India Wins First Test Series In Australia

Mon 07th Jan 2019 09:29 AM

India Wins Test Series Against Australia

India Vs Australia Test Series
India Vs Australia Test Series
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Indian cricket team created history in the Test series against Australia by winning it by a margin of 2-1. Virat Kohli became first-ever Indian captain to win a Test series in Australia. The great Allan Border finally handed Virat Kohli the trophy, and the first thing he does is kiss the orb at the top. The rest of his team joined in and he handed Mayank Agarwal, the team's newest member, the trophy.

India registered two wins on the tour, lost one game while the fourth Test ended in a draw, which India would have won had the weather permitted. The win in the third Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground was India’s seventh win on Australian soil while the win in Adelaide in the first game was India’s sixth win, which came after a period of 10 years.

The last time Australia were asked to follow-on at home was in 1988, before India's enforcing it in the fourth Test in Sydney. England were the last team to do so, also at SCG, in 1988. Australia had played 172 consecutive home Tests without following-on before this SCG Test.

Indian Team always the favorite to win the series but they had history and numbers against them and looking at India’s records at South Africa and England, there was a doubt whether Virat Kohli and co would be able to do the job this time in Australia. In the end, they created history.

Cheteshwar Pujara is the Player of the Series for his 521 runs at an average of 74. He hit three tons in the series.

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