Top 3 Batting Performances by India at the Adelaide Oval

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Let’s take a look at best 3 knocks of India in Adelaide.

Day 3 of the first test between Australia and India will see the Indian batting line-up step out to the crease at a point which can be called as a crucial period of the match for India. With a lead of around 40 runs looking likely for India, the Indian batsmen will be looking forward to adding another 300 runs to it. They look towards putting forth a testing total for the hosts on a pitch that is only going to deteriorate going further.

best 3 knocks of India in Adelaide


Ahead of India’s second innings sojourn with the bat, let’s take a look at India’s 3 best knocks in Adelaide. Topping our list is Rahul Dravid’s 200, one that saw India win their only test match at the Adelaide Oval till date. Following closely behind is Cheteshwar Pujara’s special 123 from this match itself with Virender Sehwag’s eye-catching display of aggressive batting that took him to top 3.

Here is a detailed account of the best 3 knocks of India in Adelaide.

best 3 knocks of India in Adelaide

Rahul Dravid – 233

Scripting a famous win for India in the 2003-04 series was Rahul Dravid’s double century. The foundation of India’s first innings 500 plus total, Dravid followed it up with a fluent 72 in the second innings to guide India to their only ever win in 11 attempts at the venue. It was an unparalleled display of test batting from one of the finest batsmen to ever grace the game; an innings that will forever remain in the minds of all Indian supporters.

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Cheteshwar Pujara – 123

India’s number 3 in the first innings of the 2018-19 series opener, Pujara’s innings is not just about the runs he scored. The circumstances and manner in which it came about in making the knock from his bat an innings to cherish forever. Batting with the entire top order collapsing around him, Pujara showed intense concentration and grit to play out true test innings. He was disciplined right from his first to 100th run, showcasing both the defensive and aggressive side of the game in a performance that was true to the nature of the most testing format of the game.

Virender Sehwag – 151

The mercurial Indian opener was responsible for changing the way people played test cricket. Fearless in his approach, Sehwag played the destructive innings of 151 as he counterattacked Australia’s pace battery with perfection. It was a match-saving knock for India in the second innings of the fourth test match. The importance of his innings can be garnered from the fact that he scored more than half of the runs in India’s 296-7.

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