India win their maiden series on Australian soil

India win their maiden series on Australian soil

We have won today after 71 years and I'd like to live in the present.

Shastri praised his skipper Virat Kohli's unrivalled passion after his nation's first Test cricket series victory in Australia.

"We're really disappointed", Australia captain Tim Paine said.

While Australia have undoubtedly struggled in the pair's absence, Vaughan said the team's problems ran much deeper and the Ashes series in England would highlight their deficiencies unless big changes were made.

"A very proud moment", Kohli said.

They were due to resume their second innings on 6-0, having been forced to follow on at home for the first time in 30 years after being bowled out for 300 in reply to the tourists' first-innings total of 622-7 declared. It was a "freeze the frame" as the Indian team took a "Lap of Honour" of the SCG with the both Indian and Australian fans cheering them.

Australia were without their two key batsmen - Steve Smith and David Warner - but had their frontline bowlers at their disposal throughout the four Tests.

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"It's a great feeling for all of us".

"See, when you work hard and prepare for a goal, as a team you want to achieve those goals".

Australia went into the final day of the series with little hope of achieving the victory they needed to win the Test and draw the series. We put everything on the line to win for the team. "This is not a team of gods or demigods, seniors or juniors, this is an Indian cricket team that will jump over a cliff to win a match for the country", Shastri said.

With the bat, the tourists managed to score five centuries over the four matches with Player-of-the-Series Pujara recording three of them, aggregating 521 runs from seven innings at an average of 74.42.

'That's the determination and the ruthlessness, the mindset with which this team went out to play in this series.

Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the Indian cricket team on becoming the first ever sub-continent team to win a Test match in Australia. "You did, we did too but without being intimidated".