India won the first ever test series in Australia and also becomes the only Asian team who have won a test series in Australia. India won this 4 match series with 2-1, thanks to the rain in the 4th test which saved Australia from the 3-1 loss against the visitors.
Indian team looked very firm in front of this Australian team which is going through the transition phase. Indian team performed fantastically well in all the four test matches which took place in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
Both batsmen and bowlers performed well from the Indian side and Pujara become the highest run scorer with 521 runs and Bumrah became the highest wicket taker with 21 wickets under his belt in this series. Australians looked competitive only in the second test where they won their only test of the series and apart from that it’s sheer domination from this young Indian side led by Kohli.
Pujara impressed everyone with his robust batting and high scoring ability which helped the team to put on the high scores on the board for the Australians. Pujara with 3 centuries displayed his topmost form and yet again proved himself as one of the best test cricketers at this present moment.
Virat Kohli’s scores and partnerships with Rahane and Pujara created a major difference between winning and losing. Rishabh Pant came as a surprise package of the series who scored 350 runs with one 150+ score though he earlier scored a century in England as well but scoring in Australia made everyone assured about having the future of Indian cricket in safe hands.
Even the Indian bowlers deserve the same credit as the batsmen. All our forward line bowlers bowled well specially Bumrah and Shami who are the top wicket-takers for India in this series. Bumrah took 21 wickets in 4 games and Shami took 16 wickets. Their performance helped India to restrict Australian batsmen to score more than the Indian team.
For Australia, their batting line up is the main reason why they have lost the series and they need to find out the solution as early as possible. Their bowling seems good with Starc, Hazlewood and Pat Cummins but the bowlers need some runs to defend. Their batsmen especially openers and middle orders need to show some maturity in responsibility and try to spend some time rather than throwing their wicket away on the loose balls.
India got many positives from the series and this victory is as historical as the 83 world cup win because winning in Australia is not a cup of tea and the first victory in almost 70 years will inspire the future generation as well.