The Gabba in Brisbane is Australia’s most beloved ground where they haven’t lost a single test in 32 years but thanks to team India who broke this record & registered a memorable win at the Gabba.
Ahead of the start of the fourth test match India lost their two top bowlers i.e. Bumrah & Ashwin due to injuries which had put great pressure on the Indian team on its tour of Australia. Without the services of their captain Virat Kohli it was predicted that India would not be able to clinch the Test series but the way young team India played in Gabba with Grit & Determination under the captainship of Ajinkya Rahane the impossible was turned into possible as India breached fortress Gabba & win another historic series in Australia that helped team India to not only retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy but also helped them to grab top position in the World Test Championship Points Table.
India head the World Test Championship Table with 430 Points after winning nine matches, losing three matches & drawn one. New Zealand are second on the Points Table list with 10 points behind India. Australia who were enjoying the top spot on the Points table before the start of the Brisbane test directly slipped to third position with just 332 points on their name.
There were many heroes in the Indian team throughout the test match who was responsible for the glorious victory but one hero who stood out among others was none other than Rishabh Pant. Pant who was constantly criticized for his wicket keeping abilities shut all the critics by displaying a spectacular performance with his bat & took India to a memorable win.
The 23 year old player scored an unbeaten 89 runs off 138 balls as India won the Gabba match with three wickets still in spare. Asutralia set a target of 328 to win chased the target with just three overs of the match remaining. Besides Pant, Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara too batted brilliant, scoring 91 and 56, respectively.
Mohammed Siraj & Shardul Thakur showed the heroics with ball. Siraj took his maiden five wicket haul in test match in Australia’s second innings to end the match by scalping total of six wickets. Thakur, who had scored a crucial half-century in the first innings, took a total of seven wickets in the match. The overall efforts of the entire team helped India to reap the fruit of victory at the Gabba.