India Vs Australia- The name only is enough for the cricket lovers to watch all the exciting and breath taking matches that will now starts from 27 November. These two teams are the best teams in the cricket as both the teams always play with never loosing attitude. Both the teams fight till the end. So let us now revive some of the most memorable matches and matches that remains in the hearts of cricket fans.
1. 2001 Kolkata Test
The Test series is named after Australia’s Allan Border and India’s Sunil Gavaskar.Both of them were great players and series is named after these two legends.
It was the second test match at eden gardens in Kolkata from 11–15 March 2001.India won the test match by 171 runs after being forced to follow on only the third time this has happened since Test cricket began in 1877.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Till Lunch time , Australia scored 88/0. Till tea time,Australia scored 193/1.After tea , harbhajan took hatrick and dismissed Ponting, Glichrist and Warne off successive deliveries and took first ever international hat-trick by an Indian bowler. At the end of Day 1, Australia scored 269/8.
Till Lunch time, Australia scored 383/8 . Australia got all scoring a total of 445 runs.Till Tea time, India scored 32/1 . India ended day 2 at 128/8.
India got all out on 171 runs. Till lunch , India scored 45/0. India ended the day with 252 runs with the loss of 4 wickets.
This was the historic day that this cricket match remains in the history of the cricket books and is still remembered by the die hard cricket lovers. VVS Laxman scored double hundred and Rahul Dravid also scored century and waived his bat to the press box, having been criticised in the media for his recent poor form. At the end of the day India scored 589/4 leading by 315 runs.
Laxman (281) and Dravid (180) both departed to standing ovations from the capacity Eden Gardens crowd. Both of them added 376 runs in the game changing stand. India declared on 657/7 runs. India set a target of 384 runs in a minimum of 75 overs. With a required rate of over 5 runs per over an Australian win was almost certainly out of the question. The openers did a good job and gave good start and Australia scored 166 runs for 3 wickets in 45 overs. With only 30 overs remaining , the fortune of India completely changed and harbhajan took the wicket of pointing and waugh in quick succession.
Then come God of cricket- Sachin Tendulkar and took the wickets of warne, hayden and gilchrist and put Australia completely on the back foot. Harbhajan took the final two wickets and India completed an outstanding victory of 171 runs.It was only the third instance of a team winning the match after following on in the history of international cricket, with Australia on the losing side on all 3 occasions.
2.Virat Kohli’s fastest ODI century
It was 16 October 2013, Australia smashed 359 runs batting first. The highest run getter was George Bailey. Bailey scored 92 runs from 50 balls. India showed its top class performance – Rohit scored a century and Dhawan scored 95 runs. The star was Kohli who made a 52-ball century that remains the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian to date and India comfortably chased down the target.
3.India vs Australia,21st October 1996
Australia scored 215 for seven in their 50 overs. Mark Taylor was the highest run getter scoring a century. He scored 105 off 144 deliveries. Now it was the turn of India to bat. India collapsed in the start and scored 47 runs with the loss of 4 wickets. Now the cricket of god- Sachin tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja built the partnership but there came another turning point in the match when India was now at 164 for 8 . Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble got them back on course and built the partnership guiding India to home with 7 deliveries to go.
Although Sachin was the man of the match, Srinath and Kumble were the real heroes guiding India home from a difficult position.
4. Tied Test in Chennai, 1986-87
This was the first Test of the four-match series played in Chennai. This match is also remembered for Dean Jones as he scored 210 runs but he lost seven kilograms. He was hit by Chennai weather condition that he was rushed to hospital to regain his shape but he did not give up. Australia batting first declared their innings at 574 for 7. For India, Kapil dev scored century and India got all out on 397 runs. Australia then declared their second innings at 170 for 5, setting India a target of 348 runs.
Match was tied and Jones and Kapil were picked as the men of the match.
5. India beat Australia by 13 runs , 2004-05
Australia has won the test series on the indian soil after 1969-70 and the test match was played at mumbai. Rahul dravid was the skipper and India got all out for 104 with captain being the top scorer. Australia also got out for less runs as they managed to score only 203 runs. India scored 205 runs in the second innings. That left Australia with a target of 107 and they had more than two days to get it. But Australia was not able to reach the target as they got out for 93 runs.
6. Australia beat India by 47 runs in Adelaide, 1977-78
This was the decider in a five-match series in Australia which was tied at 2-2 after four matches. Australia scored 505 runs in the first innings. India was all out for 269 runs. Australia got out for 256 runs in the second innings and India had to achieve a target of 493 runs . But India fighted till the end but lost by 47 runs.