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Australian Prime Minister hosts Virat Kohli, Tim Paine at official residence on New Year's Day

On the day of the New Year, both the teams visited the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's residence to meet him.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 01, 2019 16:36 IST
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Australian Prime Minister hosts Virat Kohli, Tim Paine at official residence on New Year's Day

After beating Australia in the Boxing Dat Test by 137-run, the Indian team is riding high on confidence. The series leaders have already reached Sydney where the fourth Test match will be played on January 3. 

On the day of the New Year, both the teams visited the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's residence to meet him. The whole of the Indian team was there alongside Tim Paine and Co. to meet and greet the PM. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India  took to Twitter to share the images of the meeting, the BCCI tweeted, "Striking a pose #TeamIndia & Australia at the Australian Prime Minister's residence"

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#TeamIndia and Australia visit Kirribilli House and the Australian Prime Minister here in Sydney 📸📸👌🏻🇮🇳

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Virat Kohli and Co. were in a dressing code wearing a white shirt, blue trousers and grey Nehru jacket while the Aussie team was in Cricket Australia t-shirt and trousers.

While the Indian team has taken an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series, the visitors will retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy even if the series is drawn level at Sydney as they have won the previous series at home in 2017.

On Day 5 of the MCG Test, after losing out the first session due to steady showers, Australia could only manage to add three runs to their overnight score of 258 for 8 as they were all out for 261 in 89.3 overs.

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.

Fittingly it was the legendary Kapil Dev, who had then played a major role taking five wickets in defending a low total while it was young Bumrah with match figures of 9 for 86, who was the hero on what looked like a docile track.

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