India v Australia

Shane Watson's first match as Australia captain ended in victory, with Watson taking two wickets
Shane Watson's first match as Australia captain ended in victory, with Watson taking two wickets © Getty Images
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Statistics

Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2011/12 (India in Australia Tests)

India in Australia T20I Series, 2011/12

Commonwealth Bank Series, 2011/12 (Australia, India, Sri Lanka in Australia ODIs)

India tour of Australia, Dec 2011 - Mar 2012

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

Twenty20 Internationals

Twenty20 matches

Ponting is still here to stay

Squads

MS Dhoni (c/wk) Virender Sehwag (vc)
Ravichandran Ashwin Rahul Dravid
Gautam Gambhir Zaheer Khan
Virat Kohli VVS Laxman
Abhimanyu Mithun Pragyan Ojha
Ajinkya Rahane Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
Ishant Sharma Rohit Sharma
Sachin Tendulkar Vinay Kumar
Umesh Yadav

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MS Dhoni on the change the youngsters have brought to India's dressing room ahead of the limited-overs games in Australia

MS Dhoni pulls on one leg
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Gautam Gambhir lofts over extra cover
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Brad Hogg gives Virender Sehwag a send-off
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Virender Sehwag lofts down the ground
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Aaron Finch top scored for Australia
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Matthew Wade made a solid 32
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About

The contest that came to define the best elements of Test cricket in the 2000s. Australia easily dominated the first seven series between the two countries, with occasional landmarks like the Chennai tie in 1986. India began to compete on an equal footing with the turn of the century, beginning with the astonishing comeback after following-on in Kolkata, in 2001. That win stopped Australia's 16-match winning streak - a feat India would go on to repeat, in Perth in 2008. Since 2000, India have managed to win more Tests (9) against Australia than they have lost (6), despite their opponents being top of the class for most of the era. But it has not been all one-way traffic, with the Australians claiming the 'Final Frontier' in 2004, and winning a fractious home series in 2008.

Tour Results
India v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Feb 28, 2012
India won by 7 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)
Australia v India at Sydney - Feb 26, 2012
Australia won by 87 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Feb 21, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 51 runs
Australia v India at Brisbane - Feb 19, 2012
Australia won by 110 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Feb 14, 2012
Match tied
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