In a historical match India beat Australia by 3 wickets following counter attacking innings by Rishabh Pant, defiant innings by Pujara and Mature knock of Shubhman Gill contributed to India’s victory in this Brisbane test match and brought 2-1 series win for India.
With this victory India have yet again retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The tourists have scripted history by winning their maiden Test at the Gabba, having played their first Test here in 1947. Prior to this Test, Australia had been unbeaten at the Gabba for almost 22 years.
1,000- On Day 5, Pant surpassed the long-standing record of legend MS Dhoni. He became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to complete 1,000 Test runs (27 innings). Meanwhile, Dhoni had taken 32 innings to do so.
200+- Pujara yet again proved his mettle as India attempted to chase 328. He showed terrific resistance, and eventually got dismissed for 56 off 211 balls. Notably, Pujara has now faced 200+ balls in Australia the most number of times (6) among Indians.
8th– Smith became Australia’s eighth-highest run-scorer in Test cricket. He (7,540) surpassed the tally of former batsman Mark Taylor, who aggregated 7,525 Test runs in his career.
7th– Sundar and Thakur added 123 runs for the seventh wicket, the third-highest 100+ seventh-wicket partnership for India in Australia. This also turned out to be the second-highest seventh-wicket partnership by a visiting team at the Gabba
50+, 3+- Debutant Sundar slammed his maiden half-century in his first Test innings, after taking three wickets with the ball. He has become the second Indian to record a 50+ score and take three-plus wickets and fifth Indian to do so overall.
5/73- Siraj scalped his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket, having registered his career-best bowling figures of 5/73.
5th– Top-order batsman Marnus Labuschagne slammed his fifth Test ton in the first innings. With a 204-ball 108, he registered his third consecutive 50+ score in the series. His scores in the series read as – 47, 6, 48, 28, 91, 73, 108, and 25.
44- Fast bowler T Natarajan was handed his debut Test cap in Brisbane. Natarajan made it to all formats in mere 44 days, the fewest an Indian has ever taken. He finished with figures of 3/78 in the first innings, the second-best figures in debut Test innings by a left-arm pacer after RP Singh – 4/89 vs Pakistan, 2005/06.