Australia vs India Scorecard

Australia vs India 2018/19

Match Ended   
India beat Australia by 137 runs
  • Man of the match
    Jasprit Bumrah
IND 443/7
Bat Top batsman
Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara
106 (319)
  • 10x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 33.22SR
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
82 (204)
  • 9x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 40.19SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Pat Cummins
ECON 2.11
Mitchell Starc
ECON 3.10
AUS 151/10
Bat Top batsman
Marcus Harris
Marcus Harris
22 (35)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 62.85SR
Tim Paine
Tim Paine
22 (85)
  • 1x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 25.88SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Jasprit Bumrah
ECON 2.08
Ravindra Jadeja
ECON 1.8
IND 106/8
Bat Top batsman
Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal
42 (102)
  • 4x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 41.17SR
Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant
33 (43)
  • 3x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 76.74SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Pat Cummins
ECON 2.45
Josh Hazlewood
ECON 2.09
AUS 261/10
Bat Top batsman
Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins
63 (114)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 55.26SR
Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh
44 (72)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 61.11SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Jasprit Bumrah
ECON 2.78
Ravindra Jadeja
ECON 2.56
So that is it from this game. The Indians have taken an unassailable lead and have also retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy. They now, however, head to Sydney to do something no Indian team has done - win a Test series Down Under. Will they do so or will Australia bounce back? Join us to find out on the 3rd of January 1030 local (2330 GMT, previous day). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Man of the Match, Jasprit Bumrah, starts by saying, be it boxing day or be it any other day, it is special to play Test cricket and he is happy to contribute to the team's success. Mentions he always focuses on consistency and he always tries to contribute to the team's success. Further adds he now wants to focus on the next game. States it was always a dream to play Test cricket and he was very happy when he made his debut in South Africa. Ends by saying the start has been good and he would want to continue in the same manner.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they are not going to stop here, they are very confident now and they would look to play positive cricket in Sydney. States they will be looking for a win in Sydney and that is what their mind-set is. Mentions what the people outside say does not matter, what is being discussed in the dressing is what matters. Further adds the wicket was getting difficult to bat on as the game progressed. Credits the way Bumrah bowled. Appreciates the record-breaking effort by his pacers this year. Adds their first class cricket is amazing and reckons they were brilliant with the old ball. Acknowledges the effort by Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara and also the other batsmen to fulfill their role. Ends by saying they will try and play good cricket and nothing good or bad can distract them from trying to win the next game.
Australian skipper, Tim Paine, says it is very disappointing, he felt they made some strides forward in Perth but failed to continue the good work in this game. Further adds they are trying to get better and now they are looking forward to the game in Sydney. Mentions there is always some discussion about the batting line-up, the conditions in Sydney will be different and they will once again have a chat about who should bat where. Reckons the wicket was a good one but he felt it would deteriorate as the match progressed. Credits Pat Cummins for his effort in this game. Ends by saying it has been a difficult year but in the coming months they will have some world class players available and it will probably get better for them.
Australia were rocked again, and everyone did their part to get the job done. They had to wait a bit on the final day, but even the rain gods weren't going to stop them from a famous win. It was a good win for them. Australia's batting once again falls into the limelight. It's something they would like to focus on and better in the final Test in Sydney.
There was talk of maybe the tourists batting too slow on a surface which wasn't doing much, but everything changed on Day 3 when suddenly the surface offered assistance to the bowlers. 15 wickets in total fell on that day, and Australia were bowled out for 151 where Bumrah led the charge with his 6-fer. Despite having a lead of 292, the follow-on wasn't enforced and a target of 399 was set. More could have been achieved, if it wasn't for Cummins, who finished with career-best figures and took a 6-wicket haul of his own.
It was a collective performance from the Indians and that's the thing which will please them the most. Debutant Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari, who replaced Vijay and Rahul at the top of the order, did a fine job with Mayank scoring a confident 76. It set the platform for Pujara and Kohli who largely took the game away from the Aussies by really digging in there. Rohit later came in with a fifty of his own which enabled India to post 443 on the board.
The start of the day was marred by rain, but after a stop-start and a relative long-ish break, play began and it took the visitors less than 5 overs to wrap things up. Bumrah got the set Cummins first and then soon after, Sharma got Lyon to get his side over the line. It wasn't easy by any means though, India were made to work hard. India should have won the game on Day 4 itself after running through the Australian batting line-up, but Cummins and Lyon stood firm and took the game into the final day. Rain did threaten, but eventually it couldn't save the hosts.
A handsome victory for the Indians. They retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with this win. It's also their 150th win in Test cricket. Smiles all around as the away side celebrates. Kohli is pumped, his teammates are pumped and his team's supporters in the crowd give out a loud cheer. The decision from the skipper and the management to not enforce the follow-on did eventually pay off, but not without a few nails being bitten for sure.
