After the ongoing IPL 2023, both India and Australia will play the final of the Test Championship. While the IPL final will be played on May 28, the Test Championship’s final will start on June 7. While there are some players from either side who have left for Australia early, some others will join later. Meanwhile, talking about both teams, they are the top two ranked sides.
Not to forget, in the ongoing Test Championship, both teams were ranked at the top two which is why they are playing the final. Also, they have a rich history against each other over the years. Meanwhile, in this listicle, we will discuss three best knocks by Australia players against India.
Three best knocks by Aussies against India
1. Michael Clarke 329 not out
The former Australia skipper and his predecessor, Ricky Ponting when Australia hosted India in 2011-12 for an all-format series. During the four-match Test series, the then MS Dhoni-led side was cleanly swept. Meanwhile, in the Sydney Test, Clarke played the best innings of his life.
After the home team bowled out India for 191, they had a poor start as they lost three wickets for 37 runs. However, the likes of Michael Clarke (329*), Ricky Ponting (134), and Michael Hussey (150*), the team reached a mammoth total of 659/4D.
2. Ricky Ponting’s 257
India’s tour of Australia 2003-04 was a memorable one for the team. For the first time in many years, the Asian side showed some fight against what was a number one Test side at the time. Meanwhile, the home team was coming off a draw and a loss after the first two games.
However, in Melbourne, the home team made a comeback. After India was bowled out for 366 runs, the home team amassed 588 all-out in reply, thanks to Matthew Hayden (136) and Ponting’s 257. In the end, the home team won the game by eight wickets and leveled the series 1-1.
3. Matthew Hayden’s 203
The former Aussie opening batter had one of the best series with the bat in India in the iconic 2001 series. He had more than 500 runs to his name. Meanwhile, after India leveled the three-match series in Kolkata, both teams landed in Chennai to win the series.
The visitors, Kangaroos, had a great time as they amassed 391 all-out, thanks to Hayden’s double hundred and Mark Waugh (70). In reply, half-centuries from Shiv Sunder Das, Sadagoppan Ramesh, VVS Laxman, and Rahul Dravid and hundred from Sachin Tendulkar helped the team reach 501 all-out. In the end, the home team won the game by two wickets.