25 Years of Border Gavaskar Trophy( BGT): Reliving the Most Memorable Moments
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The Border Gavaskar Trophy, named after two legendary cricketers, has been played between India and Australia since 1996 and has generated growing excitement among fans. Let's take a look at some of the intriguing events that have occurred during this trophy over the years.
Anil Kumble's outstanding performance in the initial Border Gavaskar Trophy remains a cherished memory for India's team, as they secured their first victory. As the saying goes, the first is always the best.
Team India's Historic First Win in Border Gavaskar Trophy
The comments made by Australian legend Shane Warne after the 1997-98 Border Gavaskar Trophy will forever be remembered.Warne spoke about Sachin Tendulkar, who scored two centuries in the series, saying that he had nightmares about Tendulkar hitting his balls for sixes and that only Bradman could match him
Shane Warne's Memorable Remarks about Sachin Tendulkar
When discussing fast bowlers, the name of Brett Lee cannot be omitted. Lee gained his first Test cap during the 1999-2000 Border Gavaskar Trophy match.
Brett Lee's Debut in the 1999-2000 Border Gavaskar Trophy
The second test of the 2000-01 Border Gavaskar Trophy is considered one of the greatest matches in cricket history. Australia scored 445 runs in the first innings, and India, after being dismissed for 171 in their first innings, was forced to follow on. By the end of the third day, India had reached 254/4.
"Laxman and Dravid's 376-Run Stand"
The fourth day of the 2000-01 Border Gavaskar Trophy second test saw V.V.S Laxman and Rahul Dravid defy expectations with a 376-run partnership despite Australia using 9 bowlers. And with that effort, India won the test by 171 runs to level the series 1-1
During the same match where Laxman and Dravid shone, Harbhajan Singh created history by taking the first hat trick for India in Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Ricky Ponting's brilliant performance in the 2003-04 Border Gavaskar Trophy series will always be remembered. Ponting achieved the remarkable feat of scoring two consecutive double centuries, setting a record in the process.
Ricky Ponting's Dominance
Anil Kumble, who holds the record for the most Test wickets (619) for India, reached another milestone in his career by taking his 400th wicket in the 2004-05 Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Anil Kumble @400
Australia's long wait for a Test series win on Indian soil finally came to an end in the 2004-05 Border Gavaskar Trophy. The series was famously described by Steve Waugh as the final battle.
Australia's 35-Year Wait
India made history in Test cricket with their first-ever 320-run victory, which was the biggest win by runs at the time. This match also marked a milestone for Sachin Tendulkar, who surpassed 12,000 runs and became the highest run-scorer in Test cricket.
Historical 2008-09 BGT
The 2012-13 Border Gavaskar Trophy saw a debut to remember from the opener Shikar Dhawan nicknamed Gabbar, who filled in for Sehwag. He created a sensation by becoming the highest-scoring batsman in a debut match with 187 runs and was awarded the Man of the Match.
Shikar Dhawan Shocks the Cricket World
In 2018-19, India made history by recording their first series win on Australian soil. For the Australia, the absence of key players Warner and Smith due to ball-tampering charges did hurt their chances.
India's Historic Series Win in Australia
The first Test of the 2020-21 Border Gavaskar Trophy saw India register the lowest score in the history of Test cricket, collapsing for just 36 runs in the second innings and suffering a heavy defeat.
India's Historic Low
In the first Test of the 2020-21 Border Gavaskar Trophy, Team India suffered a devastating loss but bounced back in the final Test to give Australia an unforgettable defeat at the Gabba Stadium. The match was later selected by the ICC as the "Ultimate Test Match of All Time."
The Border Gavaskar Trophy is set to restart on February 9, as Australia seeks revenge for their previous defeat on Indian soil.