India makes history, win their maiden series in Australia

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India made history winning their first ever series on Australian soil beating the home team 2-1 after the fourth and final Test ended in a tame draw due to inclement weather. India scored 622 for 7 in their first innings and then bowled out Australia for 300 thereby enforcing the follow-on. However persistent drizzle washed out day five thereby keeping the victory margin down to 2-1.

Australia was still trailing by 316 runs when the match was called off, ending India’s 71-year wait after wins in Adelaide and Melbourne. It is the first time India managed the feat since they began touring Australia in 1947-48.

Consequently, Virat Kohli became the first Indian as well as the first Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia. India reinforced their status as the world’s number one test team and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with the series win.