Australian cricket team in India in 2012–13

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Australian cricket team in India in 2012–13
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Australia
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India
Dates 12 February 2013 – 26 March 2013
Captains Michael Clarke (1st-3rd Test)
Shane Watson (4th Test)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Test series
Result India won the 4-match series 4–0
Most runs Michael Clarke (286) Murali Vijay (430)
Most wickets Nathan Lyon (15) Ravichandran Ashwin (29)
Player of the series Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

The Australian cricket team toured India from 12 February to 26 March 2013, played a four-match Test series against India. India won the four Test series in a 4–0 whitewash to win the Border–Gavaskar Trophy. During the 1st Test, Mahendra Singh Dhoni set the highest score by an Indian Test captain, scoring 224 runs, beating the previous record held by Sachin Tendulkar.[1]

Squads[edit]

Australia introduced two debutants, Moisés Henriques and Glenn Maxwell while India introduced three debutants, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane.

Tests
 India  Australia[2]

Tour matches[edit]

Two-day: Indian Board President's XI v Australians[edit]

12–13 February 2013
Scorecard
v
241 (88.3 overs)
Ed Cowan 58 (109)
Parvez Rasool 7/45 (28.3 overs)
230 (68.3 overs)
Ambati Rayudu 87 (150)
Moisés Henriques 4/12 (9.3 overs)
15/0 (4 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 12* (14)
Match drawn
Guru Nanak College Ground, Chennai
Umpires: Sudhir Asnani (Ind) and CK Nandan (Ind)
  • Australians won the toss and elected to bat.

Three-day: India A v Australians[edit]

16–18 February 2013
Scorecard
v
451 (128.4 overs)
Manoj Tiwary 129 (187)
Ashton Agar 3/107 (20 overs)
235 (62.3 overs)
Shane Watson 84 (87)
Rakesh Dhurv 5/51 (14.3 overs)
195/3 f/o (55 overs)
Shane Watson 60 (63)
Jalaj Saxena 1/37 (16 overs)
Match drawn
Guru Nanak College Ground, Chennai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Pashchim Pathak (Ind)
  • India A won the toss and elected to bat.

Test series (Border–Gavaskar Trophy)[edit]

1st Test[edit]

22–26 February 2013
Scorecard
v
380 (133 overs)
Michael Clarke 130 (246)
Ravichandran Ashwin 7/103 (42 overs)
572 (154.3 overs)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 224 (265)
James Pattinson 5/96 (30 overs)
241 (93 overs)
Moisés Henriques 81* (148)
Ravichandran Ashwin 5/95 (32 overs)
50/2 (11.3 overs)
Virender Sehwag 19 (24)
James Pattinson 1/13 (3 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)

India lost the toss and were asked to bowl on a pitch that will soon be a ripper for spinners. Aus got off to a quick start but started to struggle as spinners were introduced and lost 2 wickets before lunch. Post lunch it was Ashwin show completely as the off spinner picked 3 quick wickets. but resistance from Henriques and Clarke helped Aus reach 380. India had a poor start and lost openers quickly. However, MS Dhoni along with tail-ender Bhuvneshvar had a 9th wicket record partnership which took India's total to more than 500. In the second innings, the Indian spinners stuck regularly and besides Henriques no other Aussie showed any resistance to leave India with a small target. Sachin Tendulkar finished the match by hitting two sixes of consecutive balls.

2nd Test[edit]

2–6 March 2013
Scorecard
v
237/9d (85 overs)
Michael Clarke 91 (186)
Ravindra Jadeja 3/33 (16 overs)
503 (154.1 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara 204 (341)
Glenn Maxwell 4/127 (26 overs)
131 (67 overs)
Ed Cowan 44 (150)
Ravichandran Ashwin 5/63 (28 overs)
India won by an innings and 135 runs
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Glenn Maxwell (Aus) made his Test debut.
  • Australia became the first team in Test cricket to declare in its first innings, and then lose the match by an innings.[3]

India again lost the toss but this time the pacers extracted early movement which aided the spinners and resulted in low 1st innings total for Australia. Clarke and Wade had a useful partnership but the constant loss of wikets emant Clarke declared early. India in their first innings thanks to Pujara and Vijay for the partnership of 370 runs due to which India scored 500+ again and the spiners in the 2nd innings dismissed Australia cheaply. This match marked the last test in the career of Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh.

