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All you wanted to know about the India-Australia series

Last updated on: October 05, 2004 18:41 IST
Summary of Test results

Summary of Series results

1947-48: AUSTRALIA v INDIA
Result: Australia 4-0 (5 matches)
Test Winner Margin Scores
1st Australia innings & 226 runs Aus 382-8d, Ind 58, Ind 98
2nd Drawn   Ind 188, Aus 107, Ind 61-7
3rd Australia 233 runs Aus 394, Ind 291-9d, Aus 255-4d, Ind 125
4th Australia innings & 16 runs Aus 674, Ind 381, Ind 277
5th Australia innings & 177 runs Aus 575-8d, Ind 331, Ind 67
Captains: DG Bradman (Aus), L Amarnath (Ind)

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More statistics:

Captaincy records India:
Captain Tests Won Lost Drawn Tied Toss won Toss lost
Pataudi (Nawab of) jr 11 2 7 2 0 6 5
SM Gavaskar 9 3 1 5 0 5 4
M Azharuddin 8 2 5 1 0 5 3
SC Ganguly 7 3 2 2 0 3 4
Kapil Dev 6 0 0 5 1 2 4
L Amarnath 5 0 4 1 0 1 4
BS Bedi 5 2 3 0 0 2 3
GS Ramchand 5 1 2 2 0 4 1
SR Tendulkar 4 1 3 0 0 2 2
PR Umrigar 3 0 2 1 0 3 0
CG Borde 1 0 1 0 0 0 1

Australia
Captain Tests Won Lost Drawn Tied Won Lost
AR Border 11 4 0 6 1 6 5
RB Simpson 10 6 3 1 0 6 4
SR Waugh 10 5 3 2 0 5 5
WM Lawry 7 5 1 1 0 3 4
KJ Hughes 6 0 2 4 0 3 3
R Benaud 5 2 1 2 0 1 4
DG Bradman 5 4 0 1 0 4 1
MA Taylor 4 1 3 0 0 2 2
GS Chappell 3 1 1 1 0 1 2
IW Johnson 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
RR Lindwall 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

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Highest Team Totals
India
Score Overs RpO Venue Season
705-7d 187.3 3.76 Sydney 2003-04
657-7d 178 3.69 Calcutta 2000-01
633-5d 159 3.98 Calcutta 1997-98
600-4d 169 3.55 Sydney 1985-86
523 161.5 3.23 Adelaide 2003-04
520 202 2.57 Adelaide 1985-86
517-5d 170 3.04 Mumbai WS 1986-87
510-7d 144.2 3.53 Delhi 1979-80
501 165 3.04 Chennai 2000-01

Australia
Score Overs RpO Venue Season
674 201.5 3.34 Adelaide 1947-48
575-8d 170.4 3.37 Melbourne 1947-48
574-7d 170.5 3.36 Chennai 1986-87
558 151.2 3.69 Melbourne 2003-04
556 127 4.38 Adelaide 2003-04
552-5d 140.2 3.93 Sydney 1999-00
529 140.3 3.77 Melbourne 1967-68
528 149.4 3.53 Adelaide 1980-81
523-7d 180 2.91 Mumbai BS 1956-57
505 150 3.37 Adelaide 1977-78

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Lowest Team Totals
India
Score Overs RpO Venue Season
58 28.3 2.04 Brisbane 1947-48
67 32.2 2.07 Melbourne 1947-48
98 66.3 1.47 Brisbane 1947-48
110 38.1 2.88 Adelaide 1999-00
125 34.3 3.62 Melbourne 1947-48

Australia
Score Overs RpO Venue Season
83 48.4 1.71 Melbourne 1980-81
105# 57.4 1.82 Kanpur 1959-60
107 61.4 1.74 Sydney 1947-48
107 58.2 1.83 Delhi 1969-70
125 60.2 2.07 Kanpur 1979-80
# one batsman absent hurt

Highest Match Aggregate: 1747 for the loss of 25 wickets at Sydney in 2003-04
Lowest Match Aggregate: 538 runs for the loss of 28 wickets at Brisbane in 1947-48

This is how two teams have scored their runs
For Runs scored Wkts lost Batsmen Extras Wd NB Byes LB Pen
India 31692 1036 29927 1765 42 705 488 530 0
Australia 33187 956 31545 1642 39 507 435 651 10

This is how two teams have lost their wickets
For Inns Wkts NO RH/ill Bowled Caught Ct Kpr Ct Field C&B Handled Hit Wkt LBW Run-Out St
India 1183 1036 145 2 198 672 182 461 29 0 5 118 28 15
Australia 1109 956 150 2 197 523 116 375 32 1 5 149 41 40

