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Test # 1405
Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 1997/98, 1st Test
India v Australia
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
6,7,8,9,10 March 1998 (5-day match)

Result: India won by 179 runs
Series: India leads the 3-Test series 1-0

Toss: India
Umpires: G Sharp (Eng) and S Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire: KSB Murali
Match Referee: PL van der Merwe (SA)
Test Debuts: Harvinder Singh (Ind); GR Robertson (Aus).
Man of the Match: SR Tendulkar

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: India 232/5 (Dravid 42*, Kumble 19*, 90 overs)
  • Day 2: India 257, Australia 193/7 (Healy 31*, Warne 13*, 74 overs)
  • Day 3: Australia 328, India 100/1 (Sidhu 55*, Dravid 18*, 34 overs)
  • Day 4: India 418/4d, Australia 31/3 (Reiffel 0*, 14.4 overs)
    India 1st innings                                               R   M   B  4 6
    +NR Mongia            c Healy            b Kasprowicz          58 180 132  9 0
    NS Sidhu              run out (ME Waugh)                       62 189 133  7 2
    R Dravid              c Robertson        b Warne               52 241 169  5 0
    SR Tendulkar          c Taylor           b Warne                4   7   5  1 0
    *M Azharuddin         c Reiffel          b Warne               26  80  63  4 0
    SC Ganguly            lbw                b Robertson            3  21  20  0 0
    A Kumble              c SR Waugh         b Robertson           30  92  77  3 0
    J Srinath             c Taylor           b Warne                1   3   3  0 0
    RK Chauhan            c Healy            b Robertson            3  12  16  0 0
    Harvinder Singh       not out                                   0  17  12  0 0
    SLV Raju                                 b Robertson            0   5   2  0 0
    Extras                (b 8, lb 6, nb 4)                        18
    Total                 (all out, 104.2 overs, 428 mins)        257
    
    FoW: 1-122 (Mongia, 42.3 ov), 2-126 (Sidhu, 43.6 ov),
         3-130 (Tendulkar, 45.5 ov), 4-186 (Azharuddin, 65.4 ov),
         5-195 (Ganguly, 70.5 ov), 6-247 (Kumble, 96.4 ov),
         7-248 (Srinath, 97.2 ov), 8-253 (Chauhan, 100.4 ov),
         9-257 (Dravid, 103.4 ov), 10-257 (Raju, 104.2 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Kasprowicz                  21      8     44      1 (3nb)
    Reiffel                     15      4     27      0 (2nb)
    Warne                       35     11     85      4 (1nb)
    Robertson                   28.2    4     72      4
    ME Waugh                     1      0      4      0
    SR Waugh                     4      1     11      0
    
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    *MA Taylor            c Mongia           b Harvinder Singh     12 103  73  0 0
    MJ Slater             c Dravid           b Kumble              11  43  34  2 0
    ME Waugh              c Ganguly          b Raju                66 180 130  8 1
    SR Waugh                                 b Kumble              12  18  17  1 0
    RT Ponting            c Mongia           b Raju                18  50  34  1 0
    GS Blewett            lbw                b Chauhan              9  31  32  0 0
    +IA Healy             c Ganguly          b Raju                90 257 194  6 0
    PR Reiffel            c Dravid           b Kumble              15  51  51  1 0
    SK Warne              c Tendulkar        b Kumble              17  12  39  2 0
    GR Robertson          c Mongia           b Srinath             57 198 152  7 0
    MS Kasprowicz         not out                                  11  54  33  2 0
    Extras                (b 1, lb 6, nb 3)                        10
    Total                 (all out, 130.3 overs, 517 mins)        328
    
    FoW: 1-16 (Slater, 9.4 ov), 2-44 (Taylor, 24.2 ov),
         3-57 (SR Waugh, 27.4 ov), 4-95 (Ponting, 41.1 ov),
         5-119 (Blewett, 50.1 ov), 6-137 (ME Waugh, 55.1 ov),
         7-173 (Reiffel, 69.2 ov), 8-201 (Warne, 79.5 ov),
         9-297 (Healy, 116.6 ov), 10-328 (Robertson, 130.3 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Srinath                     17.3    3     46      1 (3nb)
    Harvinder Singh             11      4     28      1 (1nb)
    Kumble                      45     10    103      4 (1nb)
    Chauhan                     25      3     90      1 (1nb)
    Raju                        32      8     54      3
    
    India 2nd innings                                               R   M   B  4 6
    +NR Mongia            lbw                b Blewett             18  69  57  2 0
    NS Sidhu              c Ponting          b Robertson           64 171 127 10 1
    R Dravid              c Healy            b Warne               56 214 149  7 0
    SR Tendulkar          not out                                 155 286 191 14 4
    *M Azharuddin         c SR Waugh         b ME Waugh            64 123  89  8 1
    SC Ganguly            not out                                  30  49  36  4 0
    Extras                (b 18, lb 6, nb 7)                       31
    Total                 (4 wickets dec, 107 overs, 458 mins)    418
    
    DNB: A Kumble, J Srinath, RK Chauhan, SLV Raju,
         Harvinder Singh.
    
