Will be remembered forever in Indian cricket history: Sourav Ganguly on historic series win in Australia

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Sourav Ganguly 

BCCI president and ex-India skipper Sourav Ganguly has showered reward on India after their historic win in Brisbane on Tuesday. The Indian crew, led by Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 89, defeated Australia at The Gabba, ending the hosts’ unbeaten run on the venue that dated again to 1988.

India scripted three-wicket victory in the fourth and closing Test to clinch the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1. Shubman Gill (91), Rishabh Pant (89*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) bolster India’s run-chase on the ultimate day because the guests hunted down the full with three overs to spare. 

While Gill fell wanting his maiden Test ton, Pujara caught in the center and performed a resilient knock to maintain India in the sport. However, it was Rishabh Pant who slammed the successful boundary to steer the facet to an emphatic victory. In the bowling division, Siraj registered his maiden five-wicket haul and ended as India’s main wicket-taker in the series with 13 scalps. 

Debutant Washington Sundar additionally had a memorable outing on the venue as he scalped 4 wickets and scored 84 runs all through the Test. Shardul Thakur, taking part in his first Test of the series, additionally contributed by selecting seven wickets and scoring 69 runs.

Ganguly, by way of Twitter, congratulated the Indian facet for his or her ‘outstanding’ win in Australia and likewise introduced INR 5 crore bonus. 

“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..,” wrote the BCCI president.

After bundling out for 39 in the primary Test, the Indian camp staged a outstanding turnaround to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Rahane-led facet conquered the Boxing Day conflict earlier than placing up a gritty show in the Sydney Test. To finish the Australia tour on a excessive, the Indian camp pocketed the fourth and closing Test in Brisbane.


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