is desperate now, and he tries an unlikely shot. Looks to cover-drive this spitting offbreak, and ends up double-hitting it to mid-off. The ball hits the top of the bat and gets another whack from the toe as the bat completes it follow-through. He has played really well, but he has been stranded and has had to play low-percentage cricket of late. Gets a standing ovation from the home crowd 189/9
View dismissal A Mukund lbw b Starc 0 16 8 0 0 0.00
2.5 and Abhinav has played all across a straight full toss. It looks to me like it is misis9ng leg, but the umpire has given him and India have not reviewed it. Back to the ball then: Starc is really good but this is a poor shot from Abhinav. Starc goes for the yorker, but ends up bowling a full toss on the pads. Abhinav doesn't play straight. He goes across it. Misses it. Hit in front of leg. It was more reviewable than anything India reviewed in Pune, and I say that without watching any replays. I stand corrected: the replays show it to be hitting the leg stump. Don't know how the projection made it swing, though. On a third look, the HawkEye is correct. The ball swung before it hit the pad. poor shot, though 11/1
View dismissal CA Pujara c Handscomb b Lyon 17 102 66 1 0 25.75
27.5 48.2 mph, Lyon has got Pujara just before lunch. This should be lunch. Pujara has not been very certain in picking the length today. He makes a forward press, and then sees the flat trajectory and goes back. There is enough turn and bounce on this pitch for the ball to break back and take the inside edge onto the pad. Lobs up for an easy catch 72/2
View dismissal V Kohli* lbw b Lyon 12 25 17 2 0 70.58
33.5 53.4 mph, what has Kohli done here? Out twice in a row when padding up. And this is a really really "big batsman" review from Kohli. Kohli has just left alone an offbreak headed straight for the stumps. This is plumb as. Kohli has a chat with Rahul, and for some weird bizarre reason, "the best batsman" in the team eats up a review. And he sees the replay on the big screen and walks off even without any confirmation. The crowd is hushed. You can hear a pin drop. Anyway here is what happened? Kohli went back to look to work this to leg, but then for some reason shouldered arms to one pitched just outside off and on a length. It was hitting middle and leg. He expected it to turn more than it did 88/3
View dismissal AM Rahane st †Wade b Lyon 17 51 42 2 0 40.47
47.3 59.2 mph, missed stumping? No it isn't Natural variation there. Rahane skips out to an offbreak, the ball doesn't turn, he is beaten on the outside edge, Wade fumbles but so far out is Rahane that he has time to gather it again and break the wicket. Another hushed silence at the ground. Apart from no turn, there is also drift to take the ball away from Rahane 118/4
View dismissal KK Nair st †Wade b O'Keefe 26 37 39 3 0 66.66
57.2 46.5 mph, that turn has done the tricks. Nair leaves the crease with no plan whatsoever. O'Keefe bowls it slower in the air and shorter than the previous ball. It falls short of Nair's reach, who looks to play a forward-defensive now that he has been foxed. The ball turns past him, Wade stumps him in a flash 156/5
View dismissal R Ashwin c Warner b Lyon 7 15 14 1 0 50.00
61.5 46.0 mph, her has gloved it straight to backward short leg. Lyon has got him moving forward again and again, and has then pushed one in. From middle and off it turns and bounces. Ashwin meets it hip high and down the leg side. Warner doesn't make a mistake with this one 174/6
View dismissal WP Saha c Smith b Lyon 1 10 14 0 0 7.14
65.3 54.9 mph, Lyon has five now. if O'Keefe doesn't get you, Lyon will. This is just the natural variation, but the change in trajectory has to be credited. It's a length-ball offbreak outside off. It's flat. Saha goes back to defend it, but the ball doesn't turn, and takes the outside edge. Smith juggles it at slip but doesn't let it fall 178/7
View dismissal RA Jadeja c Smith b Lyon 3 18 16 0 0 18.75
69.2 54.4 mph, double-play shout. Both for lbw and a bat-pad catch here. This is a length ball, on off. It doesn't turn, and goes straight on. Given not out on the field, and Australia review it. Llong thinks this is going down leg. However, Jadeja has got a small, minute inside edge onto the pad and it has lobbed to first slip. He is out caught bat-pad. No. 6 for Lyon, who is already the most prolific Australia bowler against India 188/8
UT Yadav not out 0 10 6 0 0 0.00
View dismissal I Sharma c Handscomb b Lyon 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
71.2 49.1 mph, Eight for Lyon. He will be on a hat-trick in the second innings. This is a lame No. 11 shot. He tries to defend a sharp offbreak, inside-edges it into the pad, and short leg takes a sitter 189/10
Extras (b 12, lb 4) 16
  Total (all out; 71.2 overs; 291 mins) 189 (2.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket MA Starc 15 5 39 1 2.60 73 6 0
