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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1980–81

Indian cricket team in Australia in 1980–81
Date22 November 1980 – 11 February 1981
LocationAustralia Australia
Result3-match series drawn 1-1
 Australia  India
Australia Greg Chappell India Sunil Gavaskar
Most runs
Greg Chappell (368) Sandeep Patil (311)
Most wickets
Dennis Lillee (21) Kapil Dev (14)

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
201 (53.2 overs)
Sandeep Patil 65 (78)
Len Pascoe 4/61 (19 overs)
406 (109.1 overs)
Greg Chappell 204 (296)
Kapil Dev 5/97 (36.1 overs)
201 (62 overs)
Syed Kirmani 43* (39)
Jim Higgs 4/45 (18 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 4 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Mel Johnson (Aus) and Rex Whitehead
Player of the match: Greg Chappell (Aus)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test

23–27 January 1981
528 (149.4 overs)
Kim Hughes 213 (301)
Shivlal Yadav 4/143 (42.4 overs)
419 (137.4 overs)
Sandeep Patil 174 (240)
Dennis Lillee 4/80 (34 overs)
221/7d (90 overs)
Kim Hughes 53 (121)
Dilip Doshi 3/49 (33 overs)
135/8 (75 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 37 (82)
Len Pascoe 3/32 (11 overs)
Match drawn
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Tony Crafter (Aus) and Rex Whitehead (Aus)
Player of the match: Kim Hughes (Aus)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Third Test

7–11 February 1981
237 (84 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 114 (222)
Dennis Lillee 4/65 (25 overs)
419 (156.3 overs)
Allan Border 124 (265)
Dilip Doshi 3/109 (52 overs)
324 (109.1 overs)
Chetan Chauhan 85 (198)
Dennis Lillee 4/104 (32.1 overs)
83 (48.4 overs)
Doug Walters 18* (60)
Kapil Dev 5/28 (16.4 overs)
India won by 59 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Mel Johnson (Aus) and Rex Whitehead (Aus)
Player of the match: Gundappa Viswanath (Ind)

ODI series

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

Further reading

  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993

Annual reviews


  1. ^ a b "India in Australia and New Zealand 1980/81 (3rd Test)". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2018.(Subscription required.)

External sources

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