New Delhi. Ravi Shastri’s rivalry with Australia is old. He is the first cricketer from India to hit 6 sixes in 6 balls in cricket. It was under Shastri’s coaching that Team India won the Test series for the first time in Australia. The Indian team has done this twice. Once again both the countries (IND vs AUS) are ready to play the series. The 4-match Test series between India and Australia is starting on 9 February. This series is part of the World Test Championship and India will have to win this match to make it to the finals.
Test cricket is being played since 1877. But today only 2 matches have ended in a tie. It also includes a match between India and Australia. This match played in Madras in 1986 lasted till the last over. On the fifth day in the match, Team India first wanted to save the opening wicket, as it got a big target of 348 runs. Sunil Gavaskar and Krish Srikkanth added 55 runs for the first wicket. Srikkanth got out after scoring 39 runs.
Gavaskar-Amarnath made a big partnership
Mohinder Amarnath and Sunil Gavaskar shared 103 runs for the second wicket to give place to the team’s hopes. Gavaskar scored 90, Amarnath 51, Mohammad Azharuddin 42, Chandrakant Pandit 39 and Ravi Shastri scored 48 not out. In the last over, India needed 4 runs to win and one wicket was in hand. In such a situation, it was expected that Shastri would lead the team to victory.
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Shastri did not get a chance again
Ravi Shastri was on strike in the last over. In such a situation, the team was looking solid. First he took 2 and then one run. For this reason they withdrew from the strike. Now Team India had to score one run in 2 balls to win. Off-spinner Greg Mathews got Maninder Singh lbw. In this way the match got tied. This was the first match of the 3 match series. The next two matches were draws. In such a situation, the Indian team not only missed winning the match but also lost the golden opportunity to capture the series.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 06, 2023, 08:31 IST