2.5 to Mukund, and Abhinav has played all across a straight full toss. It looks to me like it is misis9ng leg, but the umpire has given him and India have not reviewed it. Back to the ball then: Starc is really good but this is a poor shot from Abhinav. Starc goes for the yorker, but ends up bowling a full toss on the pads. Abhinav doesn't play straight. He goes across it. Misses it. Hit in front of leg. It was more reviewable than anything India reviewed in Pune, and I say that without watching any replays. I stand corrected: the replays show it to be hitting the leg stump. Don't know how the projection made it swing, though. On a third look, the HawkEye is correct. The ball swung before it hit the pad. poor shot, though 11/1
  JR Hazlewood 11 2 42 0 3.81 48 7 0
View wicket SNJ O'Keefe 21 5 40 1 1.90 96 2 0
57.2 to Nair, 46.5 mph, that turn has done the tricks. Nair leaves the crease with no plan whatsoever. O'Keefe bowls it slower in the air and shorter than the previous ball. It falls short of Nair's reach, who looks to play a forward-defensive now that he has been foxed. The ball turns past him, Wade stumps him in a flash 156/5
  MR Marsh 2 0 2 0 1.00 10 0 0
View wickets NM Lyon 22.2 4 50 8 2.23 95 3 0
27.5 to Pujara, 48.2 mph, Lyon has got Pujara just before lunch. This should be lunch. Pujara has not been very certain in picking the length today. He makes a forward press, and then sees the flat trajectory and goes back. There is enough turn and bounce on this pitch for the ball to break back and take the inside edge onto the pad. Lobs up for an easy catch 72/2
33.5 to Kohli, 53.4 mph, what has Kohli done here? Out twice in a row when padding up. And this is a really really "big batsman" review from Kohli. Kohli has just left alone an offbreak headed straight for the stumps. This is plumb as. Kohli has a chat with Rahul, and for some weird bizarre reason, "the best batsman" in the team eats up a review. And he sees the replay on the big screen and walks off even without any confirmation. The crowd is hushed. You can hear a pin drop. Anyway here is what happened? Kohli went back to look to work this to leg, but then for some reason shouldered arms to one pitched just outside off and on a length. It was hitting middle and leg. He expected it to turn more than it did 88/3
47.3 to Rahane, 59.2 mph, missed stumping? No it isn't Natural variation there. Rahane skips out to an offbreak, the ball doesn't turn, he is beaten on the outside edge, Wade fumbles but so far out is Rahane that he has time to gather it again and break the wicket. Another hushed silence at the ground. Apart from no turn, there is also drift to take the ball away from Rahane 118/4
61.5 to Ashwin, 46.0 mph, her has gloved it straight to backward short leg. Lyon has got him moving forward again and again, and has then pushed one in. From middle and off it turns and bounces. Ashwin meets it hip high and down the leg side. Warner doesn't make a mistake with this one 174/6
65.3 to Saha, 54.9 mph, Lyon has five now. if O'Keefe doesn't get you, Lyon will. This is just the natural variation, but the change in trajectory has to be credited. It's a length-ball offbreak outside off. It's flat. Saha goes back to defend it, but the ball doesn't turn, and takes the outside edge. Smith juggles it at slip but doesn't let it fall 178/7
69.2 to Jadeja, 54.4 mph, double-play shout. Both for lbw and a bat-pad catch here. This is a length ball, on off. It doesn't turn, and goes straight on. Given not out on the field, and Australia review it. Llong thinks this is going down leg. However, Jadeja has got a small, minute inside edge onto the pad and it has lobbed to first slip. He is out caught bat-pad. No. 6 for Lyon, who is already the most prolific Australia bowler against India 188/8
71.1 to Rahul, 47.2 mph, Lyon gets seven. Rahul is desperate now, and he tries an unlikely shot. Looks to cover-drive this spitting offbreak, and ends up double-hitting it to mid-off. The ball hits the top of the bat and gets another whack from the toe as the bat completes it follow-through. He has played really well, but he has been stranded and has had to play low-percentage cricket of late. Gets a standing ovation from the home crowd 189/9
71.2 to Sharma, 49.1 mph, Eight for Lyon. He will be on a hat-trick in the second innings. This is a lame No. 11 shot. He tries to defend a sharp offbreak, inside-edges it into the pad, and short leg takes a sitter 189/10
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner b Ashwin 33 87 67 3 0 49.25
21.1 47.4 mph, Ashwin has struck. That rough outside leg has worked. Ashwin is pumped up. Warner is caught in two minds to this one pitched well outside leg but turning towards the stumps. Warner shapes up to pad up, but sees the extravagant turn and tries to chase the ball with his hands. The ball spins past the bat and hits the off stump. The crowd has found its voice. It will sound strange to those who don't know cricket but had Warner committed to not committing to this delivery, he could have padded it away easily 52/1
View dismissal MT Renshaw st †Saha b Jadeja 60 263 196 5 1 30.61
66.3 55.2 mph, intelligent bowling and sharp stumping. He sees Renshaw advancing again, and fires one down the leg side. Renshaw looks to pad it away, but is beaten. Saha collects down the leg side. Actually the ball just sticks in the webbing. And he completes the stumping before Renshaw can get back. Renshaw is not happy with himself, but this has been a great innings. Great application through the innings, but has made a mistake just when he thought India were there for the taking 134/3
