INDIA Wins First Ever Test Series In Australia

INDIAN cricketers led by Virat Kohli have scripted history in Australia by winning the 4 test match series after the fourth and final match ended in a draw at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday. The draw has enabled India a 2-1 victory breaking 70 years unsuccessful tours to the nation of cricket giants. India has retains Allen Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Rain had affected the pith before play on the 5th day. Rajkot born Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara, right hander, was declared the Man of The Match and the Man of the Series for making 521 runs in the series. Thirty years old Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara plays for Gujarat’s Saushtra region which has an impressive record in Ranji Trophy Tournament.  It is a rare first Down Under for India since Lala Amarnath   led Indian cricketers visited the country in 1947-48 after India’s  independence from British rule  to face Sir Don Bradman’s ‘Invincible’. A beaming India captain Virat Kohli told media “ I want to say I’ve never been more proud of being part of a team, than this one right here. The culture we’ve built… Our transition began right here, where I took over as captain, and I can’t believe that after four years we’ve won here. Just one word to say, ‘proud’, to lead this team and it’s an honour and privilege. The boys make the captain look good,” an elated skipper Virat Kohli said after the mission was accomplished. India had a fair chance of avoiding the draw  and return home with a 3-1 victory margin as they had forced the hosts  follow-on in their den for the first time in 30 years after scoring 622 in their only innings.“This is history and a terrific moment for Indian cricket,” said country’s greatest opener Sunil Gavaskar. Such was the fragility of the Australian batting, a full day’s play possibly could have been enough to win a record three Test matches in a single series in Australia had the heavens not opened up. While Australian batting was severely handicapped due to the suspensions of their premier batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner but it can take nothing away from the heady achievement of Kohli’s men, who have conquered an unchartered frontier with a lion-hearted display, says a cricket buff. Delhi born Virat Kohli, 30, has reason to be happy. He has always focused on the endeavour to make his team the best travelling side, has been finally able to walk the talk after the disappointments in South Africa and England where poor batting let the team down during some of the defining sessions. In Australia however, it was a near flawless team effort from India, especially the bowling unit which has set it up for its batsmen for the better part of last year. “ We were able to walk the talk after the disappointments in South Africa and England where poor batting let the team down during some of the defining sessions. In Australia however, it was a near flawless team effort from India, especially the bowling unit which has set it up for its batsmen for the better part of last year, says Kohli flanked by  his proud wife  Anushka Sharma, Bollywood star.

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