India had never won a Boxing Day Test in Australia. However, Virat Kohli’s men have now rewritten history with a 137-run victory. Chasing 399, Australia were bowled out for 261 as Jasprit Bumrah picked up 3 for 53 and Ravindra Jadeja picked 3 for 82.
Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami finished with 2 wickets each.
India first played a Boxing Day Test in 1985. Over the years, they lost 5, drew 2 before finally winning in 2018. This is a sweet end to the year for Kohli and India.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli was thrilled with the result and celebrated wildly at the fall of the final wicket, but was adamant the job isn’t done yet and pledged to come even harder at the Aussies in the Sydney Test.