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25th February 2017: Australia End India's Undefeated Streak in Home Tests

The Indian team boasts of a great Test record at home, and are almost unbeatable. But there have been a few instances where the Indians were dealt with a big blow on their home soil

Cricketnext Staff |February 25, 2018, 3:21 PM IST
25th February 2017: Australia End India's Undefeated Streak in Home Tests

New Delhi: The Indian team boasts of a great Test record, and are almost unbeatable when it comes to home Tests. But there have been a few instances where the Indians were dealt with a big blow in their own backyard. One such instance was against the Australians, in 2017, when the touring team decimated India, and hence ended their 20-match undefeated streak in home Tests.

In Pune's inaugural Test, Indians were no match to the Aussie might, and lost the match comfortably by 333 runs. Batting first, Australia could only manage 260 runs with Matt Renshaw top-scoring with 68 runs. Indian bowlers, especially Umesh Yadav did well and took four wickets.

However it was the Indian team's batting that let them down. The Indians could only score 105 runs, with KL Rahul contributing 64 runs. Come the third innings, Australia were in total control and scored 285 runs. That included a century from skipper Steve Smith (109).

After being set a stiff target on a difficult pitch, the Indian batsmen could not show any resistance, and were all out for 107 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara top-scored with 31 runs.

The star of the match was Steve O'Keefe, who picked twelve wickets in the match.

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