Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara put up 114-run stand for second wicket to keep India afloat in 4th Test at Brisbane. Photo: @BCCI A fearless India, driven by its courageous youngsters, pulled of an exhilarating three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth 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
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Rishabh Pant led the chase with his aggressive yet mature unbeaten 89 while Shubman Gill scored 91.
Cheteshwar Pujara enduring many a painful blows on his body in his dogged 56-run knock that he raised with a 211-ball vigil.
Australia had won the pink-ball Adelaide Test while India struck back with victory in Melbourne. The third Test in Sydney had ended in a draw.
India had won a historic Test series Down Under two years back and now the team is cherishing back-to-back series victory.
At the start, India lost experienced vice captain Rohit Sharma (7) early but young Gill rose to the occasion with an impressive knock that kept India in the hunt as Pujara dug heels on the other end.
Rahane did try to build on the good start with his short but attacking 24-run knock before his sift dismissal.
With Pant’s ability to strike the ball at brisk pace, India always had a chance to got for the kill.
Day 5 key highlights
- Over 17.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire – Wilson, Batsman – Pujara (Struck down – Umpires Call)
- Drinks: India – 44/1 in 20.0 overs (Shubman Gill 35, Pujara 2)
- India: 50 runs in 22.1 overs (133 balls), Extras 0
- Shubman Gill: 50 off 90 balls (5 x 4)
- 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 141 balls (Shubman Gill 44, Pujara 6, Ex 0)
- Lunch: India – 83/1 in 38.0 overs (Shubman Gill 64, Pujara 8)
- India: 100 runs in 41.4 overs (251 balls), Extras 5
- 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 225 balls (Shubman Gill 77, Pujara 19, Ex 8)
- Drinks: India – 132/2 in 48.2 overs (Pujara 26, Rahane 0)
- Over 49.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire – Wilson, Batsman – Pujara (Struck down)
- India: 150 runs in 53.6 overs (326 balls), Extras 8
- Tea: India – 183/3 in 63.0 overs (Pujara 43, Pant 10)
- India: 200 runs in 70.6 overs (428 balls), Extras 12
- CA Pujara: 50 off 196 balls (7 x 4)
- 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (Pujara 15, Pant 31, Ex 4)
- New ball taken at 80.1 overs
- Over 80.2: Review by India (Batting), Umpire – Oxenford, Batsman – Pujara (Struck down – Umpires Call)
- India: 250 runs in 83.3 overs (504 balls), Extras 21
- RR Pant: 50 off 100 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
- Drinks: India – 259/4 in 85.0 overs (Pant 51, Agarwal 9)
- Over 86.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire – Oxenford, Batsman – Agarwal (Struck down)
- India: 300 runs in 93.5 overs (566 balls), Extras 25
- 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (Pant 20, Washington Sundar 22, Ex 8)