Australia has won 33, drew 13, tied 1, and lost 9 of the 55 matches played at the stadium. The last defeat came against India on January 19, 2021, in the fourth and final test in the 2020–21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. At the Gabba, India became the first Asian side to win a test match.
The record attendance for an Australian cricket match is also at the Gabba: 141,000 people watched Australia beat England there in 1938. This was just three years after Australia's first official Test match, so many of the country's cricketers were still amateur athletes then. They are now professional players, but in those days they made their living from other things than cricket - sometimes even still do - so they could only afford to give it a go when they weren't needed for work.
In fact, Australia has never had a fully professional team, which means that everyone has always been able to make a living from playing cricket. That's one of the reasons why it has been such a successful sport down under!
The Gabba is a big stadium with a capacity of 20,000 people. It is located in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. The stadium is owned by the City of Brisbane.
It was built in 1929 by John Holland (who also built Queen Elizabeth II Stadium in Perth) as a sports ground for the 1930 British Empire Games.
India made history when they won the first-ever Test series on Australian soil. After the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground finished in a dull draw owing to adverse weather, India won the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy series 2-1.
This is the first time that India have won back-to-back Tests against Australia. The last time India won a two-match series was in 2001-02 when they defeated Australia's old rival Pakistan. India had also won a three-match series against Australia in 1999-2000 but that wasn't until after they had won the 1998-99 series against England 3-0.
Australia beat India 1-0 in the only previous Test match played between these two countries. The match was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in November 1976 and Steve Waugh's side came out on top thanks to four late wickets that included one fall from Kapil Dev. Mark Taylor was the man of the match for his brilliant bowling analysis.
India won the next Test match between them by an innings and 128 runs but Australia regained the upper hand when Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed for a duck on the first day of the third Test match. He went on to finish the series without scoring a century or taking ten wickets.
India had lost their first two Tests against Australia before winning the next five matches straight.
The first two Tests were won by Australia in Melbourne (343 and 351/7d; India 196 and 161) and Sydney (463 and 401/7d; India 532 and 210). The Sydney Test concludes with the match's second-to-last over. Charles Bannerman makes a century on his debut, while Donald Bradman scores 100 runs in each innings of the first Test.
These are the only two consecutive Test match victories Australia have ever achieved. They lost the next two matches to draw the four-match series 2-2.
Australia will be hoping for another successful tour of India when the teams meet for three Tests starting on January 8, 2018. This is also going to be India's first visit to Australia since 2008-09. India won the last match played between the two countries 1-0 in 2008 at Delhi.
India won the previous two matches played between them in Australia: 1-0 in 2001-02 at Bangalore and 1-1 in 1999-00 at Adelaide. In fact, India has never been defeated in Australia before they arrived here for the current tour.
Australia will hope for some good news after losing their first two tests against India. If Australia wins today's third test match then it will become India's first loss in Australia.
India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by winning the four-test series 4-0. This was Australia's first 4-0 loss in a test series since their defeat against South Africa in 1970..
|Australian cricket team in India in 2012–13|
|Dates||12 February 2013 – 26 March 2013|
With an overall victory percentage of 47.05 percent, Australia is the most successful Test team in history. As of October 19, 2018, Australia have played 814 Test matches, winning 383 of them, losing 220, drawing 209 and tying two. They have won the Ashes three times in five attempts.
The Australian economy is the largest in the world by GDP ($1.9 trillion) and accounts for 9 percent of the global economy. It is also the fastest-growing economy in Asia with a growth rate of 2.5 percent.
Including territories and other countries, Australia has a population of 25 million people, which makes it one of the most populous nations in the world. It is estimated that around 20 percent of these people are engaged in fishing alone.
Australia was originally colonized by Britain but gained its independence in December 1971. It is a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. The prime minister is Scott Morrison, who replaced Malcolm Turnbull after he was ousted by his own party in a leadership coup.
Of Australia's states, Tasmania is the least populated with 1.4 million people and New South Wales the most with 21.9 million.