India vs Australia: Four Great Innings That You Need To Know


India is about to face Australia on their own soil and the test series will commence on 6th December at Adelaide. The T20I series will commence on 21st November at Brisbane.  This series will be followed by a test series. Though India still needs to win a test series on the Australian soil, there are a few memorable innings for India in Australia. One of such innings is 303 run partnership between Rahul Dravid and VVS Lakshman in 2003.

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  1. Dravid’s memorable stand in 2003 at Adelaide

India lost the series in 2011-12 by 4-0 and in 2014-15 they lost the series by 3-0.

In 2003, in a test match against Australia at Adelaide, Rahul Dravid scored 305 and VVS Lakshman gave a good hand to Dravid in this game. The duo added 303 runs when India was in a tough time with 84/5 and was lagging backing by 523 runs. He batted for 500 minutes and slammed 23 fours and a six along with 72 runs in the second innings to hand India a memorable victory after 22 years.

  1. Sachin’s 241 runs at Sydney

Earlier, Sachin has the record of 0,1,37,44,77, and 0 in the previous innings at Sydney but he muted the critiques by slamming 33 fours under his name on the occasion. He batted for 600 minutes to hand the team a huge score of 705 runs after the team chose to bat on a bouncy pitch after winning the toss. He won the standing ovation after slamming unbeaten 241 runs wiping off all the criticisms on his previous records at Sydney.

  1. Kohli’s 115 runs at Adelaide

Kohli stood as the wall to rebuild the Indian innings when the team needed more than 350 runs in the fourth innings to win the match. The team was 242/2 when King Kohli came to bat. Though Lyon gave a tough fight from the host’s side, Kohli did his best to hand India the most need victory. He slammed 16 fours from the innings and answered greatly for the critiques who trolled him for disastrous performances against England in 2014-15.

  1. Sehwag’s 195 runs in Melbourne Boxing Day Test

Though the pitch was damp that day, Sehwag played a memorable game at MCG and slammed 195 runs from 233 balls with 25 fours and five sixes as an answer to the Australian domination. This is one of his memorable hundreds and the best among 15 centuries scored by the batsman on Australian soil. He slammed a four to reach his 50, again a four to slam his 100, and later a six to reach his 150. He slammed Simon Katich with a six at the score of 189 and later he failed to repeat the feat and missed out one of the most cherished double centuries.