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Lowest Total Defended by India in Test Cricket
Lowest Total Defended by India in Test Cricket is 107 against Australia. In a match in Nov 2004, the visiting Australian side needed 107 to win the 4-match series 3-0. However, Indian trio of spinners led by Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble and Murali Karthik took 9 wickets in between them to halt the Aussies for just 93.
Their batsmen kept falling regularly to lose this memorable Test match by 13 runs.
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The India Australia thriller when India defended a modest total of 107 runs
India’s bowlers, Harbhajan Singh and Murali Kartik, led the team to a stunning 13-run victory over Australia in the final Test at the Wankhede Stadium, as the Australian team’s strong batting lineup was dismissed for only 93 runs.
The match began with Australia winning the toss and electing to bowl first. India’s top order batsmen struggled against the Australian bowlers, and the team was eventually dismissed for a low score of 104. Many experts and fans had written off India’s chances of winning the match, expecting Australia’s star-studded batting lineup to easily chase down the small target.
However, the Indian bowlers had other plans. Led by the experienced duo of Harbhajan Singh and Murali Kartik, the Indian bowlers put on a masterful performance, consistently putting pressure on the Australian batsmen. The Australian top order crumbled under the pressure, with several key players getting dismissed early on in their innings.
The turning point of the match came when Anil Kumble, who had come on to the field in place of Harbhajan, provided the crucial breakthrough with a wicket, and Aleem Dar gave India the advantage by ruling in favor of India in a close call. Despite this, Gillespie and Kasprowicz managed to hold off the Indian team for over half an hour, scoring 15 runs in the process. However, in the end, it was Harbhajan who had the final say in the match, taking the last wicket and securing a 13-run victory for India.
On a historic day at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India pulled off a miraculous victory against Australia in the final Test match of the series. Chasing a target of 107, Australia’s mighty batting lineup was unable to overcome India’s disciplined bowling attack, losing the match by a mere 13 runs. This was record of Lowest Total Defended by India in Test Cricket.
The Wankhede Stadium was electric with excitement as the Indian players celebrated their historic victory. The team’s ability to defend a low target against one of the strongest batting lineups in the world was a testament to their skill and determination. Fans and experts alike are hailing this match as one of the greatest moments in Indian cricket history.
Overall it was a remarkable performance by India and they deserve all the credit for their never-say-die attitude.
When was the India vs Australia Test match where India defended 107 target?
India vs Australia Test match where India defended 107 target was happened at Mumbai in Nov’2004
What was the final score of the India vs Australia Test match where India defended 107 target?
India – 104 and 205
Australia – 203 and 93
India won by 13 runs
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