DHARAMSALA: India reconfirmed that “it is hard to beat them on home ground” by clinching back again worlds number one status by threshing Australia by eight wickets. Now the series which known as Border-Gavaskar trophy won by India.
While Indian supporter were cheering on home side’s performance in Dharamsala, Indian fill-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane hit two sixes in row off Pat Cummins to seal off the victory. Earlier India has to chase mere 106 runs to win the series. The host scored 332 in first innings in reply to Australia’s 300 before Australia crashed for just 127 in span of only 3 days.
Chasing 106, opener Lokesh Rahul (51 not out) hit the winning runs in Dharamsala to take back the Border-Gavaskar trophy from Australia, who had triumphed at home in 2014-15.
India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane (38 not out) hit two sixes in a row off Pat Cummins on the way to the comprehensive victory, as the home crowd waved giant India flags and danced in the stands.
The hosts scored 332 in their first innings in reply to Australia’s 300 before the tourists collapsed for just 137 on the third day.