Instances When India Bounced Back After Losing the First Match of The Series

India is well-known for its cricket and its world-class cricket team. Know about When India came back after losing the first match of a series, here are some examples of how they did it.

India is famous for its cricket and the fabulous cricket team. The Indian cricket team has helped the game to flourish all around the globe and reach international levels. It has proved to be outstanding, in all its cricket matches. You might have noticed a trend where the Indian cricket team loses the first match of the series but bounces back to win the series. The determination and motivation within these cricket stars are just applaudable. The amazing gameplay planned by the captain of the team even when there is no hope of winning the game is just appreciable. The top order arrangement of the Indian cricket team is excellent with the team balance is all that makes a powerful. Let’s witness some of the incidences where the Indian team just made a comeback after losing the first match

List of all the ODI series where India bounced back after losing the first match

 

SERIES

YEAR

MARGIN

RESULT

1

England In India

1981-82

2-1(3)

L,W,W

2

Sri lanka In India

1986-87

4-1(5)

L,W,W,W,W

3

West Indies In India

1994-95

4-1(5)

L,W,W,W,W

4

New Zealand In India

1995-96

3-2(6)

L,W,Abn,W,L,W

5

New Zealand In India

1990-00

3-2(5)

L,W,W,L,W

6

Zimbabwe In India

2001-02

3-2(5)

L,W,L,W,W

7

India In Pakistan

2005-06

4-1(5)

L,W,W,W,W

8

India In Sri lanka

2008

3-2(5)

L,W,W,W,L

9

England In India

2012-13

3-2(5)

L,W,W,W,L

10

Australia In India

2013-14

3-2(7)

L,W,L,NR,Abn,W,W

11

West Indies In India

2014-15

2-1(5)

L,W,Can,W,Can

12

New Zealand In India

2017-18

2-1(3)

L,W,W

13

Sri lanka In India

2017-18

2-1(3)

L,W,W

14

India In Australia

2018-19

2-1(3)

L,W,W

15

West Indies In India

2019-20

2-1(3)

L,W,W

16

Australia In India

2019-20

2-1(3)

L,W,W

L-Lost         W-Win            Can-Cancel       Abn.-Abandon

5 Most memorable instances

  1. India vs. Australia 2001, Series Result – 2-1
  2. India vs. Sri Lanka 2015, Series Result – 2-1
  3. India vs. England 1972, Series Result – 2-1
  4. India vs. Australia 2017, Series Result – 2-1
  5. India vs. Australia 2020, Series Result – 2-1

India vs. Australia 2001, Series Result – 2-1

This was a commendable series where Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman made a prominent place in Indian history. Australian cricket team came to India in 2001, February to April for a three-test series and 5 test ODI series. In the first test, Australia won by 10 wickets, disappointing Indians. But then, in the second test India won by 171 runs. In the beginning, the batting became tragic but then the partnership between Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman made 376 runs due to which India could win. The gameplay is still appreciated because of these two legends. The third test was also won by India, by two wickets. Harbhajan was made the man of the match and the man of the series because of his commendable performance. He also became India’s first-choice spinner after Anil Kumble. This was a great success for the Indian team, competing against the fabulous team of Australia.

India vs. Sri Lanka 2015, Series Result – 2-1

The incredibly amazing series India versus Sri Lanka in the year 2015 also proved that the Indian cricket team is on cloud nine. This test match was lost in the first game itself but they proved to be champions with their amazing gameplay later on. This was Virat Kohli’s first full captaincy series, hence to be remembered. Sri Lanka won by 63 runs in the first match. Later on, Cheteshwar Pujara was brought into the game and then India won by 145 runs in the other matches. This game is appreciated for its right-handed batsman that carried out the first innings with 145 runs in total. Some players in Indian cricket should be applauded because of their amazing performance, their skills, determination, hard work and analysis of the situation that proved to be beneficial for Indian cricket.

India vs. England 1972, Series Result – 2-1

The 1972 series between India and England was played in Delhi. India losing the first game in its home ground seems to be a very huge thing. After the loss of the first match, the Indian cricket team brought in BS Bedi and BS Chandrasekhar because of their amazing gameplay. In the second match, India won by 19 wickets. Can you imagine a team winning by 19 wickets? This England-India series can never be forgotten because it was a turning point for the Indian cricket industry. After this things changed, the cricket team became stronger and stronger and started winning matches. Today, our Indian team is appreciated all around the globe with its incredibly amazing players.

India vs. Australia 2017, Series Result – 2-1

The Australian Cricket team visited India on a tour where Steve O’keefe With its amazing performance made 333 runs in the first game beating India. But as we know, the Indian team is a game-changer. In the second game, the Australian cricket team could only make 189 runs in the first inning. The second game proved to be quite bad for Australia because R. Ashwin and his six-wicket haul helped India in the second innings. The third test was a draw and the fourth test was again born by India with Jadeja’s overwhelming brilliance and performance. Well, our history with the Australian cricket team seems to like a rollercoaster ride. But India has always bounced back every time winning the series even if they lose the first match

India vs. Australia 2020, Series Result – 2-1

This is again the India versus Australia series in 2020 with David Warner and Aaron finch with their amazing performance shattered the confidence of the Indian cricket team. The captain has to be always determinant and motivated, just like Virat Kohli who motivated all the other players and build up their confidence with positivity. The men in blue again showed their amazing performance winning the other matches of the game. This could be one of the most memorable cricket matches, where the Australians challenged the blue men to victory

Victory continues

Recently, in the England series, India lost the first match which was a wake-up call for the team. They made a comeback and won the series by 3-1. A fabulous player, Rahane quoted

“The entire team came together after losing the first match. We came to know what we need to do as a team and we focussed on our team goals. I feel losing the first match was a wake-up call for us, especially after coming back from Australia but it felt nice the way we came back in the series and played as a teamFree Reprint Articles,”

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