India vs Australia 4th Test Sydney: India created history on Australian soil by winning their first ever Test series win Down Under. Captain Virat Kohli and his boys have done something no other Indian team from the past has tasted. The win once Sydney Test was called off was ecstatic on social space as everyone lauded the Indian cricket team. Kohli at the post-match presentation said that he was proud of the set of boys he had and is also happy that they did what they wanted at the outset of the tournament. Cheteshwar Pujara was awarded the Man of the series for his 521 runs which comprised of three centuries.
The fourth and final Test match at the SCG petered to a barren draw due to inclement weather but not before providing India with a 2-1 series win and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. It is a rare first Down Under for India since Lala Amarnath’s side visited the country back in 1947-48 months after independence to face Sir Don Bradman’s ‘Invincibles’. “Firstly, I want to say I’ve never been more proud of being part of a team, than this one right here. The culture we’ve built… our transition began right here, where I took over as captain, and I can’t believe that after four years we’ve won here. Just one word to say, ‘proud’, to lead this team and it’s an honour and privilege. The boys make the captain look good,” an elated skipper Virat Kohli said after the mission was accomplished.
Here is how the win set Twitter on fire:
Meanwhile, India will feel they were robbed of a win at SCG as they had the hosts on the mat after enforcing a 322-run follow-on and becoming the first team to do so in 31 years. Australia will feel knowing they were outplayed during the course of the four-match Test series like Tim Paine said that they were beaten by the better team and there is no shame in that.
After 74 long years, India have registered their first Test series win ever in Australia. Kohli and his boys have re-written history on Australian soil over the last one and a half month. It was quite an anti-climatic end to what has been an entertaining series! The fourth Test ends in a draw, a rather damp squib but the series has been anything but that. The visitors went 1-0 up at Adelaide, while the hosts roared back at Perth to make it 1-1, but then began India’s dominance. They won at Melbourne and made it 2-1 and have been relentless ever since. Even at Sydney, they were well-ahead before rain ruined any chance of a result. What a proud and historic moment for Indian cricket!