View dismissal SPD Smith* c †Saha b Jadeja 8 81 52 0 0 15.38
41.2 59.5 mph, the natural variation from Jadeja does it. The pressure has worked. India have been at them all morning, and now they have broken through. Length ball, middle and leg, Smith plays a defensive shot, looking for some straightening of the line, but the ball slides on to hit the inside edge and the pad. Saha runs to his left and puts in a dive to catch it 82/2
View dismissal SE Marsh c Nair b Yadav 66 230 197 4 0 33.50
100.2 88.3 mph, soft dismissal. Shaun Marsh has done all the hard work, and has now just clipped a length ball straight to short midwicket. Slightly tired shot. He has been so careful with front foot shots today. This one just stops on him a touch and he fails to keep it down. Otherwise this has been a super innings. Great discipline and application 220/6
View dismissal PSP Handscomb c Ashwin b Jadeja 16 31 30 2 0 53.33
76.4 56.8 mph, Ashwin nearly drops it, but he is claiming this catch on the third attempt. A very lucky catch. Handscomb looks to clear midwicket against the turn again, but doesn't make a clean connection. Ashwin dives to his right, gets it in one hand, but the ball pops out as his elbow hits the ground. However, the ball lands one on his arm and not on the ground. Ashwin shows quickness then to quick retrieve it off his arm. Slight luck involved there but a good effort from Ashwin 160/4
View dismissal MR Marsh lbw b Sharma 0 12 11 0 0 0.00
79.6 and the shooter finally gets a wicket. What drama this last over has been. This is just dead. Ishant bowls a full ball at the stumps, Mitch Marsh plays with a vertical bat, but the ball still scoots under the toe of his bat. This is dead plumn 163/5
View dismissal MS Wade lbw b Jadeja 40 173 113 4 0 35.39
120.1 55.7 mph, that is close, given out lbw and Wade has reviewed it immediately. This has turned back sharply against his round-the-wicket angle, from a length and from outside off. Beats the inside edge, hits him in front of off, and would have gone on to hit leg. The decision stays, and Jadeja has his fourth 274/8
View dismissal MA Starc c Jadeja b Ashwin 26 71 52 2 0 50.00
117.6 48.1 mph, Jadeja missed one chance yesterday when he didn't pick the ball at extra cover, but he has pulled off a beauty here. Starc slog-sweeps against the turn, Jadeja is at deep midwicket but not all the way back. So he has to judge it, run back, and take it overhead. They look easy on TV but when you have a 360-degree view for these, the way you judge the catch is key, and this is superbly judged 269/7
SNJ O'Keefe not out 4 20 12 0 0 33.33
View dismissal NM Lyon lbw b Jadeja 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
120.2 62.6 mph, Jadeja is on a hat-trick. Well hang on, Lyon has reviewed it. This looks plumb to naked eye, but I think Lyon thinks he has hit it. Lyon goes for a sweep to a really full and straight ball. He is hit bang in front of middle, but he reckons he has hit the ball. Replays show, though, Lyon hits the pitch with his bat and not the ball. So the on-field call stays. That completes a five-for for the bowler who has bowled the least overs among the specialists 274/9
View dismissal JR Hazlewood c Rahul b Jadeja 1 6 9 0 0 11.11
122.4 58.2 mph, Jadeja gets a six-for. Hazlewood looks for the big swipe, and ends up skying it to long-on. Jadeja 6 for 63 in 21.4 overs. Every specialist bowler bowled more than him 276/10
Extras (b 14, lb 3, nb 5) 22
  Total (all out; 122.4 overs; 493 mins) 276 (2.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket I Sharma 27 8 48 1 1.77 134 4 0 (3nb)
79.6 to MR Marsh, and the shooter finally gets a wicket. What drama this last over has been. This is just dead. Ishant bowls a full ball at the stumps, Mitch Marsh plays with a vertical bat, but the ball still scoots under the toe of his bat. This is dead plumn 163/5
View wicket UT Yadav 24 7 57 1 2.37 116 7 0 (1nb)
100.2 to SE Marsh, 88.3 mph, soft dismissal. Shaun Marsh has done all the hard work, and has now just clipped a length ball straight to short midwicket. Slightly tired shot. He has been so careful with front foot shots today. This one just stops on him a touch and he fails to keep it down. Otherwise this has been a super innings. Great discipline and application 220/6
View wickets R Ashwin 49 13 84 2 1.71 229 4 0
21.1 to Warner, 47.4 mph, Ashwin has struck. That rough outside leg has worked. Ashwin is pumped up. Warner is caught in two minds to this one pitched well outside leg but turning towards the stumps. Warner shapes up to pad up, but sees the extravagant turn and tries to chase the ball with his hands. The ball spins past the bat and hits the off stump. The crowd has found its voice. It will sound strange to those who don't know cricket but had Warner committed to not committing to this delivery, he could have padded it away easily 52/1
117.6 to Starc, 48.1 mph, Jadeja missed one chance yesterday when he didn't pick the ball at extra cover, but he has pulled off a beauty here. Starc slog-sweeps against the turn, Jadeja is at deep midwicket but not all the way back. So he has to judge it, run back, and take it overhead. They look easy on TV but when you have a 360-degree view for these, the way you judge the catch is key, and this is superbly judged 269/7
