India had scored 523 runs in response to Australia's score of 556 runs in the first innings. The match seemed to be moving towards another draw until the unexpected happened on the fourth day.
Ajit Agarkar, playing in his 18th Test, changed things around for India in a dramatic piece of swing bowling, making full use of the Adelaide breeze and taking a career best 6/41 to give India a rare chance of beating Australia in their own den.
This was Agarkar's only five-wicket haul in the 26 Test matches he played for India. Four of his wickets included the top order batsmen and Australia despite piling up 556 runs went on to lose the Test match by four wickets.