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India vs Australia Test series 2013

Australia tour of India

4 Tests for Airtel Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2013

The Airtel Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2013 will be played in India from 22nd February to 26th March. The teams will play 4 Tests, with MS Dhoni leading India and Michele Clark leading Australia.
India vs Australia Cricket Series 2013

India vs Australia Test Series

Airtel Border-Gavaskar Cricket Series Schedule

Four Tests - Feb 22 to Mar 26, 2013

DateMatchVenue
Feb 22 - Feb 26
04:00 GMT | 09:30 IST
1st Test
India vs Australia
Chennai
Mar 02 - Mar 06, 2013
04:00 GMT | 09:30 IST
2nd Test
India vs Australia
Hyderabad
Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2013
04:00 GMT | 09:30 IST
3rd Test
India vs Australia
Mohali
Mar 22 - Mar 26, 2013
04:00 GMT | 09:30 IST
4th Test
India vs Australia
Delhi

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Delhi Test, Day Three

India seal series whitewash in Delhi [IND-AUS:4-0(4/4)]

India completed a 4-0 series whitewash, as Cheteshwar Pujara helped seal the win with an unbeaten 82 in Delhi. Chasing 155 to win, India were 5/3 in a mini-collapse before MS Dhoni (12 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (82 not out) guided the home side to an historic series triumph, reaching 158/4 off just 31.2 overs to win with more than two days to spare. At the start of the day, the outlook was promising for Australia as they restricted India to adding only six runs to their overnight total (272 all out) with the help of spinner Nathan Lyon's career-best 7-94. Australia were skittled for 164 as man-of-the-match Ravindra Jadeja claimed 5-58 with his left-arm spinners to put the hosts on top. For Australia, tailender Peter Siddle (51 and 50) top-scored for the second time in the match - the first time a No.9 has done so in Test cricket.It's the first time Australia have lost four matches in a Test series since going down 5-1 in the 1978/79 Ashes. It is also the first time that Australia have lost a series 4-0 since a defeat by South Africa in 1970. India XI: A M Rahane, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Mahendra Dhoni (c, wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. England XI: Shane Watson (c), David Warner, E J M Cowan, Philips Hughes, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), G J Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon.
Delhi Test, day 3: India 272 (Vijay 57, Pujara 52, Lyon 7-94) and 158/4 (Pujara 82*) beat Australia 262 (Siddle 51, Ashwin 5-57) and 164 (Jadeja 5-58) by 6 wickets

Indian Team Selection

Injured Dhawan ruled out of 4th Test; Suresh Raina included

India's latest batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan who suffered a hand injury during the Mohali test was on Tuesday ruled out of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Delhi. He will be out of action for six weeks, and Suresh Raina will replace him in the squad. The selection committee had opted for veteran left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir as the substitute opener, before a blood test showed he was down with jaundice.In the absence of Sehwag, Gambhir and Dhawan, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane are the only openers in the squad and Rahane, who is yet to play a Test, looks most likely to partner Vijay in Delhi. Suresh Raina, who has played 17 tests, wasn't part of the squad for the four Tests against England and the first three Tests against Australia. India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt.), Sachin Tendulkar, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Mohali Test, Day Five

Australia's eighth loss in the last 10 Tests in India, hosts claim series [IND-AUS:3-0(3/4)]

After bowling out Australia for 223 in their second innings, India chased down the target of 133 with 15 balls remaining before close of play on the last day of the Mohali test to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This marks the first time that India have won three successive Tests against Australia in a Test series. Of the last Ten Tests played by Australia in India, they have lost eight and drawn the remaining three.Earlier, a defiant 65-minute last-wicket stand between Starc (35) and Xavier Doherty (18) consumed 18.1 overs for 44 runs to ensure the Indians bat well into the mandatory overs. When the final hour started, India required 45 runs from a minimum of 15 overs. With only a few overs to go, Jadeja (8) found the boundary twice after Sachin (21) was run out, and then skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (18) smashed three fours off Mitchell Clarke in a row to finish the innings and win the series. India XI: S Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Mahendra Dhoni (c, wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. England XI: David Warner, Ed Cowan, Michael Clarke (c), Phil Hughes, Steve Smith, Brad Haddin (Wicket Keeper), Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Lyon. 12th man: Glenn Maxwell.
Mohali Test, day 5: India 499 (Dhawan 187, Vijay 153, Siddle 5-71) and 136/4 beat Australia 408 (Starc 99, Smith 92) and 223 (Hughes 69) by 6 wickets

Indian Team Selection

Sehwag dropped for remaining Tests

India has dropped veteran batsman Virender Sehwag from the Test side for the first time since 2008, possibly ending the reign of one of cricket's most brutal openers. The squad was trimmed to 14 with the selectors deciding against picking a replacement for him. The out of form opener has scored just 27 runs in his three innings (2, 19 and 6) during the ongoing series. At the start of the Australia series, his regular opening partner Gautam Gambhir was also dropped from the Indian test squad, but then hit a century for India A against the touring side.

