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India v Australia
Australia in India 1997/98 (2nd Test)
VenueEden Gardens, Calcutta on 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st March 1998 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultIndia won by an innings and 219 runs
UmpiresBC Cooray, K Parthasarathy
TV umpireS Choudhary
RefereePL van der Merwe
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 233 all out
Close of play day 2India (1) 369/3 (Dravid 76*, Azharuddin 9*; 90 overs)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 38/1 (Taylor 11*, Blewett 19*; 19 overs)
Man of the MatchJ Srinath

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Slaterc Dravid b Srinath063-- 
*MA Taylorc Mongia b Ganguly32149-- 
GS Blewettb Srinath011-- 
ME Waughlbw b Srinath1019272- 
SR Waughrun out (Dravid->Kumble)8017522913- 
RT Pontingb Kumble601271497- 
+IA Healyc Laxman b Kumble1612-- 
SK Warnec Azharuddin b Kumble1117232- 
GR Robertsonlbw b Ganguly29991273- 
MS Kasprowiczc Azharuddin b Ganguly2583923- 
P Wilsonnot out027-- 
Extras(2 lb, 12 nb)14
Total(all out, 367 minutes, 89.4 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Slater, 0.5 ov), 2-1 (Blewett, 0.6 ov), 3-15 (ME Waugh, 6.4 ov), 4-29 (Taylor, 9.2 ov), 5-141 (Ponting, 46.4 ov), 6-151 (Healy, 50.1 ov), 7-168 (Warne, 56.1 ov), 8-178 (SR Waugh, 62.5 ov), 9-232 (Kasprowicz, 87.5 ov), 10-233 (Robertson, 89.4 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Srinath17   0803-10
Ganguly13.43283-1
Kumble28   11443-1
Tendulkar2   060--
Raju17   2420--
Chauhan11   2300--
Laxman1   010--

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VVS Laxmanc Healy b Robertson9516122516- 
NS Sidhulbw b ME Waugh9715220416- 
RS Dravidc and b Blewett8615020912- 
SR Tendulkarc Blewett b Kasprowicz7986109122 
*M Azharuddinnot out163246311183 
SC Gangulyc sub (DS Lehmann) b Robertson6512817561 
+NR Mongianot out3044565- 
J Srinathdid not bat      
RK Chauhandid not bat      
SLV Rajudid not bat      
A Kumbledid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 9 nb)18
Total(5 wickets, declared, 647 minutes, 159 overs)633
Fall of wickets:
1-191 (Sidhu, 49.2 ov), 2-207 (Laxman, 54.1 ov), 3-347 (Tendulkar, 81.3 ov), 4-400 (Dravid, 101.4 ov), 5-558 (Ganguly, 144.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kasprowicz34   61221-3
Wilson12   2500--
Blewett20   3651--
Warne42   41470-7
Robertson33   21632--
ME Waugh18   1771-3

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Taylorrun out (Laxman->Mongia)451161875- 
MJ Slaterb Srinath51422-- 
GS Blewettlbw b Srinath2576942- 
ME Waughc Laxman b Kumble056-- 
RT Pontingc Srinath b Kumble925401- 
+IA Healylbw b Srinath381041186- 
SR Waughlbw b Kumble331381735- 
SK Warnec and b Kumble933441- 
GR Robertsonc Azharuddin b Kumble033-- 
MS Kasprowiczc Raju b Chauhan1024301- 
P Wilsonnot out021-- 
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 3 nb)7
Total(all out, 364 minutes, 88.4 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Slater, 4.1 ov), 2-55 (Blewett, 26.3 ov), 3-56 (ME Waugh, 27.5 ov), 4-81 (Ponting, 35.6 ov), 5-91 (Taylor, 41.3 ov), 6-133 (Healy, 68.5 ov), 7-158 (Warne, 79.2 ov), 8-158 (Robertson, 79.5 ov), 9-181 (SR Waugh, 87.6 ov), 10-181 (Kasprowicz, 88.4 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Srinath19   6443-2
Ganguly4   090-1
Kumble31   10625--
Chauhan18.44421--
Raju16   7200--

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> Day 1 Lunch: Australia (1) 67/4 (SR Waugh 29*, Ponting 20*; 29 overs)
--> Day 1 Tea: Australia (1) 175/7 (SR Waugh 79*, Robertson 0*; 58 overs)
--> Day 2 Lunch: India (1) 95/0 (Laxman 47*, Sidhu 42*; 29 overs)
--> Day 2 Tea: India (1) 228/2 (Dravid 16*, Tendulkar 12*; 58 overs)
--> Day 3 Lunch: India (1) 463/4 (Azharuddin 62*, Ganguly 28*)
--> Day 3 Tea: India (1) 578/5 (Azharuddin 127*, Mongia 11*)
--> Day 4 Lunch: Australia (2) 97/5 (Healy 9*, SR Waugh 0*)
--> Day 4 Tea: Australia (2) 158/6 (SR Waugh 21*, Warne 9*)
--> SR Waugh (1) passed 16500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 66
--> RT Ponting (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 42
--> MS Kasprowicz (1) passed his previous highest score of 21 in Test matches
--> P Wilson made his debut in Test matches
--> VVS Laxman (1) passed his previous highest score of 64 in Test matches
--> NS Sidhu (1) passed 3000 runs in Test matches when he reached 67
--> SR Tendulkar (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 31
--> M Azharuddin (1) passed 5500 runs in Test matches when he reached 24
--> RK Chauhan made his last appearance in Test matches
--> P Wilson made his last appearance in Test matches
--> P Wilson made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> SC Ganguly achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the Australia first innings (previous best was 3-71)
--> A Kumble reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed SR Waugh, his 5th wicket in the Australia second innings

Srinath took two wickets in the opening over of the Test, only the second such instance (prev. SJ Snooke, South Africa v England at Cape Town, 1909-10)
SR Waugh used a runner (Blewett) due to injury from over 55, when 74*. He was dismissed when the runner was caught out of his ground attempting a single.

 

 

 

 

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