India’s Test Cricket Performance Down Under

Test Cricket is tantamount to the highest level of cricket. This post shows the performance of Indian players Down Under (Australia), also considered the toughest opponents to beat in world cricket.

virat kohli indian in uastralia 2014-2015
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2018-2019

TestCityIndia CapAus CapScoreResultScorecard
1AdelaideVirat KohliTim PaineIndia 250/10 and 307/10 – Aus 235/10 and 291/10India won by 31 runsScorecard
2PerthVirat KohliTim PaineAus 326/10 and 243/10 – India 283/10 and 140/10Australia won by 146 runsScorecard
3MelbourneVirat KohliTim PaineIndia 443/7 and 106/8 – Aus 151/10 and 261/10India won by 137 runsScorecard
4SydneyVirat KohliTim PaineIndia 622/7 and – Aus 300/10 and 6/0Match drawnScorecard

Series Performers

Cheteshwar Pujara – 521 runs (2 centuries)

Rishabh Pant – 350 runs (1 century)

Virat Kohli – 282 runs (1 century)

Jasprit Bumrah– 21 wks (5wk/inn – 1) 

Mohd. Shami – 16 wks (5wks/inn – 1)

Ishanth Sharma – 11 wks (5wks/inn – 1)

India won the series 2-1


2014-2015

TestCityIndia CapAus CapScoreResultScorecard
1AdelaideVirat KohliMichael ClarkeAus 517/7 and 290/5 – India 444/10 and 315/10Australia won by 48 runsScorecard
2BrisbaneMS DhoniSteve SmithIndia 408/10 and 224/10 – Aus 505/10 and 130/6Australia won by 4 wicketsScorecard
3MelbourneMS DhoniSteve SmithAus 530/10 and 318/9 – India 465/10 and 174/6Match drawnScorecard
4SydneyVirat KohliSteve SmithAus 572/7 and 251/6 – India 475/10 and 252/7Match drawnScorecard

Series Performers

Virat Kohli – 692 runs (4 centuries)

Murali Vijay – 482 runs (1 century)

Ajinkya Rahane – 399 runs (1 century)

M Shami – 15 wkts (5wk/inn – 1) 

R Ashwin – 12 wkts

Umesh Yadav – 11 wkts

India lost the series 2-0


2011-2012

TestCityIndia CapAus CapScoreResultScorecard
1MelbourneMS DhoniMichael ClarkeAus 333/10 and 240/10 – India 282/10 and 169/10Australia won by 122 runsScorecard
2SydneyMS DhoniMichael ClarkeIndia 191/10 and 400/10 – Aus 659/4 and Australia won by an innings and 68 runsScorecard
3PerthMS DhoniMichael ClarkeIndia 161/10 and 171/10 – Aus 369/10 and Australia won by an innings and 37 runsScorecard
4AdelaideVirender SehwagMichael ClarkeAus 604/7 and 167/5 – India 272/10 and 201/10Australia won by 298 runsScorecard

Series Performers

Virat Kohli – 300 runs (1 century)

Sachin Tendulkar – 287 runs

Virendar Sehwag – 198 runs

Zaheer Khan – 15 wkts 

Umesh Yadav – 14 wkts 
(5wk/inn – 1) 

R Ashwin – 9 wkts

India lost the series 4-0


2007-2008

TestCityIndia CapAus CapScoreResultScorecard
1MelbourneAnil KumbleRicky PontingAus 343/10 and 351/7 – India 196/10 and 161/10Australia won by 337 runsScorecard
2SydneyAnil KumbleRicky PontingAus 463/10 and 401/7 – India 532/10 and 210/10Australia won by 122 runsScorecard
3PerthAnil KumbleRicky PontingIndia 330/10 and 294/10 – Aus 212/10 and 340/10India won by 72 runsScorecard
4AdelaideAnil KumbleRicky PontingIndia 526/10 and 269/7 – Aus 563/10 and Match drawnScorecard

Series Performers

Sachin Tendulkar – 493 runs (2 centuries)

VVS Laxman – 366 runs (1 century)

Virendar Sehwag – 286 runs (1 century)

Anil Kumble – 20 wkts 
(5wk/inn – 1) 

RP Singh – 13 wkts 

Harbhajan Singh – 8 wkts

India lost the series 2-1


2003-2004

TestCityIndia CapAus CapScoreResultScorecard
1BrisbaneSaurav GangulyS R WaughAus 323/10 and 284/3 – India 409/10 and 73/2Match drawnScorecard
2AdelaideSaurav GangulyS R WaughAus 556/10 and 196/10 – India 523/10 and 233/6India won by 4 wicketsScorecard
3MelbourneSaurav GangulyS R WaughIndia 366/10 and 286/10 – Aus 558/10 and 97/1Australia won by 9 wicketsScorecard
4SydneySaurav GangulyS R WaughIndia 705/7 and 211/2 – Aus 474/10 and 357/6Match drawnScorecard

Series Performers

Rahul Dravid – 619 runs (1 centuries)

VVS Laxman – 494 runs (2 centuries)

Virendar Sehwag – 464 runs (1 century)

Sachin Tendulkar – 383 runs (1 century)

Anil Kumble – 24 wkts 
(5wk/inn – 3) 

Ajit Agarkar – 16 wkts 
(5wk/inn – 1) 

Zaheer Khan – 5 wkts

India drew the series 1-1


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