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Ahmedabad Test Draw: India won the fourth consecutive series against Australia, the first Asian team to do so

Ahmedabad Test Draw: India won the fourth consecutive series against Australia, the first Asian team to do so

Ahmedabad Test Draw: India won the fourth consecutive series against Australia, the first Asian team to do so

India has won the fourth consecutive Test series against Australia. The last match of the 4-match series ended in a draw. In such a situation, the series has been in India’s name from 2-1.

Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, has become the first team in Asia to win four consecutive Test series from Kangaroos. Not only this, India has won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at home for the sixth time in a row. Earlier, Team India had to face defeat at home in 2004.

Australia declared their second innings at 175/2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Seeing no result, both the captains announced the end of the match with mutual consent an hour before. Then Marnus Labushen returned unbeaten on 63 and Steve Smith on 10. This is Labushen’s 15th Test and their first half-century in India.

Earlier, Australia scored a strong score of 480 runs after winning the toss and electing to bat. In response, the Indian team scored 571 runs and took the lead of 91 runs in the first innings. On Monday, the last day of the match, the Kangaroos led their second innings by 3/0.

Head-Labushen’s century partnership
The Kangaroos extended their second innings lead by 3/0 runs in response to India’s 91-run lead on the last day of the match. The team declared the innings at 175/2. After losing the first wicket for 14 runs, opener Travis Head and Marnus Labushen handled the innings. Head got out after scoring 90 runs in the second session. Marnus Labuschagne scored a half-century after Head was dismissed.

This is how Australia’s wickets fell in the second innings

First: On the fourth ball of the 11th over, Ashwin lbw Matthew Kuhnemann.
Second: Akshar Patel bowled Travis Head.
Nervous-90’s victim Head, strong partnership with Labushen
Australian opener Travis Head (90 runs) was a victim of nervous-90. He scored his 13th Test half-century. Head recovered his team from the initial setback by sharing 139 runs on 292 balls for the second wicket with Labushen. The team lost the first wicket for 14 runs. However, Matthew Kuhneman, who landed here as the nightwatchman, got out.

Akshar Patel, the 5th player to take 500 runs and 50 wickets in 12 Tests, achieved the big feat as soon as he dismissed Travis Head. He has become the 5th player in the world to score 500 runs and take 50 wickets in the first 12 Tests. Akshar walks the head for 90 runs.

Kangaroos fed 15 batsmen, and Ashwin took all the wickets Ashwin has taken the maximum 25 wickets in this series. He also took five wickets in an inning twice in this series. In this four-match Test series, Australia fielded 15 batsmen and Ashwin got them all out once. He did this by taking the wicket of Australian batsman Matt Kahneman.

First: Durable innings of Australian batsmen

The first session of the last day was in the name of the batsmen of the visiting team. However, the team also lost the wicket of night watchman Matthew Kahneman. After the fall of the first wicket for 14 runs, it seemed that the team would come under pressure, but it did not happen. Head-Labushen did not let the second wicket fall in the session. 70 runs were scored in this session.

Second: Mixed session

The second session of the day was mixed. Kangaroo batsmen added 88 runs before tea, but the team lost a big wicket in the form of Travis Head. Marnus Labuschagne scored a half-century.

Third: Only 15 runs were scored, match agreed to draw
Only 15 runs were scored in this session. Then both the captains declared the match draw with mutual consent seeing the result not coming out.

Now watch the excitement of the India-Australia last Test day by day

Kohli’s name on the fourth day scored a century after 1205 days
Kohli last scored his 27th Test century against Bangladesh on 23 November 2019. This is his 28th Test century. Now Kohli has 75 international centuries in his name. He has scored 28 in Tests, 46 in ODIs, and one century in T20 Internationals.

Gill’s century on the third day, Rohit’s 17 thousand runs completed
Team India completely dominated on the third day. In response to Australia’s 480 runs in the first innings, the team scored 289 runs at the loss of 3 wickets. Shubman Gill (128 runs) scored his second Test century and his first Test century in India. Gill has scored 5th international century this year.

Centenary Shubman Gill made three half-century partnerships on the top order. He shared 74 runs with Rohit, 113 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara, and 58 runs with Kohli. Apart from Gill, Indian captain, Rohit Sharma has completed 17 thousand runs in international cricket. He became the sixth Indian batsman to do so. At the same time, Virat Kohli scored Fifty in Test after 8 matches, 15 innings, and 14 months.