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Individual Hundreds
India: 50
Australia: 67

Highest Individual Innings:
India:
Batsman Score Venue Season
VVS Laxman 281 Calcutta 2000-01
SR Tendulkar 241* Sydney 2003-04
R Dravid 233 Adelaide 2003-04
RJ Shastri 206 Sydney 1991-92

Australia:
Batsman Score Venue Season
RT Ponting 257 Melbourne 2003-04
RT Ponting 242 Adelaide 2003-04
JL Langer 223 Sydney 1999-00
KJ Hughes 213 Adelaide 1980-81
DM Jones 210 Chennai 1986-87
GS Chappell 204 Sydney 1980-81
ML Hayden 203 Chennai 2000-01
DG Bradman 201 Adelaide 1947-48

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Centuries in both innings of a Test:
India:
Batsman Scores Venue Season
VS Hazare 116 & 145 Adelaide 1947-48

Australia:
Batsman Scores Venue Season
DG Bradman 132 & 127* Melbourne 1947-48

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Nervous 90s:
India: 14
Australia: 14

99s:
India:
Batsman Venue Season
Pankaj Roy Delhi 1959-60
AL Wadekar Melbourne 1967-68

Australia:
Batsman Venue Season
WA Brown Melbourne 1947-48
IM Chappell Calcutta 1969-70
ML Hayden Brisbane 2003-04

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Top scorers in India-Australia Tests
India:
Batsman Runs M Inn NO HS Ave 100s 50s 0s
SR Tendulkar 1789 19 35 4 241* 57.71 7 6 4
SM Gavaskar 1550 20 31 1 172 51.67 8 4 2
GR Viswanath 1538 18 31 2 161* 53.03 4 9 1
VVS Laxman 1334 12 22 1 281 63.52 4 5 1
R Dravid 1313 14 26 3 233 57.09 2 7 1
DB Vengsarkar 1304 24 38 4 164* 38.35 2 7 1

Australia:
Batsman Runs M Inn NO HS Ave 100s 50s 0s
AR Border 1567 20 35 5 163 52.23 4 9 2
RT Ponting 1230 14 25 3 257 55.91 4 4 4
DC Boon 1204 11 20 3 135 70.82 6 2 0
RB Simpson 1125 11 21 0 176 53.57 4 6 0
SR Waugh 1090 18 31 5 150 41.92 2 5 3
ML Hayden 1000 7 14 2 203 83.33 3 5 0

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Highest partnership for each wicket
India:
Wkt Runs Batsmen Venue Season From To
1st 192 SM Gavaskar CPS Chauhan Mumbai WS 1979-80 0-0 192-1
2nd 224 SM Gavaskar M Amarnath Sydney 1985-86 191-1 415-2
3rd 159 SM Gavaskar GR Viswanath Delhi 1979-80 108-2 267-3
4th 353 SR Tendulkar VVS Laxman Sydney 2003-04 194-3 547-4
5th 376 VVS Laxman R Dravid Calcutta 2000-01 232-4 608-5
6th 298* DB Vengsarkar RJ Shastri Mumbai WS 1986-87 219-5 517-5
7th 132 VS Hazare HR Adhikari Adelaide 1947-48 139-6 271-7
8th 127 SMH Kirmani KD Ghavri Mumbai WS 1979-80 327-7 454-8
9th 81 SR Tendulkar KS More Perth 1991-92 159-8 240-9
10th 94 SM Gavaskar NS Yadav Adelaide 1985-86 426-9 520-10

Australia:
Wkt Runs Batsmen Venue Season From To
1st 217 DC Boon GR Marsh Sydney 1985-86 0-0 217-1
2nd 236 SG Barnes DG Bradman Adelaide 1947-48 20-1 256-2
3rd 222 AR Border KJ Hughes Chennai 1979-80 75-2 297-3
4th 178 DM Jones AR Border Chennai 1986-87 282-3 460-4
5th 239 SR Waugh RT Ponting Adelaide 1999-00 52-4 291-5
6th 197 ML Hayden AC Gilchrist Mumbai WS 2000-01 99-5 296-6
7th 108 SR Waugh SK Warne Adelaide 1999-00 298-6 406-7
8th 117 SM Katich JN Gillespie Sydney 2003-04 350-7 467-8
9th 133 SR Waugh JN Gillespie Calcutta 2000-01 269-8 402-9
10th 77 AR Border DR Gilbert Melbourne 1985-86 231-9 308-10

