Sydney: History being rewritten at The Gabba and it's the young guns in Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar who have pushed Australia to the brink of defeat.
The Indian cricket team achieved a historic win in the 4th Test against Australia at Gabba in Brisbane to win the series 2-1 and retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
This is also India's first victory at Gabba in 7 Tests. Before this India had lost five while drawing one at the venue.
With this, Indian Cricket captain, Virat Kohli thus became the first Indian as well as the first Asian captain to record a Test win Down Under.
Meanwhile, this is the first time that Australia has been beaten in 32 years. Australia's last defeat at Gabba came at the hands of the West Indies in 1988.
Chasing a target of 328, India were given a solid start by Shubman Gill who scored 91 to help the visitors get on the right foot on the final day.
India's wins came in the first and third Test matches at Adelaide and Melbourne, and we're on course for a big win at Sydney.
Earlier due to bad light and rain India's chance of winning narrowed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian cricket team and tweeted: "We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion were visible throughout. So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit and determination. Congratulations to the team! Best wishes for your future endeavours.
Meanwhile, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said, "Congratulations to #TeamIndia for the historic victory and retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy. We are proud of your excellent performance and the grit & determination displayed by our young players".
Congratulations to #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 for the historic victory and retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy 🏆— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 19, 2021
We are proud of your excellent performance and the grit & determination displayed by our young players.