India has played 11 test matches at MCG till 2011 end, including their first-ever test against Australia in 1947-48 series. They have lost 8 of them and won only 2 tests. Besides some individual shining moments, MCG has always been haunting India as one of the not so successful venues. Check test matches record of Indians at MCG.
Ind-Aus Test Statistics at MCG
Indian Statistics at MCG
- Indians have scored only one 400-plus score. (445 in 1985)
4 scores of 400-plus have been scored against India by Australia.
Bedi and Gavaskar are the two successful Indian test captains at MCG.
Viswanath (in winning cause) and Tendulkar (in losing cause) have received MOM at MCG.
India and Australia, both have bowled out each other once below 100 at MCG.
Only twice 200-plus partnership has been added in their match at MCG.
Centuries: 18 Ind – 6, Aus – 12
Half-centuries: 48 Ind – 23, Aus – 25
5-wkt haul: 10 Ind – 6, Aus – 5
10-wkt haul: 3 Ind – 1, Aus – 2
100-plus Partnerships: 21 Ind – 12, Aus – 9
Ind-Aus Test Matches at MCG
- First Test, 1948, Aus won by 233 runs
Captains: Don Bradman (Aus), Lala Amarnath (Ind)
Scorecard: Aus: 394 & 255/4d, Ind: 291 & 125
High Scores: Bradman (132 & 127*), Vinoo Mankad (116), A Morris (100*), Hassett (80), Phadkar (55*)
Best Bowling: 4/78 Amarnath, 4/59 IWG Johnson, 3/52 Amarnath, 4/44 Johnston, 4/34 Johnson
- 169 3rd Bradman & Hassett
124 1st Mankad & Sawrwate
223* 4th Morris & Bradman
First test between India and Australia.
Bradman scored centuries in both innings.
- Second Test, 1948, Aus won by an innings & 177 runs
Captains: Don Bradman (Aus), Lala Amarnath (Ind)
Scorecard: Aus: 575/8d, Ind: 331 & 67
High Scores: RN Harvey 153, Mankad 111, WA Brown 99, Loxton 80, Bradman 57, Vijay Hazare 74, Phadkar 56*
3 wickets each in both innings by Johnson & DT Ring.
159 4th RN Harvey & Loxton
124 2nd Mankad & Adhikari
India were bowled out below 100.
Vinoo Mankad scored second century in his 2nd test at MCG.
- Third Test, 1967, Aus won by an innings & 4 runs
Captains: Simpson (Aus), Nawab of Pataudi jnr (Ind)
Scorecard: Ind: 173 & 352, Aus: 529
High Scores: Simpson 109, Lawry 100, Ian Chappell 151, Nawab of Pataudi jnr 75, Jarman 65, Wadekar 99, Nawab of Pataudi jnr 85
McKenzie 7/66 & 3/85
191 1st Simpson & Lawry
134 6th Chappell & Jarman
116 3rd Wadekar & Surti
McKenzie grabbed 10-wkt haul.
Prasanna became first Indian bowler to grab 5-wkt haul.
Australia scored 3 centuries in an innings.
- Fourth Test, 1977, Ind won by 222 runs
Captains: Bedi (Ind), Simpson (Aus)
Scorecard: Ind: 256 & 343 Aus: 213 & 164
High Scores: Gavaskar 118, Mohinder Amarnath 72, Viswanath 59 & 54, Cosier 67, Serjeant 85
6/52 Chandrasekhar & 6/52
105 3rd Mohinder Amarnath & Viswanath
104 3rd Cosier & Serjeant
Chandrasekhar became first Indian bowler to grab 10+ wicket haul at MCG, and provided 2nd and third instance of 5-wkt or more haul by Indian bowlers (earlier Prasanna had performed the feat)
Gavaskar opened the bowling attack, bowling the 2nd over of Australian first inning. He bowled 2 overs giving 7 runs.
