India creates history, win maiden Test Series in Australia

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India created history by winning their first ever series on Australian soil beating the home team 2-1 after the fourth and final Test ended in a tame draw due to inclement weather.

India scored 622 for 7 in their first innings and then bowled out Australia for 300 thereby enforcing the follow-on. However persistent drizzle washed out day five thereby keeping the victory margin down to 2-1.

Australia was still trailing by 316 runs when the match was called off, ending India’s 71-year wait after wins in Adelaide and Melbourne. It is the first time India managed the feat since they began touring Australia in 1947-48. Consequently, Virat Kohli became the first Indian as well as the first Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia. India reinforced their status as the world’s number one test team and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with the series win.

After the match, Virat Kohli told Media “I’ve never been more proud of being part of a team, than this one right here.” He said “The boys make the captain look good. By far, this is my biggest achievement. It’s at the top of the pile.” Cheteshwar Pujara was declared man of the match as well as man-of-the-series.

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