Aus vs Ind 1st Test: Match Facts & Scorecard

Winning the toss, Australia elected to bat on the Boxing Day and scored 277/6 on the first day. Day 2 saw India 214/3 at stumps after bundling Australia for 333. Day 3 saw 15 wickets falling and Australia leading by 230 runs with 2 wickets remaining. 4th day saw Australia winning comfortably as India fell short by 122 runs in the chase of 292 runs. Australia leads 1-0.

Ind in Aus 2011-12 Series: Schedule & Results

Match Facts

    Cowan’s first inning 68 is the second best on debut by any Australian.
    Ponting scored his 58th & 59th half-century in the match.
    3rd wicket’s stand of 113 run between Cowan & Ponting is their 2nd best at MCG against India.
    Grabbing 50 wickets, Zaheer Khan became the 7th Indian bowler to achieve the feat against Austealia. Anil Kumble (111), Harbhajan Singh (90), Kapil Dev (79), Erapalli Prasanna (57), Bishan Singh Bedi (56) and Shivlal Yadav (55) are ahead him.
    72 run stand for 7th wicket between Siddle and Haddin is Australia’s highest agianst India at MCG.
    Dhoni became 2nd Indian wicketkeeper (after PK Sen in 1948) to effect four dismissals in an inning.
    Sehwag became 5th Indian (and 23rd batsman) to cross 8000 test runs.
    Sehwag completed 8000 runs in 160 innings (5th quickest after Sangakkara, Sachin, Sobers & Dravid) of 93 tests (4th quickest after Sangakkara & Sobers, followed by Hayden)
    Dravid scored 63rd half-century.
    Tendulkar created new record of test half-centuries with his 64th half-century (Going past Border’s 63 half-century test record)
    Dravid & Tendulkar were involved in 20th test 100+ partnership (2nd place instance is of 16 100+ test partnerships)
    Dravid extended his record of 100+ partnerships in test to 88, Tendulkar is second with 84, while Ponting is third with 82.
    Tedndulkar’s 3224 runs (in 32 tests) is third highest against Australia, behind Jack Hobbs (3636) & David Gower (3269).
    Hilfenhaus grabbed his first 5-wkt haul.
    Hussey scored his 27th half-century.
    Ponting and Hussey shared 115 run 5th-wkt partnership.
    83 times, third highest after Dravid & Sachin, Ponting has been in test century partnerhips.

Australia 1st innings

    Cowan c Dhoni b Ashwin 68 runs 177 balls 7 4s
    Warner c Dhoni b Yadav 37 runs 49 balls 4 4s 1 six
    Shaun Marsh c Kohli b Yadav 0
    Ponting c Laxman b Yadav 62 runs 94 balls 6 4s
    Clarke b Khan 31 runs 68 balls 5 4s
    Michael Hussey c Dhoni b Khan 0
    Haddin c Sehwag b Khan 27 runs 70 balls 1 four
    Siddle c Dhoni b Khan 41 runs 99 balls 4 4s
    Pattinson not out 18 54 2 0 33.33
    Hilfenhaus c Kohli b Ashwin 19 runs 32 balls 3 4s
    Lyon b Ashwin 6 runs 11 balls 1 four
    Extras (lb 21, w 2, nb 1) 24
    Total (110 overs) 333

Fall of wickets

    1-46 (Warner, 13.1 ov), 2-46 (Marsh, 15.1 ov), 3-159 (Ponting, 48.3 ov), 4-205 (Clarke, 64.2 ov), 5-205 (Hussey, 64.3 ov), 6-214 (Cowan, 67.1 ov), 7-286 (Haddin, 90.6 ov), 8-291 (Siddle, 96.1 ov), 9-318 (Hilfenhaus, 105.4 ov), 10-333 (Lyon, 109.6 ov)

Bowling

    Zaheer Khan 31 ov 6 maidens 77/4
    Ishant Sharma 24 ov 7 maidens 48/0
    Umesh Yadav 26 ov 5 maidens 106/3
    Ashwin 29 ov 3 maidens 81/3

India 1st innings

    Gambhir c Haddin b Hilfenhaus 3 runs 23 balls
    Sehwag b Pattinson 67 runs 83 balls 7 4s
    Dravid b Hilfenhaus 68 runs 187 balls 6 4s
    Tendulkar b Siddle 73 runs 98 balls 8 4s 1 six
    Ishant Sharma c Haddin b Hilfenhaus 11 runs 69 balls
    Laxman c Haddin b Siddle 2 runs 22 balls
    Kohli c Haddin b Hilfenhaus 11 runs 21 balls 1 four
    Dhoni c Hussey b Hilfenhaus 6 runs 8 balls
    Ashwin c Haddin b Siddle 31 runs 35 balls 3 4s 1 six
    Zaheer Khan b Pattinson 4 runs 6 balls 1 four
    Umesh Yadav not out 2 runs 16 balls
    Extras (w 1, nb 3) 4
    Total (94.1 overs) 282

