AUS v IND 2018-19: Memorable batting performances by Indian batsmen at Sydney Cricket Ground

India will look to make history at SCG when they face Australia on Jan 3, 2019 in the 4th Test; with a lead of 2-1.

RAVI SHASTRI- 206 (1992)
Ravi Shastri became the first Indian to score a double century at SCG, when he hit 206 in 1992 | Getty
The third Test of the five-match series between Australia and India was played at the SCG and was the only Test of the series that India managed to draw, as they lost the series 4-0.

The saving grace of this Test match was Ravi Shastri’s brilliant double century and his partnership with a then 18-year-old Sachin Tendulkar.

Australia batted first and scored 313 runs with David Boon making 129. India replied with epic innings total of 483 runs with Ravi Shastri frustrating the Australian bowling lineup with 206 off 477 balls with 17 fours and 2 sixes.

This Australian bowling attack also featured Shane Warne in his Test debut and Shastri took a liking to Warne, hitting him all over the park. In the end, Warne dismissed Shastri to claim his first Test victim, but it came at the price of 150 runs in 45 overs.

This was one of the last best innings from Ravi Shastri against a formidable attack, as he played his last Test in December 1992  and retired at the age of 30 from international cricket.  


By Jatin Sharma - 02 Jan, 2019

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