Indian cricket team in Australia in 1977–78

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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1977–78
Date 2 December 1977 - 3 February 1978
Location Australia Australia
Result Australia won the 5-match series 3-2
Teams
 Australia  India
Captains
Australia Bob Simpson India Bishan Bedi
Most runs
Bob Simpson (539) Gundappa Viswanath (473)
Most wickets
Wayne Clark (28) Bishan Bedi (31)

The India national cricket team toured Australia in the 1977–78 season to play 5 Test matches. Australia won the test series 3-2. The matches were played at the same time as the first World Series Cricket matches.

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

2–6 December 1977
Scorecard
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166 (46.7 overs)
Peter Toohey 82
Bedi 5/55 (13.7 overs)
153 (50 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 48
Wayne Clark 4/46 (18 overs)
327 (91.5 overs)
Bob Simpson 89
Madan Lal 5/72 (19 overs)
324 (84.7 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 113
Jeff Thomson 4/76 (19.7 overs)
Australia won by 16 runs
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Umpires: TF Brooks, MG O'Connell
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test[edit]

16–21 December 1977
Scorecard
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402 (79.6 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 90 (156)
Jeff Thomson 4/101 (24 overs)
394 (118.6 overs)
Bob Simpson 176 (355)
Bedi 5/89 (31 overs)
330/9d (73.5 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 127 (145)
Sam Gannon 4/77 (18 overs)
342/8 (87.2 overs)
Tony Mann 105 (165)
Bishan Singh Bedi 5/105 (30.2 overs)
Australia won by 2 wickets
WACA, Perth
Umpires: Robin Bailhache (Aus) and Dick French (Aus)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat.

Third Test[edit]

30 December 1977–4 January 1978
Scorecard
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256 (69.2 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 72 (178)
Wayne Clark 4/73 (19.2 overs)
213 (50.1 overs)
Craig Serjeant 85 (170)
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 6/52 (14.1 overs)
343 (88.7 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 118 (285)
Wayne Clark 4/96 (29 overs)
164 (51.1 overs)
Gary Cosier 34 (55)
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 6/52 (20 overs)
India won by 222 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Dick French (Aus) and Max O'Connell (Aus)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat
  • This was India's first Test win in Australia.[1]

Fourth Test[edit]

7–12 January 1978
Scorecard
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131 (49.4 overs)
Bob Simpson 38 (99)
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 4/30 (15 overs)
396/8 d. (101 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 79 (182)
Jeff Thomson 4/83 (27 overs)
263 (98.7 overs)
Peter Toohey 85 (258)
Erapalli Prasanna 4/51 (29 overs)
India won by an innings and 2 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Robin Bailhache (Aus), Tom Brooks (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Fifth Test[edit]

28 January–3 February 1978
Scorecard
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505 (112.4 overs)
Graham Yallop 121
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 5/136 (29.4 overs)
269 (82.2 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 89 (175)
Wayne Clark 4/62 (20.7 overs)
256 (82.5 overs)
Rick Darling 56 (122)
Karsan Ghavri 4/45 (10.5 overs)
445 (141.4 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 86
Bruce Yardley 4/134 (43 overs)
Australia won by 47 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Dick French (Aus) and Max O'Connell (Aus)

External sources[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Ramachandra Guha, A Corner of a Foreign Field - An Indian History of a British Sport, Picador, 2001
  1. ^ "Third Test Match, Australia v India". Wisden. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 July 2017.