View wickets RA Jadeja 21.4 1 63 6 2.90 87 4 1
41.2 to Smith, 59.5 mph, the natural variation from Jadeja does it. The pressure has worked. India have been at them all morning, and now they have broken through. Length ball, middle and leg, Smith plays a defensive shot, looking for some straightening of the line, but the ball slides on to hit the inside edge and the pad. Saha runs to his left and puts in a dive to catch it 82/2
66.3 to Renshaw, 55.2 mph, intelligent bowling and sharp stumping. He sees Renshaw advancing again, and fires one down the leg side. Renshaw looks to pad it away, but is beaten. Saha collects down the leg side. Actually the ball just sticks in the webbing. And he completes the stumping before Renshaw can get back. Renshaw is not happy with himself, but this has been a great innings. Great application through the innings, but has made a mistake just when he thought India were there for the taking 134/3
76.4 to Handscomb, 56.8 mph, Ashwin nearly drops it, but he is claiming this catch on the third attempt. A very lucky catch. Handscomb looks to clear midwicket against the turn again, but doesn't make a clean connection. Ashwin dives to his right, gets it in one hand, but the ball pops out as his elbow hits the ground. However, the ball lands one on his arm and not on the ground. Ashwin shows quickness then to quick retrieve it off his arm. Slight luck involved there but a good effort from Ashwin 160/4
120.1 to Wade, 55.7 mph, that is close, given out lbw and Wade has reviewed it immediately. This has turned back sharply against his round-the-wicket angle, from a length and from outside off. Beats the inside edge, hits him in front of off, and would have gone on to hit leg. The decision stays, and Jadeja has his fourth 274/8
120.2 to Lyon, 62.6 mph, Jadeja is on a hat-trick. Well hang on, Lyon has reviewed it. This looks plumb to naked eye, but I think Lyon thinks he has hit it. Lyon goes for a sweep to a really full and straight ball. He is hit bang in front of middle, but he reckons he has hit the ball. Replays show, though, Lyon hits the pitch with his bat and not the ball. So the on-field call stays. That completes a five-for for the bowler who has bowled the least overs among the specialists 274/9
122.4 to Hazlewood, 58.2 mph, Jadeja gets a six-for. Hazlewood looks for the big swipe, and ends up skying it to long-on. Jadeja 6 for 63 in 21.4 overs. Every specialist bowler bowled more than him 276/10
  KK Nair 1 0 7 0 7.00 2 1 0
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KL Rahul c Smith b O'Keefe 51 106 85 4 0 60.00
24.2 51.2 mph, oh what a ripper. Smith dropped one earlier, but this is a stunner. Australia needed something like this to pull themselves back into this contest. Full outside off, Rahul drives, gets a thick edge, this is flying wide of slip, but Smith flies to his right, and takes this behind himself. This is one of the best catches given the situation of the match. The Aussies all gather around their leader. The man. Steven Smith 84/2
View dismissal A Mukund b Hazlewood 16 46 32 1 1 50.00
10.4 86.7 mph, bowled him. I said Hazlewood on a cracked pitch with uneven bounce is going to be a handful. He shows it here. Just short of a good length, just outside off, gets the seam movement, hits him plumb in front, but the ricochet flattens the off stump too. He was lbw first but these are recorded as "bowled" 39/1
View dismissal CA Pujara c MR Marsh b Hazlewood 92 293 221 7 0 41.62
85.2 86.5 mph, Australia on fire. The first time Pujara has been dismissed in the 90s. Short of a length, hits a naughty spot on the pitch, and kicks up to hit the shoulder of Pujara's bat. He has been staying inside the line of these, but not this time. It lobs off the shoulder of the bat for a simple catch to gully 242/7
View dismissal V Kohli* lbw b Hazlewood 15 34 25 1 0 60.00
34.2 85.1 mph, shooter. Given out lbw immediately. And Kohli has reviewed immediately. Must have hit it. replays show it is very close on whether it hit the pad first or bat. Toe of the bat is close to the ball when the ball hits the pad. This is all too close. It is taking a lot of time to ascertain. Remember the on-field decision is out. Look to me it has grazed the pad before hitting the bat. Only just. The Ultra Edge shows an impact at around the same time. Umpire Kettleborough says "there is no conclusive evidence to confirm it's bat first". So we are going to Hawk Eye. And it shows "umpire's call" on impact. Given on the field, and that call stays. "No conclusive evidence to say he hit it first." Those are the words that seal this decision 112/3
View dismissal RA Jadeja b Hazlewood 2 15 12 0 0 16.66
38.1 89.7 mph, that seam does it for Hazlewood. Full, draws a drive, the ball seams back in, and hits the middle of middle. Not a pitch to be driving on. Promoting Jadeja was a good move, but he didn't play well. Australia, I think, didn't play a single drive against the quicks 120/4
View dismissal AM Rahane lbw b Starc 52 175 134 4 0 38.80
