India and Australia have been two of the finest cricketing nations in the latter half of this century and hence it is no surprise that matches between the two teams have gone down the wire on several occasions.
There have been instances when Australia have pulled off miraculous victories with their never say die attitude, while on some occasions, Indians have nullified them with their class. Let’s have a look at five most memorable limited over encounter between the two teams.
World Cup Group Match (1987) – Australia win by one run
David Boon and Geoff Marsh got Aussies off to a flier with an 110 run first wicket stand before the former was dismissed one short of a well-deserved half-century. Marsh continued with supreme elegance and the Australian innings revolved around his superb 110. Some useful contributions from likes of Dean Jones meant his team finished with 270 in their quota of 50-overs, a very good total in those days.
Openers Gavaskar and Srikkanth got India off to a good start and Siddhu too played well. Srikkanth added 70 and Siddhu scored 73 as India seemed to be on track to chasing down the target. However, Craig McDermott bowled a memorable spell to rip apart Indian middle order and the hosts ultimately fell short by one run, after being bowled out on the penultimate delivery.