In what will go down as one of the greatest series in the history of Test cricket, the final day of the 4th Test between India and Australia saw the tourist went on to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a three-wicket win over Tim Paine’s men at the Gabba. India’s super run led to Australia’s first defeat at the Gabba since 1988, claiming the fourth Test by three wickets.
The conclusion in Brisbane the injury-hit tourists got home with three overs to spare, needing 328. Shubman Gill made 91 and Rishabh Pant was unbeaten on 89. india were 4-0 overnight a Cheteshwar Pujara bowling prowess is needed to seal the win. He hit 10 times in his 56. He added 114 for the second wicket with the free-scoring Gill,
Meanwhile, Captain Ajinkya Rahane, who replaced captain and talisman Virat Kohli, signalled their intent with 24 off only 22 balls. As the final hour begins, India were 259-4. It means they needed 69 runs and Australia six wickets from the final 15 overs. Pant attacked in the company of debutant Washington Sundar and secured a famous win and sparked joyous India celebrations.
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Australian media called the win a “miracle”, while former England captain Michael Vaughan said it was “one of the greatest if not the greatest Test victory of all time”. “I don’t know how to describe this victory,” Captain Rahane said. “I’m really proud of all the boys. We didn’t talk about anything after Adelaide, we just wanted to show good character and express ourselves. It was all about a team effort.”
Meanwhile, Man of the Match Pant, who who played a similarly explosive innings in the drawn Sydney Test, blasted his 89 from 138 balls with nine fours and a six said that it is it “has been a dream series.” His innings followed an equally impressive knock from 21-year-old Shubman Gill, who made 91 at the top of the order earlier in the day.
The last time a visiting team came out victorious from the Brisbane Cricket Ground was back in November 1988 when the mighty West Indian outfit under the leadership of Viv Richards thrashed Allan Border’s team by 9 wickets. India’s 329 for seven also broke the 69-year-old record for the biggest run-chase at the ground, set by Australia whi scored 236 for seven.
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