Iconic Moments: India vs Australia in Tests

Mankaded, the final frontier, Shoulder Before Wicket and many more.

The Nagpur Pitch Controversy [2004]: Whatever the differences between the factions in Nagpur and West Bengal, Sourav Ganguly’s side had to bear its brunt. On the morning of the third Test in Nagpur, Ganguly arrived at the venue to see a green wicket that played perfectly into the hands of Australia who led 1-0. Ganguly suddenly had an ‘injury’ along with Harbhajan. India lost by a massive margin, surrendering their first home series to Australia since 1969. Stand-in captain Adam Gilchrist couldn’t hold back his tears. He had done what Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh had failed to do.


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