Ishant Sharma To Nathan Lyon OUT!
OUT! THAT IS IT! Ishant just made me eat my words. He does not have the pace of Bumrah to hurry the batsman but he has bounced Lyon out here. He bangs it short and on middle, Lyon goes for the pull but the bounce gets big on him, it takes the top edge and goes towards Pant who takes it above his head. All smiles on the faces of the Indians, Virat kohli is absolutely pumped up as INDIA WIN BY 137 RUNS! THEY LEAD THE SERIES 2-1!
Ishant Sharma To Nathan Lyon
Goes shorter in length, Ishant though does not have the same pace as Bumrah to hurry the batsman. Lyon gets on the back foot and blocks it. Ishant should be bowling a little fuller here.
Ishant Sharma To Nathan Lyon
Lands it on a length around off, the ball pitches and comes back in. Lyon tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
over 89 : 261/9
0 runs
J. Hazlewood
0 (4)
N. Lyon
7 (47)
J. Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah To Josh Hazlewood
On the stumps and the batsman is solid in defense.
Jasprit Bumrah To Josh Hazlewood
Follows the yorker up with the bouncer, the batsman ducks under it.
Jasprit Bumrah To Josh Hazlewood
Bowls the yorker on middle, Hazlewood does well to jam it out.
Jasprit Bumrah To Josh Hazlewood
Lands it on a length and attacks the stumps, Josh defends it.
Josh Hazlewood is the last man in.
Jasprit Bumrah To Pat Cummins OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! No. 9 goes down and it is that of the well-set Cummins. Excellent delivery. Gets it around the off stump, in that corridor of uncertainty. It straightens a touch. Cummins plays inside the line, the ball takes the outside edge and goes low towards Pujara who takes a decent catch at first slip. End of a fighting knock by Cummins. India now just a wicket away from taking a 2-1 lead.
Jasprit Bumrah To Pat Cummins
Slightly short, does not bounce as much as the Indians would have wanted it to. Cummins punches it to mid on.
A short leg comes in place.
Match Detail
Match Notes
  • Mayank Agarwal makes his Test debut for India
  • Drinks: India 31/0 in 15.0 overs
  • India 50/1 in 22.4 overs
  • Lunch: India 57/1 in 28 overs
  • Mayank Agarwal Maiden Test fifty: 52 runs in 95 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: India 86/1 in 41.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 51 off 144 between Mayank Agarwal (26) and Cheteshwar Pujara (24)
  • India 100/1 in 44.3 overs
  • Tea: India 123/2 in 54.5 overs
  • India 151/2 in 62.4 overs
  • Cheteshwar Pujara 21st Test fifty: 50 runs in 152 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 93 between Cheteshwar Pujara (17) and Virat Kohli (31)
  • Referral 1 (71.5 ovs): Australia against V Kohli (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, IND: 2)
  • Drinks: India 174/2 in 72.0 overs
  • New ball taken: India 199/2 in 82.1 overs
  • India 201/2 in 82.5 overs
  • Stumps: India 215/2 in 89.0 overs
  • Virat Kohli 20th Test fifty: 50 runs in 110 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 101 off 214 between C Pujara (40) and V Kohli (51)
  • Drinks: India 246/2 in 103.0 overs
  • India 250/2 in 105.3 overs
  • C Pujara 17th Test Hundred: 100 runs in 280 balls (10x4) (0x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 150 off 363 between C Pujara (69) and V Kohli (68)
  • Lunch: India 277/2 in 117.0 overs
  • India 303/4 in 126.3 overs
  • Drinks: India 313/4 in 129.0 overs
  • Tea: India 346/4 in 143.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 110 between A Rahane (27) and R Sharma (14)
  • India 350/4 in 145.3 overs
  • Drinks: India 397/5 in 161.0 overs
  • India 403/5 in 161.5 overs
  • Rohit Sharma 10th Test fifty: 50 runs in 97 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 97 between R Sharma (26) and R Pant (24)
  • New ball taken: India 418/5 in 166.1 overs
  • Innings Break: India 443/7dec in 169.4 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 40/2 in 18.0 overs
  • Australia 53/2 in 19.4 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 89/4 in 33.0 overs
  • Australia 101/4 in 40.5 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 114/6 in 49.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (60.2 ovs): IND against T Paine (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS:2, IND:1)
  • Tea: Australia 145/7 in 63.0 overs
  • Australia 151/8 in 66.1 overs
  • J Bumrah 3rd Test 5-wicket haul: 5/33 (15.2)
  • Innings Break: Australia 151/10 in 66.5 overs
  • Drinks: India 28/2 in 14.2 overs
  • India 52/5 in 26.3 overs
  • Stumps: India 54/5 in 27.0 overs
  • P Cummins 3rd Test 5-wicket haul: 5/14 (9.0)
  • India 100/6 in 36.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (36.5 ovs): AUS against M Shami (Caught) Unsuccessful (AUS:1, IND:2)
  • Innings Break: India 106/8dec in 37.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (5.6 ovs): IND against U Khawaja (Caught) Unsuccessful (AUS:2, IND:1)
  • Lunch: Australia 44/2 in 14.0 overs
  • Australia 50/2 in 14.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (20.6 ovs): U Khawaja against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS:1, IND:1)
  • Drinks: Australia 95/3 in 29.0 overs
  • Australia 101/3 in 29.1 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 51 off 66 between S Marsh (34) and T Head (17)
  • Referral 3 (32.2 ovs): S Marsh against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS:1, IND:1) (Retained)
  • Australia 114/4: S Marsh lbw b Jasprit Bumrah 44(72)
  • Tea: Australia 138/5 in 42.0 overs
  • Australia 150/5 in 45.0 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 176/7 in 61.3 overs
  • Australia 200/7 in 66.2 overs
  • New ball taken: Australia 234/8 in 80.1 overs
  • P Cummins 2nd Test fifty: 50 runs in 86 balls (3x4) (1x6)
  • Australia 252/8 in 81.3 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 258/8 in 85.0 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 258/8 in 85.0 overs
Match Poll

Who will win the match?

Player Teams Runs Avg.
Cheteshwar Pujara IND 521 74.42
Rishabh Pant IND 350 58.33
Virat Kohli IND 282 40.28
Marcus Harris AUS 258 36.85
Travis Head AUS 237 33.85
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Jasprit Bumrah IND 21 2.27
Nathan Lyon AUS 21 2.63
Mohammed Shami IND 16 3.06
Pat Cummins AUS 14 2.68
Josh Hazlewood AUS 13 2.61

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