India hand Australia their first defeat at the Brisbane ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 to win the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
India have pulled off a record run-chase in a thrilling final session to hand Australia their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 to win the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Batsman Rishabh Pant starred with a swashbuckling 89 not out as the injury-depleted visitors overhauled the 328-run target with three overs to go, winning by three wickets on the last day of the series on Tuesday.
India resumed Tuesday on 4 without loss and had 98 overs to chase a victory target of 328 or three full sessions to bat through to salvage the draw it needed to retain the trophy.
No team had scored more than 236-7 in the fourth innings to win a test match at the Gabba. India won with a total of 329-7 and now replaces Australia’s team of 1951 for that record.
After never winning a test series on Australian soil until 2018-19, India has now done it twice on consecutive tours Down Under.
Opener Shubman Gill posted 91 and Cheteshwar Pujara absorbed no fewer than 11 hits in his 211-ball 56.
The four-test had been tied 1-1, meaning India needed only a draw to retain the trophy.
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