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6 most memorable incidents of the Australia-India series

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43.19K   //    12 Jan 2015, 11:14 IST

And so it ends. After 4 brutal Tests, Australia wins the Border-Gavaskar trophy quite comfortably – 2-0. India’s bowling woes were exposed yet again, while the batsman gave us much hope. The sledging continued on and off the field, and all in all, it was one of the most interesting Test series India has played in a while.So, let’s take a look at the top 6 incidents of the series that fans will remember for a long time to come: 

#1 Michael Clarke\'s champion century (First Test, 1st innings)

Michael Clarke

Just before the series was about to begin, the cricketing world lost one of its most promising players, Phil Hughes, to a tragic, freak injury. The cricketing world was devastated, none more so than Hughes’s mentor and dear friend – Australian Test captain Michael Clarke.

Clarke looked visibly shattered whenever he gave press conferences and made any public appearances. Despite suffering from an ever-lingering injury, he decided the best way to honour his ‘little mate’ was to go out there and give it everything he had. And he did.

In the first innings of the first Test, Clarke, under great emotional and physical duress, played one of the gutsiest knocks of his life as he almost literally hobbled along to what will go down as a truly special innings. 

Clarke had to retire from the series after the first Test, and there are reports suggesting that he may never fully recover. But Clarke himself stated, no matter what happens, he will never regret having gone out there. If ever there is a contest for the perfect tribute, Clarke’s century would undoubtedly be somewhere at the top of the list.

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