India beat Australia by 3 wickets to claim series by 2-1

India beat Australia by 3 wickets to claim series by 2-1

India shocked hosts Australia to complete a victory for the ages after they scored 324 runs on the final day of the fourth Test at the Gabba to win their second series on the trot Down Under.

The visitors ended their innings at 329/7, having been set 328 to win on a pitch known to trouble batsmen, particularly on the final day of the match.

Needing just 69 runs from the last 15 overs with six wickets in hand to win the series-deciding Test, India completed the task with three wickets still remaining – Rishabh Pant remained not out on 89 with Navdeep Saini who did not face a ball.

At the final drinks break, India were 259 for four, with Rishabh Pant on 51 and Mayank Agarwal nine. Soon after, Agarwal fell to Pat Cummins and Australia may have sniffed a chance.

Although Australia made another breakthrough with Josh Hazlewood getting the wicket of Shardul Thakur for 2, it was not enough to stop the inevitable.

Pant smashed Hazlewood to the long-off boundary for four to score the winning runs.

The highest successful run chase at the Gabba before this was 236 for seven, which Australia scored to beat the West Indies in 1951.