Fall of wickets

    1-22 (Gambhir, 7.5 ov), 2-97 (Sehwag, 28.2 ov), 3-214 (Tendulkar, 64.3 ov), 4-214 (Dravid, 65.2 ov), 5-221 (Laxman, 72.4 ov), 6-238 (Kohli, 79.2 ov), 7-245 (Dhoni, 81.4 ov), 8-254 (Sharma, 87.2 ov), 9-259 (Khan, 88.6 ov), 10-282 (Ashwin, 94.1 ov)

Bowling

    Pattinson 23 ov 6 maidens 55/2
    Hilfenhaus 26 ov 5 maidens 75/5
    Siddle 21.1 ov 2 maidens 63/3
    Lyon 17 ov 2 maidens 66/0
    Hussey 5 ov 15/0
    Warner 2 ov 8/0

Australia 2nd innings

    Warner b Yadav 5 runs 27 balls
    Cowan lbw b Yadav 8 runs 17 balls 1 four
    Shaun Marsh b Yadav 3 runs 11 balls
    Ponting c Sehwag b Khan 60 runs 97 balls 3 4s
    Clarke b Sharma 1 run 4 balls
    Hussey c †Dhoni b Khan 89 runs 151 balls 9 4s
    Haddin c Laxman b Khan 6 runs 14 balls
    Siddle c Dhoni b Yadav 4 runs 22 balls
    Lyon lbw b Ashwin 0
    Pattinson not out 37 runs 81 balls 4 4s
    Hilfenhaus c Laxman b Sharma 14 runs 29 balls 2 4s
    Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 1, nb 5) 13
    Total (76.3 overs) 240

Fall of wickets

    1-13 (Warner, 7.1 ov), 2-16 (Cowan, 7.4 ov), 3-24 (Marsh, 11.3 ov), 4-27 (Clarke, 12.5 ov), 5-142 (Ponting, 40.2 ov), 6-148 (Haddin, 42.5 ov), 7-163 (Siddle, 50.6 ov), 8-166 (Lyon, 53.6 ov), 9-197 (Hussey, 66.5 ov), 10-240 (Hilfenhaus, 76.3 ov)

Bowling

    Zaheer Khan 20 ov 4 maidens 53/3
    Umesh Yadav 20 ov 4 maidens 70/4
    Ishant Sharma 12.3 ov 43/2
    Ashwin 22 ov 4 maidens 60/1
    Sehwag 2 ov 7/0

India 2nd innings (target: 292 runs)

    Gambhir c Ponting b Siddle 13 runs 46 balls 1 four
    Sehwag c Hussey b Hilfenhaus 7 runs 12 balls 1 four
    Dravid b Pattinson 10 runs 29 balls 1 four
    Tendulkar c Hussey b Siddle 32 runs 46 balls 4 4s
    Laxman c Cowan b Pattinson 1 runs 14 balls
    Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 0
    Dhoni b Pattinson 23 runs 44 balls 1 six
    Ashwin c Cowan b Siddle 30 runs 35 balls 5 4s
    Zaheer Khan c Cowan b Pattinson 13 runs 22 balls 1 four 1 six
    Ishant Sharma not out 6 runs 14 balls
    Umesh Yadav c Warner b Lyon 21 runs 25 balls 2 4s 1 six
    Extras (lb 10, w 2, nb 1) 13
    Total (47.5 overs) 169

Fall of wickets

    1-17 (Sehwag, 5.6 ov), 2-39 (Gambhir, 12.1 ov), 3-58 (Dravid, 18.6 ov), 4-68 (Laxman, 22.6 ov), 5-69 (Kohli, 23.3 ov), 6-81 (Tendulkar, 26.1 ov), 7-117 (Ashwin, 34.6 ov), 8-141 (Khan, 40.5 ov), 9-142 (Dhoni, 42.2 ov), 10-169 (Yadav, 47.5 ov)

Bowling

    Pattinson 15 ov 2 maidens 53/4
    Hilfenhaus 18 ov 4 maidens 39/2
    Siddle 9 ov 1 maiden 42/3
    Lyon 5.5 ov 25/1
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