The Indian cricket team achieved a historic win in the 4th Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane to win the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Moreover, the win is very special given this became India’s second successive Test series win on Australian soil.
Chasing a target of 328, India were given a solid start by Shubman Gill who top-scored with 91 runs to help the visitors get off on the right foot on the final day. From thereon, Cheteshwar Pujara (56) and Rishabh Pant’s 89 not out propelled the visitors to a historic series win and broke Australia’s 32-year unbeaten record at their fortress The Gabba, Brisbane.
This is the first time that Australia has been beaten in 32 years. Australia had not been beaten at the Gabba since falling to Viv Richards’ all-conquering West Indies side by nine wickets in November 1988.
Since then, Australia played 31 matches at the venue and won 24 of them, while drawing the remaining 7. The streak was broken and the fortress was breached with Rishabh Pant scoring the winning runs.
This is also India’s first victory at Gabba in 7 Tests. Before this India had lost five while drawing one at the venue.
Hence, the social media platform Twitter has exploded with reactions from the cricketing fraternity, Bollywood stars as well as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Here are some of the top reactions after India’s 3-wicket win at The Gabba: