Australia v India
India in Australia 1977/78 (4th Test)
VenueSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th January 1978 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultIndia won by an innings and 2 runs
UmpiresRC Bailhache, TF Brooks
Close of play day 1India (1) 86/0 (Gavaskar 45*, Chauhan 35*)
Close of play day 2India (1) 190/3 (Viswanath 48*, Vengsarkar 23*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 40/1 (Cosier 23*, Hughes 7*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 243/8 (Toohey 77*, Thomson 4*)

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Dysonlbw b Chandrasekhar261141361-  
GJ Cosierb Amarnath1731462-  
PM Tooheyrun out4991-  
CS Serjeantc Ghavri b Bedi435411-  
*RB Simpsonc Kirmani b Chandrasekhar38991132-  
KJ Hughesb Bedi17212211  
AL Mannb Bedi021--  
+SJ Rixonlbw b Chandrasekhar1768701-  
WM Clarkc Gavaskar b Chandrasekhar021--  
JR Thomsonnot out11021--  
JB Gannonc Amarnath b Prasanna065--  
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(all out, 242 minutes, 49.4 overs)131
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Cosier), 2-34 (Toohey), 3-46 (Serjeant), 4-61 (Dyson), 5-84 (Hughes), 6-84 (Mann), 7-125 (Simpson), 8-125 (Clark), 9-130 (Rixon), 10-131 (Gannon, 49.4 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ghavri7   1250--
Amarnath7   461--
Bedi13   3493--
Chandrasekhar15   3304--

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Rixon b Thomson491101445-  
CPS Chauhanc Mann b Clark421241706-  
M Amarnathc Gannon b Clark937401-  
GR Viswanathb Thomson791822026-  
DB Vengsarkarc Rixon b Cosier481212082-  
AV Mankadb Thomson1623222-  
+SMH Kirmanib Cosier4261953-  
KD Ghavric Serjeant b Thomson641231425-  
EAS Prasannanot out2544564-  
*BS Bedinot out111--  
BS Chandrasekhardid not bat      
Extras(9 lb, 12 nb)21
Total(8 wickets, declared, 543 minutes, 101 overs)396
Fall of wickets:
1-97 (Gavaskar), 2-102 (Chauhan), 3-116 (Amarnath), 4-241 (Viswanath), 5-261 (Mankad), 6-263 (Vengsarkar), 7-344 (Kirmani), 8-395 (Ghavri)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson27   8834--
Clark21   3662--
Gannon20   4650--
Mann20   01010--
Simpson4   0340--
Cosier9   1262--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Dysonc and b Chandrasekhar651671-  
GJ Cosierb Bedi681641939-  
KJ Hughesc Vengsarkar b Bedi1981942-  
CS Serjeantb Prasanna163--  
*RB Simpsonlbw b Prasanna331261312-  
PM Tooheyc sub (Madan Lal) b Ghavri852582319-  
AL Mannc and b Prasanna021--  
+SJ Rixonc Viswanath b Chandrasekhar1127221-  
WM Clarkb Prasanna1023332-  
JR Thomsonb Ghavri1655722-  
JB Gannonnot out004--  
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)14
Total(all out, 426 minutes, 98.7 overs)263
Fall of wickets:
1-26 (Dyson), 2-87 (Hughes), 3-88 (Serjeant), 4-106 (Cosier), 5-171 (Simpson), 6-171 (Mann), 7-194 (Rixon), 8-221 (Clark), 9-257 (Toohey), 10-263 (Thomson, 98.7 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Amarnath5   390--
Chandrasekhar24   3852--
Bedi28   8622--
Prasanna29   11514--

--> GR Viswanath (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> AV Mankad made his last appearance in Test matches
--> KD Ghavri (1) passed his previous highest score of 37 in Test matches
--> PM Toohey (2) passed his previous highest score of 83 in Test matches
--> PM Toohey (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 40
--> RB Simpson (2) passed 4500 runs in Test matches when he reached 14
--> AL Mann made his last appearance in Test matches
--> JB Gannon made his last appearance in Test matches

12th Men: AD Ogilvie (Australia), Madan Lal (India)





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