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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1967-68
Date 23 December 1967 - 31 January 1968
Location Flag of Australia Australia
Result Australia won the 4-Test series 4-0
Teams
Flag of Australia Australia Flag of India India
Captains
Flag of Australia Australia Bob Simpson
Flag of Australia Australia Bill Lawry
Flag of India India Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Flag of India India Chandu Borde
Most runs
Bob Cowper (485) Rusi Surti (367)
Most wickets
Bob Simpson (15) E. A. S. Prasanna (25)
1947–48 Series (Previous) (Next) 1977-78 Series

The India national cricket team toured Australia in the 1967–68 season and played a four-match Test series against Australia. Australia won the Test series 4-0.

In all first-class matches, the Indians lost to Western Australia and South Australia, and drew with Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales. The first-class match against Queensland was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The Indians went on after this tour to play four Test matches and two other games in New Zealand – see Indian cricket team in New Zealand in 1967-68.

Indian team

The manager was Ghulam Ahmed.

All the players had played Tests before except for Abid Ali and Kulkarni, who made their debuts in the Tests against Australia. Jaisimha was not in the original team, but was added to the side after the Second Test.

Series summary

First Series

23–28 December 1967
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
335 (92.1 overs)
v Flag of India India
307 (71.4 overs)
Australia won by 146 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: CJ Egar, LP Rowan
Bob Cowper 92
Abid Ali 6/55 (17 overs)
Farokh Engineer 89
Alan Connolly 4/54 (12.4 overs)
369 (88.5 overs) 251 (60.2 overs)
Bob Cowper 108
Rusi Surti 5/74 (20.1 overs)
V. Subramanya 75
David Renneberg 5/39 (14.2 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test

30 Dec-3 Jan 1968
Scorecard
Flag of India India
173 (57.4 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
529 (105.3 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 4 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: CJ Egar, LP Rowan
Nawab of Pataudi 75
Garth McKenzie 7/66 (21.4 overs)
Ian Chappell 151
Erapalli Prasanna 6/141 (34 overs)
352 (84.7 overs)
Ajit Wadekar 99
Bob Simpson 3/44 (14 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Third Test

19–24 January 1968
scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
379 (112.2 overs)
v Flag of India India
279 (100 overs)
Australia won by 39 runs
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Umpires: CJ Egar, LP Rowan
Doug Walters 93
Rusi Surti 3/102 (26 overs)
Nawab of Pataudi 74
Bob Cowper 3/31 (15 overs)
294 (83.4 overs) 355 (109.6 overs)
Ian Redpath 79
Erapalli Prasanna 6/104 (33.4 overs)
M. L. Jaisimha 101
Bob Cowper 4/104 (39.6 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Fourth Test

26–31 January 1968
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
317 (86.6 overs)
v Flag of India India
268 (85.1 overs)
Australia won by 144 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: CJ Egar, LP Rowan
Doug Walters 94
Erapalli Prasanna 3/62 (20.6 overs)
Syed Abid Ali 78
Eric Freeman 4/86 (18.1 overs)
292 (85.3 overs) 197 (73.6 overs)
Bob Cowper 165
Prasanna 4/96 (29.3 overs)
Syed Abid Ali 81
Bob Simpson 5/59 (23 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

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