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India v Australia

Test your knowledge of India-Australia clashes

Quiz compiled by Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

1. In the Chennai Test of 2001, Mark Waugh took a stunning catch at midwicket to swing the balance of the game, which India eventually won by two wickets. Name the batsman and bowler.
2. Which bowler picked up 14 wickets for 124 to set up India's first-ever Test win against Australia?
3. Maninder Singh is seen protesting an lbw decision in a well-known India-Australia Test. Who was the umpire?
4. Which of these players made his Test debut against Australia scoring a duck and a hundred in the game?
5. What was the series result when India travelled to Australia 1977-78, when a majority of the Australian players had defected to World Series Cricket?
6. Of all the venues Sachin Tendulkar has played at in Australia, at which ground has he failed to score a Test century?
7. Which batsman was out handling the ball in the Chennai Test in 2001, triggering a collapse in which Australia lost seven wickets for 51 runs?
8. This player was the first to be "mankaded" (run out for backing up too far at the non-striker's end). Identify him.
9. "It was clearly reprehensible for a national team captain to undermine an official's authority in such a way." Which player did these words in the Cricketer refer to?
10. Which batsman holds the record for the highest score in a Test defeat?
11. Australia won their first series in India in 35 years when they completed a 2-1 win in 2004. Who was the captain the previous time they won a series in India?
12. Who has the disctinction of having featured as a player in the 1960 tied Test and as a manager in the second tied game?
13. This player's first Test century represented 64% of the team's runs in that innings. Who?
14. In the 2011-12 Australia-India series, which Australia won 4-0, which of these Australian bowlers failed to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar even once?
15. Complete the sequence: Sunil Gavaskar, ______, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman
16. In the 2004 Mumbai Test, which ended in under three days, only three batsmen managed to score half-centuries. VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar are two. Who was the third?
17. Which Australian bowler has conceded the fewest runs in an innings while picking up a five-for?
18. In the 2004 Nagpur Test, three Australian batsmen were dismissed in the nineties (the only instance in India-Australia Tests). Damien Martyn and Michael Clarke are two. Who is the third?
19. The player at the right in the picture turned in his best bowling performance of 7 for 27 against India in Perth. Identify him.
20. Shane Warne made his Test debut against India at the SCG in 1992 and picked up 1 for 150. Who was his first Test wicket?


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