India’s cricketers pulled off an historic victory over Australia in their Test series win against Australia last week. The four-match Test series ended with an historic victory for India at the Gabba, following 33 years of Australian invincibility. India has retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy and has moved into the first spot in the ICC World Test Championship rankings.
The win is India’s first against Australia on their home soil and seals their place in the final of the ICC World Cup, which will be held at Lord’s in June 2021. India will face England in a four-Test series next week, while the Australians take on New Zealand.
India prevailed with 328 runs to end Australia’s 32-year unbeaten series at the Gabba and seal a memorable win over Australia. India recorded the biggest victory in Test series history in Australia by conceding 329 runs and then falling behind on 328.
This is also India’s second series win over Australia in the history of Test cricket in Australia. Australia lacked urgency, and their tactics were questionable for a team that needed to win the match.
“Whether it was with the bat, ball or in the field, every time we had a chance to go ahead of the game, we let it slip,” Paine said. “We turned up in Sydney on day five and the Gabba on day five in as good a position as you’d want to be in, and we couldn’t get the job done.”
India became the first team since the West Indies to beat Australia in on their home soil, despite key players missing due to injury. India, who have now recorded three successive wins in the World Test Series against Australia and four in a row against South Africa, have moved forward this time through their performances at the back – and in the team.