Chasing a target of 106 runs, India needs only 18 overs to complete an eight-wicket win over Australia in the 2nd innings of four day and final Test of the series. India has reached inside the first session on day four-Test losing seven wickets on hand to recover the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
KL Rahul was the main challenge for Indian innings, which helps the team to win with an unbeaten half-century. Rahul hit nine boundaries with Rahane and ended all hope for Australia.
Rahul has played important Test innings for India as he strikes Australian bowler after losing two wickets quickly. His innings consisted of two sixes and four fours.
Sunil Gavaskar presents the ICC Test Championship Mace and a winner’s cheque of $1 million to skipper Virat Kohli. Gavaskar said that Kohli had a bad news for his fans, “it is still a few weeks to go for me to be 100 percent on the field (talking about his shoulder injury).”
After winning four-Test series against Australia by 8 wickets in Dharamsala, skipper Virat Kohli said “Unbelievable feelings. I think this was the best series win we have had so far. The way the guys handled situations and the way Ajinkya captained was amazing. The changes made to out fitness regime has paid off I guess.”
“In the past we might have given away the game in a few sessions, but the way we fought was amazing. There has not been one of two individuals that have stood; it’s been a team season.”
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“Lot of credit has to go to all the boys. The kind of fitness they have showed and the desire to win was brilliant to watch,” says Kohli.
Indian final and four-Test captain Ajinkya Rahane said that “Really happy as a captain, unfortunately Virat got injured. We decided during lunch time on Day 1 that if we take one wicket – only Smith and Warner were scoring the runs – we can put pressure. We all had confidence in Kuldeep. I felt the bowlers from the other end also maintained the pressure.”
“The kind of bowling Umesh, Bhuvi, Ishant, Shami did throughout the season was good to watch. I was just thinking about the Sri Lanka game when we lost chasing 130 odd runs. So I just wanted to play positively. Credit to Australia for fighting hard. I felt this was the best wicket (of the series).”
Jadeja said that he was very happy as a part of this No.1 team, “Really happy to be part of this No.1 team. When I was batting, I was just thinking that I will take my time, but whatever Wade chirped from behind the stumps motivated me.”
“To develop overall as a player was good to see in me. From one end Ashwin takes wickets, at time I take wickets from one end. So the pressure is always there. Good to bowl with him. Hopefully we will do well outside India as well.”