IND vs AUS: India lift Border-Gavaskar Trophy as Ahmedabad Test ends in draw

New Delhi: The fourth and final Test match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad ended in a draw. India have retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) as the host defeated the Aussies side in the first two matches played in Nagpur and Delhi.

Australia win Indore Test

Australian captain Pat Cummins stepped down from the captaincy due to personal reasons. Steve Smith took up the responsibility of the team and Australia won the first match of the series in Indore.

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Match four highlights

In the fourth and last match of the series, Australia posted 480 runs in their first innings, courtesy of Usman Khawaja (180) and Cameron Green (144). R Ashwin was the highest wicket-taker in Australia’s first innings as he scalped 6 wickets and helped India to make a comeback in the game.

Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill shine 

Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill smashed centuries in India’s first innings helping to post 571 runs on the boards. On Day 5 Australia made 175/2 and as a result, the match ended in a draw.

Virat Kohli was adjudged the player of the match, due to his terrific knock of 186 runs.

Moment to savour

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Here what Kohli said

“To be honest, the expectations I have from myself as a player is more to important to me. I felt I was batting well from the first innings at Nagpur. We focussed on batting for long. I did that to an extent but not to the capability that I have done in the past. Was a little disappointed for that,” Virat said after receiving player of the match award.

“Relief from the point of view that I could play the way I wanted to play. I was happy with my defence. I am not in a space now where I will go out and prove someone wrong. I also need to justify why I am there on the field,” Virat added.

“When I was 60 not out, we decided to play positively. But we lost Shreyas thanks to injury. So, we decided to playtime. They were good with the ball and placed some good fields. We got a bit of a lead and gave ourselves some sort of a chance,” he concluded.

Captain words

Indian captain Rohit Sharma said, “Test Cricket is hard-fought cricket and isn’t easy. I am quite satisfied. I know what kind of benchmark I have set for myself. I keep personal milestones aside. We have got the result of what I wanted from the series. Getting the result makes us very happy.”

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