India had won the first two Tests in Nagpur and New Delhi where the pitches got "average" rating by the ICC. The pitch in Indore was rated "poor" as Australia won the game by nine wickets.
In the third Test, India could manage only 109 and 163 in their two innings while Australia scored 197 in the first innings
Australia had gone into the second Test in New Delhi with just one pacer in skipper Pat Cummins and three specialist spinners
On Thursday, exactly 17 years since that day, Cricket Australia shared some throwback photos from that match. The match was won by Australia by a margin of 44 runs, with Ricky Ponting scoring an unbeaten 98, to bag the player of the match award.
The first Test had to be postponed after the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri were also present for the funeral.
Former Australia pacer has also said that benching Sri Lankan players for IPL games due to political unrest in Tamil Nadu is a shame
Cricket Australia has won the support of its six state associations for its largest administrative re-organization in a century, cutting its ruling board from fourteen to nine members.