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Five wickets in an innings:
India: 47
Australia: 37

Best bowling in an innings
India:
Bowler Wkts Runs Balls Venue Season
JM Patel 9 69 215 Kanpur 1959-60
Harbhajan Singh 8 84 251 Chennai 2000-01
Kapil Dev 8 106 228 Adelaide 1985-86
A Kumble 8 141 281 Sydney 2003-04
Ghulam Ahmed 7 49 123 Calcutta 1956-57
BS Bedi 7 98 300 Calcutta 1969-70
Harbhajan Singh 7 123 227 Calcutta 2000-01
Harbhajan Singh 7 133 230 Chennai 2000-01

Australia:
Bowler Wkts Runs Balls Venue Season
MR Whitney 7 27 73 Perth 1991-92
RR Lindwall 7 38 133 Adelaide 1947-48
RR Lindwall 7 43 137 Madras (Corp) 1956-57
GD McKenzie 7 66 172 Melbourne 1967-68
G Dymock 7 67 172 Kanpur 1979-80
R Benaud 7 72 177 Madras (Corp) 1956-57
AK Davidson 7 93 345 Kanpur 1959-60
JD Higgs 7 143 249 Chennai 1979-80

Best bowling in a match:
India:
Bowler Wkts Runs Venue Season Inns1 Inns2
Harbhajan Singh 15 217 Chennai 2000-01 7 wkts 133 runs 8 wkts 84 runs
JM Patel 14 124 Kanpur 1959-60 9 69 5 55
Harbhajan Singh 13 196 Calcutta 2000-01 7 123 6 73
BS Chandrasekhar 12 104 Melbourne 1977-78 6 52 6 52
A Kumble 12 279 Sydney 2003-04 8 141 4 138
RG Nadkarni 11 122 Madras (Corp) 1964-65 5 31 6 91
Ghulam Ahmed 10 130 Calcutta 1956-57 7 49 3 81
EAS Prasanna 10 174 Chennai 1969-70 4 100 6 74
BS Bedi 10 194 Perth 1977-78 5 89 5 105

Australia:
Bowler Wkts Runs Venue Season Inns1 Inns2
AK Davidson 12 124 Kanpur 1959-60 5 31 7 93
BA Reid 12 126 Melbourne 1991-92 6 66 6 60
G Dymock 12 166 Kanpur 1979-80 5 99 7 67
ERH Toshack 11 31 Brisbane 1947-48 5 2 6 29
MR Whitney 11 95 Perth 1991-92 4 68 7 27
R Benaud 11 105 Calcutta 1956-57 6 52 5 53
GD McKenzie 10 91 Madras (Corp) 1964-65 6 58 4 33
GD McGrath 10 103 Sydney 1999-00 5 48 5 55
AA Mallett 10 144 Chennai 1969-70 5 91 5 53
GD McKenzie 10 151 Melbourne 1967-68 7 66 3 85
CJ McDermott 10 168 Adelaide 1991-92 5 76 5 92
GRJ Matthews 10 249 Chennai 1986-87 5 103 5 146

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Most wickets in India-Australia Tests:
India:
Bowler Wkts Tests Balls Mdns Runs Best 5WI 10WM Ave.
Kapil Dev 79 20 4746 198 2003 8-106 7 0 25.35
A Kumble 61 10 3651 119 1706 8-141 6 1 27.97
EAS Prasanna 57 13 4331 173 1637 6-74 5 1 28.72
BS Bedi 56 12 4033 176 1395 7-98 5 1 24.91
NS Yadav 55 13 3995 181 1583 5-99 1 0 28.78
BS Chandrasekhar 38 9 2513 67 1067 6-52 3 1 28.08
DR Doshi 38 9 2930 127 1070 6-103 2 0 28.16
Harbhajan Singh 35 5 1455 48 850 8-84 4 2 24.29
KD Ghavri 32 12 2424 77 1197 5-107 1 0 37.41
J Srinath 30 11 2428 75 1270 4-130 0 0 42.33
RG Nadkarni 30 11 2217 113 739 6-91 3 1 24.63

Australia:
Bowler Wkts Tests Balls Mdns Runs Best 5WI 10WM Ave.
R Benaud 52 8 2953 198 956 7-72 5 1 18.38
GD McKenzie 47 10 2563 106 967 7-66 4 2 20.57
GD McGrath 37 7 1712 106 595 5-48 2 1 16.08
RR Lindwall 36 10 2085 91 725 7-38 2 0 20.14
CJ McDermott 34 9 2150 98 980 5-54 3 1 28.82
AN Connolly 31 10 2169 100 765 4-31 0 0 24.68
AK Davidson 30 6 1607 95 473 7-93 2 1 15.77

