Australia draw first blood

The two Australian senior batsmen, who were deemed to be on notice before this Test, produced the best batting performances in the match. Melbourne Test - through Impact Index

By Jaideep Varma & Jatin Thakkar

Even though the match lasted just 4 days, Test cricket was well-served by this match. It was riveting for the first three days, as it seemed an equal battle between bat and ball for most of the match. Till the fourth day, when India went completely flat; first while trying to wait for Pattinson and Hilfenhaus to make a mistake (as opposed to attacking them) during which period they added a demoralising 43 runs. Then, the hallowed Indian batsmen, displaying a painfully familiar pusillanimity in the deciding innings, made it a one-sided game very quickly.

 The IMPACT scorecard for the match. All figures between 0 to 5.

 

Australia

Batting IMPACT

Bowling 

IMPACT

Captaincy / WK

Fielding IMPACT

Match IMPACT

IMPACT

 

1st Inn

2nd Inn

1st Inn

2nd Inn

 

 

 

BW Hilfenhaus

0.34

0.38

3.42

1.65

 

0.00

5.00 (5.79*)

JL Pattinson

0.32

1.20

0.95

2.71

 

0.00

5.00 (5.18*)

RT Ponting

1.48

2.81

0.00

0.00

 

0.13

4.42

PM Siddle

0.73

0.11

1.83

1.60

 

0.00

4.27

MEK Hussey

0.00

3.50

 0.00

 

 

0.38

3.88

EJG Cowan

1.80

0.22

 

 

 

0.38

2.39

BJ Haddin

0.48

0.22

 

 

0.65

0.63

1.97

MJ Clarke

0.55

0.03

 

 

0.50

0.00

1.08

DA Warner

0.66

0.13

 

 

 

0.13

0.92

SE Marsh

0.00

0.08

 

 

 

0.00

0.08

NM Lyon

0.11

0.00

-0.50

0.20

 

0.00

0.00 (-0.19*)

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