A rating of 236 or extra has by no means been efficiently chased on the Gabba, a fortress that itself has by no means been breached within the final 32 years. India had been set a frightening goal of 328 runs on day Four on a pitch that had begun to point out few ominous indicators on that night earlier than the rain stopped play. Historical past and situations stood towards the third-string Indian facet, who awaited to face one of the menancing bowling assaults in Take a look at historical past. However Indian defied all obstacles, with kids Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant enjoying their pure aggressive recreation and Cheteshwar Pujara, the immovable power, on the helm because the guests broke the Gabba jinx to take retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the third time in a row.
1988 was the final time Australia misplaced a Take a look at match on the Gabba. Since then they’ve 32 matches on the venue, with eight ending in draw. The Aussies even have their finest win-loss ratio in Brisbane – 40 wins in 63 Assessments (earlier than 4th Take a look at towards India) with eight defeats – therefore ‘fortress’ Gabba. Their streak ended on Tuesday with a three-wicket defeat to India, making it the second-longest unbeaten run at a venue by a group after Pakistan’s streak of 34 unbeaten video games on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi between 1955 and 2000.
4 groups have now mixed to win these eight video games on the Gabba. India joined the record with their maiden win on the venue after seven makes an attempt with 5 ending on a dropping notice. England have been probably the most profitable visiting group on the Gabba profitable 4 video games in 21 makes an attempt, adopted by three wins by West Indies and one for New Zealand.
16 instances have Asian groups performed on the Gabba and India have develop into the primary from the continent to breach the fortress. Pakistan have misplaced 5 of their six Assessments whereas Sri Lanka have been humbled twice in three video games.
328 is now the very best profitable chase by a visiting group on the venue, surpassing the earlier better of 236, by Australia towards West Indies in 1991. It’s also the third-highest profitable chase in Australia after South Africa’s 414 in 2008/09 sequence and 332 by England in 1928/29.
3 instances India have now scored greater than 300 efficiently within the fourth innings of a Take a look at – the opposite two taking place towards England in Chennai in 2008 and probably the most memorable one, at Port of Spain towards West Indies in 1976, which stays India’s highest profitable in Take a look at cricket. That is now solely their second such rating away from house.
1992/93 was the final time a visiting group got here again from a Take a look at all the way down to beat Australia in Australia. It was Richie Richardson-led West Indies facet who drew of their opener earlier than dropping in Brisbane within the second Take a look at, however ultimately bounced again to beat Australia within the fourth and fifth Take a look at. England have achieved this feat thrice in historical past – 1882-83, 1911-12 and 1954-55.
3 different groups have managed to defeat Australia in Australia on consecutive excursions – England did it twice (1884/85 and 1886/87, 1887/88 and 1928/29 and 1932/33), South Africa (2008/09, 2012/13 and 2016/17), West Indies (1984/85, 1988/89 and 1992/93).
9 instances India have now claimed the Border-Gavaskar sequence of the 15 complete contests since 1996/97. Just one resulted in a draw. That is the primary time India have lifted the trophy 3 times in a row – 2016/17 (2-1), 2018/19 (2-1), 2020/21 (2-1). India have now prolonged their report two two sequence win in Australia as a part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
89* scored by Rishabh Pant is the second-highest rating by wicketkeeper-batsman within the fourth innings after Adam Gilchrist’s unbeaten 149 towards Pakistan in Hobart. The rating took Pant’s tally to 274, probably the most by an Indian on this sequence. He now averages 87 within the fourth innings of a Take a look at.
928 balls confronted by Cheteshwar Pujara is now the fifth-most by a visiting batsman in Australia together with his personal tally of 1258 from the earlier tour standing atop on the record which contains two different Indians – Rahul Dravid (1203 balls in 2003/04 sequence) and Virat Kohli (1093 balls in 2014/15 sequence).
6 instances has survived 200 or extra deliveries in Australia which is probably the most by a visiting batsman in Australia since 2000, two if which occurred on this sequence, each within the fourth innings (at SCG and Gabba). Virat Kohli and Alastair Cook dinner stand second with 5 such makes an attempt.
5 unbeaten video games as a captain for Ajinkya Rahane of which one, on the SCG, resulted in a draw.