India beats Australia to win Border-Gavaskar Trophy



The Indian team pulled off a three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth and final Test to claim the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Gabba on Tuesday.

Resuming at four for none on the final day, India overhauled the target with 18 balls to spare in a match that went down to the wire.

Rishab Panth led the chase with his aggressive 89, while Subham Gill scored an impressive 91, Cheteshwar Pujara, on the other hand, managed 56 runs to give the much-needed support to the team.

Batting first Australia managed 369 in the first innings, and 294 in the second innings respectively.

The final target of 327 was chased by the men in blue with three wickets to spare, making it one of the best chases at the Gabba.

Wicketkeeper batsmen Ribshant Pant was declared the man of the match for his brilliant knock, and Australian pacer Pat Cummins, who took 22 wickets, was adjudged the Player-of-the-Series.

Australia had won the Adelaide Test, India tasted victory at Victoria in Melbourne, and the third had ended in a draw leaving the series open.

The win is historic indeed as the Australian team had never lost a test match at Gabba since 1988.

(Edited by Shankar Turha)


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