In pics: Rewind to the 2001 Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Cricketnext | | February 12, 2013, 7:59 pm
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A spirited India clinched the 2000-01 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in a nail-biting finish in Chennai. But before that, the series had unfolded in contrasting manner. (Getty Images)

A spirited India clinched the 2000-01 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in a nail-biting finish in Chennai. But before that, the series had unfolded in contrasting manner. (Getty Images)

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The series began in Mumbai with both teams observe a minute's silence for the death of Sir Donald Bradman. (Getty Images)

The series began in Mumbai with both teams observe a minute's silence for the death of Sir Donald Bradman. (Getty Images)

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Shane Warne took four wickets as Australia bowled India out for 176 in 73.1 overs on the first day at the Wankhede Stadium. (Getty Images)

Shane Warne took four wickets as Australia bowled India out for 176 in 73.1 overs on the first day at the Wankhede Stadium. (Getty Images)

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Sachin Tendulkar waged a lone battle with 76 off 114 balls; the next highest score was Nayan Mongia's unbeaten 26. (Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar waged a lone battle with 76 off 114 balls; the next highest score was Nayan Mongia's unbeaten 26. (Getty Images)

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Hayden continued his impressive form with a sweep-filled maiden double-century during Australia's first-innings total of 391 in the deciding Chennai Test. (Getty Images)

Hayden continued his impressive form with a sweep-filled maiden double-century during Australia's first-innings total of 391 in the deciding Chennai Test. (Getty Images)

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Harbhajan collected 7 for 133 in Australia's first innings to keep the tourists to a manageable total. (Getty Images)

Harbhajan collected 7 for 133 in Australia's first innings to keep the tourists to a manageable total. (Getty Images)

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In India's reply, Tendulkar scored a superb 126 and put on 169 with Dravid as India managed a lead of 110. (Getty Images)

In India's reply, Tendulkar scored a superb 126 and put on 169 with Dravid as India managed a lead of 110. (Getty Images)

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Mark Waugh scored 57 while adding 100 with Justin Langer and brother Steve as Australia battled into the fifth day on 241 for 7. (Getty Images)

Mark Waugh scored 57 while adding 100 with Justin Langer and brother Steve as Australia battled into the fifth day on 241 for 7. (Getty Images)

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Harbhajan took the last six Australian wickets for 15 runs in 17.1 overs to finish with a career-best 8 for 84; that set India a target of 155. (Getty Images)

Harbhajan took the last six Australian wickets for 15 runs in 17.1 overs to finish with a career-best 8 for 84; that set India a target of 155. (Getty Images)

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Australia chipped away at India's batting and recued the hosts to 135 for 7, raising hopes of a famous series-clinching victory late on day five. (Getty Images)

Australia chipped away at India's batting and recued the hosts to 135 for 7, raising hopes of a famous series-clinching victory late on day five. (Getty Images)

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Matthew Hayden led from the front with his second Test century (119) as Australia overtook India's poor total on day two. (Getty Images)

Matthew Hayden led from the front with his second Test century (119) as Australia overtook India's poor total on day two. (Getty Images)

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The Man-of-the-Match Adam Gilchrist slammed a brutal century off 84 balls to power Australia to 349, a lead of 173. (Getty Images)

The Man-of-the-Match Adam Gilchrist slammed a brutal century off 84 balls to power Australia to 349, a lead of 173. (Getty Images)

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This Test saw the ugly incident between Michael Slater, Rahul Dravid and umpire S Venkatraghavan after the Australian opener claimed he took a catch off Dravid. (Getty Images)

This Test saw the ugly incident between Michael Slater, Rahul Dravid and umpire S Venkatraghavan after the Australian opener claimed he took a catch off Dravid. (Getty Images)

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Australia wrapped up the match on day three to take a 1-0 lead in the series heading to Kolkata. (Getty Images)

Australia wrapped up the match on day three to take a 1-0 lead in the series heading to Kolkata. (Getty Images)

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Hayden continued his good form at Eden Gardens but missed a century by three runs as Australia finished day one at 291 for 8. (Getty Images)

Hayden continued his good form at Eden Gardens but missed a century by three runs as Australia finished day one at 291 for 8. (Getty Images)

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Ganguly's declaration with a lead of 383 set Australia 75 overs to bat out a draw; Harbhajan had other ideas and took six wickets to bowl India to an epic win. (Getty Images)

Ganguly's declaration with a lead of 383 set Australia 75 overs to bat out a draw; Harbhajan had other ideas and took six wickets to bowl India to an epic win. (Getty Images)

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Resuming day two on 29, Australian captain Steve Waugh played a superb innings of 110 out of his team's first-innings 445. (Getty Images)

Resuming day two on 29, Australian captain Steve Waugh played a superb innings of 110 out of his team's first-innings 445. (Getty Images)

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Glenn McGrath took 4 for 18 in 11 overs as Australia bowled India out for 171 and promptly enforced the follow on with the hosts 274 runs behind. (Getty Images)

Glenn McGrath took 4 for 18 in 11 overs as Australia bowled India out for 171 and promptly enforced the follow on with the hosts 274 runs behind. (Getty Images)

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What followed was stirring stuff. VVS Laxman, who batted for 59 not out in the first innings, was promoted to No. 3 and finished day three not out on 109 as India stayed alive. (Getty Images)

What followed was stirring stuff. VVS Laxman, who batted for 59 not out in the first innings, was promoted to No. 3 and finished day three not out on 109 as India stayed alive. (Getty Images)

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Laxman and Dravid batted the entire fourth day, when they added 335 in 90 overs. Their stand of 376 broke a series of records and took India to 589 for 4. (Getty Images)

Laxman and Dravid batted the entire fourth day, when they added 335 in 90 overs. Their stand of 376 broke a series of records and took India to 589 for 4. (Getty Images)

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Laxman batted his way to a marathon 281, the highest Test score by an Indian; his innings changed the tone of the match. (Getty Images)

Laxman batted his way to a marathon 281, the highest Test score by an Indian; his innings changed the tone of the match. (Getty Images)

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Harbhajan Singh produced figures of 7 for 123 on day one, which included the first hat-trick by an Indian in Tests; his victims were Ricky Ponting, Gilchrist and Warne. (Getty Images)

Harbhajan Singh produced figures of 7 for 123 on day one, which included the first hat-trick by an Indian in Tests; his victims were Ricky Ponting, Gilchrist and Warne. (Getty Images)

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Tendulkar too played a big role with the ball on day five, taking three wickets as Australia were bowled out for 212 and India leveled the series in unforgettable manner. (Getty Images)

Tendulkar too played a big role with the ball on day five, taking three wickets as Australia were bowled out for 212 and India leveled the series in unforgettable manner. (Getty Images)

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India lost their eighth wicket at 151 but Sameer Dighe and Harbhajan kept their nerves to seal a thrilling two-wicket win that gave India the series. (Getty Images)

India lost their eighth wicket at 151 but Sameer Dighe and Harbhajan kept their nerves to seal a thrilling two-wicket win that gave India the series. (Getty Images)

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Sourav Ganguly led his troops exemplarily as India clinched the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after a close finish in Chennai. (Getty Images)

Sourav Ganguly led his troops exemplarily as India clinched the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after a close finish in Chennai. (Getty Images)