Booking their names in history of cricket, the Indian cricket team coined in a maiden historic victory with a series score of 2-1 against Australia in Sydney this Monday, to mark the first-ever test series win on Australian soil.
A 71-years old wait was finally over, as India managed to win a test series against Australia, on Australian soil on Monday with a margin of 2-1 after play in the fourth and final Test in Sydney – for the first time since 1947-48. Even the wrath of nature was against the kangaroos as the match on Monday, was already shortened to just a 100 minute play due to rainfall – when India overpowered by ripping off a run-count of ominous 622 for seven, and bowled out the Australia at mere 300 on the fourth day of the series.
Hence, the historic win for India came with a dominating score as the match was called off while Australia was still trailing behind with 316 runs. And that is how the blues reaffirmed their status as the world’s number one team and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a historic 2-1 series win. And the entire victory was built on Cheteshwar Pujara’s century spree of two over-100s within three test matches; but besides the man-of-the-match’s century run, a huge part was because of the execution of bowling plans to deprive the Australian batsmen of playing their shots.
For Virat Kohli, the win is termed as his “biggest achievement” which will give the entire Indian cricket team, a different identity. Taking about the feat, the Indian captain said, “By far this is my best achievement. Has to be on top of the pile. When we won the World Cup, I was a young player. I saw the others getting emotional. This series will give us a different identity as a team. What we’ve been able to achieve is something to be really proud of.”