- Fifth Test, 1981, Ind won by 59 runs
Captains: Gavaskar (Ind), Greg Chappell (Aus)
Scorecard: Ind: 237 & 324, Aus: 419 & 83
High Scores: Viswanath 114, Border 124, Greg Chappell 76, Walters 78, Gavaskar 70, Chetan Chauhan 85
5/28 Kapil Dev
Dennis Lillee grabbed 4-wkt in both innings, but Kapil performed the winning punch with 5-wkt in 2nd inning.
Australia was bowled out for their lowest score against India, their only below 100-score against India in Australia.
Gavaskar being unhappy with the lbw decision after being given out was ready to concede the match.
- Sixth Test, 1985, Draw
Captains: Border (Aus), Kapil (Ind)
Scorecard: Aus: 262 & 308, Ind: 445 & 59/2
High Scores: Greg Mathews 100*, Border 163, Srikkanth 86, Vengasarkar 75, Kapil 55
4/87 & 4/92 Ravi Shastri
4/100 Bruce Reid
101 2nd Srikkanth & Mohinder Amarnath
India played its first draw at MCG.
India needing 126 runs failed to reach the target in 25 overs they played.
- Seventh Test, 1991, Aus won by 8 wickets
Captains: Border (Aus), Azharuddin (Ind)
MOM Bruce Reid
Scorecard: Ind: 263 & 213, Aus: 349 & 128/2
High Scores: Kiran More 67*, Geoff Marsh 86, Dean Jones 59, Ian Healy 60, Vengasarkar 54, Mark Taylor 60
6/60 & 6/66 Bruce Reid
5/97 Kapil Dev
108 4th Geoff Marsh & Dean Jones
106 2nd Mark Taylor & David Boon
Bruce Reid’s 10+ wkt haul was 2nd by Australia against India and third overall between them at MCG.
- Eight Test, 1999, Aus won by 180 runs
Captains: Steve Waugh (Aus), Tendulkar (Ind)
Scorecard: Aus: 405 & 208/5d, Ind: 238 & 195
High Scores: Tendulkar 116, Slater 91, Ponting 67, Gilchrist 78 & 55, Mark waugh 51*
5/47 Brett Lee
144 6th Ponting & Gilchrist
- Ninth Test, 2003, Aus won by 9 wickets
Captains: Steve Waugh (Aus), Ganguly (Ind)
Scorecard: Aus: 558 & 97/1, Ind: 366 & 286
High Scores: Sehwag 195, Hayden 136, Ponting 257, Dravid 92, Ganguly 73, Hayden 53*
141 1st Aakash Chopra & Sehwag
137 2nd Sehwag & Dravid
234 2nd Hayden & Ponting
Ponting scored double century.
- Tenth Test, 2007, Aus won by 337 runs
Captains: Ponting (Aus), Kumble (Ind)
Scorecard: Aus: 343 & 351/7d, Ind: 196 & 161
High Scores: Hayden 124, Jaques 66 & 51, Tendulkar 62, Michael Clarke 73
135 1st Jaques & Hayden
Australia registered 7th test victory over India at MCG.
- 11th Test, 2011, Aus won by 122 runs
Captains: Clarke (Aus), Dhoni (Ind)
MGT, please kindly see the past records at MCG for India, it is very weak. Not only in Melbourne, India has registered only 5 wins in Australia, they played more number of matches there. It is worst because the MCG pitch and Sydney pitch always helped slow bowlers. Indian bowling line up is like club bowling line-up. They do not deserve to take 20 wickets. They are the best test match team in the world.
My current test match teams according to the bowling abilities to take 20 wickets by teams playing even in flat pitches.
1) England 2) Australia 3) South Africa 4) New zeland 5) Pakistan 6) Sri Lanka
India comes only in the 7th position, but they maintained number one position just because of poor umpiring in Indian pitches as the batsman survived close LBWs. Indian bowlers always got LBWs easily. Otherwise, Indian bowling and batting is quite ordinary.
I wouldn’t have bothered if India lose the test series against Australia, but losing at MCG bothers me more because India is not so successful at MCG.I thought last test is a great chance for India to win at MCG.But eventually they could not make it. So i feel very sad that India have lost that test match