Special Sub-Topic: The Brisbane and Chepauk Ties
|The highest individual scores in both Tests were by Australians. Who were they?|
Norman O'Neill and Dean Jones. Norman O'Neill made 181 and Dean Jones hit 210, in Brisbane and Madras respectively.
|The last wicket to fall in both the matches were run outs.|
False. The last wicket in Brisbane was a run out, whereas in Chepauk it was an LBW.
|Joe Solomon's direct throw ran out Ian Meckiff to tie the Brisbane Test. How was Solomon himself dismissed in the 1st innings?|
Hit Wicket. Joe Solomon scored 65 before he was out hit wicket to the bowling of Bobby Sumpson in the 1st innings.
|Two Indian wicket keepers played in the Indian Eleven at Chepauk. Which one of them played as the pure batsman in that match?|
Chandrakanth Pandit. Chandrakanth Pandit had a very good domestic season with the bat and therefore played as a pure batsman, even though he was also a specialist wicket keeper. Fortunately, he substituted for a brief period when Kiran More had to go off the field after suffering from food poisoning. He had a modest game with scores of 35 and 39.
|Who bowled the eventful last over of the Brisbane tie for West Indies?|
Wes Hall. Wes Hall bowled the last over with Australia needing 6 runs to win. Three wickets fell, 5 runs were scored, Hall dropped a catch, and the match was tied.
|Which Indian scored a brilliant century and ensured that India avoided the follow on after Australia's massive 574 in the first innings at Chepauk?|
Kapil Dev. The Indian captain Kapil Dev came in with score at 206/5, but quickly turned the tables with a scorching 119 off 138 balls with 21 fours to set up the match nicely.
|How many wickets did Australian Alan Davidson take in the Brisbane tie?|
11. Davidson took 5/135 and 6/87 in the match. He also scored 44 and 80 to round off a brilliant all round performance in the match.
|Who was the highest scorer in the Indian second innings when they chased 347 in Chepauk?|
Sunil Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar scored 90 with 12 fours and a six before he was out.
|How was the Brisbane match unique to the West Indians PD Lashley and CW Smith?|
They were making their Test debut. West Indies had two debutants in the match. Lashley scored 19 and 0 while Smith opened the batting and scored 7 and 6.
|What was India's highest partnership of the Chepauk tie?|
103. Gavaskar (90) and Amarnath (51) added 103 for the 2nd wicket to set up chase for India in the 2nd innings.
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