Virat Kohli will be playing his first Test at Brisbane © Getty Images
Virat Kohli will be playing his first Test at Brisbane © Getty Images

Dec 15, 2014

India vs Australia encounters at Brisbane go a long time back. The first Test between the two, in fact, was played at The Gabba, in 1947-48. Leading the side for the first time, Lala Amarnath was unfortunate in losing the toss as Don Bradman smashed 185.

Though Amarnath and Ranga Sohoni shared seven wickets between them, the Australians marched on: Bradman was supported by Arthur Morris, Lindsay Hassett, and Keith Miller before it rained, and Bradman declared on 382 for eight. For more on the first Test between India and Australia click here.

Caught on a sticky wicket, the Indians did not stand a chance against an attack comprising of Ray Lindwall, Keith Miller, Bill Johnston, and Ian Johnson. The star of the match, however, was Ernie Toshack, who ran through the Indians with an astonishing five for two (still the cheapest five-for) and six for 29.

India were bowled out for 58 and 98 and lost by an innings and plenty. Though they were an advantage in the second Test at Sydney, they lost the remaining Tests convincingly and conceded the series 0-4.