Gill, Pant steer India to win the historic Gabba test; India to maintain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Gill, Pant steer India to win the historic Gabba test; India to maintain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Cheteshwar Pujara took the hits and Rishabh Pant countered the untouched 89 as India chased a record total to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with three overs and three overs to spare on the last day of the series.

On Tuesday, India resumed without loss on 4 and had 98 overs to pursue a victory goal of 328 or three full sessions to bat through to save the draw it needed to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

No team scored more than 236-7 to win a test match at the Gabba in the fourth innings. India won by three wickets, now replacing Australia’s 1951 team for that record, with a total of 329-7.

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India has now done it twice, after never winning a test series on Australian soil until 2018-19, on consecutive tours Down Under.

In his 211-ball 56, opener Shubman Gill posted 91, Pujara absorbed no fewer than 11 hits. The four-test had been tied 1-1, meaning that only a draw was required for India to retain the trophy.