There’s something about the Indian team. Eight of their first-choice players were ruled out either due to injury or lack of availability. Their best bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, is breaking down ahead of the final test. They’re fielding a bowling attack of absolutely inexperienced. And they’re going to end up historically winning the Test, not at any ordinary venue.
They have breached the GABBATOIR! Yes, they did that. Australia has never lost its place in the last 32 Tests and since 1988. But yes, it’s always the first time India has done it. Chasing 328 on a deteriorating pitch with cracks on the final day is an absolutely phenomenal effort and the likes of Shubman Gill, Pujara and Rishabh Pant (as well as Yes Sundar) were the architects of the historic victory.
It’s 324 runs. Ten wickets. 98 of the overs. This was the equation at the beginning of the day. India missed its opener, Rohit Sharma, early courtesy of Pat Cummins, who walked across the crease and then straightened the ball to take the edge of the bat. What followed then was the rehearsal of Sydney with Cheteshwar Pujara again displaying his grit, while Shubman Gill oozed with talent.
After India defeated Australia in today’s test match, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella tweets and congratulates the Indian Cricket Team.
Last hour of the last day of the last test. Test series for the ages. Congrats to Team India! – Satya Nadella
Last hour of the last day of the last test. Test series for the ages. Congrats to Team India!
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) January 19, 2021