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1977

The return of Bob Simpson

Dec 20, 2014: When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India

Martin Williamson

Fifth Test Match

Australia v India

1979: With India putting on a record losing total in the second innings of 445, the deciding Test ended on a highly exciting note - a finale becoming an evenly fought series.

Fourth Test Match

Australia v India

1979: Australia conceded the initiative early in the match, batting disastrously when dismissed for 131 and then dropping catches during those periods of India's innings when the pitch was encouraging their pace bowlers.

Third Test Match

Australia v India

1979: India recorded their first win in twelve Tests on Australian soil

Second Test Match

Australia v India

1979: At Perth, December 16, 17, 18, 20, 21

First Test Match

Australia v India

1979: India fought a great rearguard action, but it would not have been necessary had their batsmen not shaped so poorly on a good pitch in the first innings

Australia 3 India 2

India in Australia, 1977-78

1979: India's third tour of Australia was not seen to suffer from competition by the newly-established World Series Cricket

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Tour Results
Australia v India at Adelaide - Jan 28-Feb 3, 1978
Australia won by 47 runs
Australia v India at Sydney - Jan 7-12, 1978
India won by an innings and 2 runs
Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 30, 1977 - Jan 4, 1978
India won by 222 runs
Australia v India at Perth - Dec 16-21, 1977
Australia won by 2 wickets
Australia v India at Brisbane - Dec 2-6, 1977
Australia won by 16 runs
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