Ashwin-Vihari refreshes Dravid-Laxman’s historic partnership, 20 years ago

new Delhi: The Sydney Test played between Team India and Australia was a draw but the way the Indian team performed is like a big win. The Kangaroos had a grip on this match, but the injured lions of the visiting team did not let them succeed in their plans. On Twitter, where another team India is getting accolades, a picture of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid is becoming increasingly viral on Twitter.

Ashwin-Hanuma became the wall

Australia gave India a target of 407 runs. On the last day of the match, India started with 98 runs at the loss of two wickets. The Australian victory looked certain. A 148-run partnership between Rishabh Pant (97), Cheteshwar Pujara (77) put Australia away from victory.

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Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin took the work of these two to the end. Vihari scored an unbeaten 23 off 161 balls and Ashwin scored an unbeaten 39 off 128 balls and shared the match by scoring 62 runs.

Remember 2001 historical match

Today, seeing the partnership between Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin (Ashwin), the memories of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid’s historical innings are refreshed.

On 14 March 2001, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Team India was struggling on the field in front of the Australian team. The victory of the Kangaroos was confirmed. But what happened after that, it is impossible for any fan to forget that.

There was a lot of pressure on Team India at that time. Australia easily defeated Team India in the first match of the series. Something similar was happening in the second test. In the first innings of the match, Australia scored a mountainous score of 445 runs. In response, India could only score 171 runs. Australia gave India to play follow-on. Even in the second innings, Team India was seen in difficulty. India lost 3 wickets for 115 runs. Fans were heartbroken as soon as Saurabh Ganguly was dismissed. India was 42 runs behind Australia’s first innings score and had to set a challenging target for victory in front of Australia.

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Laxman – Rahul Dravid’s blast

‘The Wall’, which came to the crease at the time, played alongside Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. Both of them showed that by which the Australian team will never forget. These two players unraveled the Australian bowlers. Laxman and Dravid shared 376 runs for the 5th wicket.

Where VVS Laxman (VVS Laxman) scored 281 runs in this match by playing the best innings of his career. At the same time, Rahul Dravid also played a brilliant innings of 180 runs.

Thanks to the tremendous innings of these two players, India set a target of 383 runs in front of Australia. In response, the Kangaroo team succumbed to 212 runs and Team India named the match by 171 runs.



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