1983-2011: Top Team India triumphs

The greatest hits of Indian cricket, between its two World CupsIndia vs West Indies, Lordís, 1983: Kapil Devís 30-yard sprint to catch Viv Richards on the midwicket fence, and Jimmy Amarnathís gleeful dash to grab the stumps at the end.
The greatest hits of Indian cricket, between its two World Cups
India vs West Indies, Lordís, 1983: Kapil Devís 30-yard sprint to catch Viv Richards on the midwicket fence, and Jimmy Amarnathís gleeful dash to grab the stumps at the end.
India vs Pakistan, Melbourne, 1985: India won five out of five matches, downing Pakistan breezily in the final thanks to a three-for from leg spinner L. Sivaramakrishnan and a confident century stand from openers Ravi Shastri and Kris Srikkanth.
India vs Pakistan, Melbourne, 1985: India won five out of five matches, downing Pakistan breezily in the final thanks to a three-for from leg spinner L. Sivaramakrishnan and a confident century stand from openers Ravi Shastri and Kris Srikkanth.
India vs England, Lordís, 1986: Dilip Vengsarkarís third successive hundred at Lordís, unlike the other two, resulted in an India win. The Colonelís 126 gave India a 47-run lead, before Kapil Dev and Maninder Singh ran through Englandís second innings, leaving India just 134 to chase.
India vs England, Lordís, 1986: Dilip Vengsarkarís third successive hundred at Lordís, unlike the other two, resulted in an India win. The Colonelís 126 gave India a 47-run lead, before Kapil Dev and Maninder Singh ran through Englandís second innings, leaving India just 134 to chase.
India vs Australia, Kolkata, 2001: Indiaís slow ascent to Test match greatness began at the Eden Gardens, with the most astonishing comeback of all time. V. V. S. Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh would all become vital cogs in a machine that specialised in coming back from the dead.
India vs Australia, Kolkata, 2001: Indiaís slow ascent to Test match greatness began at the Eden Gardens, with the most astonishing comeback of all time. V. V. S. Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh would all become vital cogs in a machine that specialised in coming back from the dead.
India vs England, Leeds, 2003: The Holy Trinityís greatest performance in concert ó masterful self-denial from Rahul Dravid on day one followed by fireworks late on day two from Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. All three made hundreds, and India cantered to a series-levelling innings win.
India vs England, Leeds, 2003: The Holy Trinityís greatest performance in concert ó masterful self-denial from Rahul Dravid on day one followed by fireworks late on day two from Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. All three made hundreds, and India cantered to a series-levelling innings win.
India vs Pakistan, Multan, 2004: After shading a close one-day series 3-2, India won its first Test on Pakistani soil in 15 years in a brutally one-sided manner, thanks to Virender Sehwagís one-of-a-kind genius.
India vs Pakistan, Multan, 2004: After shading a close one-day series 3-2, India won its first Test on Pakistani soil in 15 years in a brutally one-sided manner, thanks to Virender Sehwagís one-of-a-kind genius.
India vs Pakistan, Johannesburg, 2007: With close to zero experience in the shortest format, an experimental side skippered for the first time by M. S. Dhoni surprised everyone by winning the inaugural World T20, sparking the greatest revolution in cricket since Kerry Packer.
India vs Pakistan, Johannesburg, 2007: With close to zero experience in the shortest format, an experimental side skippered for the first time by M. S. Dhoni surprised everyone by winning the inaugural World T20, sparking the greatest revolution in cricket since Kerry Packer.
India vs Australia, Perth, 2008: Ricky Ponting had emulated his predecessor Steve Waugh by leading Australia to 16 Test wins in a row, the last of which was an ill-tempered victory over Anil Kumbleís Indians at Sydney. India stormed back at Perth, with Irfan Pathanís all-round display the highlight of an incredible team effort.
India vs Australia, Perth, 2008: Ricky Ponting had emulated his predecessor Steve Waugh by leading Australia to 16 Test wins in a row, the last of which was an ill-tempered victory over Anil Kumbleís Indians at Sydney. India stormed back at Perth, with Irfan Pathanís all-round display the highlight of an incredible team effort.
India vs South Africa, Durban, 2010: Indiaís seam attack had looked club-class in the first Test at Centurion, in a defeat that brought the teamís number one Test ranking into question. The return of Zaheer Khan changed everything ó his early wickets had helped the visitor gain a 74-run lead.
India vs South Africa, Durban, 2010: Indiaís seam attack had looked club-class in the first Test at Centurion, in a defeat that brought the teamís number one Test ranking into question. The return of Zaheer Khan changed everything ó his early wickets had helped the visitor gain a 74-run lead.

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