Virat Kohli led Team India to a historic Test series victory versus Australia, after the Sydney Test ended in a draw due to rain. India clinched the series 2-1, having won the two Test matches in Adelaide and Melbourne, and losing the one in Perth. This has expectedly sent Twitter into a meltdown, where netizens are eulogising Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Cheteshwar Pujara and the rest of Indian set-up. Cheteshwar Pujara has been adjudged man of the series (and man of the match for the SCG Test) for scoring three exceptional hundreds, which propelled India to such a historic milestone.
Congratulations to India for winning the Test series in Australia for the first time ever@Jaspritbumrah93 I was so impressed with your performance throughout this series! Fast,… https://t.co/7fMSNEeJ1q
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) January 7, 2019
Proud of you guys..Well done Team India for winning the test series in Australia.. congratulations @cheteshwar1 for winning MOS u been a backbone of indian batting line up.. keep it up @BCCI bowling wise @Jaspritbumrah93 has been phenomenal..love ur work
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 7, 2019
Congratulations to @imVkohli & his Indian Team on winning their first ever series in Australia. They outplayed @CAComms in all departments. Very well deserved. #AUSvIND #pinktest https://t.co/UkEJcrzJ3I
— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) January 7, 2019
When was the last time you did something for the first time? Historic 1st Test Series win for India in Australia! Superb effort by #TeamIndia ! It may have ended in rain but that’s not going to dampen the celebrations! Proud #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/xVN9OZtye5
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) January 7, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 7, 2019
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) January 7, 2019
Well played @BCCI @imVkohli and his team, outplayed the Aussies boys.@cricketcomau . Congrats on your first series win in Australia and well done to the WALL Pujara @cheteshwar1 for a great series. Looking forward to the Aussie boys bouncing back . Bring on the ODI’s now. https://t.co/apxIbWXm9v
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) January 7, 2019
Opting to bat in the final Test, India took a commanding position as Cheteshwar Pujara and stumper Rishabh Pant’s respective 193 and 159-run knocks guided India to a massive 622/7 in their first innings. India then rode on chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s fifer to bundle out the home side on 300 runs before enforcing a follow-on.
Australia were six for no loss in their second innings and play wasn’t possible on the final day of the Test, thanks to the continuous rains as the contest ended in draw.
Earlier, wet conditions had forced an early finish on day three and allowed less than two hours play on day four, before completely washing out the final day on Monday.
Pujara was one of the main reason behind India’s historic series win as the Saurashtra batsman accumulated 328 runs from three games, averaging 54.67. Meanwhile, Pujara also slammed three tons in the crucial Border-Gavaskar series. Kohli also effectively supported with 259 runs from three games.
In the bowling department, pacer Jasprit Bumrah turned out to be the most effective bowler for the visitors after bagging 21 wickets from four games while his partner Mohammed Shami also scalped 16 wickets.
(With IANS inputs)