84.3 92.6 mph, not given out on this lbw shout and Australia have reviewed it. Full and straight, and I think umpire Llong has not given this out suspecting an inside edge. Replays show no inside edge. So down to the projection now. Pitches leg, swings to straighten a touch, and is going to hit the leg stump. Another decision reversed, and Australia have their breakthrough. Don't forget what an innings this has been from Rahane under pressure. He has brought India back into this contest 238/5
View dismissal KK Nair b Starc 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
84.4 95.4 mph, bowled him. Starc is on a hat-trick. The big man is bringing Australia back. Nair out for a golden duck at his home ground. Starc is on fire. Loose shot first up. Starc is full, swinging it, bowling fast, and Nair looks to play a big drive. The ball swings and the inside edge cannons into the middle stump. Oh what a Test 238/6
WP Saha not out 20 65 37 2 1 54.05
View dismissal R Ashwin b Hazlewood 4 4 3 1 0 133.33
85.5 87.8 mph, I told you he was loose. Hazlewood has a five-for. Ashwin plays another loose drive on the up on a treacherous pitch, and this one is a grubber from outside off. Nips back in to hit the base of the off stump 246/8
View dismissal UT Yadav c Warner b Hazlewood 1 10 5 0 0 20.00
87.3 87.2 mph, what has Yadav done here? There is Saha with you, just bat with him. Loose shot. Swings hard at a length ball. No way you can be driving this. Hits the bat high, and goes to mid-off for an easy catch 258/9
View dismissal I Sharma c SE Marsh b O'Keefe 6 44 28 1 0 21.42
97.1 51.4 mph, Ishant will be disappointed after having shown so much of application. Loose drive to a length ball, and it chips to short cover for a catch 274/10
Extras (b 11, w 4) 15
  Total (all out; 97.1 overs; 401 mins) 274 (2.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MA Starc 16 1 74 2 4.62 63 7 2 (2w)
84.3 to Rahane, 92.6 mph, not given out on this lbw shout and Australia have reviewed it. Full and straight, and I think umpire Llong has not given this out suspecting an inside edge. Replays show no inside edge. So down to the projection now. Pitches leg, swings to straighten a touch, and is going to hit the leg stump. Another decision reversed, and Australia have their breakthrough. Don't forget what an innings this has been from Rahane under pressure. He has brought India back into this contest 238/5
84.4 to Nair, 95.4 mph, bowled him. Starc is on a hat-trick. The big man is bringing Australia back. Nair out for a golden duck at his home ground. Starc is on fire. Loose shot first up. Starc is full, swinging it, bowling fast, and Nair looks to play a big drive. The ball swings and the inside edge cannons into the middle stump. Oh what a Test 238/6
View wickets JR Hazlewood 24 5 67 6 2.79 108 8 0
10.4 to Mukund, 86.7 mph, bowled him. I said Hazlewood on a cracked pitch with uneven bounce is going to be a handful. He shows it here. Just short of a good length, just outside off, gets the seam movement, hits him plumb in front, but the ricochet flattens the off stump too. He was lbw first but these are recorded as "bowled" 39/1
34.2 to Kohli, 85.1 mph, shooter. Given out lbw immediately. And Kohli has reviewed immediately. Must have hit it. replays show it is very close on whether it hit the pad first or bat. Toe of the bat is close to the ball when the ball hits the pad. This is all too close. It is taking a lot of time to ascertain. Remember the on-field decision is out. Look to me it has grazed the pad before hitting the bat. Only just. The Ultra Edge shows an impact at around the same time. Umpire Kettleborough says "there is no conclusive evidence to confirm it's bat first". So we are going to Hawk Eye. And it shows "umpire's call" on impact. Given on the field, and that call stays. "No conclusive evidence to say he hit it first." Those are the words that seal this decision 112/3
38.1 to Jadeja, 89.7 mph, that seam does it for Hazlewood. Full, draws a drive, the ball seams back in, and hits the middle of middle. Not a pitch to be driving on. Promoting Jadeja was a good move, but he didn't play well. Australia, I think, didn't play a single drive against the quicks 120/4
85.2 to Pujara, 86.5 mph, Australia on fire. The first time Pujara has been dismissed in the 90s. Short of a length, hits a naughty spot on the pitch, and kicks up to hit the shoulder of Pujara's bat. He has been staying inside the line of these, but not this time. It lobs off the shoulder of the bat for a simple catch to gully 242/7
85.5 to Ashwin, 87.8 mph, I told you he was loose. Hazlewood has a five-for. Ashwin plays another loose drive on the up on a treacherous pitch, and this one is a grubber from outside off. Nips back in to hit the base of the off stump 246/8
87.3 to Yadav, 87.2 mph, what has Yadav done here? There is Saha with you, just bat with him. Loose shot. Swings hard at a length ball. No way you can be driving this. Hits the bat high, and goes to mid-off for an easy catch 258/9
  NM Lyon 33 4 82 0 2.48 140 5 0
View wickets SNJ O'Keefe 21.1 3 36 2 1.70 100 1 0
24.2 to Rahul, 51.2 mph, oh what a ripper. Smith dropped one earlier, but this is a stunner. Australia needed something like this to pull themselves back into this contest. Full outside off, Rahul drives, gets a thick edge, this is flying wide of slip, but Smith flies to his right, and takes this behind himself. This is one of the best catches given the situation of the match. The Aussies all gather around their leader. The man. Steven Smith 84/2
97.1 to Sharma, 51.4 mph, Ishant will be disappointed after having shown so much of application. Loose drive to a length ball, and it chips to short cover for a catch 274/10
  MR Marsh 3 0 4 0 1.33 14 0 0
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 188 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner lbw b Ashwin 17 46 25 0 1 68.00
9.1 51.6 mph, lbw first ball. Long long chat, and they decide to review. Warner doesn't look convinced, but he has reviewed it. Warner has picked a ball too full to sweep and is beaten. The question is, has he got an edge or has it straightened enough? This is pitched outside off, the ball has straightened, and I don't see any part of ball in line. However, the machine is showing "umpire's call". I don't know how. I must be wrong, but I will need an explanation from somebody here. Don't see any part of ball in line. They show umpire's call. Both on impact and the stumps. On many more replays, perhaps one mm of the ball hit him in line. Oof 42/2
View dismissal MT Renshaw c †Saha b Sharma 5 22 12 1 0 41.66
4.3 85.3 mph, Renshaw is walking. Ishant strikes. This has taken off from a crack. A length ball, angling in to Renshaw, who has to play the angle, but the ball kicks off and leaves him a touch. Takes the glove on the way. India are back into this 22/1
View dismissal SPD Smith* lbw b Yadav 28 69 48 3 0 58.33
20.3 87.2 mph, it needed something like this to get Smith out. A grubber to end all grubbers. This is short of a length, and doesn't leave the ground at at all. Hits him on the boot almost. Bang in front of middle. No doubt about that decision. This would have almost bounced twice before reaching the stumps. Smith has a chat with the non-striker, he also looks at the change room for a clue, but the umpires stop him. And even as the umpire prevents him from doing it, Kohli also intervenes. Umpire Llong tells Kohli also not to butt in 74/4
View dismissal SE Marsh lbw b Yadav 9 24 19 1 0 47.36
14.6 no shot offered and given. This is short of a length, hits a crack, and comes back in. Given out on the field, Marsh and Smith have a long chat. They are both unsure, but because they have only one review left, they don't take the final challenge. Had the Warner review not been erased, Australia would have definitely challenged this. This would have missed by a long way. Finally Australia have made a DRS review. How much of a difference has that proverbial mm in the Warner decision made? 67/3
View dismissal PSP Handscomb c †Saha b Ashwin 24 84 67 2 0 35.82
35.2 58.6 mph, that's a 25th five-for for Ashwin. Is this another topspinner? No it is a regulation offbreak. Handscomb tries something desperate with only tail for company. Jumps out of the crease, doesn't get to the pitch of it, and hence tries a slog. The ball, though, explodes from the pitch and stands up to take a massive edge for Saha to claim running a few metres back 110/9
View dismissal MR Marsh c Nair b Ashwin 13 26 16 3 0 81.25
25.6 47.6 mph, this is how Lyon took all those wickets in the first innings. Marsh goes back to a length ball, the ball kicks and jumps, he follows it with his hands and gloves it onto his thigh pad. Nair at short leg is so exited he starts celebrating before taking the catch. His hands flick his helmet as they go up to complete the catch, but the ball is a long way from the helmet 101/5
View dismissal MS Wade c †Saha b Ashwin 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
27.5 49.4 mph, And Jadeja and Ashwin have produced another wicket before tea. Saha takes a great catch too. An offbreak on off. Wade plays for the turn. The ball doesn't turn, hits the inside edge onto the pad and lobs towards the vacant short leg. Saha dives full length. Nay he flies. Takes it with both hands 101/6
View dismissal MA Starc b Ashwin 1 7 6 0 0 16.66
29.4 50.9 mph, full ball, no turn, and India are three strikes away. Natural variation again. Starc defends for the turn, but there is no turn on this offbreak, and he has had his off stump pegged back. Off the underarm too. India ecstatic. The jack in the box gone. Credit to Ashwin, watching the replay. This is the topspinner with the seam upright 103/7
View dismissal SNJ O'Keefe b Jadeja 2 18 10 0 0 20.00
34.2 57.2 mph, Jadeja too good. He has created many wickets today, but now he gets one in his own ledger. O'Keefe plays a forward defensive to a length ball. The ball hits a crack, refuses to turn or bounce. It rolls along the ground to hit the stump mic on the middle stump. India two wickets away 110/8
View dismissal NM Lyon c & b Ashwin 2 6 6 0 0 33.33
35.4 50.3 mph, Ashwin ends it with a return catch and throws the ball to the moon. Classic offspinners' dismissal to get the rival offspinner out. Tosses this up outside off, draws a drive, beats him in flight and accepts the catch himself 112/10
JR Hazlewood not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 8, lb 2, w 1) 11
  Total (all out; 35.4 overs; 158 mins) 112 (3.14 runs per over)
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View wicket I Sharma 6 1 28 1 4.66 24 4 0 (1w)
