India vs Australia Test Cricket Rivalry: After a whole bunch of limited-overs series, Team India and its fans are getting ready for a mouthwatering test series. India’s next opponent will be the Aussies. India and Australia are scheduled to play four Tests, starting from February 9.
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So far, India has won nine out of 15 series, while Australia has won five. There was a draw in one series.
iplt20records.com takes a look at some of the biggest records and interesting statistics from the India vs Australia Test cricket rivalry:
1. Against Australia, India has a success percentage of 29.41, winning 30 and losing 43 out of 102 contested matches (tied one and drawn 28).
2. He’s one of three batsmen to score 3,000+ runs against Australia.
3. Tendulkar’s aggregate of 3630 runs (average 55.00) in 39 Tests is only bettered by Jack Hobbs’ 3636 runs (average 54.26) in 41 Tests. Only David Gower has scored more than 3000 runs against Australia.
4. Only Jack Hobbs has more hundreds in Tests against Australia than Tendulkar. Tendulkar’s tally of 20 hundreds in all formats against Australia is a world record.
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5. In the 2000-01 Kolkata Test, Harbhajan Singh got India’s first hat-trick by dismissing Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne.
6. In March 2001, India (171 & 657/7 decl.) beat Australia (445 & 212) by 171 runs. This was the third time a team lost a Test after forcing a follow-on.
7. Australia is the only team to earn the above dubious distinction on all three occasions. The first two times were in Sydney in 1894 and Leeds in 1981 – both times against England.
8. Australia’s winning streak of sixteen Tests ended with the Kolkata Test in March 2001.
9. Harbhajan Singh’s 32 wickets (average 17.03) in the 2000-01 series remain an Indian record against any opponent. In a three-Test series, he’s the only Indian bowler to take 30 wickets.
10. The only Indian batter to score 500-plus runs in a three-Test series vs Australia is VVS Laxman – 503 runs (average 83.83), including 103 fifties.
India vs Australia Test Cricket Rivalry
11. Against Australia in Tests, Laxman’s career-best score of 283 off 452 balls at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in March 2001 remains an Indian record.
12. Only Anil Kumble has taken a century of wickets in Tests between India and Australia.
13. In 2014-15, Virat Kohli was the only Indian batter to hit four hundreds against Australia.
14. India vs Australia has the highest run-aggregate ever with Kohli’s 692 runs (average 86.50) in the 2014-15 series.
15. Three Australian batters have managed 700-plus runs in a Test series vs India – Steven Smith (769 (ave 128.16) in the four-Test series in Australia in 2014-15; Sir Donald Bradman (715 (ave 178.75) in the five-Test series in Australia in 1947-48; Ricky Pontng (706 (ave 100.85) in the four-Test series in Australia in 2003-04).
16. Second batsman in Test history to post two hundreds (115 & 141 – at Adelaide in December 2014) on captaincy debut. The first was Greg Chappell (Australia) – 123 & 109 not out vs West Indies at Gabba, Brisbane in 1975-76.
17. Kohli is the only captain to score two centuries against Australia. He’s the second Indian batter (and the sixth overall) to hit a century in both innings of a Test match in Australia. The first Indian batsman was Vijay Hazare – 116 & 145 at Adelaide in January 1948. Four other batsmen have achieved the distinction against Australia: Herbert Sutcliffe, Wally Hammond, Denis Compton, and Rohan Kanhai, a West Indian.
18. In the 2014 Adelaide Test, Kohli scored 256 runs, the most by a batsman on captaincy debut, surpassing Graham Dowling’s 244 (239 & 5) against India at Christchurch in 1967-68.
19. In 13 Tests against Australia, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a success percentage of 61.53 – winning eight, losing four and drawing one.
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20. Kohli is one of two visiting batsmen to have scored three hundreds at Adelaide, averaging 98.50 (394 in four innings – 116 & 22 in January 2012 and 115 & 141 in December 2014). Here, England’s Jack Hobbs had three hundreds in ten innings.
21. Kohli is the only Indian captain to score a century in the fourth innings of a Test – 141 off 175 balls against Australia in December 2014. In January 1992, Mohammad Azharuddin scored 106 off 162 balls against Australia.
22. The 2000-01 Kolkata Test saw VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid share a 376-run stand for the fifth wicket – a record for India vs Australia.
23. There’s only one other century stand in India-Australia Tests that’s higher than Laxman/Dravid’s – Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke’s 386 for the fourth wicket in the 2011-12 Adelaide Test.
24. In the five-Test series in Australia in 1991-92, Craig McDermott took 31 wickets at 21.61 runs apiece – the best performance by an Australian bowler in a Test series.
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