AUS vs IND 2018 : A look at India's Test record in Australia

All the major stats and numbers you need to know ahead of Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia.

Rahul Dravid and Parthiv Patel after Adelaide Test win against Australia in 2003 (photo - Sport 360)

The four Tests series between Australia and India will commence in Adelaide from 6 December and the next three Tests will be played in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney respectively.

On the basis of recent performances of both teams, India is favorites to win their first ever Test series in Australia as the hosts are without their top two batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner and have also been struggling in all formats for the last six-seven months.

Though Australia still have a great bowling attack of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Nathan Lyon and they can run through any batting unit. On the other hand, India couldn't have a better opportunity to win their maiden Test series on Australian soil and they have also been playing good Test cricket for the last two years but batsmen need to support Virat Kohli who was a lone warrior in South Africa and England earlier this year. 

A look at India's Test record in Australia -

1. India in Australia -

Tests played - 44, Won - 5, Lost - 28, Drawn - 11

2. Series Results -

Australia 4 - 0 India in 1947/48 (5 Tests)

Australia 4 - 0 India in 1967/68 (4 Tests)

Australia 3 - 2 India in 1977/78 (5 Tests)

Australia 1 - 1 India in 1980/81 (5 Tests)

Australia 0 - 0 India in 1985/86 (3 Tests)

Australia 4 - 0 India in 1991/92 (5 Tests)

Australia 3 - 0 India in 1999/00 (3 Tests)

Australia 1 - 1 India in 2003/04 (4 Tests)

Australia 2 - 1 India in 2007/08 (4 Tests)

Australia 4 - 0 India in 2011/12 (4 Tests)

Australia 2 - 0 India in 2014/15 (4 Tests)

Series played - 11, India won - 0, India lost - 8, Drawn - 3

India's first ever Test win in Australia came at Melbourne in 1977/78 when they beat the hosts by 222 runs. 

3. Highest total -

705/7d at Sydney, 2004

600/4d at Sydney, 1986

532 at Sydney, 2008

526 at Adelaide, 2008

523 at Adelaide, 2003

4. Lowest totals -

58 at Brisbane, 1947

67 at Melbourne, 1948

98 at Brisbane, 1947

110 at Adelaide, 1999

5. Most Runs -

1809 - Sachin Tendulkar (20 Tests)

1236 - VVS Laxman (15 Tests)

1143 - Rahul Dravid (15 Tests)

992 - Virat Kohli (8 Tests)

948 - Virender Sehwag (10 Tests)

6. Most Hundreds -

6 - Sachin Tendulkar (20 Tests)

5 - Virat Kohli (8 Tests)

5 - Sunil Gavaskar (11 Tests)

4 - VVS Laxman (15 Tests)

7. Highest batting average (Min 500 runs) -

62.00 - Virat Kohli (992 runs)

55.66 - Mohinder Amarnath (668 runs)

53.20 - Sachin Tendulkar (1809 runs)

51.11 - Sunil Gavaskar (920 runs)

47.40 - Virender Sehwag (948 runs)

8. Highest individual scores -

241* - Sachin Tendulkar at Sydney, 2004

233 - Rahul Dravid at Adelaide, 2003

206 - Ravi Shastri at Sydney, 2006

195 - Virender Sehwag at Melbourne, 2003

178 - VVS Laxman at Sydney, 2004

9. Most wickets -

51 - Kapil Dev (11 Tests)

49 - Anil Kumble (10 Tests)

35 - Bishan Singh Bedi (7 Tests)

31 - Erapalli Prasanna (8 Tests)

29 - B Chandrasekhar (7 Tests)

10. Best innings bowling figures -

8/106 - Kapil Dev at Adelaide, 1985

8/141 - Anil Kumble at Sydney, 2004

6/41 - Ajit Agarkar at Adelaide, 2003

6/52 - B Chandrasekhar at Melbourne, 1977

11. Most five wickets haul -

5 - Kapil Dev (11 Tests)

4 - Anil Kumble (10 Tests)

3 - Bishan Singh Bedi (7 Tests)

3 - B Chandrasekhar (7 Tests)

12. Best bowling average (Min 20 wickets) -

24.58 - Kapil Dev (51 wickets)

27.51 - Bishan Singh Bedi (35 wickets)

28.13 - Shivlal Yadav (23 wickets)

30.27 - B Chandrasekhar (29 wickets)


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 03 Dec, 2018

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