India versus Australia: Tests and the adventures of an impasse

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India versus Australia: Tests and the adventures of an impasse

A short gander at some intriguing draws from Test history when players opposed agony and groups went in close vicinity to one wicket or one shot of winning. 

A concise gander at some interesting draws from Test history when players challenged torment and groups drew near one wicket or one shot of winning. 

Same score, no tie: The first run through this occurred, in 1996, was additionally the first run through England and Zimbabwe played. Man-of-the-Match Nick Knight, presently commentating on the Australia-India arrangement from Mumbai, made 96 and was run out off the last ball and England missed the mark off the objective of 205. The following time a Test got done with groups on indistinguishable score, Ravichandran Ashwin was Man of the Match for scoring a century and packing nine wickets in the match. Like Knight, Ashwin (14) required three off the last ball and was run out going for the third. Like in the Mumbai Test against West Indies in 1949 when India fell five runs or one shot shy of triumph, every one of the three outcomes were conceivable when Fidel Edwards began the last once again at Wankhede arena on November 26, 2011. 

Brief scores: Zimbabwe 376 (Andy Flower 112, Alistair Campbell 84; Chris Silverwood 3/63, Robert Croft 3/77) and 234 (Andy Waller 50; Guy Whittall 56; Tufnell 4/61). Britain 406 (Nasser Hussain 113; John Crawley 112; Paul Strang 5/123) and 204/6 (Nick Knight 96, Alec Stewart 73). 

West Indies 590 (Darren Bravo 166, Kirk Edwards 86, Kieran Powell 81, Marlon Samuels 61; R Ashwin 5/156) and 134 (Pragyan Ojha 6/47; Ashwin 4/34). India 482 (Rahul Dravid 82; Sachin Tendulkar 94, Virat Kohli 52, Ashwin 103; Ravi Rampaul 3/95; Samuels 3/74) and 242/9 (Virender Sehwag 60, Kohli 63; Rampaul 3/56). 

Monty can slow down: This Ashes Test in Cardiff 2009 will be associated with the batting, rather slowing down, aptitudes of Monty Panesar and Jimmy Anderson. Australia had 11.3 overs to get one more wicket when Paul Collingwood's opposition finished on a 74 that had devoured 245 conveyances. In any case, England's last pair denied and resisted a bowling assault that had Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Hauritz and Ben Hilfenhaus. Man of the Match Ricky Ponting said he would exchange the honor for another wicket. In 2013, Panesar fought off Trent Boult in the Auckland Test before Matt Prior controlled England to a draw. The last-wicket pair of Graeme Swann and Graham Onions additionally encouraged England getaway to a draw against South Africa in Cape Town in 2010. 

Brief scores: England 435 (Kevin Pietersen 69, Paul Collingwood 64; Mitchell Johnson 3/87, Nathan Hauritz 3/95) and 252/9 (Collingwood 74; Hilfenhaus 3/47, Hauritz 3/63). Australia 674/6 decl. (Simon Katich 122, Ricky Ponting 150, Marcus North 125, Brad Haddin 121). 

India's straggling survivors: With an atypical, unbeaten 76 off 159 balls that had numerous irregular forward guarded shots, MS Dhoni played with tailenders to deny England a success in Lord's before downpour and awful light. Dhoni played with Sreesanth for the last five overs in which the last confronted seven conveyances. Between themselves, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, RP Singh and Sreesanth devoured 49 conveyances. 

Brief scores: England 298 (Andrew Strauss 96, Michael Vaughan 79; Sreesanth 3/67) and 282 (Kevin Pietersen 134; Zaheer Khan 4/79, RP Singh 5/59). India 201 (Wasim Jaffer 58; Ryan Sidebottom 4/65, James Anderson 5/42) and 282/9 (Dinesh Karthik 60, MS Dhoni 76 not out; Chris Tremlett 3/52) 

Able to use both hands Colin Cowdrey: June 25, 1983 is a Red Letter Day in Indian cricket in light of the fact that Kapil Dev's group reigned over the powerful West Indies at Lord's. June 25, 1963, saw a downpour damaged however rivetting last day at Lord's the point at which the England-West Indies Test might have been won by the two groups going into the last ball bowled by Wes Hall. With England running out of players, Colin Cowdrey left planning to bat one-gave or left-gave in light of the fact that the left hand was broken over the wrist constraining him to resign on 19. He didn't have to on the grounds that David Allen played out the last two conveyances. 

Brief scores: West Indies 301 (Rohan Kanhai 73, Joe Solomon 56; Fred Truman 6/100, Derek Shackleton 3/93) and 229 (Basil Butcher 133; Truman 5/52, Shackleton 4/72). Britain 297 (Ted Dexter 70, Ken Barrington 80, Fred Titmus 52; Charlie Griffith 5/91) and 228/9 (Barrington 60, Brian Close 70; Hall 4/93, Griffith 3/59). 

Rebellion of Du Plessis and De Villers: They had done in once in Adelaide in 2012 in Faf Du Plessis' first Test. What's more, they did it again in 2013. India were bossing this Test in Johannesburg and riding on Cheteshwar Pujara's 153 and Virat Kohli's 96 had set South Africa an objective of 458. At the point when Jacques Kallis fell and South Africa were 197/5, there was just one group that resembled winning. At that point AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis put on 205 runs for the fifth wicket, both indenting up hundreds of years to set South Africa on course for triumph. Yet, De Villiers and JP Duminy fell in close progression and again India sniffed an opportunity. At the point when Du Plessis fell with South Africa on 442, the hosts chose to bat out for a draw. 

Brief scores: India 280 (Virat Kohli 119; Vernon Philander 4/61, Morne Morkel 3/34) and 421 (Cheteshwar Pujara 153, Kohli 96; Philander 3/68, Jacques Kallis 3/68). South Africa 244 (Graeme Smith 68, Vernon Philander 59; Zaheer Khan 4/88, Ishant Sharma 4/79) and 450/7 (Faf du Plessis 134, AB de Villiers 103; Mohammed Shami 3/107).