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5 famous overseas grounds where India has never won in Tests

Sarah Waris
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An overseas Test win is a huge event in the history of a national cricket team, with each stadium where the win is scripted, gaining a memorable status amidst the cricket fans. The Indian cricket fanatic will always remember the Test wins at the WACA in Perth in 2008 and the one at Lord’s in 2014 with fondness, due to that very reason.

Yet, there are some iconic cricket grounds where the Indian Test squad has been unable to script success. Here are the 5 famed stadiums, where the Men in Blue are yet to open their account in the longest format.


#5 Kensington Oval, Barbados (West Indies)

The Kensington Oval
The Kensington Oval

The Indian Test side has played at the Kensington Oval on 9 occasions, having lost 7 and drawn two. The first time the side played at the stadium was in 1952 and then again in 1961, with a loss in both.

In 1970, they escaped with a draw but after that, for five matches in succession, they were unable to go past the Windies, going down with a loss. The most recent one was in 2002, when India were shot out for 102 in the first innings, after which the hosts scored 394 in the second. The Indians were unable to put up a fight in their second innings, piling up only 290, which gave the Windies a target of 3 runs to chase down.

In their last outing at the ground, in 2011, they escaped with a draw. 

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Sarah Waris
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Spends her hours gorging on food and blabbering nineteen to the dozen, while awaiting the next Indian sporting triumph.
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