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.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 19, 2021
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly tweeted minutes after the match ended on Tuesday.
Just a remarkable win…To go to Australia and win a test series in this way ..will be remembered in the history of indian cricket forever ..Bcci announces a 5 cr bonus for the team ..The value of this win is beyond any number ..well done to every member of the touring party..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) January 19, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted his joy at the sensational win the injury-depleted Indian side achieved in Brisbane.
We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout. So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit and determination. Congratulations to the team! Best wishes for your future endeavours.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2021
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.
WHAT A WIN!!! Yessssss. To everyone who doubted us after Adelaide, stand up and take notice. Exemplary performance but the grit and determination was the standout for us the whole way. Well done to all the boys and the management. Enjoy this historic feat lads. Cheers 👏🏼🇮🇳 @BCCI pic.twitter.com/CgWElgOOO1
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 19, 2021