There been many incidents going on in cricket world from the beginning, one of the most interesting event among them is a tied test match. It’s no doubt one of the rare events in cricket, most rarely happens that the side batting second bowled out in 2nd innings with scores level. There are only two test matches been tied amongst 2,000 Tests being played since 1877.The first one was in 1960 between West Indies and Australia and the second one was in 1986 between Australia and India. Australia was involved both matches.
1. West Indies Vs Australia –
The first ever tied test took place in cricket world was this test between West Indies and Australia.it took place in 1960 in Australia in Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba. The match started in 9th December that year.In the first innings West indies made 453 runs in 100.6 overs with an overall run rate of 3.37. The leading run scorer for that innings was Sir Garry Sobers with 132 runs and played for about 174 minutes and hit 21 boundaries, And leading wicket taker for Australian side was Alan Davidson with 5 wickets and Lindsay Kline with 3 wickets. In the reply 453 runs of West Indies, Australia scored 505 runs by playing 130.3 overs with Norm O’Neill with 181 runs and played for about 404 minutes and hit 22 boundaries. The leading Wicket taker for west Indies was Sir Wes Hall with 4 wickets.
In the 2nd innings West Indies scored 284 runs with highest run scored Sir Frank Worrell with 65 runs. And leading wicket taker for Australia was Alan Davidson with 6 wickets. In reply to this innings Australia scored 232 runs in their 2nd innings. So after two innings, the scores were level which thus led to the way for the first ever tied test match.
Captain of West Indies – Sir Frank Worrell
Captain of Australia – Richie Benaud
2. Australia Vs India –
The Second tied test took place in 1986 between Australia and India which took place in India in Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Madras. The match started in 18th September and ended in 22nd September. In the First Innings, Australia scored 574 runs 170.5 overs with leading run scorer being Dean Jones with 210 runs and he played for about 502 minutes and hit 27 boundaries and 2 over boundaries for Australia. Another two run scorers with runs over 100 was their skipper Allan Border and David Boon. Leading wicket taker for India in that innings was Shivlal Yadav with 4 wickets. In reply to this outstanding innings of Australia India scored 397 run with highest runs hit by Kapil Dev. He scored 119 in first innings and played for about 214 minutes and hit 21 boundaries. Leading wicket taker for Australia was Greg Matthews who took 5 wickets.
In the 2nd innings of test match Australia declared after scoring 170 for 5 in the fourth day of the match which set the target for India of about 348 runs. India were bundled out on 347 runs in the 2nd innings with Sunil Gavaskar scoring the highest runs. He scored 90 runs. So after 5 days, after both teams played their 2 innings the total scores was equal to this match again declared as a tied.
Captain of India – Kapil Dev
Captain of Australia – Allan Border