    FoW: 1-43 (Mongia, 16.3 ov), 2-115 (Sidhu, 42.4 ov),
         3-228 (Dravid, 68.3 ov), 4-355 (Azharuddin, 95.5 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Kasprowicz                  14      6     42      0 (1nb)
    Reiffel                      9      1     32      0 (2nb)
    Robertson                   27      4     92      1 (1nb)
    Warne                       30      7    122      1 (2nb)
    Blewett                     10      2     35      1
    ME Waugh                     9      0     44      1
    SR Waugh                     8      0     27      0 (1nb)
    
    Australia 2nd innings (target: 348 runs)                        R   M   B  4 6
    MJ Slater                                b Srinath             13  37  23  2 0
    *MA Taylor            c Srinath          b Kumble              13  66  42  2 0
    GS Blewett            c Dravid           b Kumble               5  18  12  1 0
    PR Reiffel            c Azharuddin       b Raju                 8 100  84  1 0
    ME Waugh              c Dravid           b Kumble              18  41  38  3 0
    SR Waugh              c Dravid           b Raju                27  77  71  4 0
    RT Ponting            lbw                b Raju                 2   9   7  0 0
    +IA Healy             not out                                  32  92  72  3 0
    SK Warne              c Kumble           b Chauhan             35  58  52  4 1
    GR Robertson                             b Chauhan              0   1   1  0 0
    MS Kasprowicz         c Srinath          b Kumble               4  12   8  1 0
    Extras                (b 4, lb 3, nb 4)                        11
    Total                 (all out, 67.5 overs, 260 mins)         168
    
    FoW: 1-18 (Slater, 8.2 ov), 2-30 (Blewett, 12.1 ov),
         3-31 (Taylor, 14.4 ov), 4-54 (ME Waugh, 26.4 ov),
         5-79 (Reiffel, 39.1 ov), 6-91 (Ponting, 41.6 ov),
         7-96 (SR Waugh, 47.4 ov), 8-153 (Warne, 64.3 ov),
         9-153 (Robertson, 64.4 ov), 10-168 (Kasprowicz, 67.5 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Srinath                      6      4      9      1
    Harvinder Singh              2      0      9      0
    Chauhan                     22      7     66      2 (4nb)
    Kumble                      22.5    7     46      4
    Raju                        15      4     31      3
    

      Day 1

    • Lunch: India 86/0 (Sidhu 52*, Mongia 32*, 28 overs)
    • Tea: India 159/3 (Dravid 10*, Azharuddin 16*, 57 overs)

      Day 2

    • Lunch: Australia 17/1 (Taylor 5*, ME Waugh 1*, 12 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 95/4 (ME Waugh 39*, 41.1 overs)

      Day 3

    • Lunch: Australia 274/8 (Healy 70*, Robertson 36*, 104 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 328 all out.
    • The 9th wicket partnership of 96 between IA Healy and GR Robertson set a new record for Australia against India (previous: 87, IWG Johnson and WPA Crawford at Madras, 1956/57).

      Day 4

    • Lunch: India 200/2 (Tendulkar 50*, Dravid 44*, 62 overs)
    • Tea: India 312/3 (Tendulkar 116*, Azharuddin 29*, 88 overs)
    • Australia set a target of 348 to win from approximately 107 overs. This was the same target required by India in the Tied Test at the same ground in 1986.



    Tour Index

    Team Pages: India, Australia.

    Ground Page: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

    India Player Pages: NR Mongia, NS Sidhu, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, M Azharuddin, SC Ganguly, A Kumble, J Srinath, RK Chauhan, Harvinder Singh, SLV Raju.

    Australia Player Pages: MA Taylor, MJ Slater, ME Waugh, SR Waugh, RT Ponting, GS Blewett, IA Healy, PR Reiffel, SK Warne, GR Robertson, MS Kasprowicz.

    Match Officials' Pages: G Sharp, S Venkataraghavan, KSB Murali, PL van der Merwe.


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