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Indian cricket team in Australia in 1991–92

Indian cricket team in Australia in 1991–92
Date 17 November 1991 - 15 March 1992
Location Australia
Result Australia won the 5-match series 4-0
 Australia  India
Allan Border Mohammad Azharuddin
Most runs
David Boon (556) Sachin Tendulkar (368)
Most wickets
Craig McDermott (31) Kapil Dev (25)
1985–86 Series (previous) (next) 1999-2000 Series

The Indian national cricket team toured Australia in the 1991–92 season, just before the 1992 Cricket World Cup. The team was led by Mohammed Azharuddin and played 5 test matches. Australia won the test series 4-0. The series is notable from an Indian point of view for Ravi Shastri's double hundred, Sachin Tendulkar's 114 on a bouncy pitch at Perth while the other Indian batsmen struggled and Kapil Dev becoming the first Indian bowler to take 400 wickets in Tests.


  • Test Series 1
    • First Test 1.1
    • Second Test 1.2
    • Third Test 1.3
    • Fourth Test 1.4
    • Fifth Test 1.5
  • World Series Cup 2
  • External sources 3
  • References 4

Test Series

First Test

29 Nov-2 Dec 1991
239 (88.1 overs)
Manoj Prabhakar 54
Craig McDermott 5/54 (28.1 overs)
340 (127.4 overs)
Mark Taylor 94
Kapil Dev 4/80 (34 overs)
156 (58.2 overs)
Ravi Shastri 41
Craig McDermott 4/47 (25 overs)
58/0 (24.5 overs)
Mark Taylor 35*
Manoj Prabhakar 0/3 (2 overs)
Australia won by 10 wickets
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Umpires: PJ McConnell, SG Randell
Player of the match: Craig McDermott (AUS)
  • Australia won the toss and decided to field

Second Test

26–29 December 1991
263 (93.2 overs)
Kiran More 67
Bruce Reid 6/66 (26.2 overs)
349 (122 overs)
Geoff Marsh 86
Kapil Dev 5/97 (35 overs)
213 (88 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 54
Bruce Reid 6/60 (29 overs)
128/2 (40 overs)
Mark Taylor 60
Venkatapathy Raju 1/17 (6 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: LJ King, TA Prue
Player of the match: Bruce Reid (AUS)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Third Test

2–6 January 1992
313 (124 overs)
David Boon 129*
Subroto Banerjee 3/47 (18 overs)
483 (168.4 overs)
Ravi Shastri 206
Craig McDermott 4/147 (51 overs)
173/8 (84 overs)
Allan Border 53
Ravi Shastri 4/45 (25 overs)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: PJ McConnell, SG Randell
Player of the match: Ravi Shastri (IND)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Fourth Test

25–29 January 1992
145 (66.4 overs)
Dean Jones 41
Venkatapathy Raju 3/11 (11.4 overs)
225 (84.2 overs)
Kapil Dev 56
Craig McDermott 5/76 (31 overs)
451 (186 overs)
David Boon 135
Kapil Dev 5/130 (51 overs)
333 (100.1 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 106
Craig McDermott 5/92 (29.1 overs)
Australia won by 38 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: DB Hair, PJ McConnell
Player of the match: Craig McDermott (AUS)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Fifth Test

1–5 February 1992
346 (125.5 overs)
David Boon 107
Manoj Prabhakar 5/101 (32.5 overs)
272 (89.5 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 114
Mike Whitney 4/68 (23 overs)
367/6 d. (113.3 overs)
Dean Jones 150*
Kapil Dev 2/48 (28 overs)
141 (55.1 overs)
K Srikkanth 38
Mike Whitney 7/27 (12.1 overs)
Australia won by 300 runs
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Umpires: AR Crafter, TA Prue
Player of the match: Mike Whitney
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat

World Series Cup

Prior to the Test series, India also competed in the World Series Cup tri-nation ODI tournament involving Australia and the West Indies dropped Viv Richards, and were smarting from the recent retirements of Gordon Greenidge and Jeff Dujon, and had brought a comparatively inexperienced team. India won 3 of their 8 round robin matches and also tied one match against the West Indies. In the best of three final with Australia they lost 2-0.

External sources

  • CricketArchive
  • Cricinfo


  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack
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