India vs Australia Test Highlights: Rishabh Pant slammed a heroic unbeaten knock of 89 runs to steer the visitors to a valiant victory on Day 5 of the fourth Test match, at The Gabba. The Ajinkya Rahane-led outfit retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
India defeated Australia by three wickets on Day 5 of the fourth Test at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Rishabh Pant slammed an unbeaten 89 runs off 138 deliveries to take visitor over the finishing line. The visitors had a slow start to the day, losing the wicket of Rohit Sharma in the early stages. With the departure of India’s vice-captain, Shubman Gill took matters into his own hands with a stylish 91-run knock off 146 balls, which consisted of eight fours and two sixes. He was supported by Cheteshwar Pujara, who played a typical Test cricket knock, facing 211 balls and scoring 56 runs. Pujara was heroic in his effort, as he manfully countered several blows to the body and hands to play the sheet-anchor role, crucial for the team’s efforts. The likes of Ajinkya Rahane (24) and Washington Sundar (22) added crucial contributions to the scoreboard for India. Pat Cummins was once again the star bowler for Australia, registering four wickets. Veteran spinner Nathan Lyon took two wickets in his 100th Test match, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a defeat.
Thu 17 December, 14:30 Local ( 09:45 NPT ) Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Australia won by 8 wickets
Australia – 191 & 93/2
India – 244 & 36
Player of the match : Tim Paine (Australia)
Second Test :
Aus : 195 & 200
India : 336 & 70/2
India won by 8 wkts
PLAYER OF THE MATCH : A. Rahane (India)
Third test :
Australia : 338/10 & 312/6
India : 244/10 & 334/5
Player of the match : Steven Smith (Australia)