Indian cricket team in Australia in 1991–92

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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1991–92
Date 17 November 1991 - 15 March 1992
Location Australia Australia
Result Australia won the 5-match series 4-0
Teams
 Australia  India
Captains
Australia Allan Border India Mohammad Azharuddin
Most runs
David Boon (556) Sachin Tendulkar (368)
Most wickets
Craig McDermott (31) Kapil Dev (25)

The Indian national cricket team toured Australia in the 1991–92 season, just before the 1992 Cricket World Cup. The team was led by Mohammed Azharuddin and played 5 test matches. Australia won the test series 4-0. The series is notable from an Indian point of view for Ravi Shastri's double hundred, Sachin Tendulkar's 114 on a bouncy pitch at Perth while the other Indian batsmen struggled and Kapil Dev becoming the first Indian bowler to take 400 wickets in Tests.

Test Series[edit]

First Test[edit]

29 Nov-2 Dec 1991
Scorecard
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239 (88.1 overs)
Manoj Prabhakar 54
Craig McDermott 5/54 (28.1 overs)
340 (127.4 overs)
Mark Taylor 94
Kapil Dev 4/80 (34 overs)
156 (58.2 overs)
Ravi Shastri 41
Craig McDermott 4/47 (25 overs)
58/0 (24.5 overs)
Mark Taylor 35*
Manoj Prabhakar 0/3 (2 overs)
Australia won by 10 wickets
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Umpires: PJ McConnell, SG Randell
Player of the match: Craig McDermott (AUS)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to field

Second Test[edit]

26–29 December 1991
scorecard
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263 (93.2 overs)
Kiran More 67
Bruce Reid 6/66 (26.2 overs)
349 (122 overs)
Geoff Marsh 86
Kapil Dev 5/97 (35 overs)
213 (88 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 54
Bruce Reid 6/60 (29 overs)
128/2 (40 overs)
Mark Taylor 60
Venkatapathy Raju 1/17 (6 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: LJ King, TA Prue
Player of the match: Bruce Reid (AUS)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Third Test[edit]

2–6 January 1992
Scorecard
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313 (124 overs)
David Boon 129*
Subroto Banerjee 3/47 (18 overs)
483 (168.4 overs)
Ravi Shastri 206
Craig McDermott 4/147 (51 overs)
173/8 (84 overs)
Allan Border 53
Ravi Shastri 4/45 (25 overs)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: PJ McConnell, SG Randell
Player of the match: Ravi Shastri (IND)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Fourth Test[edit]

25–29 January 1992
Scorecard
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145 (66.4 overs)
Dean Jones 41
Venkatapathy Raju 3/11 (11.4 overs)
225 (84.2 overs)
Kapil Dev 56
Craig McDermott 5/76 (31 overs)
451 (186 overs)
David Boon 135
Kapil Dev 5/130 (51 overs)
333 (100.1 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 106
Craig McDermott 5/92 (29.1 overs)
Australia won by 38 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: DB Hair, PJ McConnell
Player of the match: Craig McDermott (AUS)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Fifth Test[edit]

1–5 February 1992
Scorecard
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346 (125.5 overs)
David Boon 107
Manoj Prabhakar 5/101 (32.5 overs)
272 (89.5 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 114
Mike Whitney 4/68 (23 overs)
367/6 d. (113.3 overs)
Dean Jones 150*
Kapil Dev 2/48 (28 overs)
141 (55.1 overs)
K Srikkanth 38
Mike Whitney 7/27 (12.1 overs)
Australia won by 300 runs
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Umpires: AR Crafter, TA Prue
Player of the match: Mike Whitney
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

World Series Cup[edit]

Prior to the Test series, India also competed in the World Series Cup tri-nation ODI tournament involving Australia and the West Indies dropped Viv Richards, and were smarting from the recent retirements of Gordon Greenidge and Jeff Dujon, and had brought a comparatively inexperienced team. India won 3 of their 8 round robin matches and also tied one match against the West Indies. In the best of three final with Australia they lost 2-0.

External sources[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack