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Test # 1405
Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 1997/98, 1st Test
India v Australia
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
6,7,8,9,10 March 1998 (5-day match)

Result: India won by 179 runs
Series: India leads the 3-Test series 1-0

Toss: India
Umpires: G Sharp (Eng) and S Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire: KSB Murali
Match Referee: PL van der Merwe (SA)
Test Debuts: Harvinder Singh (Ind); GR Robertson (Aus).
Man of the Match: SR Tendulkar

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: India 232/5 (Dravid 42*, Kumble 19*, 90 overs)
  • Day 2: India 257, Australia 193/7 (Healy 31*, Warne 13*, 74 overs)
  • Day 3: Australia 328, India 100/1 (Sidhu 55*, Dravid 18*, 34 overs)
  • Day 4: India 418/4d, Australia 31/3 (Reiffel 0*, 14.4 overs)
    India 1st innings                                               R   M   B  4 6
    +NR Mongia            c Healy            b Kasprowicz          58 180 132  9 0
    NS Sidhu              run out (ME Waugh)                       62 189 133  7 2
    R Dravid              c Robertson        b Warne               52 241 169  5 0
    SR Tendulkar          c Taylor           b Warne                4   7   5  1 0
    *M Azharuddin         c Reiffel          b Warne               26  80  63  4 0
    SC Ganguly            lbw                b Robertson            3  21  20  0 0
    A Kumble              c SR Waugh         b Robertson           30  92  77  3 0
    J Srinath             c Taylor           b Warne                1   3   3  0 0
    RK Chauhan            c Healy            b Robertson            3  12  16  0 0
    Harvinder Singh       not out                                   0  17  12  0 0
    SLV Raju                                 b Robertson            0   5   2  0 0
    Extras                (b 8, lb 6, nb 4)                        18
    Total                 (all out, 104.2 overs, 428 mins)        257
    
    FoW: 1-122 (Mongia, 42.3 ov), 2-126 (Sidhu, 43.6 ov),
         3-130 (Tendulkar, 45.5 ov), 4-186 (Azharuddin, 65.4 ov),
         5-195 (Ganguly, 70.5 ov), 6-247 (Kumble, 96.4 ov),
         7-248 (Srinath, 97.2 ov), 8-253 (Chauhan, 100.4 ov),
         9-257 (Dravid, 103.4 ov), 10-257 (Raju, 104.2 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Kasprowicz                  21      8     44      1 (3nb)
    Reiffel                     15      4     27      0 (2nb)
    Warne                       35     11     85      4 (1nb)
    Robertson                   28.2    4     72      4
    ME Waugh                     1      0      4      0
    SR Waugh                     4      1     11      0
    
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    *MA Taylor            c Mongia           b Harvinder Singh     12 103  73  0 0
    MJ Slater             c Dravid           b Kumble              11  43  34  2 0
    ME Waugh              c Ganguly          b Raju                66 180 130  8 1
    SR Waugh                                 b Kumble              12  18  17  1 0
    RT Ponting            c Mongia           b Raju                18  50  34  1 0
    GS Blewett            lbw                b Chauhan              9  31  32  0 0
    +IA Healy             c Ganguly          b Raju                90 257 194  6 0
    PR Reiffel            c Dravid           b Kumble              15  51  51  1 0
    SK Warne              c Tendulkar        b Kumble              17  12  39  2 0
    GR Robertson          c Mongia           b Srinath             57 198 152  7 0
    MS Kasprowicz         not out                                  11  54  33  2 0
    Extras                (b 1, lb 6, nb 3)                        10
    Total                 (all out, 130.3 overs, 517 mins)        328
    
    FoW: 1-16 (Slater, 9.4 ov), 2-44 (Taylor, 24.2 ov),
         3-57 (SR Waugh, 27.4 ov), 4-95 (Ponting, 41.1 ov),
         5-119 (Blewett, 50.1 ov), 6-137 (ME Waugh, 55.1 ov),
         7-173 (Reiffel, 69.2 ov), 8-201 (Warne, 79.5 ov),
         9-297 (Healy, 116.6 ov), 10-328 (Robertson, 130.3 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Srinath                     17.3    3     46      1 (3nb)
    Harvinder Singh             11      4     28      1 (1nb)
    Kumble                      45     10    103      4 (1nb)
    Chauhan                     25      3     90      1 (1nb)
    Raju                        32      8     54      3
    
    India 2nd innings                                               R   M   B  4 6
    +NR Mongia            lbw                b Blewett             18  69  57  2 0
    NS Sidhu              c Ponting          b Robertson           64 171 127 10 1
    R Dravid              c Healy            b Warne               56 214 149  7 0
    SR Tendulkar          not out                                 155 286 191 14 4
    *M Azharuddin         c SR Waugh         b ME Waugh            64 123  89  8 1
    SC Ganguly            not out                                  30  49  36  4 0
    Extras                (b 18, lb 6, nb 7)                       31
    Total                 (4 wickets dec, 107 overs, 458 mins)    418
    
    DNB: A Kumble, J Srinath, RK Chauhan, SLV Raju,
         Harvinder Singh.
    