3rd Test[edit]

14–18 March 2013
Scorecard
v
408 (141.5 overs)
Mitchell Starc 99 (144)
Ishant Sharma 3/72 (30 overs)
499 (132.1 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 187 (174)
Peter Siddle 5/71 (29.1 overs)
223 (89.2 overs)
Phillip Hughes 69 (147)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/31 (10 overs)
136/4 (33.3 overs)
Virat Kohli 34 (61)
Xavier Doherty 1/24 (7 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on Day 1 due to rain.
  • Shikhar Dhawan (Ind) made his Test debut.

The first day was lost to rain and thanks to Smith and Starc's batting Australia got a healthy first innings total. India, however, with Dhawan's quickfire debut century and steady batting from Vijay got a small lead. In the second innings the Indian bowlers again dismissed the Australian's for a low score and India won on the last day with less than 4 overs left.

4th Test[edit]

22–26 March 2013
Scorecard
v
262 (112.1 overs)
Peter Siddle 51 (136)
Ravichandran Ashwin 5/57 (34 overs)
272 (70.2 overs)
Murali Vijay 57 (123)
Nathan Lyon 7/94 (23.2 overs)
164 (46.3 overs)
Peter Siddle 50 (45)
Ravindra Jadeja 5/58 (16 overs)
158/4 (31.2 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara 82* (92)
Glenn Maxwell 2/54 (11 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Ravindra Jadeja (Ind)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Ajinkya Rahane (Ind) made his Test debut.

Clarke was ruled out due to Back injury and Watson was the captain. The spinners caused havoc in the match and only Siddle form Australia and Pujara from India showed any resistance. Jadeja got his best bowling figures in Tests in the second innings and India won the test to record their first-ever whitewash against Australia.

Australian team disciplinary breach[edit]

Homeworkgate,[4][5] refers to a controversial sequence of events that took place during the 2013 tour of India.

Incident[edit]

Australia lost the first two Tests of the series, the second of them by a heavy margin: an innings and 135 runs. In this game, Australia became the first team in Test cricket to declare in its first innings, and then lose the match by an innings.[3] With two Test matches left, the best Australia could hope for was a drawn series. Before the 3rd Test, four Australian players – Shane Watson, James Pattinson (both of whom had played in the 2nd Test), Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja (who were in the touring party) – were made ineligible for the match following a breach of discipline.[6] Michael Clarke, the captain, revealed that the extreme step had been taken as a result of repeated infractions.[7] Former players reacted with astonishment at the harsh decision taken by the team management.[8] Vice-captain Watson returned to the tour, after he flew back to Sydney after being dropped.[9] The incident referred to an assignment given by the head coach Arthur to the players asking them to give in writing ways to improve their performance to help the team. The aforementioned players did not submit their replies within the time stipulated and combined with previous incidents of team breaches they were suspended for one test each.

Reaction[edit]

The whole incident was criticized by former Australian Cricketers and Arthur was ridicule for his autocratic way of functioning. Watson flew before the third test to be with his wife who was due and came back to lead the side in the 4th test after Clarke was ruled out due to troublesome back injury. Johnson played the 4th test and had a very mediocre performance. Following the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy where Australia failed to win any match Arthur was removed and replaced by Darren Lehmann as the head coach of Australia.

