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Ind vs Aus: For the first time in history, team India won the test series in Australia; kudos to Kohli and company

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 January 2019, 9:28 IST
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This is really big news for the fans of Indian cricket, as the team India won the Test Series against Australia in their hometown. The team won the series by 3-1 as the last and final test match against Aussies went draw after unstoppable rain in the last two days.

The intersting thing that it is like an achievement for Virat Kohli and his team as he became the first skipper of team India who led the team to win the test series against Australia.

India scored 622 for 7 in their first innings and then bowled out Australia for 300 thereby enforcing the follow-on.

Coming into this fifth Test, India had an unassailable 2-1 series' lead after winning the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs and the third Test in Melbourne by 137 runs. Australia had won the second Test in Perth by 146 runs.

The morning began with similar murky clouds as seen throughout Sunday, and right at the supposed start of play at 10 am local time, rain arrived to prevent any possibility of cricket happening at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The match was called off at 2.30 pm local time, with no possibility of further play.

On days one and two, Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159 not out) helped India to a grand first innings' total of 622-7 declared.

Australia were reduced to 236-6 at stumps on day three when bad light had stopped play, and they were bowled out for 300 runs in their first innings on day four, when Kuldeep Yadav (5-99) picked his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Only 25.2 overs were possible on day four as Australia were at 6-0 following on in their second innings when play was called off due to bad light.

(With PTI Inputs)

First published: 7 January 2019, 9:19 IST
 
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