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Top 5 Indian wins against Australia in Tests

  • Relive one of the fiercest rivalries of Test cricket with some memorable matches.
Vaibhav Joshi
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:13 IST

The Mohali Test went down as one of the closest encounters between India and Australia in Tests
The Mohali Test went down as one of the closest encounters between India and Australia in Tests

Having drawn the T20I series against Australia, the Men in Blue will be excited to face the Test challenge as they face Australia in a four-match Test series starting from 6th December in Adelaide. The Test series between India and Australia is expected to throw us again in some of the fiery contests between the Indian batsmen and the Australian bowlers. 

Moreover, other than usual, with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, and Ishant Sharma, the Indian pace battery is likely to pose a grim challenge for the Australian batsmen in the coming series. 

As usual, the verbal attacks have begun as the two teams have spoken a lot about their counterparts and the way they are going to deal with the opposition in the series. In addition to that, the Indian captain and the Indian coach are of the impression that Australia will unquestionably throw plenty of challenges towards the Indian team despite Smith and Warner's absence.

Hence, before Virat Kohli and men lock horns against Australia in the first Test at Adelaide Oval, let us look at India's top five wins against Australia in Tests. 

#5 3rd Test Melbourne - India's tour of Australia 1977-78

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In 1977-78, India toured Australia for a 5-match Test series and had a horrendous start to the series as the Indian team lost both of their first two encounters and were standing on the brink of a yet another whitewash in Australia. But, cricket, the game of uncertainty, witnessed one of the greatest turnarounds as India went on to win the third Test by a hefty margin of 222 runs.

India won the toss and elected to bat first. India didn't have a great start as both of their openers, Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan, made a long walk back to the pavilion with a score of zero each. Howbeit, Amarnath and Viswanath's fifties helped India post a respectable total of 256. In reply, Australia scored 213 with Cosier and Serjeant being the only contributors. 

Having possessed a decent lead, India posted a target of 387 runs for Australia on the back of Gavaskar's glorious century in the second innings. The total proved to be too dear for Australia as India's spin-twins, BS Chandrasekhar and BS Bedi, ran through the Australian batting line-up while bundling them out for 164.

The win proved to be quite memorable for India as they defied a whitewash and this also was their first-ever Test win on the Australian soil. 

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