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Can India repeat the 2003 story in 2014 at Adelaide? 

There is only one instance where Australia have lost a Test match against India at Adelaide, after score over 500 runs in the first innings. But that one loss has been suffered by Australia in the year 2003 and the big question is, can India repeat the 2003 story in 2014?

Off the 10 previous encounters between India and Australia at Adelaide in Tests, India have been on the losing for 6 occasions along with 3 draws and a lonely win. The ongoing match is the 11th one and in many aspects, it can be a boost to Indian Cricket.

The 2012 tour of Australia didn’t give much happy memories and with a young team this season, a lot is there for the young lad to prove as they have been chosen ahead of few players, who alone could win a match for India. To name a few of those it would be Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Harbhajan and Zaheer. Most of you would might say, why are we still going gaga over these players but as a matter of fact, with history being a proof these players have always kept the Australians on their toes, might not be on their ground but the reputation they carry can cause havoc in the oppositions dressing room.

Leaving the players point apart, let us take a look as to how both the teams have fared in the earlier 10 encounters at Adelaide and what difference will the 11th make.

Match Date


Inning 1

Inning 2

Inning 3

Inning 4


23 Jan 1948


Aus: 674

Ind: 381

Ind: 277


Aus won inns & 16 runs

23 Dec 1967


Aus: 335

Ind: 307

Aus: 369

Ind: 251

Aus won 146 runs

28 Jan 1978


Aus: 505

Ind: 269

Aus: 256

Ind: 445

Aus won 47 runs

23 Jan 1981


Aus: 528

Ind: 419

Aus: 221/7d

Ind: 135/8


13 Dec 1985


Aus: 381

Ind: 520

Aus: 17/0

Ind: –


25 Jan 1992


Aus: 145

Ind: 225

Aus: 451

Ind: 333

Aus won 38 runs

10 Dec 1999


Aus: 441

Ind: 285

Aus: 239/8d

Ind: 110

Aus won 285 runs

12 Dec 2003


Aus: 556


Aus: 196

Ind: 233/6

Ind won 4 wickets

24 Jan 2008


Ind: 526

Aus: 563

Ind: 269/7d



24 Jan 2012


Aus: 604/7d

Ind: 272

Aus: 167/5d

Ind: 201

Aus won 298 runs

9 Dec 2014


Aus 517/7

Ind: – YTB

Aus: YTB

Ind: YTB

No result still

 Stat updated till December 10, 2014

Taking a look at the history, off the 5 instances when Australia has scored over 500 in a test innings, India has lost 3, drawn and won, one each respectively. But can the young guns make this opportunity count? We can know only after seeing the 3 more days of play which is still remaining. 

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