Australia had not been beaten at the Gabba since falling to Viv Richards’ all-conquering West Indies side by nine wickets in November 1988. India hand
Australia their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 to win the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
India celebrates winning on day five of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia India have pulled off a record run-chase in a thrilling final session to hand Australia their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 to win the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
India’s 329 for seven also smashed the 69-year-old record for the biggest run-chase at the Gabba, set by Australia who scored 236 for seven to beat the West Indies in 1951. After never winning a Test series on Australian soil until 2018-19, India has now done it twice on consecutive tours Down Under.
The four-Test series had been tied 1-1, meaning India needed only a draw to retain the trophy. The series win is a remarkable achievement considering India were bowled out for their lowest score of 36 to lose the first Test in Adelaide, before bouncing back to win the second in Melbourne.