4.3 to Renshaw, 85.3 mph, Renshaw is walking. Ishant strikes. This has taken off from a crack. A length ball, angling in to Renshaw, who has to play the angle, but the ball kicks off and leaves him a touch. Takes the glove on the way. India are back into this 22/1
View wickets R Ashwin 12.4 4 41 6 3.23 52 3 1
9.1 to Warner, 51.6 mph, lbw first ball. Long long chat, and they decide to review. Warner doesn't look convinced, but he has reviewed it. Warner has picked a ball too full to sweep and is beaten. The question is, has he got an edge or has it straightened enough? This is pitched outside off, the ball has straightened, and I don't see any part of ball in line. However, the machine is showing "umpire's call". I don't know how. I must be wrong, but I will need an explanation from somebody here. Don't see any part of ball in line. They show umpire's call. Both on impact and the stumps. On many more replays, perhaps one mm of the ball hit him in line. Oof 42/2
25.6 to MR Marsh, 47.6 mph, this is how Lyon took all those wickets in the first innings. Marsh goes back to a length ball, the ball kicks and jumps, he follows it with his hands and gloves it onto his thigh pad. Nair at short leg is so exited he starts celebrating before taking the catch. His hands flick his helmet as they go up to complete the catch, but the ball is a long way from the helmet 101/5
27.5 to Wade, 49.4 mph, And Jadeja and Ashwin have produced another wicket before tea. Saha takes a great catch too. An offbreak on off. Wade plays for the turn. The ball doesn't turn, hits the inside edge onto the pad and lobs towards the vacant short leg. Saha dives full length. Nay he flies. Takes it with both hands 101/6
29.4 to Starc, 50.9 mph, full ball, no turn, and India are three strikes away. Natural variation again. Starc defends for the turn, but there is no turn on this offbreak, and he has had his off stump pegged back. Off the underarm too. India ecstatic. The jack in the box gone. Credit to Ashwin, watching the replay. This is the topspinner with the seam upright 103/7
35.2 to Handscomb, 58.6 mph, that's a 25th five-for for Ashwin. Is this another topspinner? No it is a regulation offbreak. Handscomb tries something desperate with only tail for company. Jumps out of the crease, doesn't get to the pitch of it, and hence tries a slog. The ball, though, explodes from the pitch and stands up to take a massive edge for Saha to claim running a few metres back 110/9
35.4 to Lyon, 50.3 mph, Ashwin ends it with a return catch and throws the ball to the moon. Classic offspinners' dismissal to get the rival offspinner out. Tosses this up outside off, draws a drive, beats him in flight and accepts the catch himself 112/10
View wickets UT Yadav 9 2 30 2 3.33 35 3 0
14.6 to SE Marsh, no shot offered and given. This is short of a length, hits a crack, and comes back in. Given out on the field, Marsh and Smith have a long chat. They are both unsure, but because they have only one review left, they don't take the final challenge. Had the Warner review not been erased, Australia would have definitely challenged this. This would have missed by a long way. Finally Australia have made a DRS review. How much of a difference has that proverbial mm in the Warner decision made? 67/3
20.3 to Smith, 87.2 mph, it needed something like this to get Smith out. A grubber to end all grubbers. This is short of a length, and doesn't leave the ground at at all. Hits him on the boot almost. Bang in front of middle. No doubt about that decision. This would have almost bounced twice before reaching the stumps. Smith has a chat with the non-striker, he also looks at the change room for a clue, but the umpires stop him. And even as the umpire prevents him from doing it, Kohli also intervenes. Umpire Llong tells Kohli also not to butt in 74/4
View wicket RA Jadeja 8 5 3 1 0.37 45 0 0
34.2 to O'Keefe, 57.2 mph, Jadeja too good. He has created many wickets today, but now he gets one in his own ledger. O'Keefe plays a forward defensive to a length ball. The ball hits a crack, refuses to turn or bounce. It rolls along the ground to hit the stump mic on the middle stump. India two wickets away 110/8

Match details


Toss - India
Series - 4-match series level 1-1
Player of the match - KL Rahul (India)
Umpires - RK Illingworth (England) and NJ Llong (England)
TV umpire - RA Kettleborough (England)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - Nitin Menon
Close of play
  • Sat, 4 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 40/0 (DA Warner 23*, MT Renshaw 15*, 16 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 237/6 (MS Wade 25*, MA Starc 14*, 106 ov)
  • Mon, 6 Mar - day 3 - India 2nd innings 213/4 (CA Pujara 79*, AM Rahane 40*, 72 ov)
  • Tue, 7 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 112 (35.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • India 1st innings
    • Drinks: India - 29/1 in 14.0 overs (KL Rahul 25, CA Pujara 2)
    • India: 50 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 126 balls (KL Rahul 31, CA Pujara 14, Ex 7)
    • Lunch: India - 72/2 in 27.5 overs (KL Rahul 48)
    • KL Rahul: 50 off 105 balls (8 x 4)
    • Over 33.5: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - V Kohli (Struck down)
