India’s comeback wins against Australia

Did you know that the Bengaluru Test was the tenth such instance when India had overturned a first-innings deficit for a victory against Australia?

Indian players celebrate after winning the match against Australia.   -  Reuters

India defeated Australia by 75 runs after overcoming a first-innings deficit of 87 runs.

After suffering a humiliating 333-run defeat that also halted India’s 19-match winning run, India effected a dramatic turnaround on Day 4 to pull off a memorable win. That India achieved the win after conceding a first innings lead on a challenging track in Bengaluru made it all the more remarkable.

It was obviously not the first time that India had managed such a turnaround against Australia; no Indian cricket fan would forget the exploits of VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh in that famous come from behind victory at Eden Gardens in 2001. India overturned a deficit of 274 runs to register an unbelievable 171-run victory in Kolkata.

But did you know that the win in Bengaluru was the tenth such instance when India had produced such a sensational comeback against Australia?

Here’s the list of Tests that India won against Australia despite conceding a first innings lead:

 

Deficit

                                    Venue

                            Season

                       Win margin

274

                      Kolkata (second Test)

                           2000-01

                            171 runs

182

                     Melbourne (third Test)

                           1980-81

                              59 runs

99

               Mumbai WS ( fourth Test)

                           2004-05

                              13 runs

87

           Bangalore ( second Test)

                         2016-17

                            75 runs

73

                             Delhi (third Test)

                           1969-70

                            7 wickets

71

                          Chennai (first Test)

                           1997-98

                            179 runs

67

                     Kanpur ( second Test)

                           1959-60

                            119 runs

33

                     Kanpur ( second Test)

                           1979-80

                            153 runs

33

                    Adelaide ( second Test)

                           2003-04

                            4 wickets

23

                             Mohali (first Test)

                           2010-11

                             1 wicket

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