Sydney match is abandoned due to rain and India have won the test series 2-1 against Australia. First Asian team to win a test series in Australian soil, intha kana em kavali cricket lovers ki? Varsham padindhi kabatti bathikipoyaru, lekapothe easy ga 3-1 tho kottesevalam. And what a great way to start the year for Indian cricket and it’s fans 😊 Mari mukyamga ippati youth chala happy, chinnapatnunchi dini kosam wait chesi chesi nirasam ochesindhi. Mana team akkadki velladam, odipoyi ravadam. Repeat mode on!
Of course, there are some great matches, brilliant knocks, fiery spells, but winning a series never happened.
Ippativarku 1947 nunchi 12 series adamu. Konni baga close varku ocham, konni draw cheskunam. India Vs Australia antene high intensity matches pakka. Some of the noteworthy mentions:
2007-08 series is the most controversial series ever. Manam gelvalsina second match last session lo umpire wrong decisions valla odipoyam. Ganguly and Dravid are wrongly given out. Aa okka match lo 12 wrong decisions. DRS lu kooda undevi kadhu, wrong decisions valla Steve Bucknor career ye close aipoindhi.
Everyone still remembers the Monkeygate scandal between Harbajhan and Symonds! That was really an epic 😛
Rahul Dravid heroics in 2003-04 series second match (233 & 72*), Dada Saurav Ganguly’s 144!
Zaheer Khan’s five wicket haul (5/95) and Kumble’s 6/176!
Ponting Vs Ishant!
Sehwag 195 in boxing day test!
Sachin’s 241* and VVS 178 helped India in scoring highest team score of 705/7 in Australia!
MS Dhoni immediate retirement in the middle of 2014-15 series!
2014-15 series made Virat Kohli a star, 692 runs with 4 centuries!
And many more…….
Everyone who toured from India created and breaked many records there in Australia, but only disappointment is that we haven’t won a series!
Complete list of the test series played between IND & AUS and it’s results till date:
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And coming back to this particular series, three players stood out in this outstanding fight are:
1. Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara
521 runs in 7 innnings, 3 centuries, 2 Man of the matches and Player of the series in Australia. What more does a cricketer need? Tests ante gurtoche konni names lo Pujara eppudu top lo untadu. What makes him stand apart is that he reads the conditions better. The way he controls his wrists and leave the good balls made him a star in this series. Scoring outside your country is something special, the conditions, pitches, everything will be different and that’s what made him the player of the series!
2. Rishab Pant
The underdog in AUS series. Starting lo choosi enti ila anni balls six kottadaniki try chesthunadu anukunaru andharu. Even in West Indies ODI series, he was pathetic. Okka ball kooda connect cheyaledhu. But he is showing restrain as a batsman now, he has shown some discipline. Lots of 1s and 2s made him Top scorer by Indian keeper, second highest run scorer (350) and also levelled highest catches (11) in a test match. With time and experience he is getting better.
And that sledging and encouraging the players on field, man oo man! You are going to become a gem!
Highest wickets (21) in the series (Along with Lyon) along with one Man of the match. Consistent ga 140+ kmph lo bowling is not an easy task. Manodu ippatvarku adina 10 tests lo 49 wickets tisadu. What Kohli has said about Bumrah: ‘I would not like to face a bowler like Bumrah in Perth’. What more does a bowler need? Getting the best compliment from the best!
Special mention: Mayank Agarwal
Openers iddharu fail avthunappudu, 3rd test lo team loki debut chesadu, aadina 3 innings lo he proved his ability and Team ki manchi start ichi velladu. 3 innings lo 195 runs👌
And finally, our Virat Kohli, the man of the moment. Scored a century in a pitch like Perth showed his caliber! Although there were lot of controversies on his team selection (openers especially), he stood still and gave India a historic moment. He kissed the trophy for almost 10 seconds which shows how desperate he was and how happy he is!
What a way to start 2019. Overall, Cricket fans are very happy and rejoiced. Wish this top form of our team continues and gives us many more memories. Nation is proud of you. Cheers!
Watch our team celebrations here (Don’t miss the PUJARA special step 😂):
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