India sealed a memorable 2-1 series victory against Australia, with an eight-wicket win in the Test in Dharamasala, thus reclaiming the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. On the Day 4, Rahul scored his seventh fifty as India reached the target in less than a session.
Captain Ajinkya-Rahane scored a quick fire 38 off 27 balls. Earlier, Ravindra-Jadeja’s stellar show with bat and ball put the Rahane led team in the drivers’ seat in the fourth and final Test.
Rahul , who hits the winning runs, has been a revelation this season, and he is taking it as a learning experience. “This series has taught me a lot. After the Pune Test I could not play the big shots, that was a big restriction. Nothing else matters than a Test series win against Australia,” he said.
Pujara, who scored a series turning 92 in Bangalore and then a 2002 in Ranchi, said: “We had a fantastic series, especially after a disappointing first Test. We wanted to win it 3-1, but we won it 2-1 and we are very happy. We have been having partnerships from the Bangalore Test match.”
Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round show has propelled India to this winning position. The left-hander top-scored with 63 to help India surpass Australia’s first-innings total of 300 and then snared three wickets with his spin bowling as the visitors crumbled.