#2 India vs Australia, Chennai, 2004
Another India-Australia match in the list but this time in a different era and in different conditions. After being mauled by the Baggy Greens at Bangalore, the India of 2001 showed up in the next match at Chennai. Anil Kumble led the way with a 7 wickets to bundle out Australia for 235 in the first innings. From then onwards, it was Sehwag show. Sehwag flayed the Australian bowling that boasted of McGrath, Gillespie, Michael Kasprowicz and Warne to score a brilliant 155 to give India a lead of 141.
Anil Kumble once again troubled the Baggy Greens but Damien Martyn dug in and scored a gritty 104 to set India a target of 229 runs. When Sehwag came out to play the last few overs of the day, he showed he had not lost his touch and struck some imperious boundaries. At the close of the fourth day, India needed 210 runs with all wickets intact, but the threat of Warne, who had picked 6 wickets in the first innings, loomed large on the chase. But as it happens so often in Chennai, the skies opened up washing the final day’s play of what could have been an enthralling finish to the Test match.
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