Hat-tricks
India: 1 (Harbhajan Singh in Calcutta in 2000-01 series)
Australia: Nil

Most dismissals by a keeper in an innings
India:
Keeper Dis Ct St Venue Season
P Sen 4 4 0 Melbourne 1947-48
NS Tamhane 4 2 2 Madras (Corp) 1956-57
SMH Kirmani 4 4 0 Delhi 1979-80
CS Pandit 4 4 0 Sydney 1991-92
MSK Prasad 4 4 0 Adelaide 1999-00

Australia:
Keeper Dis Ct St Venue Season
RW Marsh 5 5 0 Sydney 1980-81
ATW Grout 4 4 0 Madras (Corp) 1964-65
SJ Rixon 4 4 0 Brisbane 1977-78
SJ Rixon 4 4 0 Perth 1977-78
D Tallon 4 3 1 Melbourne 1947-48
ATW Grout 4 4 0 Delhi 1959-60
AC Gilchrist 4 4 0 Mumbai WS 2000-01
IA Healy 4 4 0 Brisbane 1991-92
KJ Wright 4 4 0 Calcutta 1979-80
WB Phillips 4 4 0 Adelaide 1985-86
WB Phillips 4 4 0 Melbourne 1985-86

Most dismissals by a keeper in a match
India:
Keeper Dis Ct St Venue Season
SMH Kirmani 6 6 0 Delhi 1979-80
CS Pandit 6 6 0 Sydney 1991-92
MSK Prasad 6 6 0 Adelaide 1999-00

Australia:
Keeper Dis Ct St Venue Season
RW Marsh 8 7 1 Sydney 1980-81
ATW Grout 6 6 0 Calcutta 1959-60
SJ Rixon 6 6 0 Perth 1977-78
KJ Wright 6 6 0 Calcutta 1979-80
IA Healy 6 6 0 Brisbane 1991-92
IA Healy 6 6 0 Perth 1991-92
AC Gilchrist 6 6 0 Mumbai WS 2000-01
AC Gilchrist 6 6 0 Melbourne 2003-04

Most dismissals in India-Australia matches
India:
Keeper Dis Ct St Tests
SMH Kirmani 41 29 12 17
FM Engineer 18 11 7 9
NR Mongia 17 15 2 6

Australia:
Keeper Dis Ct St Tests
AC Gilchrist 34 32 2 10
IA Healy 26 26 0 9
SJ Rixon 22 22 0 5
ATW Grout 20 18 2 5
BN Jarman 19 17 2 7
RW Marsh 16 15 1 3

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Most catches by a fielder in an innings
India:
Fielder Ct Venue Season
K Srikkanth 5 Perth 1991-92
Note : on 10 further occasions a fielder has taken three catches in an innings
Note: On 10 further occasions a fielder has taken three catches in an innings

Australia:
Fielder Ct Venue Season
AK Davidson 4 Delhi 1959-60
ML Hayden 4 Brisbane 2003-04
DF Whatmore 4 Kanpur 1979-80
ME Waugh 4 Chennai 2000-01
ME Waugh 4 Melbourne 1999-00

Most catches by a fielder in a match
India:
Fielder Ct Venue Season
DF Whatmore 6 Kanpur 1979-80
ME Waugh 6 Chennai 2000-01
RN Harvey 5 Kanpur 1959-60
RB Simpson 5 Sydney 1967-68

Australia:
Fielder Ct Venue Season
ED Solkar 5 Chennai 1969-70
K Srikkanth 5 Perth 1991-92
R Dravid 5 Chennai 1997-98

Most catches in India-Australia matches
India:
Fielder Catches Tests CpT
R Dravid 19 14 1.36
SM Gavaskar 19 20 0.95
DB Vengsarkar 18 24 0.75
Kapil Dev 16 20 0.80
GR Viswanath 15 18 0.83

Australia:
Fielder Catches Tests CpT
ME Waugh 29 14 2.07
RB Simpson 21 11 1.91
RN Harvey 17 10 1.70
IM Chappell 17 9 1.89
IR Redpath 17 10 1.70
RT Ponting 17 14 1.21

Most Appearances
India:
DB Vengsarkar 24
SM Gavaskar 20
Kapil Dev 20

Australia:
AR Border 20
SR Waugh 18

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