India Vs Australia Test Match Series; Fourth Test Match So Far
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 04, 2017,
Apr 04, 2017, 14:00
AUSTRALIA has relinquished the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, suffering an eight-wicket loss in the series-decider against India in Dharamsala.
With this, India have clinched the series 2-1 to claim the shimmering Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Ganguly, who is the ambassador for Federation Internationale de Football Association U17 World Cup in India, is happy to see Kolkata getting the final of the marquee event.
"To see an Australia team on the backfoot against Indian fast bowling is a great sign".
This series brought in a new record for Captain Virat Kohli, under whose captaincy team India won seven consecutive test series and nine consecutive series in all formats. KL Rahul hit the winning runs and in the process also brought uphis sixthhalf-century of the series. Fans, cricketers and support staff celebrated with big smiles on their faces. I enjoyed this home season and hope to continue next season.
The pacer has picked up 17 wickets from 4 Tests, including the three wickets he took on day three in Dharamsala to help India stay within sniffing distance of a 2-1 series win.
With the series tied at 1-1, the visitors collapsed on the third day, losing the likes of David Warner, captain Steve Smith and Matt Renshaw early on during their second innings while still in deficit, before getting all out for a measly 137. He showed consistency against Australia as he scored 405 runs with a hundred two fifties in four matches. I was telling myself to take a few hits for the team. [This has been] A magnificent series, probably one of the best I have been a part of so far.
But Kohli, who sat out the final Test with a shoulder injury, said any warm feelings he had toward Australia before the Test had evaporated during the bitter contest that ensued between the world's top two sides.
Before the start of the series, many predicted the Smith-led young Australian side to be whitewashed by the Indians, "For Australia, this is the toughest conditions for us". "The longest format of the game really tests a team's character and I'm proud that we have proved ourselves to be the best", he said. Credit to India. Umesh (Yadav) was fantastic.
"In that middle session we lost 5-70 or whatever it was, when you do that you're going to put yourselves behind the eight ball more often than not", Smith said.