India retained the coveted Border-Gavaskar trophy with an emphatic three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test, as they successfully chased a 328-run target on the fifth and final day, becoming the first team since the West Indies in 1988 to beat Australia at the Gabba.
“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,” PM Modi wrote on his social media handle, to echo the mood of the nation.
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1611042538000
Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant (89 not out off 138 balls) helped India end the home team’s 32-year-old unbeaten run at the ‘Fortress Gabba’. He was adjudged Man of the match for his heroic knock that took India to the stiff target of 328.
Overall, this series will be remembered forever for the fight and resilience shown by a severely depleted Indian team against a full strength Australian line-up to register just their second ever Test series win on Australian soil.