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'I can't remember a thing after 120 in that innings'

Feb 21, 2013: The chief protagonist of the second tied Test on an innings of sweat, tears and worse - and the party after

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

India in Australia 2011-12

Shivlal Yadav returns to familiar battleground

Dec 25, 2011: Australia evokes memories both painful and sweet for India's manager on this tour

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

India v Australia, 1st Test, Chennai, 1986-87

The disintegrating hero

Dec 6, 2009: When Dean Jones fought heat, the bowlers and his own body to rack up one of the great double-hundreds

Mike Coward

Cricket Beyond the Bazaar

Embracing the East

Oct 25, 2008: Coward's book played a significant part in demystifying the subcontinent for Australian cricketers and cricket watchers

Suresh Menon

Allan Border remembers Dean Jones' Tied Test epic

'It was such a mammoth innings'

Sep 22, 2006: Dean Jones' life-threatening, career-changing 210 was the greatest individual performance of the second Tied Test, which occurred in almost suffocating heat at Madras in 1986

Peter English

November 2004

'You weak Victorian'

Oct 28, 2004: Dean Jones, Ravi Shasrti, Greg Matthews and Bobby Simpson look back on the Tied Test of 1986

Nick Hoult and Emma John

Dean Jones

'Tied Test marked the renaissance of Australian cricket'

Oct 13, 2004: Eighteen years on from that historic tied Test at Chennai, Dean Jones offers a blow-by-blow account of his unforgettable double-century in that match, and talks to Andrew Miller about his special memories of playing in India

Andrew Miller

Honours even over half a century

A history of Australia in India over the years

Oct 4, 2004: Australia and India have engaged in some fearsome tussles over the past five decades

By Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

October 1986

The second tied Test

Sep 20, 2004: It had to happen: eventually Test cricket was going to produce another tie, to go with the historic Brisbane match of 1960-61

Tied Test II ­- 15 years on

Sep 18, 2001: At this time, every year, my mind turns unfailingly to one of the greatest Tests in history, a match I was lucky to witness and write about

Partab Ramchand

Fifteen years later, here comes the rematch

Mar 16, 2001: All the protagonists, with two major exceptions, are back in Chennai for the Tied Test rematch 15 years after the original contest

Sankhya Krishnan

I know the umpire was nervous in that Madras match: Maninder

Feb 21, 2001: A versatile left arm spinner who broke onto the international circuit at the tender age of 17 and was hailed as the successor to the great Bishen Singh Bedi, he never made it to the heights that were expected of him

Waleed Hussain

Kapil refuses to play in Tied Test re-union

Feb 19, 2001: Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has refused to play in a limited-overs match between some of the greats of India and Australia in Chennai next month in aid of the the Gujarat earthquake victims

Tied Test II - 14 years on

Sep 22, 2000: In his enthralling book `The Greatest Test Of All'' Jack Fingleton, besides giving us a vivid account of the Tied Test at Brisbane in December 1960 between Australia and West Indies, also expresses the apprehension that the match would be responsible

Partab Ramchand

First Test Match

INDIA v AUSTRALIA 1986-87

1988: Toss: Australia.

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Tour Results
India v Australia at Mumbai - Oct 15-19, 1986
Match drawn
India v Australia at Rajkot - Oct 7, 1986
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
India v Australia at Ahmedabad - Oct 5, 1986
India won by 52 runs
India v Australia at Delhi - Oct 2, 1986
India won by 3 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
India v Australia at Delhi - Sep 26-30, 1986
Match drawn
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