A certain Rishabh Pant played the knock of his life in the Test match that India won in Brisbane exactly a year ago, which is widely regarded as the team’s biggest victory overall. While attempting to reach an implausible goal of 328 runs at the impenetrable Gabba Test Record India, where Australia had never lost a Test in 32 years, India secured a triumph by three wickets to round off a historic back-to-back series win in Australia.
The first game of India’s four-game series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy got out on a foreboding note. They were unable to score more than 36 runs in the second innings in the first match in Adelaide, which resulted in a loss by eight wickets. But the visitors staged a comeback and won the second match by eight wickets in Melbourne. In Sydney, though, they were content to settle for a draw.
On the other hand, an injured A makeshift side that was captained by Ajinkya Rahane represented India in the deciding match of the series since Virat Kohli had to travel home to attend the birth of his first child. Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, and Washington Sundar were the only healthy players in the Indian assault. The team had been decimated by injury. In the absence of match-winners like Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, etc., India seemed to be on the verge of suffering an embarrassing loss, as predicted by the captain of the Australian cricket team, Tim Paine.
After Australia scored 369 runs in the first innings while batting first, India were bowled out for 336 runs, giving Australia a 33-run lead in the match. In the second innings for Australia, Siraj got five wickets, bringing the total number of runs scored by the hosts down to 294. However, India was still tasked with attempting to reach a goal score of 328 runs while facing off against a bowling attack that included players like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Nathan Lyon.
Ajinkya Rahane-led India defeated Australia by three wickets in the final fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 to clinch the series and bring an end to Australia’s 32-year-long unbeaten streak at The Gabba. Australia had not suffered a loss in Brisbane since 1988, but on Tuesday, a motivated India team put a stop to their incredible winning record (January 19).
Indian batters stepped up when they were asked to chase down 328 runs in their second innings on a field that was misleading, and they delivered in spectacular fashion as Australia was startled once again in their own home. Rishabh Pant produced magnificent innings of unbeaten 89 as India won their match at The Gabba after chasing down 328 runs in 97 overs. Opener Shubman Gill hammered a brilliant 91 throughout the match as well.
The West Indies were responsible for Australia’s last loss in Brisbane, which occurred in 1988. In their previous 31 matches played at The Gabba, they were perfect, winning 24 of those matches and drawing seven of those matchups. Rahane and his team made a mockery of the Australian bowling attack to pull off a historic victory in the series-deciding match that took place in Brisbane on Tuesday. Few people anticipated that the hosts would lose the match.
India’s first-ever victory in a Test match against Australia came by virtue of a three-wicket margin in Brisbane. Prior to Tuesday, India’s best result at The Gabba was a draw, which took place in 2003 and was captained by Sourav Ganguly, who is now the president of the BCCI. In their previous six matches played at the location, India did not earn a single victory.
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