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Indians in Australia, 1947/48
Australian XI v Indians
Sydney Cricket Ground
14,15,17,18 November 1947 (4-day match)

Result: Indians won by 47 runs

Toss: Indians
Umpires: GE Borwick and WJ Callum

Balls per over: 8

Close of play:

  • Day 1: Indians 292/9 (Kishenchand 57*, Irani 29*)
  • Day 2: Indians 326, Australian XI 342/4 (Hamence 25*, Harvey 30*)
  • Day 3: Australian XI 380, Indians 172/5 (Adhikari 23*, Rangnekar 7*)
    Indians 1st innings
    MH Mankad             c Miller           b Johnston             3
    CT Sarwate            c Saggers          b Miller              32
    Gul Mohammad          c Saggers          b Loxton              85
    VS Hazare             run out (Loxton/Saggers)                 38
    *L Amarnath                              b Loxton              10
    HR Adhikari           c Saggers          b Johnston             4
    KM Rangnekar                             b Loxton               6
    G Kishenchand         not out                                  75
    SW Sohoni             run out (Herbert/Saggers)                14
    CS Nayudu             c Hamence          b Dooland              3
    +JK Irani             lbw                b Dooland             43
    Extras                (b 6, lb 7)                              13
    Total                 (all out, 93.1 overs, 340 mins)         326
    
    FoW: 1-11, 2-81, 3-161, 4-163, 5-169,
         6-177, 7-184, 8-210, 9-229, 10-326.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Loxton                      22      3     70      3
    Johnston                    24      5     70      2
    Dooland                     15.1    0     58      2
    Miller                      13      0     36      1
    Herbert                     17      0     73      0
    Hamence                      2      0      6      0
    
    Australian XI 1st innings
    WA Brown              c Hazare           b Sohoni               8
    RE Rogers             run out (Hazare)                         16
    *DG Bradman           c Amarnath         b Hazare             172
    KR Miller                                b Mankad              86
    RA Hamence            c Hazare           b Sohoni              27
    RN Harvey             c Mankad           b Hazare              32
    SJE Loxton            c Irani            b Sohoni               0
    +RA Saggers           c Irani            b Sohoni               1
    B Dooland             lbw                b Mankad               5
    MU Herbert            not out                                  26
    WA Johnston           c Irani            b Amarnath             2
    Extras                (b 3, lb 2)                               5
    Total                 (all out, 91.1 overs, 304 mins)         380
    
    FoW: 1-11, 2-31, 3-283, 4-287, 5-346,
         6-346, 7-346, 8-348, 9-366, 10-380.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Sohoni                      17      2     89      4
    Amarnath                    15.1    2     53      1
    Mankad                      24      2     93      2
    Sarwate                     16      0     51      0
    Nayudu                       4      0     19      0
    Kishenchand                  1      0      3      0
    Hazare                      14      1     67      2
    
    Indians 2nd innings
    MH Mankad             c Saggers          b Dooland             34
    CT Sarwate            c Bradman          b Johnston            58
    Gul Mohammad                             b Dooland             20
    VS Hazare             c Saggers          b Miller              15
    *L Amarnath                              b Johnston             7
    HR Adhikari           c Loxton           b Johnston            46
    KM Rangnekar          c Harvey           b Johnston            13
    G Kishenchand         not out                                  63
    +JK Irani             run out (Loxton/Saggers)                  0
    SW Sohoni                                b Loxton              31
    CS Nayudu             not out                                   3
    Extras                (b 2, lb 12)                             14
    Total                 (9 wickets dec, 106 overs, 366 mins)    304
    
    FoW: 1-69, 2-109, 3-130, 4-141, 5-142,
         6-183, 7-238, 8-238, 9-295.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Johnston                    31      9     71      4
    Loxton                      25      9     43      1
    Herbert                     15      1     76      0
    Miller                       9      1     24      1
    Dooland                     26      4     76      2
    
    Australian XI 2nd innings (target: 251 runs)
    WA Brown              run out (Mankad)                         30
    RE Rogers                                b Mankad              31
    *DG Bradman           c Sarwate          b Mankad              26
    KR Miller             st Irani           b Mankad              13
    RA Hamence            c Amarnath         b Mankad               2
    RN Harvey             not out                                  56
    SJE Loxton            lbw                b Mankad               6
    +RA Saggers                              b Mankad               0
    B Dooland             c Kishenchand      b Mankad              31
    MU Herbert            c Gul Mohammad     b Amarnath             1
    WA Johnston           c Sohoni           b Mankad               2
    Extras                (b 5)                                     5
    Total                 (all out, 30 overs, 117 mins)           203
    
    FoW: 1-60, 2-64, 3-85, 4-91, 5-120,
         6-130, 7-130, 8-196, 9-198, 10-203.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Sohoni                       4      0     31      0
    Amarnath                    11      0     54      1
    Mankad                      12      0     84      8
    Sarwate                      2      0     24      0
    Gul Mohammad                 1      0      5      0
    

    • 12th Men:J Pettiford (Aust) and PK Sen (I)
    • Australian XI 1st innings: Bradman 172 (177 minutes, 18 fours, 1 six) including 90 runs between lunch and tea (11* to 101*). His 100th first-class hundred.
    • Australian XI were set a target of 251 for victory in 150 minutes.
    • In the Australian XI second innings, Brown was run out by bowler Mankad when caught out of his ground backing up at bowler's end before the bowler had made his delivery.
    • Crowds: 10826, 32103, 3417, 3855. Total: 50,201. Receipts: 5,945 pounds




  • Tour Index

    Team Pages: Indians.

    Ground Page: Sydney Cricket Ground

    Indians Player Pages: MH Mankad, CT Sarwate, Gul Mohammad, VS Hazare, L Amarnath, HR Adhikari, KM Rangnekar, G Kishenchand, SW Sohoni, CS Nayudu, JK Irani.

    Australian XI Player Pages: WA Brown, RE Rogers, DG Bradman, KR Miller, RA Hamence, RN Harvey, SJE Loxton, RA Saggers, B Dooland, MU Herbert, WA Johnston.

    Match Officials' Pages: GE Borwick, WJ Callum.

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