22nd September 1986: India and Australia Play Out the Second-Ever Tied Test

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It had occurred solely as soon as earlier than; and it occurred once more. And has by no means occurred thereafter. Australia was concerned in each situations. And 9031 kms separated these.One will discover it onerous to seek out something frequent between Brisbane and Madras besides – besides the one two tied Check matches within the historical past of cricket!

Sure, after 26 years in Brisbane, it occurred in Madras once more.

September 18-21, 1986, Madras:

Dean Jones registered his first double ton (he scored yet another in 1989) and with lots of from David Boon and skipper, Allan Border, helped Australia amass 574 for 7. Fifties from Kris Srikkanth, Mohammad Azharuddin and Ravi Shastri in addition to an attacking century from Kapil Dev (119 in 138 deliveries together with 21 boundaries) took India to 397. Australian off-spinner, Greg Matthews picked up 5 wickets.

Australia declared their second innings at 170 for the lack of 5 wickets – a daring declaration.

September 22, 1986, Madras:

India had been set 348 for victory in a minimal of 87 overs. Sunil Gavaskar (taking part in his 100th consecutive Check) and Srikkanth gave India a strong begin. They placed on 55 for the opening wicket earlier than Matthews bought the higher of Srikkanth. India went into Lunch at 94 for 1. Gavaskar and Amarnath then added 103 for the second wicket. India had been in a commanding place at 193 for two at Tea. They wanted an extra 155 from 30 overs and there was a powerful sense of expectancy from the Indian supporters within the 30,000 capability crowd at The Gabba.

Gavaskar fell for 90 and India had misplaced their third wicket at 204. India suffered a double blow when Azharuddin and Kapil Dev fell in fast succession. India had been in a spot of trouble at 253 for five. Pandit and Shastri stored India’s hopes alive. Pandit smashed a 37-ball 39 earlier than changing into Matthew’s ninth sufferer of the match – India 291 for six.

Shastri and Chetan Sharma stored India within the hunt. Shastri smashed Matthews for 2 sixes. Sharma departed for 23 and India had been diminished to 331 for 7. They nonetheless wanted 17 extra. Extra was trapped in entrance of the stumps and India had been now reeling at 334 for 8. Shiny then removed Shivlal Yadav. India 344 for 9. India wanted Four runs from Eight balls.

Maninder Singh performed out Shiny. The onus was now on Shastri. Shastri picked up two from the second ball and ran a single off the third. India couldn’t lose. However Maninder Singh had been uncovered to a few potential deliveries from Matthews. The off-spinner trapped him lbw off the penultimate ball.

Cricket had its second-ever tied Check!

First Revealed: September 22, 2018, 4:46 PM IST


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