Indian cricket team in Australia in 1985–86

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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1985–86
Date 13 December 1985 – 9 February 1986
Location Australia Australia
Result 3-match series drawn 0–0
Teams
 Australia  India
Captains
Australia Allan Border India Kapil Dev
Most runs
David Boon (323) Sunil Gavaskar (356)
Most wickets
Bruce Reid (11) Shivlal Yadav (15)

The Indian national cricket team toured Australia in the 1985–86 season. They played 3 Test matches. The Test series was drawn 0-0.

After the Test series India also competed in a tri nation ODI tournament with Australia and New Zealand they won 5 of their 10 round robin matches. In the best of three final with Australia they lost 2-0.

One of cricket's most respected and important figures, Steve Waugh, made his debut on the Boxing Day test at Melbourne in second test of the series.

Tour matches[edit]

Limited overs: Australian Capital Territory vs Indians[edit]

27 November
Scorecard
Australian Capital Territory
v
  • No toss.
  • 12 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).

Four-day: South Australia vs Indians[edit]

29 November–2 December
Scorecard
v
135 (60.3 overs)
Peter Sleep 22 (64)
Kapil Dev 4/24 (15 overs)
245 (87.2 overs)
Ashok Malhotra 67 (140)
Sam Parkinson 6/56 (21.2 overs)
438/8d (138 overs)
Robert Zadow 120 (267)
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan 3/124 (27 overs)
329/6 (89 overs)
Kapil Dev 88 (117)
Tim May 2/70 (18 overs)
Indians won by 4 wickets
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: MP O'Brien (Aus) and Max O'Connell (Aus)
  • South Australia won the toss and decided to bat.
  • 12 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).

Limited overs: Victoria Country vs Indians[edit]

4 December
Scorecard
Victoria Country
116 (38 overs)
v
 Indians
175/6 (50 overs)
G. Salmon 21
Roger Binny 3/17 (6 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 64*
P. Newland 2/41 (11 overs)
Indians won by 6 wickets
Reid Oval, Warrnambool
  • Victoria Country played with 12 players, Indians with 11; both with 11 batting, 11 fielding.
  • Indians batted on after winning the match.

Four-day: Victoria vs Indians[edit]

6–9 December
Scorecard
v
233 (88.1 overs)
Dean Jones 83 (190)
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan 3/75 (28.1 overs)
182/7 (91 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 46 (190)
Merv Hughes 3/42 (26 overs)
Match drawn
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: DW Holt (Aus) and Len King (Aus)
  • Victoria won the toss and decided to bat.
  • Denis Hickey and Geoff Parker (Victoria) made their first-class debuts.
  • Play was stopped before tea on the fourth day.

Four-day: Tasmania vs Indians[edit]

20–23 December
Scorecard
v
No result
TCA Ground, Hobart
  • No toss.

Test Series[edit]

First Test[edit]

13–17 December 1985
Scorecard
v
381 (149 overs)
Greg Ritchie 128
Kapil Dev 8/106 (38 overs)
520 (202 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 166*
Bruce Reid 4/113 (53 overs)
17/0 (8 overs)
David Boon 11*
Ravi Shastri 0/0 (1 overs)
Match drawn
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: AR Crafter, SG Randell
Player of the match: Kapil Dev (IND)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test[edit]

26–30 December 1985
Scorecard
v
262 (103.5 overs)
Greg Matthews 100*
Ravi Shastri 4/87 (37 overs)
445 (148.2 overs)
K Srikkanth 86
Bruce Reid 4/100 (38.2 overs)
308 (123.5 overs)
Allan Border 163
Ravi Shastri 4/92 (47 overs)
59/2 (25 overs)
K Srikkanth 38
Bruce Reid 2/23 (8 overs)
Match drawn
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: RA French, RC Isherwood
Player of the match: Allan Border (AUS)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Third Test[edit]

2–6 January 1986
Scorecard
v
600/4 d. (169 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 172
Dave Gilbert 2/135 (37 overs)
396 (179.3 overs)
David Boon 131
Shivlal Yadav 5/99 (62.3 overs)
119/6 (77 overs)
Geoff Marsh 28
Shivlal Yadav 3/19 (33 overs)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: PJ McConnell, SG Randell
Player of the match: K Srikkanth (IND)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

External sources[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack