The world's number one Test team Australia takes on world number two India in the 16th meeting for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

India are the current holders with Australia's last series win coming in 2014/15. The upcoming 2023 series will be hosted in India and will be a series of four tests commencing in February.

With this series set up to be an excellent display of quality, it is time to take a trip down memory lane and look at the best five Test series against our Indian rivals.

3. 2000/01 Border-Gavaskar series

Result: India wins 2-1, Harbhajan Singh Player of the Series.

An underrated classic, the closely fought 2000/01 series was a three-match series where every game was vastly different. The conclusion to the series leaving Australia so close to a massive series win.

The first Test was a convincing win by the Australians in Wankhede after a brilliant bowling display. Sachin Tendulkar was the only Indian to pass 50 in the Test match, scoring 76 off 114 in the first innings. Shane Warne claimed 4/47 and the Indians were all out for 176.

Harbhajan Singh then claimed four as well, with the big wicket of Adam Gilchrist who smoked India at an 108.92 strike rate for 122. Matthew Hayden impressed also with 119 from 172.

Australia's 349 meant India needed to score at least 350+ to have any chance of winning but they failed to do so. India fell for 219 with Tendulkar again the only one to pass 50 with his 65 off 107. Mark Waugh had a rare Australian-best bowling performance for the innings taking 3/40.

Australia needed few runs and finished 0/47, smashing India by 10 wickets.

The second Test was sweet revenge for India as they produced a big win in their favour. Australia batted well with Hayden scoring 97, Justin Langer scoring 58, Steve Waugh scoring 110, and Jason Gillespie scoring 46. Singh was India's shining light as he dismissed seven.

India then batted terribly, with Glenn McGrath taking 4/18 and wrapping up the home side for just 171 sending them in again to bat. It was seemingly going to be a huge win for Australia, wrapping up the series.

However, India had other plans. VVS Laxman scored a career best 281 runs with Rahul Dravid scoring 180 before being run out. Australia were shellshocked and used nine bowlers to try and get a wicket. India who had to bat twice in a row now were in a position to shockingly declare. 657/7 was the score they declared on.

Australia begun well with Hayden scoring 67 and Slater scoring 43, but Singh once again ripped through the middle order taking 6/73, giving India an 171-run almost impossible victory.

The third and final Test was now totally different and was a slim margin of victory. Bringing this brilliant series to a cracking finale.

Matthew Hayden again scored runs for Australia with a whopping 203. Captain Steve Waugh had an interesting dismissal of handling the ball. Australia made a good score of 391 with Singh the kryptonite once again. He took 7/133.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Indian batsman VVS Laxman (L) drives as Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (L) looks on, on the first day of the fourth Test Match against India in Sydney 02 January 2004. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

India responded brilliantly with Tendulkar scoring 126 runs, with four other top six batters passing 50. India made 501, giving themselves a significant lead of over 100 runs.

Singh was absolutely incredible and bowled over 41 overs, taking 8/84. Australia fizzled out for just 264 with India looking like they would get an easy victory. But there were more twists to come.

India was cruising at 3/117 but collapsed in stunning fashion losing 5/34 and giving Australia a slim chance of victory. But it wasn't to be for Australia. India scraped home the victory by two wickets, claiming an amazing series victory.