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Another Outpost Conquered

by K

Another outpost conquered by India as a result of their emphatic win at Hamilton.

It's our first ever Test win at Hamilton. Previous wins in New Zealand include: 2 at Auckland and 1 each at Wellington and Dunedin.

Interestingly, over the last decade we have fared extremely well in alien conditions to post maiden Test victories at a number of Test centres (something very gratifying for a cricket crazy Indian like me). Here's a flashback (not taking matches against Bangladesh into account for obvious reasons):

It all began with an eight-wicket win at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo in 2001. Next to fall were Kandy (2001), Adelaide (2003), Multan (2004), Rawalpindi (2004), Harare (2005), Kingston (2006), Johannesburg (2006), Nottingham (2007), Perth (2008), Galle (2008) and finally Hamilton (2009).

Next on the radar:
Napier (next week), Bridgetown, Georgetown, St John's, Birmingham, Manchester, Christchurch, Brisbane, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Blomfontein, Centurion. Also Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Faisalabad, even though highly unlikely in the near future thanks to Ajmal Kasab and his brothers.

Ironically, Pakistan have never won a Test in Delhi and Mumbai while India has not recorded a Test win at Lahore and Karachi.


straight point said...

and in between winning at those 'outposts' we will keep winning at posts already conquered... :)

Gaurav Sethi said...

Welcome on Bored Nikhil.

Is there some dope on grounds where India has never lost?

And if and when we lose there, it will be chronicled as "Paradise Lost" by Milton from Hamilton.

Ankit Poddar said...

welcome on bored, nikhil!

that was quite an assembled list of posts already conquered and those that remain to be!

samc said...

You missed Headingley (2002) -