India end 71 years wait with 2-1 series win in Australia
India have created the history with their first ever series win in the longest format of the game in Australian soil.
India have successfully completed their dream Test series against Australia in Australia with a series win of 2-1 and that has put a full stop for their 71 years wait.
In November 2018, India started the most awaited Test series against Australia in Adelaide with a huge win and that boosted them with a lot of positiveness to the remainder of the series.
Australia came back strongly in the next match in Perth with a huge win. However, India managed to give a perfect come back with their first ever Test win against Australia in a Boxing Day Test. With that win, India retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy with them.
But India were desperate for a series to win in Australia and came into the New Year Test with more chances. Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. India put on a mammoth 622/7 score for their first innings with the memorable tons from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant.
In reply, Indian bowlers once again dominated the Aussie batsmen and this time it was the Indian spinner who did the job for India. Australia were bowled out for only 300 runs in their first innings, Kuldeep Yadav was the star for India with his second five=wicket haul in his red ball career.
That conceded a 322 runs lead for Australia and straightly Virat Kohli enforced follow-on to Australia. The follow-on too a historic moment as it was the first time for the hosts in the last 30 years.
Fortunately for Australia, only four overs were bowled in the second innings and both the Aussie openers survived those four overs. The rain was the central figure in the Sydney Test.
Day 4 was also called off early due to the rain and bad light. it was planned to have an hour early start on day 5. There also rain came and spoiled the whole day’s play. Slight drizzles were playing an in and out game in Sydney and that forced the match officials to call off the day in Sydney.
As a result, the match ended in a draw and India conquered their first ever Test series win in Australia. Cheteshwar Pujara was awarded as the man of the match as well as the man of the series.
India 622/7 dec. lead Australia 300 (Marcus Harris 79, Mitchell Starc 29*; Kuldeep Yadav 5-99) & 6/0