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virat kohli sachin tendulkar navjot singh sidhu top knocks by indian batsmen in odis versus australia

The India vs Australia contests have thrown up some memorable contests in the last 35 years ever since Australia started touring India for ODIs. Here is a look at some top knocks by India's batsmen against the Aussies.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 February 2019, 06:56:28 PM
India vs Australia top knocks

India vs Australia top knocks

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For many Indian fans, the match in Hyderabad represented Tendulkar’s zenith as a batsman but also provided plenty of heartbreak. On 175 and India needing 19 off 18 balls, Tendulkar top-edged a lap sweep off Clint McKay and India choked as they lost by three runs. It was the ultimate knock but produced the ultimate heartbreak. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
India vs Australia top knocks

India vs Australia top knocks

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Navjot Singh Sidhu smashed four fifties in the 1987 World Cup but his knock against Australia in Chennai was dramatic. His 73 included four boundaries and five sixes but India suffered a dramatic collapse as they lost by one run in the World Cup encounter. (Image credit: Twitter)
India vs Australia top knocks

India vs Australia top knocks

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Tendulkar has hurt Australia many times in ODIs, be it the 1998 Desert Storm knocks or with the ball in 1996. In 2001, Tendulkar scaled the summit by reaching 10000 runs in ODIs during the ODI in Indore in which Tendulkar scored 139. (Image credit: Twitter)
India vs Australia top knocks

India vs Australia top knocks

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MS Dhoni made his first major impression against a powerful Australia attack with a magnificent 124 against them in Nagpur in 2009. His knock helped India reach 354/7 and they won by 99 runs. For fans that day, it was a vintage Dhoni knock full of aggression. (Image credit: Twitter)
India vs Australia top knocks

India vs Australia top knocks

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Virat Kohli tore into the Australian bowling and slammed a century off 52 balls, the fastest by an Indian in ODIs. Rohit also hit 141 and India chased down 359 to win by nine wickets. If only India had the services of Kohli and Rohit in the 2003 World Cup when Australia made a similar score but India lost by 125 runs. (Image credit: Twitter)
India vs Australia top knocks

India vs Australia top knocks

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In 2013, Rohit Sharma became the third centurion in ODIs. With the seven-match series level 2-2 heading into the final game in Bangalore, Rohit showcased his class. After getting Kohlirun-out for 0, Rohit carted the Australian bowling to all parts of the M Chinnaswamy stadium to enter the history books. Rohit’s 209 included 12 fours and a world record 16 sixes as India reached 383/6. The knock in Bangalore established Rohit as the ultimate destroyer against Australia in ODIs. (Image credit: Twitter)