IND vs AUS: 3 best knocks in history of Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India

By Daniel S

February 4, 2023

The Border-Gavaskar trophy is slated on February 9 and both India and Australia are giving it their all in the nets to clinch the series. While Rohit Sharma and his men would hope to clinch the series for the third consecutive time, Pat Cummins-led Baggy Greens would be thriving to prevent the same and get back the trophy. 

The last time India toured Australia in 2020/21, the Indian team created history by defeating the Baggy Greens at Gabba after three decades and eventually went on to win the series, despite being rattled by injuries right throughout the contest. We decided to handpick three-best knocks from the history of the Border-Gavaskar trophy and Steve Smith stands third on the list with his fiery innings at Pune. 

Here are the three best knocks from the Border-Gavaskar trophy: 

3) Steve Smith 109 (202) – Pune, 2017

IND vs AUS, 2023: Steve Smith 109 (202) - Pune, 2017
IND vs AUS, 2023: Steve Smith 109 (202) – Pune, 2017 (Image Source: Twitter(

Steve Smith will go down as one of the fighters of Australian cricket and the batter, in general, leaves no trace of weakness when in full flow. One of its kind was his innings at Pune way back in 2017 in the first Test, which India lost by a whopping margin of 333 runs, although they went on to win the series later on. 

To add more, with a lead of 155 runs, it was Smith’s fiery innings that helped the Baggy Greens set a massive target of 441 on the board despite quality bowling from veteran Ravichandran Ashwin. It was the right-handed batter’s innings that set the tone for the Australian team.