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Aus v Ind 4th Test Day 5: India achieve the incredible, beat Australia to win Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Rishabh Pant hits the winning runs
Rishabh Pant hit the winning runs
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Rishabh Pant celebrates the win
Rishabh Pant celebrates the win
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India created history at the Gabba on Tuesday by beating Australia by three wickets to record a remarkable Test series win.

This was India's second series win in Australia in two years to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

India started the fifth and final day at four for no loss, with 324 more runs to win. India chased down the target to finish on 329 for seven and claimed a famous win.

India started off the day with a 114 run second wicket between Shubman Gill (91: 146b, 211m, 8x4, 2x6) and Cheteshwar Pujara (56: 211b, 314m, 7x4). Gill was exquisite in his approach, while Pujara stood there like a rock. Pujara was battered and bruised by the body blows he received throughout the innings.

Then Pujara and Rishabh Pant joined forces to add 61 runs for the fourth wicket. Pant remained unbeaten towards the end with 89 off 138 balls in 180 minutes with nine boundaries and a six. Pant added 53 runs for the sixth wicket with Washington Sundar (22). In the end Pant hit the winning runs to seal a famous series win in Australia.

For Australia as usual the best bowler on view was Pat Cummins (4-55). Nathan Lyon also claimed two for 85. Cummins was named player of the series and Pant walked away with the player of the match award.

Match Summary - Australia v India, 4th Test, Day 5, Gabba, Border-Gavaskar Trophy


Australia 1st Innings: 369

India 1st Innings: 336

Australia 2nd Innings: 294

India 2nd Innings: 329-7 (97)
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Rohit Sharma-8.2 ov), 2-132 (Shubman Gill-47.6 ov), 3-167 (Ajinkya Rahane-56.5 ov), 4-228 (Cheteshwar Pujara-80.2 ov), 5-265 (Mayank Agarwal-86.4 ov), 6-318 (Washington Sundar-95.5 ov), 7-325 (Shardul Thakur-96.4 ov)

Result - India won by three wickets, win series 2-1

Scorecard


Playing XIs

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (captain & wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan

Match Details

Start Time: 12:30

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Gabba, Brisbane

Officials: Bruce Oxenford, Paul Wilson, Paul Reiffel (TV Umpire), Claire Polosak (Reserve Umpire), David Boon (Match Referee)


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