The four-match Test series (known as 2018/19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy) between the hosts Australia and the visitors India is going to begin this Thursday (December 6) from the Adelaide Oval (Adelaide). Since the first Test series in November 1947, it will be India’s 12th Test series on the Australian soil where India hasn’t won a Test series in this country. Australia has won the Test series eight times while only three times the Test series were finished with the draw results. Playing 44 Test matches in the Australian soil, India lost 28 times while won only 5 times and other 11 times finished with the draw results.
In this big history of India’s tour of Australia, there were some matches which were truly unforgettable for many reasons. Here are those top five Tests between Australia and India on Australian soil which are unforgettable.
For many reasons, it was one of the memorable Test matches between Australia and India. It was the third Test of the five-match Test series in 1991/92 summer and that match started on January 2, 1992. The legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne made his international cricket debut from this game.
Trailing that away series by 2-0, the Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin chose to bowl first. With the help of David Boon’s unbeaten 129 runs and Mark Taylor’s 56 runs knocks, Australia managed to score 313 runs before getting all-out due to the great performances by the Indian pacers.
In reply, Indian opener Ravi Shastri scored 206 runs and Sachin Tendulkar (148*) hit his only second Test century and first in Australia. At the end of their first innings, India got the 170 runs lead as they were bowled out for 483 runs.
The Australian side tried utmost to save that Test match while at one time they went down to 114/6. However, their skipper Allan Border (53*) took an important role and played a heroic game to reach the result as draw on the last day when Australia finally finished on 173/8. Ravi Shastri picked four wickets in that innings and also won the Player of the Match award for his brilliant all-round performances.