Indian cricket team in Australia in 1980–81

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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1980–81
Date 22 November 1980 - 11 February 1981
Location Australia Australia
Result 3-match series drawn 1-1
Teams
 Australia  India
Captains
Australia Greg Chappell India Sunil Gavaskar
Most runs
Greg Chappell (368) Sandeep Patil (311)
Most wickets
Dennis Lillee (21) Kapil Dev (14)

The India national cricket team toured Australia in the 1980–81 season to play 3 Test matches. The series was drawn 1-1.

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

2–4 January 1981
Scorecard
v
201 (53.2 overs)
Sandeep Patil 65
Len Pascoe 4/61 (19 overs)
406 (109.1 overs)
Greg Chappell 204
Kapil Dev 5/97 (36.1 overs)
201 (62 overs)
Syed Kirmani 43
Jim Higgs 4/45 (18 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 4 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: MW Johnson, RV Whitehead
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test[edit]

23–27 January 1981
Scorecard
v
528 (149.4 overs)
Kim Hughes 213
Shivlal Yadav 4/143 (42.4 overs)
419 (137.4 overs)
Sandeep Patil 174
Denis Lillee 4/80 (34 overs)
221/7 d. (90 overs)
Kim Hughes 53
Dilip Doshi 3/49 (33 overs)
135/8 (75 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 37
Len Pascoe 3/32 (11 overs)
Match drawn
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: AR Crafter, RV Whitehead
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Third Test[edit]

7–11 February 1981
Scorecard
v
237 (84 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 114
Denis Lillee 4/65 (25 overs)
419 (156.3 overs)
Allan Border 124
Dilip Doshi 3/109 (52 overs)
324 (109.1 overs)
Chetan Chauhan 85
Denis Lillee 4/104 (32.1 overs)
83 (48.4 overs)
Doug Walters 18*
Kapil Dev 5/28 (16.4 overs)
India won by 59 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: MW Johnson, RV Whitehead
  • Australia won the toss and decided to field

India also competed in a tri-nation ODI tournament involving Australia and New Zealand. India won 3 of their 10 round robin matches but failed to qualify for the 5 match final in which Australia defeated New Zealand 3-1.

External sources[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993