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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1985–86
Date 13 December 1985 - 9 February 1986
Location Flag of Australia Australia
Result 3-match series drawn 0-0
Teams
Flag of Australia Australia Flag of India India
Captains
Flag of Australia Australia Allan Border Flag of India India Kapil Dev
Most runs
David Boon (323) Sunil Gavaskar (356)
Most wickets
Bruce Reid (11) Shivlal Yadav (15)
1980–81 Series (Previous) (Next) 1991-92 Series

The Indian national cricket team toured Australia in the 1985–86 season. They played 3 Test matches. The Test series was drawn 0-0.

After the Test series India also competed in a tri nation ODI tournament with Australia and New Zealand they won 5 of their 10 round robin matches. In the best of three final with Australia they lost 2-0.

Test Series

First Test

13–17 December 1985
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
381 (149 overs)
v Flag of India India
520 (202 overs)
Match drawn
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: AR Crafter, SG Randell
Player of the match: Kapil Dev (IND)
Greg Ritchie 128
Kapil Dev 8/106 (38 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 166*
Bruce Reid 4/113 (53 overs)
17/0 (8 overs)
David Boon 11*
Ravi Shastri 0/0 (1 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test

26–30 December 1985
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
262 (103.5 overs)
v Flag of India India
445 (148.2 overs)
Match drawn
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: RA French, RC Isherwood
Player of the match: Alan Border (AUS)
Greg Matthews 100*
Ravi Shastri 4/87 (37 overs)
K Srikkanth 86
Bruce Reid 4/100 (38.2 overs)
308 (123.5 overs) 59/2 (25 overs)
Alan Border 163
Ravi Shastri 4/92 (47 overs)
K Srikkanth 38
Bruce Reid 2/23 (8 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Third Test

2–6 January 1986
Scorecard
Flag of India India
600/4 d. (169 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
396 (179.3 overs)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: PJ McConnell, SG Randell
Player of the match: K Srikkanth (IND)
Sunil Gavaskar 172
Dave Gilbert 2/135 (37 overs)
David Boon 131
Shivlal Yadav 5/99 (62.3 overs)
119/6 (77 overs)
Geoff Marsh 28
Shivlal Yadav 3/19 (33 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

External sources

References

  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack


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