Iconic Moments: India vs Australia in Tests

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





Tendulkar Stands Tall [1991-92]: India have only recently started shedding their tag of being lambs away from home, albeit slowly. But, in the early and mid 1990s, India was still easy fodder in alien conditions. India's five-test tour Down Under in 1991-92 followed the script as Australia walloped the tourists 4-0. India lost the final Test of the series at Perth by the massive margin of 300 runs, but this match is forever etched in cricketing folklore for the then 19-year-old Sachin Tendulkar's courageous knock of 114 in India's first innings facing up to the likes of Craig McDermott, Mike Whitney, Merv Hughes and Paul Reiffel. What makes this knock even more special is at that time, the WACA was a fast bowler's paradise and though the experienced campaigners in India's batting line-up wilted under the pressure, a talented teenager showed signs of things to come from his willow in the future. And, the Australian cricketing public has adored Tendulkar since that 114 in Perth.

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