With the first test between Australia and India going to the fifth day, there are some interesting facts that contribute to the significance of the contest between these two proud cricketing nations. Here is a little taste of their history in numbers.
The Border-Gavaskar trophy, named after two individuals who exemplified the cricket played by both nations, is fast becoming one of the more iconic battles on world sport and between two proud countries with rich cricketing histories.
As a painting rises from the brushstrokes, so did Laxman's innings from his elegant batsman-ship that day. Neville Cardus once said that "a true batsman should in most of his strokes tell the truth about himself". This given day, the Australians found a lot about Laxman.