With the ongoing IPL 2023 coming to its close, the attention of the fans is transferring towards the Test Championship final between Indian and Australia. The summit clash will be played at The Oval from June 7. Both teams topped the Championship table just like they have done it in world rankings. Meanwhile, both teams have had a rich history among them.
Not to forget, they played each other in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy since the 1990’s. The last one was played in India in February-March this year. Both teams are looking for their maiden Test Championship title. Meanwhile, in this listicle, we will discuss the three best bowling spells by Indians against Australia.
Three best bowling spells by Indians against Aussies
1. Kapil Dev
The 1983 World Cup winning skipper bowled one of the best spells against Australia ‘Down Under’. Dev took eight wickets for 106 runs in the first match of the three-match series in 1985-86. The former India all-rounder’s spell helped his side bowl out the home team for 381.
In reply, the visitors amassed 520 runs, thanks to Sunil Gavaskar’s hundred, fifties from Kris Srikkanth, and Chetan Sharma and valuable contributions from others. In the end, the game ended in a draw.
2. Ajit Agarkar
The famous Adelaide Test in 2003 is known for Rahul Dravid’s double ton and an unbeaten fifty to take his side home. However, former India pacer, Agarkar ensured that his side had some chance of winning the game out of a tame draw.
After the home team, Australia amassed 556 runs, the visitors scored 523 runs. Trailing by 33 runs, the then Sourav Ganguly-led side needed to pick 10 wickets quickly to have a chance of winning. Agarkar took six wickets for 41 runs. In the end, India won the game by four wickets.
Coming off a rare lead in the series against Australia, both teams played the second game in Perth in the 2018-19 series. The home team amassed 326 all-out after having a good start. In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 283.
Shami took six wickets for 56 runs in the second innings to hold the Kangaroos at 243 runs,. However, the then Virat Kohli-led side was bowled out for 140 runs, losing the game by 146 runs.