Ind vs Aus 4th Test Match Day 5, Highlights: India won Border-Gavaskar Trophy by 2-1; Early Stumps called

The fourth Test between India and Australia in Gujarat finished in a thrilling tie, with the former winning the series by 2-1 to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the third time in a row.

Despite being outplayed in the last game against Indore, the Men in Blue came back with a bang to seal the Test series.

With this great accomplishment, India has also qualified for the World Test Championship final and they will be facing Australia again in the finals of the World Test Championship final at the Oval on 7th-11th June 2023 with a reserved day kept for 12th March 2023.

India finished second in the first edition and will be hoping to improve their fortunes this time.

When it comes to the tempo of the game, Australia won the toss and chose to bat first, and crucial contributions from Usman Khawaja and Cameroon Green for 180 and 114 runs respectively made things easier for them.

Ashwin and Shami have grabbed the headlines with their outstanding bowling performances, both claiming 8 wickets.

When India batted second, it was a wonderful batting wicket to bat on, as they posted a smooth total of 571 runs, with the top-class individual performance of 128 from Shubhman Gill and a sublime knock of 186 runs from Virat Kohli, who scored his 28th Test century after a four-year absence.

In retrospect, Todd Murphy and Nathan Lyon each took 6 wickets.

India was anticipated to do marvels with the ball on the last day, but they were unable to capitalize since the wicket was perfect for batting.

Brilliant Knocks from Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne combined for 150 runs, putting the Kangaroos in a strong position to guarantee the event ended in an exciting tie.

The other factor, which tilted India’s chances in the last match, was New Zealand beating Sri Lanka in the first Test match and Williamson’s sublime Hundred enabled Black Caps to topple the Island nation.

India will be looking to command their position this time around when they face Australia in WTC final as the conditions would be equally balanced for both teams.