India win the Border-Gavaskar trophy after a cracking performance at the Gabba

India win the Border-Gavaskar trophy after a cracking performance at the Gabba

During the chase of 328, India scored 325 runs on the final day, which the third highest ever in a winning cause.

Rishabh Pant put the icing on the cake in an absolutely special performance by India at the Gabba as they won the four-match series against Australia by 2-1 after clinching the Brisbane Test by 3 wickets. Pant drove Josh Hazlewood straight back past mid-off to seal the win. The result means India retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and also win back to back Test series in Australia for the first time ever.

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Pant (89*), Cheteshwar Pujara (56) and Shubman Gill (91) scored half centuries in the fourth innings as India chased down 328 to hand Australia their first Test defeat at the Gabba since 1988.

A very bruised India came to the Gabba with an inexperienced bowling attack and showed great determination over five days to clinch the win and the series in the final hour of the contest at Brisbane. India handed debuts to two players at the Gabba while a third had limped off 10 deliveries into his first game in 2018.

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The highest successful chase before this at Gabba came in 1951, when Australia finished 236/7, but India led by Ajinkya Rahane have rewritten the history books in style.

During the chase of 328, India scored 325 runs on the final day, which the third highest ever in a winning cause.

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