• - India and Australia are scheduled to play the second test at Bangalore during 09.10.10 and 13.10.10.

     

    - Prior to the start of the test, MJ Clarke has an aggregate of 985 runs against India. He requires 15 runs to complete 1000 runs against India. If he gets them he would become the ninth batsman to total 1000 plus runs against India.

     

    - ML Hayden, RT Ponting and DC Boon share the record of most hundreds by an Australian batsman against India. One more hundred to RT Ponting will be his seventh hundred and with it he would own the record of most hundreds by an Australian batsman against India.

     

    - R Dravid has an aggregate of 1927 runs representing India prior to the start of the Bangalore test. He requires 73 runs for his 2000 run aggregate against Australia. Should he get them he would become the third Indian batsman to total 2000 plus runs against Australia. SR Tendulkar {2884} and VVS Laxman {2279} have scored 2000 plus runs prior to the start of the Bangalore Test.

     

    - R Dravid

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  • VVS Laxman's 73 not out against Australia at Mohali in the first test against Australia in the ongoing test which was won by India by one wicket provide India’s 23rd test win in which Laxman has scored a fifty. VVS Laxman’s 73 not out at Mohali is his 27th fifty in India's wins.

     

    - 51 in second innings vs South Africa at Ahmedabad in Nov 96 {India won by 64 runs}

     

    - 95 in first innings va Australia at Kolkata in Mar 98 {India won by an innings and 219 runs}

     

    - 59 and 281 vs Australia at Kolkata in Mar 2001 {India won by 171 runs} : 65 and 66 vs Australia at Chennai in Mar 2001 {India won by two wickets}

     

    - 69* and 74 vs West Indies at Trinidad in Apr 2002 {India won by 37 runs}

     

    - 148 in first innings vs Australia at Adelaide in Dec 2003 : 71 in first innings vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi in Apr 2004 {India won by an innings and 131 runs

     

    - 69 in second innings vs Australia at Mumbai in Nov 2004 {India won 13 runs}

     

    - 140 in first innings vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in Sep 2005 {India

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  • It has been hailed as the Miracle at Mohali and quite rightly so. The history of Indian cricket has been punctuated with great or historic victories but the word miracle can only be associated with a handful of triumphs. 

     

    The adjective was perhaps first used to describe India's victory over Australia at Kanpur on Christmas Eve 1959. It came about at a time when Indian cricket was in doldrums, thanks to unseemly happenings off the field while the team itself had lost eleven of the previous 14 Tests.

     

    Miracle can also be used to describe the victory at Melbourne in February 1981 when with one fit bowler and two half-fit bowlers, India bowled out Australia for 83 on their way to a series-leveling 59-run victory. The next such triumph came 20 years later against the same opponents in the famous match at Kolkata when only for the third time in the history of Test cricket a team came back to win after following on.

     

    The victory at Mohali can justifiably take its place among the

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