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In 2001, India posted a miraculous come-from-behind victory over Australia in the Kolkata Test.

Famous Kolkata Test Victory 2001

Before the Kolkata Test, the Australian juggernaut has piled up 16 consecutive Test wins and India was already down 0-1 in the three Test series. With their back to the wall, Indians came up with a memorable performance to win the Test and level the series.

As the Test progressed, Australia appeared to have carried on from where they had left in the first Test and put up a challenging total of 445 despite Harbhajan Singh registering India's first ever Test hat-trick. In reply, India were bundled out for a paltry 171 and asked to follow on by Steve Waugh. Still 274 behind, India were losing early wickets with the well-set VVS Laxman holding fort at one end.

After Ganguly's departure, Rahul Dravid joined Laxman and what followed was a mammoth partnership of such magnitude that it changed the cricketing fortunes of this country. They just went on and on and the 376-run partnership helped India put together an overwhelming 657/7 declared.

Pursuing a challenging target of 384 runs of a minimum 75 overs, Australia were 161 for 3 at tea on the final day. Post tea, Australian wickets started falling in a heap with Harbhajan Singh (6/73) and Tendulkar (3/31) knocking the stuffing out of the visiting side. All out for 212, Australia's 16 match winning streak came to an end in a 171 run loss.