The fourth and final Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) ended in a draw after day five was washed out due to persistent rains. Australia after being made to follow-on were batting on 6/0 when play was called off on day four. The four-match series comes to an end and India have registered their first-ever Test series win in Australia. Indian Cricket Team Scripts History, Registers First Ever Test Series Win in Australia
In fact, India now becomes the first and only Asian team to win a Test series in Australia. And, Virat Kohli, apparently, is the first ever Asian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil. After 11 Test tours to Australia, India finally tasted success for the first time in 70 years. Previously, India had lost eight and drawn three series’ against Australia in Australia.
India came into the fourth Test having already retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy at Melbourne. And needed a win or even a draw to clinch their maiden Test series win in Australia. As the Sydney Test officially ended in a draw, Indian fans on Twitter did not hold back and reacted instantly to team’s win. Here are some of the reactions: Ind vs Aus 4th Test Full Scorecard.
‘This team makes the captain look good’, says @imVkohli....
We can also say how this team makes India look good...
So thank you Virat. And I do hope people will stop trying to be embarrassed by your aggression or teaching you manners...
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) January 7, 2019
Virat Kohli: Honoured and proud to lead this team (India). They make a captain look good.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 7, 2019
Excellent reward for old-fashioned test cricket batting for @cheteshwar1 and a break out year for @Jaspritbumrah93. Thought Virat Kohli was much more relaxed than I have ever seen and that bodes well for his captaincy.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 7, 2019
I want to say I've never been more proud of being part of a team, than this one right here. The culture we've built... our transition began right here, where I took over as captain, and I can't believe that after four years we've won here. - Virat Kohli pic.twitter.com/OjmBBeAd2e
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) January 7, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 7, 2019
India began the Test series on winning note in Adelaide. However, Australia bounced back to draw level in Perth. India then snatched back the lead in Melbourne and in Sydney strengthened their position in the Test series.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 521 runs, was awarded man of the series. At Sydney, the right-handed batsman scored his third century of the series. He, however, missed the double-century by just seven runs.