Oz in India: Down the years

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Test cricket has seen some iconic rivalries over the years. Among them, ‘The Ashes' between Australia and England and the Indo-Pak rivalry are the ones which most cricket lovers would give the top billing.<br><br> But there is another dual which has attained quite a colossal status in recent years and that is the Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia.<br><br> The two teams have been playing Test match cricket for over half a decade now but it is only in the recent years that this rivalry has gained epic proportions. And this has been possible due to some classics that the teams have produced.<br><br> The two most important factors in this rise in status has been Australia's ascendency to the top of the cricketing world beginning at the turn of the century and throughout this period, India has been the only team that has consistently managed to stand up against the all conquering Aussie juggernaut both at home and ‘Down Under'. The Australians are back in the sub-continent after a drawn series against Pakistan in England and are also preparing to have a go at the Ashes at home. This series will surely be a Test for a side looking to get their invincible status back.<br><br> India, on the other hand, are sitting pretty at the top of the perch in Test cricket and the series provides them another opportunity to consolidate their position.<br><br> As these two mighty powers take on each other, Cricket NDTV takes a look at their history on Indian soil.

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