India and Australia will conflict within the decider at The Gabba from the 15th of January. It has been a unprecedented sequence with the momentum shifting from one workforce to the opposite. India bounced again from the horror of ’36 All-Out’ in Adelaide to register a thumping win within the Boxing Day Check on the MCG. They then put up one of many nice resilient and defiant performances in Check cricket historical past to save lots of the SCG Check in opposition to all odds, battling accidents, banter, off-field controversies and an amazing Australian bowling assault. What that additionally meant was that each groups bought to The Gabba, which has been Australia’s fortress for over three many years, at 1-1, with the sequence, satisfaction, fame – all at stake.
Australia has not misplaced a Check at The Gabba since 1988. They’ve the most effective win-loss ratio for any house venue in Brisbane. India, then again have by no means received at The Gabba. They’ve misplaced 5 and drawn one of many six Checks they’ve performed on the venue. It’s the solely Australian floor (barring the brand new Perth Stadium the place India has performed only one Check) the place India has not received a single Check match.
Nonetheless, after the low of 1947, there have been some memorable particular person performances over the many years by Indian gamers in Brisbane. We take a look at some attention-grabbing numbers over time for India from The Gabba.
1947 – 58 & 98: The Lowest Match Combination For India in opposition to Australia
India, led by the nice Lala Amarnath have been bundled for 58 and 98 by Don Bradman’s Australia in what was the primary ever Check between the 2 nations. Bradman scored an enormous hundred within the first innings whereas the left-arm medium-pacer, Ernie Toshack bagged 11 wickets within the match to rout India for his or her lowest match mixture (when each the innings have been accomplished) in opposition to Australia in Check cricket.
1968 – The First Hundred and the First Fifer: Jaisimha and Prasanna On the Honours Board & India Give Australia A Large Scare
Skipper Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Motganhalli Jaisimha led India’s battle again within the first innings each registering 74. However India nonetheless fell 100 runs wanting the Australian whole. The nice off-spinner, Erapalli Prasanna then bagged six wickets to bowl out Australia for 294. His 6-104 in 33.four overs are the most effective bowling figures by an Indian at The Gabba.
India, chasing 395, have been in huge bother at 61 for three when Rusi Suri and Tiger Pataudi took management of the proceedings, resurrected the innings and put collectively 93 for the fourth wicket. Walked in Jaisimha and together with Chandu Borde stitched a doubtlessly match-changing century partnership for the sixth-wicket. Nonetheless, the autumn of Borde with the workforce rating at 310 triggered a collapse. India have been bowled out for 355 and went down by 39 runs however not earlier than giving an enormous scare to the Australians. Jaisimha was the final man dismissed however not earlier than he had registered an excellent 101.
1977 – Gavaskar Nearly Pulls Off Unattainable Chase For India
Chasing an unbelievable 341 in opposition to a Packer-hit Australian XI in 1977, Sunil Gavaskar (113) with supporting contributions from Mohinder Amarnath (47), Gundappa Viswanath (35) and Syed Kirmani (55) nearly pulled off an not possible chase in Brisbane. Gavaskar was the sixth Indian wicket to fall on the rating of 243. Kirmani and captain, Bishan Singh Bedi (26 off 30 balls) carried the Indian battle however finally the guests fell simply quick and have been bowled out for 324. Bedi (5-55 within the first innings) and Madan Lal (5-72 within the second innings) have been the 2 standout bowlers for India within the match.
2003 – Ganguly’s Counter-Attacking Hundred and Zaheer Khan’s Fifer Helps India Safe First Draw
It was the primary Check on India’s tour Down Below in 2003-04 in opposition to a world-beating Australian facet captained by the nice Steve Waugh. India, in reply to Australia’s 323, have been in bother at 62 for three within the first innings when skipper Sourav Ganguly took inventory of the state of affairs. In what was top-of-the-line counter-attacking innings by a visiting batsman in Australia, the Indian captain hammered an excellent 144 off simply 196 deliveries smashing 18 fours and gave India a uncommon lead. India ended with 409 – it stays their highest rating on the venue. VVS Laxman chipped in with 75. Earlier within the match, Zaheer Khan returned with 5-95 in 23 overs – which included the wickets of Ponting, Hayden, Katich, Steve Waugh and Gilchrist to carry India again into the match after the house workforce had bought off to a flying begin. Australia misplaced their final eight wickets for simply 55 runs!
2014 – Vijay’s Hundred & Australia Make Heavy Climate of Simple Chase
Murali Vijay recorded an aggressive 144 off 213 deliveries opening the innings for India within the second Check at The Gabba in 2014. Coupled with 81 from Ajinkya Rahane, India crossed 400 for under the second time in Brisbane. There was some late drama within the Check as Australia made heavy climate of the goal of 128 however ultimately crossed the road with four wickets in hand.