India wins another series in this season. India claimed the Border Gavaskar Trophy thereby winning series by 2-1. This win helped team to retain the trophy in India only. The team won match by 8 wickets on 28th March, Tuesday.
This is 2nd win for Ajinkya Rahane as a stand-in captain. Team led by the Rahane prooved why it is No 1 in Test cricket. It was unfortunate for Kohli to miss out match but still team India won the match,thereby claiming series 2-1.
The credit for this win goes to the teamwork done by the players. Ajinkya Rahane smashed 2 sixes to Pat Cummins which gave the reason of loosing hopes for Australia. On the other hand KL Rahul added another half century to his account. He remained 51 not out at the end of the match.
Australia started series with a huge win and gave the statement, it will not be an easy task for team India. In every match there was a point at which Australians were at higher step than team India. In last match at Dharamshala Australians too gave a tough fight. Australian pacers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins attacked Indian batsman in first session of 4th day.
In morning it was a nice battle between Murali Vijay and Pat Cummins. Murali Vijay was caught behind by Mathew Wade and Cummins was the bowler. Before that Vijay got 3 chances. 2 chances were of LBW where bat came in front of ball before hitting pad. Another chance was of caught behind where ball went off the gloves of Murali Vijay towards Mathew Wade but the appeal was half hearted. Pujara too got run out buy Glenn Maxwell’s direct hit. Confusion between the wickets caused Puajara’s runout.
Contributions for team India came from each and every member of the team. Say Bhuwneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane , Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandaran Ashwin etc. This contribution stopped Australia to just 137 in 2nd innings.
No 1 test team chased the target of 106 in just 23.5 overs with another day left. This win was special for India because conditions were in favour of Australian team. This made victory look much more glorious.
India till now has grabbed 26 wins over Australia and was awarded cash prize of USD 1 million for staying at No 1 in International Test Cricket.
Kohli said ” I would like to congratulate and thank everyone who has been the part of this success. This includes not only all the players who has been in squad but also the team management and and port staaff , without whom we could not have done so well.