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India at Sydney

Zia Rana January 2, 2012
Can India win at Sydney?

Can India win at Sydney?

India has lost the first Test of the four match series against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground by 122 runs on December 29, 2011, and will be entering in the second match at Sydney on January 3, 2012. The visitors have high hopes of winning the match and their Captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni has predicted that they will bounce back in the second Test. We will highlight the entire Tests played between the two countries so far at Sydney Cricket Ground, highlights and the fate of the matches.

1947

India visited Australia for the first time in 1947- 48 and played their Second Test on December 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 and 18.

Scores

India first innings – 188 runs all out, Dattu Phadkar 51 and Gogumal Kishenchand 44 runs.
Australia first innings – 107 runs all out, Ron Hamence 25 and Bill Brown 18 runs.
India second innings – 61 runs for the loss of seven wickets, Lala Amarnath 14 runs.

Result – match drawn.

1968

The fourth Test of the series was played on January 26, 27, 29, 30 and 31.

Scores

Australia first innings – 317 runs all out, Doug Walters unbeaten 94 and Paul Sheahan 72 runs.
India first innings – 268 runs all out, Syed Abid Ali 78 and Nawab of Pataudi 51 runs.
Australia second innings – 292 runs all out, Bob Cowper 165 and Bill Lawry 52 runs.
India second innings – 197 runs all out, Abid 81 and Farokh Engineer 37 runs.

Result – Australia won by 144 runs.

1978

The fourth Test was held on January 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12.

Scores

Australia first innings – 131 runs all out, Bob Simpson 38 and John Dyson 26 runs.
India first innings – 396 for the loss of eight wickets declared, Gundappa Vishwanath 79 and Syed Kirmani 64 runs.
Australia second innings – 263 runs all out, Peter Toohey 85 and Gary Cosier 68 runs.

Result – India won by an innings and two runs.

1981

The first Test was played on January 2, 3 and 4.

Scores

India first innings – 201 runs all out, Sandeep Patil 65 and Kirmani 27 runs.
Australia first innings – 406 runs all out, Greg Chappell 204 and Walters 67 runs.
India second innings – 201 runs all out, Kirmani unbeaten 43 and Chetan Chauhan 36 runs.

Result – Australia won by an innings and four runs.

1986

The third Test of the series was conducted on January 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Scores

India first innings – 600 runs for the loss of four wickets declared , Sunil Gavaskar 172, Mohinder Amarnath 138 and Kris Srikkanth 116 runs.
Australia first innings – 396 runs all out, David Boon 131, Geoff Marsh 92 and Allan Border 71 runs
Australia second innings – 119 runs for the loss of six wickets, Marsh 28 and Boon 25 runs.

Result – match drawn.

1992

The third Test took place on January 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Scores

Australia first innings – 313 runs all out, Boon unbeaten 129 and Mark Taylor 56 runs.
India first innings – 483 runs all out, Ravi Shastri 206 and Sachin Tendulkar unbeaten 148 runs.
Australia second innings – 173 runs for the loss of eight wickets, Border unbeaten 53 and Taylor 35 runs.

Result – match drawn.

2000

The match was played on January 2, 3 and 4.

Scores

India first innings – 150 all out, Tendulkar 45 and Rahul Dravid 29 runs.
Australia first innings – 552 for the loss of five wickets declared, Justin Langer 223 and Ricky Ponting unbeaten 141 runs.
India second innings – 261 runs all out, VVS Laxman 167 and Sourav Ganguly 25 runs.

Result – Australia won by an innings and 141 runs.

2004

The fourth Test was played on January 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Scores

India first innings – 705 runs for the loss of seven wickets declared, Tendulkar 241 and Laxman 178 runs.
Australia first innings – 474 runs all out, Simon Katich 125 and Langer 117 runs.
India second innings – 211 runs for the loss of two wickets declared, Dravid and Tendulkar unbeaten on 91 and 60 runs respectively.
Australia second innings – 357 runs for the loss of six wickets, Steve Waugh 80 and Katich unbeaten 77 runs.

Result – match drawn.

2008

The second Test of the series was played on January 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Scores

Australia first innings – 463 runs all out, Andrew Symonds unbeaten 162 and Brad Hogg 79 runs.
India first innings – 532 runs all out, Tendulkar unbeaten 154 and Laxman 109 runs.
Australia second innings – 401 runs for the loss of seven wickets declared, Michael Hussey unbeaten 145 and Matthew Hayden 123 runs.
India second innings – 210 runs all out, Ganguly 51 and Anil Kumble unbeaten 45 runs.

Result – Australia won by an innings and 122 runs.

Australia has won four times at Sydney Cricket Ground and India was victorious in just one Test in January 1978 under the Captaincy of Bishan Singh Bedi. They will be anticipating repeating the feat achieved nearly 33 years ago and will look ahead to their batsman to perform well. Especially Tendulkar will be the centre of attraction as every cricket lover is waiting for his 100th international tone which he might thrash at Sydney.

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