India came up with a historical performance to tame Australia in the four-Test series, Down Under, to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India won the final Test in Brisbane, besides becoming the first Asian team to win consecutive Test series in Australia, as Twitter burst into celebrations.
Bruised, battered, but never give up! That's the mantra Team India relied on, as it scripted the historic win over Australia in the four-Test series, to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The visitor tamed the host by three wickets in the final Test on the last day, at The Gabba in Brisbane, on Tuesday. It also became the first Asian side to win consecutive Test series in the land, Down Under.
Naturally, following the win, Twitter burst into celebrations. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was the first to lead, as others followed. Here are the reactions:
We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout. So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit and determination. Congratulations to the team! Best wishes for your future endeavours.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2021
Test cricket’s heart is beating strongly! That was an extraordinary win @BCCI & a fantastic series to watch. Aussies not lost at The Gabba since 1988. Wow— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) January 19, 2021
The champions & the greatest chase!🙌#TeamIndia has proved it again by team efforts, great character, courage & max determination! Despite the bruises, the team made it possible for our country. That’s why we play for the country’s flag to go high every time we perfom🇮🇳#INDvAUS— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) January 19, 2021
Wow .. That has to go down as one of the greatest if not the greatest Test victory of all time !! Egg on my face over here in the UK .. but I love to see character & skill .. India have it in abundance .. btw @RealShubmanGill & @RishabhPant17 are future superstars ! #AUSvIND— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 19, 2021
Great..Great Job India..!! Winning the series after the dismal 36 is simply out of this world..Congrats @ajinkyarahane88 for breaking the jinx of Gabba...Super..Super team effort..Hail India..!!— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) January 19, 2021
India thoroughly deserved to win this series, against all odds they stood tall. Australia has some serious thinking to do, had the advantage of home series, fitness and the toss across the series! #AUSvIND— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) January 19, 2021
Only issue with India beating Australia in such an INCREDIBLE manner, is that the Test was played in Brisbane.— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) January 19, 2021
A city that doesn’t deserve an event so good! 🤣
Pant - the boy who turned into a man today in Australia, in cricketing terms!
A victory for the ages for @BCCI over @CricketAus at The Gabba. Magnificent resolve and tenacity from India's depleted team, a triumph that makes this one of the greatest wins of all time!— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) January 19, 2021
"When Actions Speak Louder Than Words" #AUSvIND @RishabhPant17 @imVkohli @RaviShastriOfc
Match summary: Electing to bat, Australia posted 369, while India was bundled out for 329, thus giving the host a lead of 33. In the second innings, Australia set a target of 328 for India, as three half-centuries from Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant sealed the deal for India.
Brief scores: Australia 369 & 294 (Smith 55; Siraj 5/73, Thakur 4/61) lost to India 336 & 329/7 (Gill 91, Pujara 56, Pant 89*; Cummins 4/55) by four wickets.
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Last Updated Jan 19, 2021, 2:12 PM IST