After having washed out the first session due to rain, India took only 27 balls on the final day to register a convincing win over Australia. 

On the fourth day of the third test, Pat Cummins (61*) and Nathan Lyon (6*) stood strong at the crease and reached 258 at the end of the day. Cummins had registered his highest Test score as well. It took 27 balls for India to bundle Australia and win the test with 2-1 on the last day in the four-match series.


After an early lunch due to rain, India’s bowlers didn’t take much time. Jasprit Bumrah took Pat Cummins in an outswinger while Pujara took a low catch at first slip. This was Bumrah’s 9th wicket in the match.

“The credit has to go to our bowlers, especially Jasprit, they have been outstanding,” Captain Kohli said after the match. “The way Jasprit bowled in Perth it was almost criminal not to get wickets, but the management told him they would come in bunches.”

Cummins’ dismissal brought Josh Hazlewood on the crease; who faced Bumrah at first. On the very next over, Ishant Sharma did the final job done. Lyon got dismiss while edging a pull and Pant took an easy catch which gave India a daunting 137-run victory. With this wonderful victory, the Border-Gavaskar trophy has been retained.

Still one more test is left in the four-match series. “Nothing will distract us from winning that last Test,” Captain said. “we’ve worked really hard for this,” he further added.

With this win, some records have been made by India. Bumrah’s 9-wicket haul by giving 86 runs is the best figure by an Indian pacer in Australia so far while Rishabh Pant made the record of most dismissals (42) by a Wicket-Keeper in his debut calendar year and equaled Brad Haddin’s dismissal (2008). Cheteshwar Pujara became the only batsman to score 50+ in all of India’s four away wins in 2018. Along with this, Virat Kohli equaled Sourav Ganguly’s record of most wins in overseas Tests as captain.

Brief scores: India 443/7 and 106/8 (Mayank Agarwal 42; Pat Cummins 6-27) beat Australia 151 (Jasprit Bumrah 6-33) and 261 (Pat Cummins 63, Shaun Marsh 44; Jasprit Bumrah 3-53, Ravindra Jadeja 3-82) by 137 runs.

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