India v Australia 2017: Moments of the series
let’s take a look back at the best moments from the memorable series.
Published - Mar 28, 2017 10:40 pm | Updated - Mar 28, 2017 10:40 pm
The rivalry between India and Australia has produced some of the most riveting cricketing action one would ever see. The most recent tour of Australia to India was no different. It had drama, action, emotions and controversies that gave the fans just about everything that they were expecting.
Where Australia fought against all odds and surprised everyone by winning in Pune on a pitch tailor-made for Indian spinners, the home side bounced back in the next game at Bangalore to level the series. The visitors did well to hang on to a draw in Ranchi but were literally blown away by some wonderful bowling from the Indians and lost the series 2-1 and also had to give away the Border-Gavaskar trophy consequently.
Now that all the action has ended, let’s take a look back at the best moments from the memorable series:
#1 Steven Smith’s typical century celebration in Pune:
Australia had got a lead of 155 runs after the first innings in Pune and the pitch was getting ever so tough to bat on. Where others found it hard to even score in double figures, the skipper Smith notched up a magnificent 109 to set up a big win. After getting to the hundred, he celebrated in his typical style of removing the helmet and jumping in the air that showed how much it meant to him.
#2 Kohli’s unusual dismissal of getting bowled after leaving a straight delivery
India needed a massive 440 to win in the final innings in Pune and if there was any hope for India, it was with the skipper Virat Kohli. The openers had departed in quick successions and Kohli had spent some time at the crease. As he reached 13, the pitch was turning a lot and he shouldered arms to a delivery from O’Keefe that pitched on off stump hoping that it would turn away. But it was the one-off ball that didn’t turn and cannoned on to the stumps and shattered all the hopes of the Indian fans.