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Team India's major successes during Kirsten's tenure

Last updated on: April 06, 2011 09:31 IST
Team India, under Gary Kirsten, reached the pinnacle of the Test ranking and regained the World Cup after 28 years, when it beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final of the mega event in Mumbai on Saturday.

As the 48-year-old former South African opener prepares to relinquish his job as coach after three years, Rajneesh Gupta looks at the major successes during his tenure.

Matches

Won

Lost

Drawn*

Tied

Won %

Loss %

Tests

33

16

6

11

0

48.48

18.18

ODIs

93

59

29

4

1

63.44

31.18

T20Is

18

9

9

0

0

50.00

50.00

* no-result in case of ODIs & T20Is.

Major successes

- in Test cricket:

- beat Australia 2-0 at home in 2008-09

- beat England 1-0 at home in 2008-09

- beat New Zealand 1-0 in New Zealand in 2008-09

- beat Sri Lanka 2-0 at home in 2009-10

- beat Australia 2-0 at home in 2010-11

- beat New Zealand 1-0 at home in 2010-11

- drew with South Africa 1-1 at home in 2007-08

- drew with South Africa 1-1 at home in 2009-10

- drew with Sri Lanka 1-1 in Sri Lanka in 2010

- drew with South Africa 1-1 in South Africa in 2010-11

Note: India lost just one series during Kirsten's tenure - v Sri Lanka (2-1) in 2008.

In ODIs:

- beat England 5-0 at home in 2008-09

- beat Sri Lanka 4-1 in Sri Lanka in 2008-09

- beat New Zealand 3-1 in New Zealand in 2008-09

- beat West Indies 2-1 in West Indies in 2009

- won Compaq Cup in Sri Lanka in 2009

- beat Sri Lanka 3-1 at home in 2009-10

- beat South Africa 2-1 at home in 2009-10

- won Asia Cup in Sri Lanka in 2010

- beat Australia 1-0 at home in 2010-11

- beat New Zealand 5-0 at home in 2010-11

- won World Cup 2011

compiled by Rajneesh Gupta