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India beats Australia – Test series with Historic Win at Gabba

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India has scored a legendary victory in the Test series against Australia, chasing down 328 on the last day of the game at the Gabba to win the series 2-1 and maintain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

A tie would have been plenty to retain the trophy for India, after their past series victory in 2018/19, but the remarkable side went all out and charged home, scoring 51 off the last five overs to victory.

Australia had not been beaten at the Gabba since dropping to Viv Richards’ all-dominating West Indies side by 9 wickets in November 1988.

India’s 329 for seven also shattered the 69-year-old record for the greatest run-chase at the Gabba, stage set by Australia who scored 236 for seven to beat the West Indies in 1951.

The series win is an amazing achievement pondering India were bowled out for their lowest score of 36 to squander the first Test in Adelaide, before bouncing back to win the next in Melbourne.

Despite Australia’s awe-inspiring record at the Gabba, the Indian batsmen did not look involved in playing for a draw, even after losing the wickets of two players after tea.

The people, ravaged by injuries and Indian captain Virat Kohli’s absence for paternity leave, then struck throughout the final day to draw the third Test in Sydney.

India started the morning on four for no loss when bowling Australia out for 294 just before rain stopped up play late on the fourth day.

Australia’s hopes of a series-closing victory were raised early when Cummins drew Rohit Sharma frontwards to a ball that caught the outer edge, Tim Paine taking a fine diving catch in front of first slip.

But as India have shown since their defeat in Adelaide, when they were pitched out for 36, they are never out of the game.

Their work in the fourth Test is even more worthy considering the high injury toll throughout the tour. The great example of amazing teamwork. Well done team. kudos to young players!

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