    • India: 100 runs in 39.2 overs (236 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: India - 107/3 in 44.0 overs (KL Rahul 61, AM Rahane 10)
    • India: 150 runs in 56.4 overs (340 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: India - 168/5 in 59.0 overs (KL Rahul 79, R Ashwin 5)
    • Over 69.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - RA Jadeja (Upheld)
    • Over 70.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - KL Rahul (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: India - 189/10 in 71.2 overs (UT Yadav 0)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • End Of Day: Australia - 40/0 in 16.0 overs (DA Warner 23, MT Renshaw 15)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 18.4 overs (114 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 114 balls (DA Warner 32, MT Renshaw 16, Ex 2)
    • Over 29.4: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - SPD Smith (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Australia - 61/1 in 30.0 overs (MT Renshaw 20, SPD Smith 4)
    • Lunch: Australia - 87/2 in 45.0 overs (MT Renshaw 40, SE Marsh 2)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 53.4 overs (325 balls), Extras 8
    • MT Renshaw: 50 off 183 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 118/2 in 61.0 overs (MT Renshaw 50, SE Marsh 19)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 149 balls (MT Renshaw 23, SE Marsh 25, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 73.3 overs (444 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: Australia - 163/5 in 80.0 overs (SE Marsh 38)
    • Over 84.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - SE Marsh (Upheld)
    • Over 87.1: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - SE Marsh (Struck down)
    • SE Marsh: 50 off 162 balls (4 x 4)
    • New ball taken at 92.2 overs
    • Drinks: Australia - 194/5 in 93.0 overs (SE Marsh 55, MS Wade 12)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 93.5 overs (567 balls), Extras 14
    • Over 93.6: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - MS Wade (Struck down)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 112 balls (SE Marsh 24, MS Wade 19, Ex 7)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 237/6 in 106.0 overs (MS Wade 25, MA Starc 14)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 112.2 overs (678 balls), Extras 20
    • Over 117.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - MA Starc (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Australia - 274/8 in 120.1 overs (SNJ O'Keefe 3)
    • Over 120.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - MS Wade (Struck down)
    • Over 120.2: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - NM Lyon (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 276/10 in 122.4 overs (SNJ O'Keefe 4)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Lunch: India - 38/0 in 10.0 overs (KL Rahul 20, A Mukund 16)
    • India: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 2
    • KL Rahul: 50 off 82 balls (4 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 83/1 in 24.0 overs (KL Rahul 51, CA Pujara 14)
    • India: 100 runs in 31.5 overs (191 balls), Extras 2
    • Over 34.2: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - V Kohli (Struck down)
    • Tea: India - 122/4 in 39.0 overs (CA Pujara 34, AM Rahane 2)
    • India: 150 runs in 48.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: India - 153/4 in 50.0 overs (CA Pujara 45, AM Rahane 18)
    • CA Pujara: 50 off 125 balls (3 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 159/4 in 55.0 overs (CA Pujara 50, AM Rahane 19)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 110 balls (CA Pujara 25, AM Rahane 22, Ex 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 67.4 overs (406 balls), Extras 6
    • End Of Day: India - 213/4 in 72.0 overs (CA Pujara 79, AM Rahane 40)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 221 balls (CA Pujara 49, AM Rahane 43, Ex 8)
    • Over 75.4: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - CA Pujara (Upheld)
    • AM Rahane: 50 off 128 balls (4 x 4)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: India 2 (1 successful, 1 unsuccessful); Australia 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • Second new ball taken at 80.1
    • Over 84.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - AM Rahane (Upheld)
    • India: 250 runs in 86.1 overs (517 balls), Extras 14
    • Over 94.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - I Sharma (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: India - 274/10 in 97.1 overs (WP Saha 20)
    • Lunch: India - 274/10 in 97.1 overs (WP Saha 20)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Over 9.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - DA Warner (Struck down)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Australia - 65/2 in 14.0 overs (SPD Smith 25, SE Marsh 8)
    • Over 21.5: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - MR Marsh (Struck down)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 25.1 overs (151 balls), Extras 10
    • Tea: Australia - 101/6 in 27.5 overs (PSP Handscomb 19)
 
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