Australia v India
India in Australia 1977/78 (1st Test)
VenueBrisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th December 1977 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 16 runs
UmpiresTF Brooks, MG O'Connell
Close of play day 1India (1) 13/1 (Vengsarkar 10*, Amarnath 0*)
Close of play day 2Australia (2) 62/3 (Ogilvie 29*, Simpson 27*)
Close of play day 3India (2) 51/1 (Gavaskar 15*, Amarnath 32*)

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PA Hibbertc Kirmani b Amarnath1377891- 
GJ Cosierc Madan Lal b Amarnath1932512- 
AD Ogilviec Viswanath b Bedi58151- 
CS Serjeantc Gavaskar b Bedi042-- 
*RB Simpsonc Gavaskar b Bedi7651- 
PM Tooheyst Kirmani b Bedi82142142111 
AL Mannlbw b Madan Lal1954432- 
+SJ Rixonc Amarnath b Bedi914211- 
WM Clarkc Gavaskar b Chandrasekhar41113-- 
JR Thomsonb Chandrasekhar31819-- 
AG Hurstnot out0924-- 
Extras(3 b, 1 lb, 1 w)5
Total(all out, 220 minutes, 46.7 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Cosier), 2-33 (Ogilvie), 3-33 (Serjeant), 4-43 (Simpson), 5-49 (Hibbert), 6-90 (Mann), 7-107 (Rixon), 8-112 (Clark), 9-132 (Thomson), 10-166 (Toohey, 46.7 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Madan Lal10   3271--
Amarnath13   4432--
Prasanna4   220--
Chandrasekhar6   1342--

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Cosier b Clark31418-- 
DB Vengsarkar hit wkt b Thomson481151653- 
M Amarnathlbw b Clark01720-- 
GR Viswanathc Hurst b Mann45901115- 
BP Patelc Serjeant b Clark1327311- 
AV Mankadc Rixon b Thomson0914-- 
Madan Lalb Clark45141- 
+SMH Kirmanic Ogilvie b Thomson115372-- 
EAS Prasannac Thomson b Mann2361623- 
*BS Bedinot out2611-- 
BS Chandrasekharlbw b Mann087-- 
Extras(4 nb)4
Total(all out, 264 minutes, 50 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Gavaskar), 2-15 (Amarnath), 3-90 (Viswanath), 4-108 (Vengsarkar), 5-110 (Patel), 6-112 (Mankad), 7-119 (Madan Lal), 8-149 (Prasanna), 9-151 (Kirmani), 10-153 (Chandrasekhar, 50 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson16   1543--
Clark18   5464--
Hurst7   0310--
Cosier3   160--
Mann6   0123--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PA Hibbertlbw b Madan Lal21212-- 
GJ Cosierc Prasanna b Madan Lal022-- 
AD Ogilvieb Chandrasekhar461581702- 
CS Serjeantb Amarnath022-- 
*RB Simpsonc Viswanath b Amarnath892693117- 
PM Tooheyc Bedi b Chandrasekhar57105947- 
AL Mannc Amarnath b Madan Lal2956661- 
+SJ Rixonc Kirmani b Madan Lal619291- 
WM Clarkb Madan Lal1236451- 
JR Thomsonnot out41536142 
AG Hurstrun out26233021 
Extras(6 b, 11 lb, 2 nb)19
Total(all out, 417 minutes, 91.5 overs)327
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Cosier), 2-6 (Hibbert), 3-7 (Serjeant), 4-100 (Ogilvie), 5-184 (Toohey), 6-233 (Simpson), 7-237 (Mann), 8-246 (Rixon), 9-277 (Clark), 10-327 (Hurst, 91.5 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Madan Lal19   2725--
Amarnath8   1242--
Prasanna20   4590--
Chandrasekhar26   6822--

India second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Rixon b Clark11326432012- 
DB Vengsarkarb Clark1210-- 
M Amarnathc Rixon b Thomson47791005- 
GR Viswanathc Ogilvie b Thomson3585844- 
BP Patellbw b Thomson368-- 
AV Mankadb Hurst2160562- 
+SMH Kirmanic Serjeant b Hurst551331374- 
Madan Lalc Rixon b Clark2912-- 
EAS Prasannac Hibbert b Clark811291- 
*BS Bedinot out2630504- 
BS Chandrasekharc Rixon b Thomson0710-- 
Extras(6 lb, 7 nb)13
Total(all out, 416 minutes, 84.7 overs)324
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Vengsarkar), 2-88 (Amarnath), 3-147 (Viswanath), 4-151 (Patel), 5-196 (Mankad), 6-243 (Gavaskar), 7-251 (Madan Lal), 8-275 (Prasanna), 9-318 (Kirmani), 10-324 (Chandrasekhar, 84.7 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Clark26   11014--
Hurst15   3502--
Simpson4   0220--
Mann15   3520--
Cosier5   1100--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> PA Hibbert made his debut in Test matches
--> AD Ogilvie made his debut in Test matches
--> PM Toohey made his debut in Test matches
--> AL Mann made his debut in Test matches
--> SJ Rixon made his debut in Test matches
--> WM Clark made his debut in Test matches
--> DB Vengsarkar (1) passed his previous highest score of 39 in Test matches
--> SMH Kirmani (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 10
--> RB Simpson (2) passed 20000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 67
--> AG Hurst (2) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Test matches
--> AL Mann reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed GR Viswanath, his 1st wicket in the India first innings
--> Madan Lal achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the Australia second innings (previous best was 5-134)
--> WM Clark reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed Madan Lal, his 3rd wicket in the India second innings

12th Men: KJ Hughes (Australia), S Venkataraghavan (India)





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