Team India breached fortress Gabba by chasing down 328 on the final day of the series-deciding Brisbane Test to bag the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah announced a team bonus of Rs 5 crore for India after their historic Test series win in Australia on Tuesday.

Team India breached fortress Gabba by chasing down 328 on the final day of the series-deciding Brisbane Test to bag the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This was Australia’s first loss at the Gabba in Test cricket since their defeat against the West Indies in 1988.

 

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly tweeted minutes after the match ended on Tuesday.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted his joy at the sensational win the injury-depleted Indian side achieved in Brisbane.

 

India needed 324 on the final day with all 10 wickets in hand but they didn’t get off to a good start as Rohit Sharma departed early. But that was the only thing which went in Australia’s favor as Shubman Gill (91), Rishabh Pant (89 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) played the knock of their lives to pull off the highest successful run chase in Brisbane.

It is also India’s third-highest successful run chase behind the 406 (vs West Indies Port of Spain 1975/76) and 387 (vs England Chennai 2008/09)

India retained the Border-Gavaskar series for the second time in Australia after their 2-1 victory on their last tour in 2018-19.

 

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