The Gabba in Brisbane is arguably Australia’s most beloved terrain, as no test was lost 32 years before India knocked on the door. Ahead of the start of the fourth and final Test, India lost their top two bowlers to Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin to add to the long list of injuries that haunted the Indian team on their tour of Australia. Without their captain and best batsman already in Virat Kohli, India got little chance, despite showing amazing grit in Sydney. But what happened in Brisbane was nothing short of magical, as the young guns of India, led by Ajinkya Rahane, broke through Fort Gabba to claim yet another historic series victory in Australia that helped them not only keep the Border-Gavaskar trophy, but them also brought to the top. of the World Test Championship standings.
India heads the World Test Championship table with 430 points, winning nine games, losing three and drawing one. New Zealand is second, 10 points behind India. Australia, which topped the table before the start of the Brisbane Test, has dropped to third place with just 332 points to their name.
After hard-fought victory at The Gabba, India moves to number 1 in the ICC World Test Championship standings
– ICC (@ICC) January 19, 2021
There were many heroes during the test, but one man stood upright on the last day, his name – Rishabh Pant. Constantly criticized for his wicket-keeping skills, Pant let his bat do the talking and took India to a memorable victory.
The 23-year-old scored 89 unbeaten from 138 balls when India won the Gabba thriller with three wickets left. India, whose goal was to win 328, changed the goal by just three overs from matchday of the day.
Besides Pant, Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara also hit brilliantly, scoring 91 and 56 respectively.
Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur were the heroes with the ball. Siraj took his first five-wicket draw in Tests in Australia’s second innings to end the match with a total of six wickets.
Thakur, who had scored a crucial half century in the first innings, took a total of seven wickets in the game.
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