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[Above: Sehwag's tweet after the news broke.]
The hard-hitting 34-year-old has scored 8,586 runs in 104 Tests at an average of 49.34 since his debut in 2001. At his peak he was relentless, twice passing Triple Hundred - 309 in Multan in 2004 against Pakistan and 319 in Chennai against South Africa in 2008. However, he has scored only one century since November 2010 - a 117 against England in 2012. His 219 from 149 balls against West Indies remains a world record score in one-day international cricket. In the absence of Sehwag, Delhi-born left-hander Shikhar Dhawan could get a chance to open the innings with Murali Vijay in the two matches to be played in Mohali (from March 14) and Delhi (from March 22) respectively. India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt.), Sachin Tendulkar, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Hyderabad Test, Day Four

Second big win for India [IND-AUS:2-0(2/4)]

MS Dhoni emerged as the most successful Indian captain as the hosts beat Australia by an innings and 135 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead at Hyderabad. This was his 22nd win as captain in 45 Tests with 5 away wins (1 SAF, 1 SRL, 1 NZL, 1 WIN, 1 BAN), going past Sourav Ganguly's 21 in 49 with 11 away wins (1 SRL, 1 AUS, 1 ENG, 1 PAK, 3 BAN, 3 ZMB, 1 WIN). Spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja produced a mesmerising spell as Australia folded for 131, becoming the first team to lose a Test by an innings after declaring their first innings. It was Ashwin's eighth five-for in 11 home Tests. India XI: Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. England XI: David Warner, E J M Cowan, Philips Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (Captain), Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), G J Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, X J Doherty.
Hyderabad Test, day four: India 503 (Pujara 204, Vijay 167) beat Australia 237/9 decl (MJ Clarke 91, Wade 62, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-53, Jadeja 3-33) and 131 (Ashwin 5-63, Jadeja 3-33) by an innings and 135 runs

Chennai Test, Day Five

Eight wicket win for India, take 1-0 lead [IND-AUS:1-0(1/4)]

Sachin Tendulkar (13*) hit two sixes off the first two balls he faced from Lyon in the 9th over, after coming out to replace Sehwag who was out for 19. India took 11.3 overs to score the 50 runs required for a victory, but lost two wickets in the process. MS Dhoni, who is now level with Ganguly as the most successful Indian captain with 21 wins, won the man of the match award for his magnificent innings of 224 in the first innings. India XI: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), V Sehwag, M Vijay, CA Pujara, SR Tendulkar, V Kohli, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, B Kumar, I Sharma. England XI: DA Warner, EJM Cowan, PJ Hughes, SR Watson, MJ Clarke (Captain), MS Wade (Wicket Keeper), MC Henriques, PM Siddle, MA Starc, JL Pattinson, NM Lyon.
Chennai Test, day five: India 572 (Dhoni 224, Kohli 107, Tendulkar 81, Pattinson 5-96) and 50/2 beat Australia 380 (Clarke 130, Henriques 68, Ashwin 7-103) and 241 (Henriques 81*, Ashwin 5-95) by 8 wickets

Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Test Cricket series between India and Australia

History of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Series

The Border–Gavaskar Trophy is a Test cricket series, played between India and Australia. It has witnessed some of the most competitive Test series played in recent years, with results usually either being a narrow win for one of the sides or a closely fought draw. It is currently played via the International Cricket Council's future tours program, with varying lengths of time between matches. If the series is drawn, then the country holding the trophy retains it. The series is named after Australia's Allan Border and India's Sunil Gavaskar, who both scored over 10,000 Test runs in their career and captained their respective teams and were the original world record holders for most runs scored in Test match cricket. The first Border–Gavaskar Trophy series was played in India the 1996–1997 season and was won by the hosts 1–0. Australia won the trophy for the first time in the 1999–2000 season at home where they mauled India 3-0. Since then, the trophy has alternated between both the teams. Australia's failure to win the Border–Gavaskar Trophy in India led to Steve Waugh dubbing the Indian tour as the "Final Frontier" for the Australian team. In 2004–2005, Australia defeated India 2–1 in India. Australia's usual captain, Ricky Ponting, did not play in the winning matches due to injury and Adam Gilchrist instead captained the winning sides. In the 2007–2008 season, the Border Gavaskar trophy was played in Australia, with Australia retaining the trophy by winning the first two Tests in Melbourne and Sydney against India winning one as part of the four Test series. In the 2008–2009 edition, India defeated Australia 2–0 in a four match series in India to regain the trophy. In 2010 India retained the trophy by winning the two match series 2–0. Australia won the 2011–2012 series 4-0, and regained the trophy for the first time since 2007–2008. The series is sometimes accompanied by One Day Internationals; these are not considered part of the trophy. The following were all regular, not Border-Gavaskar Tests between the two countries:
Indian cricket team in Australia in 1947-48 (5 Tests)
Australian cricket team in India in 1956–57 (3 Tests)
Australian cricket team in India in 1959–60 (5 Tests)
Australian cricket team in India in 1964-65 (3 Tests)
Indian cricket team in Australia in 1967–68 (4 Tests)
Australian cricket team in India in 1969-70 (5 Tests)
Indian cricket team in Australia in 1977-78 (5 Tests)
Australian cricket team in India in 1979-80 (6 Tests)
Indian cricket team in Australia in 1980-81 (3 Tests)
Indian cricket team in Australia in 1985-86 (3 Tests)
Australian cricket team in India in 1986-87 (3 Tests)
Indian cricket team in Australia in 1991-92 (5 Tests)

Border–Gavaskar Trophy Series Summary

India vs Australia, Border-Gavaskar Test Series

Results

Year Played In Result Player of the series
1996–1997 India India won the one-off test 1-0 Nayan Mongia
1997–1998 India India won the 3-match series 2-1 Sachin Tendulkar
1999–2000 Australia Australia won the 3-match series 3-0 Sachin Tendulkar
2000–2001 India India won the 3-match series 2-1 Harbhajan Singh / Matthew Hayden
2003–2004 Australia 4-match series drawn 1-1 [Retained By India] Rahul Dravid
2004–2005 India Australia won the 4-match series 2-1 Damien Martyn
2007–2008 Australia Australia won the 4-match series 2-1 Brett Lee
2008–2009 India India won the 4-match series 2-0 Ishant Sharma
2010–2011 India India won the 2 test series 2-0 Sachin Tendulkar
2011–2012 Australia Australia won the 4-match series 4–0 Michael Clarke

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.