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India beat Australia by 137 runs to take 2-1 lead in four-match series

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By ITN News Editor December 30, 2018 13:15

India beat Australia by 137 runs to take 2-1 lead in four-match series

India took giant strides towards winning their first ever series on Australian soil in seven decades by retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comprehensive 137-run win in the third Test. Virat Kohli equalled Sourav Ganguly’s record of 11 away Test wins as captain Rishabh Pant now has most Pant now has most dismissals in a Test series for India. Taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series, India will retain the coveted trophy even if the series is drawn level at Sydney as they have won the previous series at home in 2017. It took only 27 balls on the fifth day afternoon as Jasprit Bumrah (3/53) and Ishant Sharma (2/40) completed the formalities in what turned out to be India’s 150th Test victory. After losing out the first session due to steady showers, Australia could only manage to add three runs to their overnight score of 258 for 8 as they were all out for 261 in 89.3 overs.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 30, 2018 13:15

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