Iconic Moments: India vs Australia in Tests

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

Warne Deflated [1998]: Australia's leg-spin wizard Shane Warne won the first round of this battle when he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar cheaply in the first Test at Chennai. Warne though was left to rue his momentary victory as Tendulkar tore into him with aplomb in the second innings hitting him all over the ground as he made a magnificent 191-ball 155* that paved the way for India's spinners to run through the Australian line-up in the fourth innings as the hosts romped home by 179 runs. His decimation of Warne apart, what made this innings special was the work Tendulkar had put in ahead of this match. Tendulkar had asked former India leg spinner L Sivaramakrishnan to bowl to him in the nets from round the wicket into the footmarks as preparation to counter Warne should he adopt a similar tactic in the match; and when the Aussie legend went around the wicket, Tendulkar treated him with absolute disdain as he won the second round of this particular battle convincingly.


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