Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane — two of the most senior players of the team were sitting beside each other in the dressing room and they hugged in happiness soon after India emerged victorious beating Australia for 2nd successive time in their own backyard. Rather Rohit Sharma was then hilariously caught using a curse word. Team India players sitting just outside the boundary also celebrated the win in a grand style.
When Day 5 of the Brisbane Test began, it was all about Australia needing 10 wickets to win. All the experts were discussing about the cracks in the 5th-day pitch and how India needed to bat out 98 overs to save the match and retain the Border Gavaskar series. But this Indian team is different and they sensed something in the post-lunch session and began scoring runs quickly.
Rohit Sharma Dismissed Early But Shubman Gill And Rishabh Pant Ensures Victory
They lost wickets in the process but that belief never went anywhere and that man, Rishabh Pant was at it yet again much like he was in Sydney. And after so many touch and go events, and finally, the moment came when the southpaw hit a low full toss from Josh Hazlewood down the ground for a four, and the whole of India jumped in elation after witnessing the history.
India were 186/6, trailing by 183 runs, in the first innings at one stage. India won the match chasing difficult 328 runs on the final day. Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur took the team close to Australia’s total first and then Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant just batted superbly with ample support from the likes of Shubman Gill in 2nd innings.
Shubman Gill scored 91 and was India’s highest run-getter in 2nd innings. Shardul Thakur top-scored with 67 in first innings besides taking 7 wickets. Mohammed Siraj too contributed by taking 5 wickets in 2nd innings.
Rishabh Pant Awarded MOM For Unbeaten 89 As He Emerges Highest Run Scorer
Australia were clearly ahead going into the final day’s play but India always had the belief throughout the series and they ended up scripting history. Despite missing Virat Kohli after the first Test, Ajinkya Rahane led the bruised and battered squad to create history. No wonder Rohit Sharma and the rest of the Indian team was delighted after Rishabh Pant scored those precious winning runs.
Rishabh Pant scored unbeaten 89 off 138 balls as India won by 3 wickets ending Australia’s winning streak since 1988 at Brisbane. India won series by 2-1 thus retaining Border Gavaskar trophy.