India end 71-year drought, win historic Test series 2-1 in Australia

Commenting on the feat, coach Ravi Shastri said: "I will tell you how satisfying it is for me. World Cup 1983, World Championship of Cricket 1985 - this is as big, or even bigger, because it is in the truest (Test) format of the game."

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: January 07, 2019 19:05 IST ]
  • After India won the Adelaide and Melbourne Tests, the fourth and final Test at the  SCG ended in a draw as no play was possible on the last day due to continuous downpour.
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    After India won the Adelaide and Melbourne Tests, the fourth and final Test at the  SCG ended in a draw as no play was possible on the last day due to continuous downpour.

  • Opting to bat in the final Test, India took a commanding position as scintillating knocks by Pujara (193) and Pant (159 *) guided the team to a massive 622/7 in their first innings. 
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    Opting to bat in the final Test, India took a commanding position as scintillating knocks by Pujara (193) and Pant (159 *) guided the team to a massive 622/7 in their first innings. 

  • India then rode chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's fifer to bundle out the home side for 300 runs and enforce a follow-on.
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    India then rode chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's fifer to bundle out the home side for 300 runs and enforce a follow-on.

  • Pujara was the main force behind India's historic series win as the Saurashtra batsman accumulated 521 runs, averaging 74.43 and in the process slamming three tons.
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    Pujara was the main force behind India's historic series win as the Saurashtra batsman accumulated 521 runs, averaging 74.43 and in the process slamming three tons.

  • Jasprit Bumrah turned out to be the most effective bowler for the visitors by bagging 21 wickets in the Border-Gavaskar series, while his partner Shami scalped 16 wickets.
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    Jasprit Bumrah turned out to be the most effective bowler for the visitors by bagging 21 wickets in the Border-Gavaskar series, while his partner Shami scalped 16 wickets.

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