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India at Adelaide Oval

Zia Rana January 16, 2012
Can V V S Laxman and Rahul Dravid repeat 2003 success at Adelaide Oval

Can V V S Laxman and Rahul Dravid repeat 2003 success at Adelaide Oval/

India has lost the series 3-0 against Australia and will be playing its fourth and last Test at Adelaide which will start from January 24, 2012. The visitors have lost the previous three Tests at Melbourne by122 runs, Sydney with a margin of an innings and 68 runs and captured the third match at Pert by an innings and 37 runs. They will look to assemble the lost pride by winning the final Test at Adelaide Oval. We will highlight the performance of Indian teams which visited Adelaide ever since their first trip to Australia.

1948

The fourth Test of the five match series was played on January 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28, 1948.

Scores

Australia first innings – 674 runs all out, Sir Donald Bradman 201, Lindsay unbeaten 198 and Sid Barnes 112 runs.
India first innings – 381 runs all out, Dattu Phadkar 123 and Vijay Hazare 116 runs.
India second innings – 277 runs all out, Hazare 145 and Hemu Adhikari 51 runs.

Result – Australia won by an innings and 16 runs.

1967

The first Test of the four match series was played on December 23, 25, 26, 27 and 28, 1967.

Scores

Australia first innings – 335 runs all out, Bob Cowper 92 and Paul Shehan 81 runs.
India first innings – 307 runs all out, Farokh Engineer 89, Rusi Surti 70 and Chandu Borde 69 runs.
Australia second innings – 369 runs all out, Bob Cowper 108 and Bob Simpson 103 runs.
India second innings – 251 runs all out, Venkataraman Subramanya 75 and Surti 53 runs.

Result – Australia won by 146 runs.

1978

The fifth and final Test of the series took place on January 28, 29, 30 and February 1, 2, 3, 1978.

Scores

Australia first innings – 505 runs all out, Graham Yallop 121 and Bob Simpson 100 runs.
India first innings – 269 runs all out, Gundappa Viswanath 89 and Syed Kirmani 48 runs.
Australia second innings – 256 runs all out, Rick Darling 56 and Simpson 51 runs.
India second innings – 445 runs all out, Mohinder Amarnath 86, Dilip Vengsarkar 78 and Viswanath 73 runs.

Result – Australia won by 47 runs.

1981

The second Test of the three Test series was held on January 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, 1981.

Scores

Australia first innings – 528 runs all out, Kim Hughes 213 and Graeme Wood 125 runs.
India first innings – 419 runs all out, Sandeep Patil 174 and Chetan Chauhan 97 runs.
Australia second innings – 221 runs for the loss of seven wickets declared, Hughes 53 and Greg Chappell 52 runs.
India second innings – 135 runs after losing eight wickets, Vengsarkar 37 runs.

Result – match drawn.

1985

The first Test of the three match series was held on December 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, 1985.

Scores

Australia first innings – 381 runs all out, Greg Ritchie 128 and David Boon 123 runs.
India first innings – 520 runs all out , Sunil Gavaskar unbeaten 166, Chetan Sharma 54 ans Kris Srikkanth 51 runs.
Australia second innings – 17 runs without loss.

Result – match drawn

1992

The fourth Test of the five match series was played on January 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29, 1992.

Scores

Australia first innings – 145 runs all out, Dean Jones 41and Merv Huges 26.
India first innings – 225 runs all out, Kapil Dev 56 and Manoj Prabhakar 33 runs.
Australia second innings – 451 runs all out, David Boon 135, Mark Taylor 100 and Allan Border 91 runs.
India second innings – 333 runs all out, Mohammad Azharuddin 106 and Prabhakar 64 runs.

Result – Australia won by 38 runs.

1999

The first Test of the three match series was staged on December 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, 1999.

Scores

Australia first innings – 441 runs all out, Steve Waugh 150 and Ricky Ponting 125 and Shane Warne 86 runs.
India first innings – 285 runs all out, Sachin Tendulkar 61 and Sourav Ganguly 60 runs.
Australia second innings – 239 runs, Greg Blewett 88 and Adam Gilchrist 43 runs.
India second innings – 110 runs all out, Ganguly 43 and Sadagoppan Ramesh 28 runs.

Result – Australia won by 285 runs.

2003

The second Test of the four match series was played on December 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2003.

Scores

Australia first innings – 556 runs all out, Ponting 242, Simon Katich 75 and Justin Langer 58 runs.
India first innings – 523 runs all out, Rahul Dravid 233 and VVS Laxman 148 runs.
Australia second innings – 196 runs all out, Gilchrist 43 and Steve Waugh 42 runs.
India second innings – 233 runs for the loss of six wickets, Dravid unbeaten 72 and Virender Sehwag 47 runs.

Result – India won by four wickets.

2008

The fourth and final Test of the series was played on January 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2008.

Scores

India first innings – 526 runs all out, Sachin Tendulkar 153, Anil Kumble 87 and Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh 63 runs each.
Australia first innings – 563 runs all out, Ponting 140, Michael Clarke 118 and Matthew Hayden 103 runs.
India second innings – 269 runs for the loss of seven wickets declared, Sehwag 151 runs.

Result – match drawn.

Both teams have played nine Tests, Australia has beaten India in five matches as the visitors were successful just once in 2003 by masterly double ton by Dravid and a century by Laxman. Both of them are the part of the present squad and they can revive the history by repeating their match winning performance in that encounter. Australia is up in the ongoing series 3-0 and they will be anticipating a clean sweep by clinching the fourth and final Test as they have an excellent history in Adelaide Oval against India.

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