India win Border-Gavaskar Cricket Trophy 2-1, script history in final match at Gabba

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In one of the most memorable Test series in the history of cricket, India beat Australia by 3 wickets to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1.

Playing without the ace batsman and captain Virat Kohli, an injury-laden Team India showed magnificent zeal in chasing a formidable 328-run target, winning the fourth and the final test match at The Gabba in Brisbane. 23-year-old Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant demonstrated extraordinary character and played the innings of his life, scoring an unbeaten 89 runs, to help the team led by Ajinkya Rahane to breach the Gabba fortress. Earlier, Shubman Gill scored a brilliant 91 and Chesteshwar Pujara scored a patient 211-ball 56 to ensure that India dominated the proceedings. This was the first time that Australia lost a test at this venue since 1988.

Played at Adelaide, the first test match in the series was won by Australia. The second, played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, was won by India. The third at Sydney, however, resulted in a draw.

The spirited performance by Team India brought applauds from all quarters, with messages pouring in from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was also ecstatic after the victory of Team India.

Former Indian captain and President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also tweeted his congratulations to the entire team. He also announced a 5 crore bonus for the entire team.

Virat Kohli, who is on paternity leave, also tweeted to congratulate his team for their exemplary performance.

Many congratulations to Team India for their stupendous victory!

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