IND vs AUS Live Score Updates: 1st Test of Border-Gavaskar Trophy begins today

India vs Australia Border-Gavaskar Trophy Live Streaming and Updates

India’s captain Rohit Sharma, left, and Australia’s captain Pat Cummins pose with the Border–Gavaskar Trophy ahead of their first cricket test match in Nagpur, India, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is one of the most anticipated and heated tournaments pitting two top Test sides in the world in India and Australia. So much so that, to some Australian players, even the Ashes does not hold this much importance. Since the time that these two powerhouses first clashed against each other in 1947, there have been 102 matches played between them with Australia coming out on top with 43 wins while India have 30 victories.

Recent history, however, has been kind to India with the side under Virat Kohli becoming the first Asian team to beat Australia in their home turf in the 2018/19 series. They retained the trophy in the 2020/21 which is best remembered for India’s fightback after losing the 1st Test at Adelaide where they were all out for just 36 runs in their second innings.

The second Test of that series has entrenched itself in modern lore due to stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane’s now legendary innings of 112 runs at the iconic MCG after Virat Kohli had to fly back home. That knock would go a long way to secure India’s eventual 8-wicket victory. The 3rd was a draw while the fourth Test was won by India by 3 wickets as they laid claim to Australia’s fortress Gabba as well as the series.

Read More Stories from the Border-Gavaskar Trophy buildup below:

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: No longer lead acts, but Virat Kohli and Steve Smith remain central characters for India, Australia

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: What’s happening with the Nagpur pitch for India-Australia Test? Why are certain patches watered, some rolled, some left dry?

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Cockroach in Rogan Josh- How Australia beat India in 2004

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: How the ‘Virat Kohli shot’ helped Marnus Labuschagne hone his leg-side game

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