Statistics[edit]

Individual[edit]

Statistic India Australia
Most series runs Murali Vijay 430 Michael Clarke 286
Highest innings Mahendra Singh Dhoni 224 Michael Clarke 130
Most centuries Murali Vijay 2 Michael Clarke 1
Most fifties Cheteshwar Pujara 2 Moisés Henriques
David Warner
Peter Siddle
2
Most wickets Ravichandran Ashwin 29 Nathan Lyon 15
Most five-wicket hauls Ravichandran Ashwin 4 [10] James Pattinson
Peter Siddle
Nathan Lyon
1
Best innings figure Ravichandran Ashwin 7/103 Nathan Lyon 7/94
Best match figure Ravichandran Ashwin 12/198 Nathan Lyon 9/165
Most catches
(wicket-keepers included)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 9 Ed Cowan
Brad Haddin
4
Most stumpings Mahendra Singh Dhoni 4 Matthew Wade
Brad Haddin
1

Team[edit]

Statistic India Australia
Highest team total 572 408
Lowest team total 272 131
Tosses won 0 4

Australia[edit]

  • Michael Clarke reached 7,000 Test career runs when he scored 130 in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • Michael Clarke scored his 23rd Test century when he scored 130 in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • Moisés Henriques scored his first Test half-century when he scored 68 in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • James Pattinson took his third five-wicket haul in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • Moisés Henriques took his first Test wicket when he bowled Harbhajan Singh in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • Glenn Maxwell took his first Test wicket when he got Murali Vijay out in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Peter Siddle took his seventh five-wicket haul in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test.
  • Nathan Lyon took his third five-wicket haul in the 1st innings of the 4th Test.

India[edit]

  • Ravichandran Ashwin took his sixth five-wicket haul in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • Virat Kohli scored his fourth Test century when he scored 107 in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • MS Dhoni reached 4,000 Test career runs when he scored 224 in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • MS Dhoni scored his first Test double century and his sixth Test century when he scored 224 in the 1st innings of the 1st Test.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin took his seventh five-wicket haul and completed ten wickets in a match for the second time in the 2nd innings of the 1st Test.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar took his first Test wicket when he bowled David Warner in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test and he is the first bowler to take his first wicket as bowled in all three formats of cricket.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara scored his fourth Test century and 2nd double century when he scored 204 in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Murali Vijay scored his second Test century when he scored 167 in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara reached 1,000 Test Career runs when he scored 204 in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Virat Kohli reached 1,000 Test Career runs when he scored 34 in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin took his eighth five-wicket haul in the 2nd innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Shikhar Dhawan scored his first Test century (on debut) when he scored 187 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test.
  • Murali Vijay scored his third Test century when he scored 153 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin took his ninth five-wicket haul in the 1st innings of the 4th Test.
  • Murali Vijay reached 1,000 Test career runs when he scored 57 in the 1st innings of the 4th Test.
  • Pragyan Ojha reached 100 Test career wickets when he took the wicket of James Pattinson in the 1st innings of the 4th Test.
  • Ravindra Jadeja took his first five-wicket haul in the 2nd innings of the 4th Test.

Records from the series[edit]

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 224 in the first Test match is the highest individual score by an Indian wicket-keeper (second to Andy Flower's 232)
  • Shikhar Dhawan's 187 is the fastest ever century by a batsman on his debut.
  • Australia became first-ever country to declare the match on the first day and lose it by an innings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India-Australia: Moises Henriques delays Dhoni's team". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Maxwell, Henriques in Test squad to India". Wisden India. 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "India v Australia: Collapse helps hosts take 2-0 lead". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Return of the Aussie veterans - BBC Sport". M.bbc.co.uk. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Put my neck on line: Arthur on 'homework-gate' - The Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  6. ^ "Shane Watson one of four dropped by Australia for discipline breach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Latest incident not isolated: Clarke". Wisden India. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Never heard anything so stupid: Mark Waugh". Wisden India. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Australia's Shane Watson returns to captain side against India". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Most five-wicket hauls for Ravichandran Ashwin in Border - Gavaskar Trophy in 2013". Wikipedia. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 

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