Australia vs India, tourists win a classic

India won a gripping fourth test by three wickets, which helped them clinch the series 2-1 and retain the Border Gavaskar trophy in the process.

Tourists India, were injury hit and between their seamers of Thakur, Saini, Siraj and Natarajan (who made his debut), there was barely 10 international appearances between them.

The Indian’s were set a very tricky 328 to win this test and the series. To put this into perspective, the Asian side had last won at The Gabba since 1930, a record which they changed in some style.

Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill (both who have impressed in this game and the series ), both fell short of centuries in the match .

As much as that personal achievement would have been nice been nice for either player, the contributions of both men, helped India win this one in what turned into nail biting circumstances.

The final day, was played like a One Day International, rather than a test match.

Hosts Australia, who are third in the World Test Championships standings after this test series defeat, had no answer to this Indian on slaught. Gill and Pant in particular, showed the Aussie attack that they weren’t settling for the draw.

After the game, captain Tim Paine said Australia were outplayed in this series, that in itself was a credit for this young Indian team that was lead superbly by Ajinkya Rahane. Home side Australia did have some good moments in this test, Marnus Labuschagne made another century (108) and captain Paine made a half-century.

India were not to be denied this historic win, and will go into their up and coming test series with fourth placed England, full of confidence.

The Asian side will most likely have first choice spin pair Ravi Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin back available for this one.

The world test series is really hotting up.

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