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Indian Cricket Team 4 Records from Gabba Win

Indian Cricket Team had completed the mission impossible by beating Australia at the Fortress Gabba ground on the final day of Test Match of Border-Gavaskar Trophy and without the services of their key players as they were injured. Though India is not the favorite to win the Gabba Test. But, the Indian Team defied all odds to register second consecutive Test series win in Australia.

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Nobody had thought that an injury-ravaged Team India can comeback in this Test series following their humiliating loss at the Adelaide Oval. However, The young Indian Team proved everyone wrong. Indian Team created several records during this historic victory at Gabba. 

Stats/Record created by Indian Cricket Team in Brisbane

  1. Record Chase at Gabba: IndianTeam now holds the record of the highest successful run chase in Brisbane in the last inning of the Test match. India also becomes the first team to successfully chase down a target of 300+ runs. The previous highest run chase was 236 by Australia against West Indies in 1951 and by visiting team was only 170 run which is chased by England in 1978.
  2. India breaches Australia’s fortress: India ended Australia’s 31-match unbeaten streak in Test cricket at this venue by winning the Test match by three wickets. Australia had not lost a single Test on this ground since 1988. West Indies beat the host last time in 1988 at Gabba. After that Australia either won the match or draw the match in Brisbane.
  3. A hat-trick of Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Indian Cricket Team achieved a unique record by winning Border-Gavaskar Trophy three consecutive times. India wins the trophy in 2017 followed by in 2018-19 on Australian soil. Now, India retains the Border-Gavaskar Trophy again by defeating the host in Brisbane.
  4. Maiden Test Win: Indian Team registered the first win at Gabba. They had never won a Test match before this. India had played 6 Test Matches in Brisbane and lost five matches and One Test match between these two sides resulted in a draw.

Summary of Memorable Day for Indian Cricket Team

Day Five was all set for a breathtaking finale. Cummins got the crucial first scalp of the morning as Rohit Sharma back to the dressing room. Shubman Gill once again showed his temperament and composure. While Pujara showed courage and took more than 10 hits included one that took off the neck guard at the back of his helmet and one that nearly broke his finger. Gill scored 91 runs and kept India’s hope alive. Pujara’s brave innings finally came to an end when Pat Cummins trapped him in front. He scored 56 from 211 balls. (source)

In a thrilling final session, India started looking for quick runs in the final hour of play. Rishabh Pant turned on his T20 mode. Rishabh Pant’s magnificent knock of 89* got India over the line. This is the greatest overseas series win by India, Bowling with backup bowlers and batting against one of the best pace attacks in the world at this moment without Virat Kohli.

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