India vs Australia, 4th Test: India have breached Australia's Gabba fortress to seal a stunning win on Day 5 and seal the series 2-1. Rishabh Pant hit a heroic 89, Cheteshwar Pujara did his job with a solid fifty and Shubman Gill hit a brave 91 as India gunned down the highest successful chase -- 328 in Brisbane.
India retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 2-1 Test series victory over Australia after Rishabh Pant's brilliant 89no helped them to stun their hosts and chase down 328; they become the first visiting team since 1988 to win a Test at the Gabba.
We may not even remember that down the line. India were written off after that horror session in Adelaide. But despite being battered and bruised by injury concerns, the Asian giants have pulled off a spectacular result, retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by winning the series 2-1.
In the absence of Virat Kohli and their first-choice bowling attack, India have pulled off what will be remembered as one of their greatest, if not the greatest result in Test cricket history. India won their first-ever Test series on Australian soil in 2018-19 under Kohli and the second win didn't take too long.
With the win, India also continued their unbeaten run in Australia for 6 years. Their last series defeat Down Under came in 2014-15 -- a record that other sides will be envious of.
Indian fans had kept their eyes on the weather forecast after Australia set a target of 328 with the previous highest successful chase at the Gabba having been 236. It was Austrlaia's fortress but India breached it and in some style. The rain gods showed mercy and India made the most of it by scripting history and handing Australia their first defeat in Brisbane since 1988/89.
Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten on 85 as he played one of his best knocks to lead India to a stunning win after Cheteshwar Pujara's fifty and young Shubman Gill's 91. India began the 5th day on a horror note, losing Rohit Sharma early but Gill and Pujara stitched a 114-run stand to put India in the driver's seat.
Gill looked like taking the game away from Australia but he fell for 91 in the second session. India still needed a little less than 200 on a wearing Gabba wicket but they didn't give up hope. Ajinkya Rahane went after the bowling attack and got a quickfire 24 but his dismissal once again threw open the contest.