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Australia vs India 2018: India Wins MCG Test by 137 Runs, Retains Border-Gavaskar Trophy; Twitter Reacts 

Australia vs India 2018: India Wins MCG Test by 137 Runs, Retains Border-Gavaskar Trophy; Twitter Reacts
India wins the MCG Test and retains the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Image Courtesy: Getty

It took India a few overs on day five to wrap Australia’s innings, and win the MCG Test in some style. Led by Jasprit Bumrah, the India National Cricket Team took two remaining wickets, after rain halted game for a while. On the final day of the Test, the first session got washed out due to rain. Post lunch, the Indians finished the match in quick time and retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Melbourne. Meanwhile, Sydney will host the fourth and final Test, starting January 3rd.

India retains Border-Gavaskar trophy

Australia vs India 2018-19, MCG Test
Virat Kohli-led India retains the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Melbourne. Image Courtesy: Getty

Now, irrespective of the result in the final Test at the SCG, India National Cricket Team will lift the Border-Gavaskar trophy. In 2017, the Virat Kohli-led team had beaten the mighty Aussies 2-1 in the four-match series.

Match Summary

Speaking of this Test, India’s tactics have helped them stamp their authority. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, sent the message out loudly; that they are here to win. Justifying the call, the India openers made some early inroads in the game. Later, Cheteshwar Pujara slammed his 17th Test ton to put the visitors on top. However, Virat declared on 443 for seven in the first innings.

Later, Australia succumbed under pressure, as they got all out on 151, trailing behind 292 runs in the first innings. Courtesy Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden six-for in Tests, the Virat-led side put the hosts off the winning radar. In the second innings, India failed to get going, as they scored a mere 106 for eight dec.; giving a target of 399 to the Australians.

Jasprit Bumrah, Australia vs India 2018-19
Bumrah took nine wickets in the MCG Test, including his maiden six-wicket haul. Image Courtesy: Getty

Chasing a daunting total of 399, Australia never really got going. At lunch on day four, they lost two wickets, and by the time the stumps were taken, they had lost eight wickets. However, it was Pat Cummins’ half-century which had kept the Aussies in the game. Though his innings was filled with excellent shots, Cummins got out to Bumrah early on day five. Ishant Sharma, later, completed the formalities by picking up Nathan Lyon.

Brief Score –

India – 443/7 dec, 106/8 dec

Australia – 151, 261

India won the MCG Test by 137 runs

Here is how the Twitter reacted –

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