For the first time in 32 years, the Gabba stadium in Brisbane sees the Aussies being blown away by the visitors as the Indian cricket team is all set to return to India by writing a new history on Tuesday as the Indian team led by standing captain Ajinkya Rahane had defeated the host Australia in the fourth and final Test match that held in Brisbane.
In what has become a magnificent end of the series for the visitors amid facing incessant challenges after some of the top players had suffered injuries, India lifts the trophy after ending the four-match Test series with two victories. In the absence of top players like Virat Kohli, Ashwin, Jadeja, and Vihari, the victory of the Indian team comprised of young talents has been described as very special. The victory was made possible by the flawless and splendid performances delivered by the visitors.
The Brisbane test was all classy as both the teams had equally fought tighter in what was the do or die match. However, the brilliant show from the Indian team had presented them with the much-deserved and thriller victory, which had relished the Indian fans. Australia had won the toss and the host decided to bat first. While the first innings came to end with Australia put 369 runs while India ended up with 336 runs, the host began its second innings with 33 runs lead.
The young bowling-up of the visitors had strongly applied brakes on the Aussie batsmen from scoring big. With no individual century, the host ended the second innings for 294 runs by losing all wickets. India's Mohammed Siraj had got his first five-wicket haul while Shardul Thakur had taken four wickets. By falling six runs short to 300, the host had given visitors the target of 328.
India had begun its chase on Tuesday with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill opened the innings. The chase had made the Test match resemble T20 cricket as it had drawn towards a thriller, thanks to the brilliant shows from Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant.
While Gill got dismissed for 91 runs, Pant tenaciously stood on the pitch and sailed the team towards victory. When the chase had come down to the balls and runs, the match had grabbed more attention on how India unfolds its chase. While Rohit Sharma, Rahane, and Agarwal walked back soon to the pavilion, Gill and Pant stood strongly while Pujara pillared the chase towards creating a new history. Eventually, India had won the fourth and final Test match by three wickets and it also had won the series by 2-1. India reached the target with 18 balls in hand.
The Indian team had written a new history at the Gabba, Brisbane as Australia has faced a defeat in Brisbane after 32 years. India had ended the chase by scoring 329 runs with losing seven wickets. Pushing the host to brace up for the worst defeat, India has collapsed Australia's legacy of walking at the Gabba victoriously. While Rishabh Pant was named as the Man of Match, Pat Cummins was picked as the Man of Series. Earlier in the tour, India had won the T20 series and lost the ODI series.