India defeated Australia by three wickets on Day 5 of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The Gabba fortress has been breached and an inexperienced Indian team has chased down 327 to script history. Scorecard
India handed Australia their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 on Tuesday.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 19, 2021
A counter-attack from Shubman Gill (91) set up a thrilling chase on either side of the Lunch break, before Ajinkya Rahane joined Cheteshwar Pujara. Pujara’s a patient knock of 211-ball 56 runs ensured India dominated proceedings
Rishabh Pant was promoted to Number 5 who made an unbeaten 89 off 138 deliveries and delivered the win for India.
Australia team wouldn’t feel good about not being able to win a Test Match with an opposition that was finding to field a fit first XI a day prior to the the Test Match.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 19, 2021
Australia winning the pink-ball Adelaide Test while India struck back with victory in Melbourne. The third Test in Sydney had ended in a draw.
The visitors had lost the ODI series before winning the T20 series that preceded the Test rubber.
Just a remarkable win…To go to Australia and win a test series in this way ..will be remembered in the history of indian cricket forever ..Bcci announces a 5 cr bonus for the team ..The value of this win is beyond any number ..well done to every member of the touring party..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) January 19, 2021
Ajinkya Rahane: “It really means a lot to us. I don’t know how to describe this victory. I’m just proud of all the boys, each and every individual. We just wanted to give our best, not to think about the result. Credit to Pujara, the way he handled the pressure was magnificent, and Rishabh was brilliant in the end. Taking 20 wickets was the key, that’s what we identified, that’s why we picked five bowlers. Washington Sundar got that balance for us, intention was to play five bowlers.”
Tim Paine: “Absolutely disappointed. We came here to win the Test and win the series, it’s been a bit of a trend that we were found wanting in the key moments and completely outplayed by a tough Indian side that fully deserves the win. We wanted to set a bit over 300, dangle a carrot to win the Test match and win the series. We might have had another 20 overs had it not rained. But India turned up and put their bodies on the line. But all credit to India, our bowlers threw everything at them.”
The win has prompted a flurry of congratulatory messages for Team India from across the world:-
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
Test cricket at its very best. Congratulations to #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 for the historic victory and retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy 🏆
We are proud of your stellar performance and the amazing grit & determination displayed by our players. pic.twitter.com/l3n7bE1aMB
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) January 19, 2021
A victory to celebrate. A series to inspire. Take a bow Team India, for an incredible show of character – session after session. One of those performances that we’ll often run back to, when the chips are down. #AUSvsIND #TeamIndia
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) January 19, 2021
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 19, 2021
— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) January 19, 2021
One of the greatest test series wins ever. Congrats India and well played Australia, what a series #INDvsAUS
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 19, 2021
— Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) January 19, 2021
— Umesh (@Umesh_Dhfm) January 19, 2021