- India won the 4th test match in the 4 match test series against Australia
- India also won the test series 2-1 with a stellar performance in the final test match
- PM Modi congratulates team India on the win
- Rishabh Pant starred with 89 not out as India won the Brisbane Test
- India beat Australia by 3 wickets in a nail-biting contest at The GabbaI
The fearless youngster of the courageous team India managed to pull an astonishing feat as they win the 4th test match against Australia by 3 wickets to claim the series 2-1 and also retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy here on Tuesday.
As the match resumed on the final day at 4 for none, India overhauled the target with 18 balls to spare in a match which went down to the wire.
The young gun Rishabh Pant led the chase for team India and with his aggressive inning, he scored unbeaten 89 runs while Shubman Gill scored an impressive 91. Cheteshwar Pujara who endured many a painful blow on his body in his dogged 56-run knock which he managed to raise with a 211-ball inning.
Australia had already won the pink-ball Adelaide Test while India only struck back with a victory in the test match played in Melbourne.
The third Test of the 4 test match series which was played in Sydney had ended in a draw.
India has earlier won a historic Test series Down Under two years back and now the team is cherishing back-to-back series wins.
India, who had lost the One Day International (ODI) series later won the T20I Series which then was succeeded by the Test rubber.
At the beginning, India lost its experienced vice-captain Rohit Sharma (7) early =, however, the young Gill rose to the occasion and played some impressive knocks which kept India in the hunt as Pujara dug heels from the other end.
Rahane try to build on a good start with his short but attacking 24-run knock but was soon dismissed by Pat Cummins.
With Pant’s ability to strike the ball at a brisk pace, India had a chance to go for the win.
Rishabh Pant pulled some breathtaking cover drives off of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in the final session of the match, however, he was also lucky as he benefitted from the missed stumping chance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian cricket team today shortly after Australia was defeated in its fortress Gabba and India won the Brisbane test.
Prime Minister tweeted, “We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout. So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit and determination. Congratulations to the team! Best wishes for your future endeavours.:
We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout. So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit and determination. Congratulations to the team! Best wishes for your future endeavours.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2021
A virtual celebration began on Twitter with a large number of political leaders tweeting congratulatory messages.
Union Minister Amit Shah wrote, “Hats off to Indian Cricket Team for registering a historic series win. Entire nation is proud of your remarkable achievement.”
Hats off to Indian Cricket Team for registering a historic series win. Entire nation is proud of your remarkable achievement.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 19, 2021
Well played Team India!
CEO of Google and Alphabet Inc. Sundar Pichai wrote, “One of the greatest test series wins ever. Congrats India and well played Australia, what a series #INDvsAUS”
One of the greatest test series wins ever. Congrats India and well played Australia, what a series #INDvsAUS— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 19, 2021
Brief Scores: Australia 369 and 294 India 326 and 329 for 7 in 97 overs (S Gill 91, R Pant 89 not out, C Pujara 56; Pat Cummins 4/55)