Sensational series victory, tweets Rohit Sharma as India wins first-ever Test series in Australia
India had first toured the team Down Under way back in 1948.
Published - Jan 7, 2019 2:07 pm | Updated - Jan 7, 2019 2:07 pm
2019 just keeps on getting better and better for Rohit Sharma. Just a day before the New Year, he was blessed with a beautiful daughter. And one week into the new year, he is a part of the squad that fired India to a historic Test series win in Australia. Rohit, however, missed the historic moment as he is in India with his wife and the newborn child. It, however, did not stop him from following the actions in the Southern hemisphere as he congratulated India on the monumental triumph.
71 years, 11 series and countless painful moments – this is what India had to go through to win their first-ever Test series win in Australia. India had first toured the team Down Under way back in 1948. Since then, it visited Australia 11 times but never managed to lay its hands on the trophy after the series. However, the long and painful wait finally came to an end on Monday when the fourth and final Test ended in a draw. As a result, India won the series 2-1.
Virat Kohli’s team entered the final day with hopes of a 3-1 series victory but rain quashed their hopes as umpires called the game off early. Australia had reached 6-0 in their second innings by the end of day four after being asked to follow-on, with Marcus Harris unbeaten on two and Usman Khawaja four not out. Prior to that, India had effectively ended the Sydney match as a contest by scoring 622-7 declared over almost two full days.
Before the recently-concluded game, India had won the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs and then the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne by 137 runs to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Australia’s only win came when they won the second Test in Perth by 146 runs. Following the win, Rohit took to Twitter to hail India’s win, writing, “Sensational series win here for Team India. What a unit. @BCCI”
Sensational series win here for Team India. What a unit. @BCCI
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 7, 2019
Rohit to join the team before ODIs
Meanwhile, the BCCI has confirmed Rohit would be joining the ODI squad on January 8. The three-match ODI series against Australia will start in Sydney on January 12. With form and momentum on their side, India will be looking to pile more miseries on the hosts in the 50-over contests. Following the series in Australia, India will fly further south to play ODI and T20I series against New Zealand.
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