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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1977–78
Date 2 December 1977 - 3 February 1978
Location Flag of Australia Australia
Result Australia won the 5-match series 3-2
Teams
Flag of Australia Australia Flag of India India
Captains
Flag of Australia Australia BBob Simpson Flag of India India Bishan Bedi
Most runs
Bob Simpson (539) Gundappa Viswanath (473)
Most wickets
Wayne Clark (28) Bishan Bedi (31)
1967–68 Series (Previous) (Next) 1980-81 Series

The India national cricket team toured Australia in the 1977–78 season to play 5 Test matches. Australia won the test series 3-2. The matches were played at the same time as the first World Series Cricket matches.

Test series summary

First Test

2–6 December 1977
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
166 (46.7 overs)
v Flag of India India
153 (50 overs)
Australia won by 16 runs
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Umpires: TF Brooks, MG O'Connell
Peter Toohey 82
Bedi 5/55 (13.7 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 48
Wayne Clark 4/46 (18 overs)
327 (91.5 overs) 324 (84.7 overs)
Bob Simpson 89
Madan Lal 5/72 (19 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 113
Jeff Thomson 4/76 (19.7 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test

16–21 December 1977
Scorecard
Flag of India India
402 (79.6 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
394 (118.6 overs)
Australia won by 2 wickets
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Umpires: RC Bailhache, RA French
Mohinder Amarnath 90
Jeff Thomson 4/101 (24 overs)
Bob Simpson 176
Bedi 5/89 (31 overs)
330/9 d. (73.5 overs) 342/8 (87.2 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 127
Sam Gannon 4/77 (18 overs)
Tony Mann 105
Bedi 5/105 (30.2 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Third Test

30 Dec - 4 Jan 1978
CricInfo
Flag of India India
256 (69.2 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
213 (50.1 overs)
India won by 222 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: RA French, MG O'Connell
Mohinder Amarnath 72
Wayne Clark 4/73 (19.2 overs)
Craig Serjeant 85
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 6/52 (14.1 overs)
343 (88.7 overs) 164 (51.1 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 118
Wayne Clark 4/96 (29 overs)
Gary Cosier 34
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 6/52 (20 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Fourth Test

7–12 January 1978
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
131 (49.4 overs)
v Flag of India India
396/8 d. (101 overs)
India won by an innings and 2 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: RC Bailhache, TF Brooks
Bob Simpson 38
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 4/30 (15 overs)
GR Viswanath 79
Jeff Thomson 4/83 (27 overs)
263 (98.7 overs)
Peter Toohey 85
Erapalli Prasanna 4/51 (29 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Fifth Test

28 Jan-3 Feb 1978
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
505 (112.4 overs)
v Flag of India India
269 (82.2 overs)
Australia won by 47 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: RA French, MG O'Connell
Graham Yallop 121
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 5/136 (29.4 overs)
GR Viswanath 89
Wayne Clark 4/62 (20.7 overs)
256 (82.5 overs) 445 (141.4 overs)
Rick Darling 56
karsan Ghavri 4/45 (10.5 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 86
Bruce Yardley 4/134 (43 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

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