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IND vs AUS: Top 3 Memorable Tests

December 15, 2020

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India and Australia have been playing Test cricket since 1947 and they renew their competition in Adelaide on Thursday. Probably the most serious conflicts have come since they started challenging the Border-Gavaskar Trophy - named after the initial two batsmen to pass 10,000 runs - in the 1996-97 seasons. The first Test match will be a day-night affair between the two groups, beginning from December 17. Here we investigated the three significant Tests between the two groups:

Sachin Tendulkar vanquishes Shane Warne

Sachin Tendulkar and spin lord Shane Warne had numerous epic fights. In any case, in 1998 at the Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, Warne drew first blood by having the batting ace got for four in the slips; at that point, he went through the middle-order to restrict India to 257 in their first innings. In answer, Australia made 328, helped by Ian Healy's 90.

This set up for Warne vs Tendulkar round two. Tendulkar dominated the competition on a dusty, spin-friendly wicket. He created one of his most amazing innings, dismantling Warne and another spinner Gavin Robertson in a glorious unbeaten 155 from 191 balls that changed the course of the match.

India declared and set Australia 348 to win. Australia was all-out for only 168 on the last day with Tendulkar, of course, named man of the match.

VVS Laxman's epic stand

The second Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, in 2001 was perhaps the best comeback. The match was respected among the most energizing matches ever. After Australia posted a major total of 445, with Matthew Hayden making 97 and Steve Waugh 110, their bowling assault drove by Glenn McGrath skittled the home side for 171.

The follow-on was authorized with India in genuine danger of going 2-0 down in the series. VVS Laxman (281) and Rahul Dravid (180) hunkered down in a memorable and lumpy 376-run stand for the fifth wicket as India made 657 for 7 before declaring.

Australia needed 384 runs for the victory. Harbhajan Singh took six wickets in the second innings to help India win the match by 171-run.

Spinners rule in Bangalore

Australia took a 1-0 lead into the blazing Test in Bangalore in 2017. Nathan Lyon took 8-50 to trick the Indian batsmen for 189. It seemed as though the tourists would go 2-0 up very easily.

In any case, in a disagreeable few days, Ravi Jadeja got 6-63 to guarantee the tourists led by only 87. A classy 92 from Cheteshwar Pujara coupled with six wickets for Josh Hazlewood then observed India all out for 274. Team India set a target of just 188 runs to win for the Australian team.

Australia was all-out for 112. Ravi Ashwin turning into the fourth bowler in the match to guarantee six wickets. However, the milestone was overshadowed by Virat Kohli. Kohli blamed Australia for consulting their dressing area over DRS choices from the field.

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