Batting and bowling in away conditions are not easy for the players from the Asian continent because the climatic condition and the pitches used are different and team India was not too strong in pace bowling.
The Caribbean dreams
1970 India vs West Indies played a 5-match test series against a good fast bowling attack winning the series 1-0. Then winning the test series whenever they go 2005-06, 2010-11, 2016-17, and 2019-20.
Tour to Pakistan and Zimbabwe
Tour to Pakistan, in 2003 the 3 match series with brilliant 194 from Tendulkar and 39 from Sehwag scoring 675/5 d Irfan Pathan 4 wickets in first innings Anil Kumble 6 wickets in the second innings helped to take the series lead 1-0.pakistan went on to win the second match to level series. Learn more about India’s Cricket story here.
3rd match at Rawalpindi l.balaji and Irfan Pathan took 6 with the ball and Rahul Dravid’s 270 with the bat to make 600 onboard taking out the opposition Kumble 4 wickets, l.balaji 3 wickets winning the innings by 131 runs.
Tour to Zimbabwe 2005-2006, 2 match series, good performance from Indian batsmen, Rahul Dravid leading run-scorer of series and Irfan Pathan bowling helped India to win the series.
From 1967 to 1968 India never won the test series in New Zealand after winning the T20 World Cup, India continued to host the toughest game format. Vettori and Ryder made hundreds in the first test match the pace attacks Zaheer khan, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel took 9 wickets in reply Sachin 160 Dravid 66 Gambhir 72 Zaheer 51 to put 520 runs.
New Zealand scored 279 Harbhajan taking 6 wickets 39 as a target to chase India won easily where remaining 2 test matches went in the draw to make the series 1-0(3) after this series India had never won a test series till 2021.
In 2007, India v England previously drew at Lords London. In the second match at Trent Bridge, pace bowlers took 8 wickets England 198/10 in reply top 6 batsmen of India scored 50+ runs to make 481 runs. second innings England 355/10 Vaughan 124 Zaheer 5 wickets target of 73 India chasing it down comfortably. 3rd match draws in the oval to win the series 1-0(3) since 2007 there have been no test series victories.
India performed well in Sri Lanka defeating them 3 times, and Bangladesh 4 times where the conditions are similar to ours.
Border Gavaskar Trophy – Pinnacle of 21st century Test cricket
4-match test series between India and Australia for Border Gavaskar trophy 2018-2019.
With the ban of a year, the team Australia wanted to play against India without Steve Smith, David warner. The guests win the first and the host wins the second in a draw in the 11th round after Christmas, which would be Boxing Day on December 26 in Melbourne, India, scoring 443/7 points in the first leg.
Indian bowlers dominated the less experienced Australian batting order and Bumrah took 6 wickets reducing the hosts to 151/10. India batted their second innings with a lead and set 399 runs as the target. On day 5 team India cleared Australia for 261 runs to win the match. The 4th test went on to draw India win the series 2-1 for the first time.
After the inauguration of the world test championship, India wanted to win the next 2 series to go for the finals, facing Australia in their home with 4 match series. starting the series with the very poor performance of scoring only 36 runs and Kohli leaving the rest of the matches India was in huge trouble and Australia was huge confidence.2nd test in Melbourne captain’s Rahane 100 run knocks and Burmah bowling help India to win the match and level series.
The Vigile and Roar of India
3rd match was a thrilling one in Sydney Australia setting a target of 428 runs India went on to bat with the tiny struggle in the middle pant and pujara began to March towards victory but when both settled batsman fell in quicker season India went on the back foot vihari and Ashwin started to build innings but injury of vihari during the match India determined to draw the match these two stood in the crease for 6 hours facing 131 overs to draw the match. Tim paine’s words see you at gabba to Ashwin showed the prominence in the Brisbane ground where Australia was undefeated for 32 years.
India won the 4th test by 3 wickets chasing 329 runs on day 5 with extraordinary batting from pant, pujara, gill winning series 2-1. Washington and Shardul announced themselves into Test cricket with some flair to reckon with.