3rd Test, Day 5: India beat Australia by 137 runs in Boxing Day Test

Taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series, India will retain the coveted trophy even if the series is drawn level at Sydney as they have won the previous series at home in 2017.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: December 30, 2018 9:53 IST ]
  • India took giant strides towards winning their first ever series on Australian soil in seven decades by retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 137-run win in the 3rd Test. 
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    India took giant strides towards winning their first ever series on Australian soil in seven decades by retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 137-run win in the 3rd Test. 

  • It took only 27 balls on the fifth day afternoon as Jasprit Bumrah (3/53) and Ishant Sharma (2/40) completed the formalities in what turned out to be India's 150th Test victory.
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    It took only 27 balls on the fifth day afternoon as Jasprit Bumrah (3/53) and Ishant Sharma (2/40) completed the formalities in what turned out to be India's 150th Test victory.

  • After losing out the first session due to steady showers, Australia could only manage to add three runs to their overnight score of 258/8 as they were all out for 261.
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    After losing out the first session due to steady showers, Australia could only manage to add three runs to their overnight score of 258/8 as they were all out for 261.

  • Bumrah got rid of Pat Cummins (63), who edged to first slip and brought an end to his heroic effort in this Test. 
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    Bumrah got rid of Pat Cummins (63), who edged to first slip and brought an end to his heroic effort in this Test. 

  • Five balls later, Ishant Sharma got rid of Nathan Lyon (7), caught behind as Rishabh Pant took his 20th dismissal in this series, which is highest by any Indian wicket-keeper.
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    Five balls later, Ishant Sharma got rid of Nathan Lyon (7), caught behind as Rishabh Pant took his 20th dismissal in this series, which is highest by any Indian wicket-keeper.

  • India thus won a Test match at the iconic MCG after 37 long years when Sunil Gavaskar's men beat Greg Chappell's side in the 1980-81 series.
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    India thus won a Test match at the iconic MCG after 37 long years when Sunil Gavaskar's men beat Greg Chappell's side in the 1980-81 series.

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