Thirteen of the 20 men who played in at least one Test in Australia have been away from their homes since August. Let that sink in. Sometime later this week, they will ring their house doorbells.
The former England skipper tweeted after India's heart-stopping three-wicket won in the Brisbane Test on Tuesday.
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An injury-ravaged India on Tuesday beat Australia by three wickets in the final game on Tuesday to win the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
An injury-ravaged India beat Australia by three wickets in the final game on Tuesday to win the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
India's refusal to play for a draw, which would have been enough for them to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, was lauded.
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Ponting said India won all the key moments throughout the series and that hes been the difference between the two sides.
Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Prithviraj and Mahesh Babu were among the celebrities who praised the resilience and grit of the injury-ravaged India team.
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India still need 245 runs in the final two sessions but at this point it doesn't look like they would be going for the chase as a draw would be enough to keep the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Being in hard quarantine in a foreign land while grieving the loss of a family member can be soul crushing.
India had dismissed Australia for 294 in their second innings to set themselves a target of 328 but the last session couldn't be completed as rain played spoilsport.
After capturing four and three wickets respectively in the first two sessions, Indian bowlers, led by Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur, returned to pick up the remaining three wickets after tea here.
The highest fourth-innings chase at the ground is 236 by the West Indies, way back in 1951.
Marnus Labuschagne (25 off 22 balls) didn't let the tempo down before Mohammed Siraj (11-3-37-2), after an indifferent first spell, kept one up and the edge flew to Rohit Sharma at second slips.