Iconic Moments: India vs Australia in Tests

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

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Jasu Patel’s Test [1959]: The wiry off-spinner from Ahmedabad was plucked out of obscurity for the Kanpur Test. He was 35, nearing the end of his career, but the dusty conditions at he Green Park favoured his bowling style. Patel took 9-69 (an Indian record till Anil Kumble bettered it) in the first innings, and 5-55 in the second. It set up India’s first Test win over Australia, but Patel’s career ended swiftly. He played only two more Tests in the same series, but became the first Indian cricketer along with Vijay Hazare to be awarded Padma Shri. 

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