    FoW: 1-43 (Mongia, 16.3 ov), 2-115 (Sidhu, 42.4 ov),
         3-228 (Dravid, 68.3 ov), 4-355 (Azharuddin, 95.5 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Kasprowicz                  14      6     42      0 (1nb)
    Reiffel                      9      1     32      0 (2nb)
    Robertson                   27      4     92      1 (1nb)
    Warne                       30      7    122      1 (2nb)
    Blewett                     10      2     35      1
    ME Waugh                     9      0     44      1
    SR Waugh                     8      0     27      0 (1nb)
    
    Australia 2nd innings (target: 348 runs)                        R   M   B  4 6
    MJ Slater                                b Srinath             13  37  23  2 0
    *MA Taylor            c Srinath          b Kumble              13  66  42  2 0
    GS Blewett            c Dravid           b Kumble               5  18  12  1 0
    PR Reiffel            c Azharuddin       b Raju                 8 100  84  1 0
    ME Waugh              c Dravid           b Kumble              18  41  38  3 0
    SR Waugh              c Dravid           b Raju                27  77  71  4 0
    RT Ponting            lbw                b Raju                 2   9   7  0 0
    +IA Healy             not out                                  32  92  72  3 0
    SK Warne              c Kumble           b Chauhan             35  58  52  4 1
    GR Robertson                             b Chauhan              0   1   1  0 0
    MS Kasprowicz         c Srinath          b Kumble               4  12   8  1 0
    Extras                (b 4, lb 3, nb 4)                        11
    Total                 (all out, 67.5 overs, 260 mins)         168
    
    FoW: 1-18 (Slater, 8.2 ov), 2-30 (Blewett, 12.1 ov),
         3-31 (Taylor, 14.4 ov), 4-54 (ME Waugh, 26.4 ov),
         5-79 (Reiffel, 39.1 ov), 6-91 (Ponting, 41.6 ov),
         7-96 (SR Waugh, 47.4 ov), 8-153 (Warne, 64.3 ov),
         9-153 (Robertson, 64.4 ov), 10-168 (Kasprowicz, 67.5 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Srinath                      6      4      9      1
    Harvinder Singh              2      0      9      0
    Chauhan                     22      7     66      2 (4nb)
    Kumble                      22.5    7     46      4
    Raju                        15      4     31      3
    

      Day 1

    • Lunch: India 86/0 (Sidhu 52*, Mongia 32*, 28 overs)
    • Tea: India 159/3 (Dravid 10*, Azharuddin 16*, 57 overs)

      Day 2

    • Lunch: Australia 17/1 (Taylor 5*, ME Waugh 1*, 12 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 95/4 (ME Waugh 39*, 41.1 overs)

      Day 3

    • Lunch: Australia 274/8 (Healy 70*, Robertson 36*, 104 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 328 all out.
    • The 9th wicket partnership of 96 between IA Healy and GR Robertson set a new record for Australia against India (previous: 87, IWG Johnson and WPA Crawford at Madras, 1956/57).

      Day 4

    • Lunch: India 200/2 (Tendulkar 50*, Dravid 44*, 62 overs)
    • Tea: India 312/3 (Tendulkar 116*, Azharuddin 29*, 88 overs)
    • Australia set a target of 348 to win from approximately 107 overs. This was the same target required by India in the Tied Test at the same ground in 1986.




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    Team Pages: India, Australia.

    Ground Page: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

    India Player Pages: NR Mongia, NS Sidhu, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, M Azharuddin, SC Ganguly, A Kumble, J Srinath, RK Chauhan, Harvinder Singh, SLV Raju.

    Australia Player Pages: MA Taylor, MJ Slater, ME Waugh, SR Waugh, RT Ponting, GS Blewett, IA Healy, PR Reiffel, SK Warne, GR Robertson, MS Kasprowicz.

    Match Officials' Pages: G Sharp, S Venkataraghavan, KSB Murali, PL van der Merwe.

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