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Top 5 Indian victories over Australia in the 21st century

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VVS Laxman during the 2001 series against Australia
VVS Laxman during the 2001 series against Australia

India and Australia have without a doubt been the two biggest names in international cricket in the past 20 years. While Australia ruled cricket in the 2000s, India are doing the same in the 2010s.

An India vs Australia match is something that cricket fans all around the globe wait for. Any India-Australia encounter has 'blockbuster' written all over it.

It's not just an on-field cricket game between two teams, but also a clash of the two most passionate cricket fan-bases in the world.

The mind games played by opponents and the crowd make these encounters even more heated and exciting than normal. There have been many incidents of on-field verbal exchanges between the players of two sides, and the crowd, which is said to be the 12th man of any team, has also played a major role spicing things up between these two teams.

India have got off to a winning start in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy being held in Australia, marking another notable win in the historic rivalry. On that note, here's a look at India's top 5 most iconic triumphs over Australia since 2000:

#5 India vs Australia, WorldT20 2007 semifinal

Yuvraj dispatches the ball for a 6
Yuvraj dispatches the ball for a 6

With Pakistan having already qualified for the final by beating New Zealand in the first semifinal of the 2007 WT20, everyone wanted to see India win the other semifinal so that there would be an India vs Pakistan match in the final.

With a semifinal already being a high-voltage match filled with drama and tension, the expectations of the two countries made this match an event of its own. And India didn't disappoint in the end.

Yuvraj Singh played one of the greatest T20I knocks ever, scoring 70 off 30 balls after coming in to bat when the Aussie bowlers were dismantling the Indian top order. And later, a spell of a lifetime by Shreesanth made sure of India’s victory.

Beating the 50-over champions in the WT20 semis was indeed a special moment.


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