India’s best Test match wins – best two of the lot

Dravid-Laxman Marathon

As for the victories in India’s best test match, one cannot forget the second test match between India and Australia. Which took place on March 11 – 15 2001, at Eden Gardens in Calcutta. The visitors won the first match against the hosts. Coming to the second match with confidence. Australian opener M Hayden made 97 runs,  Captain S waugh added 110 to his tally. Gillespie coming down the order made an impressive 46 runs. Learn more about Indian Test history.


The top order also contributed as J langer made 58 and M Slater made useful 42 runs. The long batting lineup certainly helped big to the visitors as they made a fantastic  445 run in the 1st innings. The aboard team looked ominous in the first two days of the test. Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh took 7 wickets.

The host struggle against the pace bowling attack of Australia went on to follow on scoring only 171 runs only player Laxman scored 59. Australia, thinking of defeating team India with an innings win, pleased India to bat in his second innings. openers with the start of 52 run partnership but in a flash, India went down to 115-3 Laxman joined hands with captain gangly to make 117 runs for the 4th wicket was snapped by McGrath.

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232 – 4 for 42 runs behind the great wall Rahul Dravid entered with VVS Laxman. Both went on to make 376 run partnership for the 5th wicket. Laxman made 281 runs, Dravid 180 runs where India declared 657/7 on day 5. Setting up a big target of 384.

Once again Hayden troubled Indian bowlers scoring 67 runs. And 74 runs stand for the opening wicket. before it was broken down then wickets started to fall at a regular interval of time the off-spinner bhaji took 6 wickets cleaning up Australia for 212 runs and India went on to win the match by 171 runs. The three sets of level 1 on 1 the great matches.

Durban Derby 2010

In a total of 7 series from 1992 to 2018  India tour of South Africa India never won the series. Even though the visitors win the match, they can’t make up for it. South Africa Captain Smith won the toss and was elected to field first.

India managed to make only 205 runs on day 2-morning session captain Dhoni and Laxman to make scores of 35 and 38. Steyn with his pace bowling damaged the batting order of the team India picking 6 wickets in the first innings. the ability of left-hander Zaheer khan makes the ball move both sides along with off-spinner Harbhajan taking 7 wickets reduced the home to 131 runs amala top scorer of the team with 33 runs. India went on to bat the lead of 74 runs India ended up the day 2 with 92-4.


India started day 3 with VVS Laxman and Zaheer Khan with a 70 runs stand for the 8th wicket made up a defendable 303 run target. There we’re a lot of words that South Africa could win the match easily with 2 days of play left with an experienced batting lineup. The same happened when the home team made 111-3 in 27 overs on day 3 Harbhajan gave the breakthrough.

On day 4 during the time of drinks, the team was at 132-4 but later went to losing cause ending up 215 runs. The visitors won by 87 runs and went on to draw the series for the first time under the captaincy of, the MS Dhoni held during December 26-29 2010 at Durban.

One of the great memorable victories that are not inferred by many.

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