March 1, 2015, 9:11 PM IST
India's first ever Test tour to Australia happened in 1947-48. Lala Amarnath led the Indian team that lost the five-Test series 4-0.
Anil Kumble captained India in the 2007-08 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia which was marred with the 'Monkeygate' episode. With the likes of Sehwag, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman in the team, India went on tour wit high hopes, but the visitors started the campaign on a terrible note losing the first two Tests. And though Kumble & Co won the third Test, India couldn%u2019t go for a win in the last match of the Test. India lost the four-match series 2-1.
Bishen Singh Bedi captained India to their first ever Test win on Australian soil in 1977-78. After losing the first two Tests of the five-match series, India went on to win the third and fourth match thanks to the incredible left-arm spin bowling by skipper Bedi and Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, who bagged 31 and 28 wickets, respectively, in the series. But India lost the final game to concede the series 2-3.
India played three Tests in Australia under Sunil Gavaskar during the tour in 1980-81. After losing the first match, India held the visitors to a draw in the second and then levelled the series by winning the third. Gundappa Viswanath was adjudged 'Man of the Match' for his magnificent 114 off 222. The series ended in a 1-1 draw.
Sachin Tendulkar captained India on the 1999-2000 tour, where VVS Laxman scored his first Test century in Australia. But the Aussies won the series 3-0.
The 1985-86 tour saw all three matches of the series being drawn. For his all-round show, captain Kapil Dev was adjudged 'Man of the Series'.
Tiger Pataudi-led Indian team toured Australia in 1967-68. Pataudi (339) was the second-highest run-getter in the series. However, India suffered a humiliating 4-0 whitewash at the hands of the hosts.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni skippered the Indian team on the 2011-12 tour. India went in with a combination of young and experienced players on the tour but they failed to lived up to the expectations suffering a humiliating 4-0 series whitewash.
Chance of winning a Test series in Australia slipped from India%u2019s hand on the tour of 2003-04. After playing a draw in the opening Test, the Sourav Ganguly-led India won the second match thanks to Rahul Dravid, who followed his magnificent 233 in the first innings by an unbeaten 72 in the second. But India went on to lose the third Test while the fourth ended in a draw. The four-match series was tied 1-1. With 619 runs in the series at an average of 123.80, Dravid was adjudged 'Man of the Series.'
The legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who pulled the curtains down on his glorious 24-year career in 2013, notched up his first Test century on the Australian soil on the 1991-92 tour. India lost the five-match series 4-0.