India won its first-ever Test series in Australia when the fourth and final Test match at Sydney was abandoned due to poor weather. This historic 2-1 series win came through India winning the first and third test matches at Adelaide and Melbourne respectively. With this win, India became the first Asian nation to defeat Australia at home and Virat Kohli received the distinction of becoming the first ever Indian captain to lead his team to victory.
India joined a select group of nations – England, West Indies, New Zealand, and South Africa – that have defeated Australia in its backyard.
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was awarded the man of the series for his outstanding performance with the bat. He scored 521 runs in this series at an average of 74, with three centuries.
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