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Unforgettable moments in the Indian cricket history

August 28, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Team India is the world's most successful cricket team. In England or in Australia, 70 percent of the crowd help India, even if a match is played between India and England or India and Australia.

Below are the glorious events from the history of the Indian Cricket Team:

The first Series match victory in a foreign land

In the year of 1971, India defeated England in a tri-tested rubber by 1-0 to register its maiden series winning in England. Ajit Wadekar led the team. In order to crack the tag of minnows and enter among all the top ranks of the cricketing nations, the series was one of the moves for the Indian team.

The Sharjah Match - Desert Storm

The whole series was there with the world's biggest batsman against the best spinner, Sachin Tendulkar versus Shane Warne. Tendulkar beat the Australians, crushing India 143 to qualify for the final of the Coca Cola Cup. Two days earlier, as India defeated Australia in the final, he scored 134 just to show it was not a fluke. For Sachin's 'Desert Storm,' this series is very famous.

The first Test match victory in a foreign land

The biggest challenge for India was winning tests away from home. The goal-oriented captain Tiger Pataudi did this when he led the team to the five-round victory over Graham Dowling’s 1968 New Zealand team in Dunedin.

In the second innings of the Kiwi Test, India was turned by Erapalli Prasanna, the off-spinner with a body of tricks and an incisive mind, with his six for 94. India surpassed the target of 200 with Ajit Wadekar 's sophisticated southpaw, contributing to an invaluable 71, which followed the first feedback of 80.

When Sunil Gavaskar completed his 10,000 runs

On March 7, 1987, a fast single slipped through a Pakistani bowler named Ejaz Fakh. The fifties of seven, fifty-eight sent Gavaskar from 9,999 to the first 10,000th run in Test cricket; from scoring 57 to 58 in Sardar Patel Stadium in the rural Motera, near Ahmedabad. Sunil Gavaskar is also the first batsman scoring 10,000 runs worldwide in the test cricket.

The Finals match at the NatWest Trophy

India made into the Natwest Trophy finals. The final scoreboard registers by England with a total of 326 runs. India replied 146/5 and, after playing excellent cricket, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Kaif helped India to win the trophy. Ganguly publicly took his shirt off to celebrate India’s win.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth