A comeback as good as this one
By B Dixit - Feb 2, 2018 1:50 pm
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In what was one of the finest comebacks ever in a series, India defeated Australia by 13 runs at Mumbai during Australia’s tour of India in 2004. Having won the Nagpur Test by 342 runs, Australia had gained an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Rahul Dravid, the then Indian captain, had won the toss and chose to bat. Australia frogmarched India to 104-10 in 41.3 overs. Dravid had scored an unbeaten 31* (104) with the help of three fours and a six. Jason Gillespie (12-2-29-4) was the highest wicket-taker for Australia.

In reply, Australia scored 203-10 in 61.3 overs. Damein Martyn top-scored with 55 (114) with the help of three fours. With bowling figures of 19-0-90-5, Anil Kumble was the pick of the bowlers for India in the first innings.

Half-centuries from VVS Laxman (69) and Sachin Tendulkar (55) in the second innings saw India scoring 205-10 in 68.2 overs. This was the innings in which Michael Clarke picked up his career-best figures of 6.2-0-9-6.

Australia, who had to chase 107 to win the match, were bundled out for 93 in 30.5 overs. Harbhajan Singh (10.5-2-29-2) was the pick of the bowlers for India. Murali Kartik, who had picked seven wickets in the match was adjourned the ‘Man of the Match’.

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