India became the first team since England in 1988 to enforce a follow-on in Australia on Sunday and the hosts were 6/0 before play was halted. They trail the follow-on total by 316 runs. India are leading the series 2-1 and are on their way to becoming the first Asian team to win a Test series in Australia.
72 years it’s been since India started playing Test cricket and finally, the day has come when at the end of a series, it is the Indian team with all the smiles. Virat Kohli’s men have shown flashes of brilliance throughout 2018 in the away series that they have played in England and South Africa but they have truly come to the fore here. This may not be the greatest of Australian teams but make no mistake, the performances that India have put in Melbourne and Sydney are as close to perfection as you would see in Test cricket.
India and Australia played out a draw in the fourth Test after continuous rainfall over the large part of Day 4 and Day 5 affected proceedings and Australia’s chances of equalising the series. With the anti-climax, India won the series 2-1.
It’s done and dusted and India have created history by winning the series 2-1. A win at SCG would have been sweet but weather did not permit that. A total of five sessions were washed out in this game. India had won first and third Test to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Now the action turns towards the ODI series, that will kick off on January 12.