Gracious assaults at Gabba

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India have pulled off a record run-chase in  final session in Australia and their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 to win the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant starred with 89 not out; the 328-run target with three over to go, winning by three wickets on the last day of the series on Tuesday.

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.
 

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