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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1980–81
Date 22 November 1980 - 11 February 1981
Location Flag of Australia Australia
Result 3-match series drawn 1-1
Teams
Flag of Australia Australia Flag of India India
Captains
Flag of Australia Australia Greg Chappell Flag of India India Sunil Gavaskar
Most runs
Greg Chappell (368) Sandeep Patil (311)
Most wickets
Dennis Lillee (21) Kapil Dev (14)
1977–78 Series (Previous) (Next) 1985-86 Series

The India national cricket team toured Australia in the 1980–81 season to play 3 Test matches. The series was drawn 1-1.

Test series summary

First Test

2–4 January 1981
Scorecard
Flag of India India
201 (53.2 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
406 (109.1 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 4 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: MW Johnson, RV Whitehead
Sandeep Patil 65
Len Pascoe 4/61 (19 overs)
Greg Chappell 204
Kapil Dev 5/97 (36.1 overs)
201 (62 overs)
Syed Kirmani 43
Jim Higgs 4/45 (18 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test

23–27 January 1981
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
528 (149.4 overs)
v Flag of India India
419 (137.4 overs)
Match drawn
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: AR Crafter, RV Whitehead
Kim Hughes 213
Shivlal Yadav 4/143 (42.4 overs)
Sandeep Patil 174
Denis Lillee 4/80 (34 overs)
221/7 d. (90 overs) 135/8 (75 overs)
Kim Hughes 53
Dilip Doshi 3/49 (33 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 37
Len Pascoe 3/32 (11 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Third Test

7–11 February 1981
Scorecard
Flag of India India
237 (84 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
419 (156.3 overs)
India won by 59 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: MW Johnson, RV Whitehead
Gundappa Viswanath 114
Denis Lillee 4/65 (25 overs)
Alan Border 124
Dilip Doshi 3/109 (52 overs)
324 (109.1 overs) 83 (48.4 overs)
Chetan Chauhan 85
Denis Lillee 4/104 (32.1 overs)
Doug Walters 18*
Kapil Dev 5/28 (16.4 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to field

India also competed in a tri-nation ODI tournament involving Australia and New Zealand. India won 3 of their 10 round robin matches but failed to qualify for the 5 match final in which Australia defeated New Zealand 3-1.

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