In 2001, chasing a record 17th consecutive test win, Australia were stopped dead in their tracks by India at the Salt lake stadium, Kolkata. VVS Laxman played the innings of his life with a blistering 281.
Cut to 2008, India do it again. This time the venue (Perth) was supposed to be the graveyard of the Indian cricket team. 2 young fast bowlers and a rookie rocked the Aussie boat with some magnificent swing bowling. Shaun Tait, supposed to give India the chin treatment was simply taken to the cleaners by the Indian batsmen.
No matter the fact that India is an inconsistent team, but the truth is that if there is one team that can stop the Aussies dead in their tracks, it is India. Now, for a cracker of a match at Adelaide on Thursday. Who said test matches are boring?
An aside, If not for the unfair umpiring in the Sydney test, who knows, the series would have been 2-1 in favour of India.
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