Chase the biggest target of 328 runs in Australia, Rishabh-Siraj snatches the series from the hosts

Posted on 19th Jan 2021 03:01 pm by rohit kumar

Team India made history by defeating Australia by 3 wickets in the Brisbane Test. India chased their highest target of 328 runs in Australia and won the fourth Test to win the series 2–1. Earlier, India had scored the highest target of 233 runs in the 2003 Adelaide Test.


In the match, Australia won the toss and scored 369 runs while batting first. In response, Team India could score only 336 runs. After this, Australia scored 294 runs in the second innings. Australia had a 33-run lead in the first innings. On this basis, the target of 328 runs was given. In response, Team India lost the match by losing 32 wickets and scored 329 runs.


Indian team chased 324 runs in 97 overs on day 5

Team India started from 4 runs without wickets on the 5th day. On the last day, the team needed 324 runs to win in 100 overs. In response, India did not start well. The team lost the first wicket for 18 runs. Rohit Sharma scored 7 runs and was dismissed by Pat Cummins.


Subsequently, Shubman and Cheteshwar Pujara shared 114 runs for the second wicket to take over the innings. Shubman was dismissed for 146 off 146 balls. After that Pujara partnered 61 runs for the fourth wicket with Rishabh Pant. Here Pujara lost his wicket, but Pant kept on till the end. He added 53 runs for the sixth wicket with Washington Sundar to bring Team India closer to victory.


Pant man of the match


Rishabh Pant won the match by playing an unbeaten innings of 89 runs. In the first innings, he had scored 23 runs. He was voted man of the match. At the same time, in the Brisbane Test, fast bowler Mohammad Siraj took a total of 6 wickets in both innings. He took one wicket in the first innings and 5 in the second. It was an innings performance of Siraj. At the same time, Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins was Player of the Series. He took a maximum of 21 wickets in 4 matches of the series.


Modi congratulated the team

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a bonus of Rs 5 crore for Team India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the Indian team through social media. He said, "We are all very happy with the Indian cricket team's victory in Australia. The players' special energy and passion was visible throughout. He worked hard, showed courage and determination. Congratulations to the team and best wishes for the future. "


Australia lost after three decades in Brisbane

Host Australia have lost the Test for the first time in Brisbane after 32 years. The last time he was beaten by the West Indies was 9 wickets in November 1988 in Brisbane. After 1988, Australia played 31 Tests in Brisbane, of which 24 won and 7 draws.


300+ run target chased for the first time in Gaba

For the first time in Gaba, a team has set a target of 300+ runs. Earlier, in November 1951, Australia chased the highest target of 236 against the West Indies.


India's first victory in Gaba

Team India has won the first Test at the Gabba ground in Brisbane. Before this Test, Team India played 6 Tests here, out of which 5 lost and one draw.


Australia defeated in third consecutive Test series

The Indian team has defeated Australia in the third consecutive Border-Gavaskar series. Earlier, India had defeated the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played in February 2017 and December 2018.


Team India last defeated Australia 3–1 in their home in 2018. It was the team's first Test series win in Australia. It is now India's second Test series win in Australia. India has so far lost 8 out of 13 series in Australia, won 2, and played 3 draws.


India won or retained 10 of 16 Border-Gavaskar Trophies

Border-Gavaskar series have been played between India and Australia since 1996. India has won or retained 10 of 16 trophies so far. Australia has captured only 5 series.


Pant broke Dhoni's record

Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a thousand runs in the lowest Test innings. In this case, he left behind former wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Pant achieved this feat in 27 innings, while Dhoni had played 32 innings.


Shubman breaks Gavaskar's record


Shubman became the youngest Indian opener to put a fifty in the fourth innings. He broke the 50-year-old record of former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar. At present, Shubman is 21 years and 133 days old. At the same time, Gavaskar achieved this feat at the age of 21 years and 243 days. The former legend made his fifty against the West Indies in the Test played at the Port of Spain.

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