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INDIA - AGAINST THE ODDS


A visiting side is not known to elect to bowl after winning the toss, firstly because they are not expected to be familiar with the conditions, and secondly as it would mean that they would have to bat last on a deteriorating wicket. However, Rahul Dravid chose to go against this principle in the ongoing Test versus Pakistan.

It was the 36th instance of an Indian captain inviting the opposition to bat after winning the toss on foreign soil. Result-wise, the picture is gloomy, as India managed to win just five of those matches, lost as many as dozen tests and drew the remaining 18 encounters. This gives India a poor winning quotient of 14.29.

Listed below are the five matches wherein India emerged victorious. All Indian fans will hope that the Karachi Test will be the sixth.

 

Season Venue India's captain Score Winning margin
1986 Lord's Kapil Dev England ( 294 & 180) v  India ( 341 & 136-5) 5 wickets
2001 Kandy Sourav Ganguly Sri Lanka (274 & 221) v  India (232 & 264-3) 7 wickets
2003-04 Rawalpindi Sourav Ganguly Pakistan ( 224 & 245)
v India (600)
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 131 runs
2004-05 Dhaka Sourav Ganguly Bangladesh (184 & 202) v  India (526) Innings &
 140 runs
2005-06 Harare Sourav Ganguly Zimbabwe (161 & 223) v  India ( 366 & 19-0) 10 wickets

Ironically, Sourav Ganguly, who is struggling to find a place in the Test squad and has been omitted from the ODI team, led India in four of these Tests!
 

 
 
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RANK TEAM POINTS
1 AustraliaAustralia 118
2 IndiaIndia 112
3 cricketPakistan 111
4 EnglandEngland 108
5 AustraliaNew Zealand 98
6 SouthSouth Africa 92
7 sri LankaSri Lanka 85
8 West IndiesWest Indies 65
9 BangladeshBangladesh 57
10 ZimbabweZimbabwe 48
RANK TEAM POINTS
1 AustraliaAustralia 123
2 new ZealandNew Zealand 113
3 ZimbabweIndia 110
4 South AfricaSouth Africa 110
5 EnglandEngland 106
6 sri LankaSri Lanka 102
7 BangladeshBangladesh 98
8 countryWest Indies 94
9 cricket Pakistan 87
10 AfghanistanAfghanistan 49
RANK TEAM POINTS
1 New ZealandNew Zealand 132
2 IndiaIndia 128
3 west IndiesWest Indies 122
4 AfricaSouth Africa 119
5 EnglandEngland 116
6 AustraliaAustralia 110
7 Pakistan Pakistan 104
8 sri LankaSri Lanka 96
9 AfghanistanAfghanistan 78
10 BangladeshBangladesh 74
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