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India in Australia Test dossier

December 26, 2011 07:12 IST

As India take on Australia in the first Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Monday, we take a look at the past records between the two teams.

Australia are way ahead in the head to head count, having won 22 of the 36 matches, played at home against India.

Sachin Tendulkar, as expected, is the leading run scorer for India in Australia with 1522 runs in 16 Tests, while legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev has been the most successful bowler with a tally of 51 wickets in 11 matches.

Rajneesh Gupta takes a look at India's record in Australia and also highlights the top individual performances Down Under.

Summary of results:
Tests Ind Aus Tied Drawn
in Australia 36 5 22 0 9

Summary of series results in Australia:
# Season Mts Winner Score
1 1947-48 5 Aus 4-0
2 1967-68 4 Aus 4-0
3 1977-78 5 Aus 3-2
4 1980-81 3 Drawn 1-1
5 1985-86 3 Drawn 0-0
6 1991-92 5 Aus 4-0
7 1999-00 3 Aus 3-0
8 2003-04 3 Drawn 1-1
9 2007-08 4 Aus 2-1

India's performance at each venue in Australia:
Played Won Lost Drawn Won%
Perth 3 1 2 0 33.33
Melbourne 10 2 7 1 20.00
Sydney 9 1 4 4 11.11
Adelaide 9 1 5 3 11.11
Brisbane 5 0 4 1 0.00

Highest individual innings by Indian batsmen on Australian soil:
Score Batsman Venue Season
241* SR Tendulkar Sydney 2003-04
233 R Dravid Adelaide 2003-04
206 RJ Shastri Sydney 1991-92
195 V Sehwag Melbourne 2003-04
178 VVS Laxman Sydney 2003-04

Most runs in a series for India on Australian soil:
Season Mts Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s
R Dravid 2003-04 4 619 233 123.80 1 3
VVS Laxman 2003-04 4 494 178 82.33 2 1
SR Tendulkar 2007-08 4 493 154* 70.43 2 2
GR Viswanath 1977-78 5 473 89 52.56 0 5
V Sehwag 2003-04 4 464 195 58.00 1 1
SM Gavaskar 1977-78 5 450 127 50.00 3 0

Leading run scorers for India on Australian soil:
Mts Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s
SR Tendulkar 16 1522 241* 58.54 6 5
VVS Laxman 11 1081 178 54.05 4 3
R Dravid 11 949 233 52.72 1 5
SM Gavaskar 11 920 172 51.11 5 1
V Sehwag 6 750 195 62.50 2 2

Best innings bowling for India on Australian soil:
Figures Player Venue Season
8-106 Kapil Dev Adelaide 1985-86
8-141 A Kumble Sydney 2003-04
6-41 AB Agarkar Adelaide 2003-04
6-52 BS Chandrasekhar Melbourne 1977-78
6-52 BS Chandrasekhar Melbourne 1977-78
6-55 S Abid Ali Adelaide 1967-68

Best match bowling for India on Australian soil:
Figures Player Venue Season
12-104 BS Chandrasekhar Melbourne 1977-78
12-279 A Kumble Sydney 2003-04
10-194 BS Bedi Perth 1977-78

Most wickets in a series for India on Australian soil:
Season Mts Wkts Best Avg 5WI 10WM
BS Bedi 1977-78 5 31 5-55 23.87 3 1
BS Chandrasekhar 1977-78 5 28 6-52 25.14 3 1
EAS Prasanna 1967-68 4 25 6-104 27.44 2 0
Kapil Dev 1991-92 5 25 5-97 25.80 2 0
A Kumble 2003-04 3 24 8-141 29.58 3 1
A Kumble 2007-08 4 20 5-84 34.45 1 0

Most wickets for India on Australian soil:
Mts Wkts Best Avg 5WI 10WM
Kapil Dev 11 51 8-106 24.59 5 0
A Kumble 10 49 8-141 37.73 4 1
BS Bedi 7 35 5-55 27.51 3 1
EAS Prasanna 8 31 6-104 31.13 2 0
BS Chandrasekhar 7 29 6-52 30.28 3 1
AB Agarkar 7 27 6-41 35.07 1 0

Indian captains in Australia:
Captain Period Played Won Lost Drawn Won% Loss%
BS Bedi 1977-1978 5 2 3 0 40.00 60.00
SM Gavaskar 1981 3 1 1 1 33.33 33.33
SC Ganguly 2003-2004 4 1 1 2 25.00 25.00
A Kumble 2007-2008 4 1 2 1 25.00 50.00
Kapil Dev 1985-1986 3 0 0 3 0.00 0.00
L Amarnath 1947-1948 5 0 4 1 0.00 80.00
M Azharuddin 1991-1992 5 0 4 1 0.00 80.00
CG Borde 1967 1 0 1 0 0.00 100.00
Nawab Pataudi, Jr. 1967-1968 3 0 3 0 0.00 100.00
SR Tendulkar 1999-2000 3 0 3 0 0.00 100.00