Because of several outstanding partnerships featuring the incomparable Usman Khawaja, who always excels in the subcontinent, Australia reached 480 in the first innings of the game. Together with Cameron Green, who hit his first Test hundred during the fourth Test, he scored a respectable 180. With the help of this alliance, Australia set a high score for the opponents in the anticipation that Team India would falter.
How did Team India reply to Australia’s first innings total?
Shubman Gill made sure that he was recognised in cricket's Test matches as well. After 1205 days, Virat Kohli too made a century in a Test. By striking Nathan Lyon for a single and giving India the advantage once more in the first innings, the right-hander crossed the three-figure barrier.
There wasn’t much time left in the Test match and the way Australia played in the second innings ensured that a result for either side wasn’t possible. India has won the Border Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth time in a row, making it quite improbable that either team will falter in the fourth Test. It's important to note that India has won four out of the last five Test series against Australia, all by a score of 2-1.
As India defeated Australia 2-1 in a four-match Test series, Jadeja and Ashwin were named the joint Players of the Series. With a combined 27 wickets in the series, including four five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul, Ashwin and Jadeja were the two top wicket-takers. They both contributed some useful hits with the bat as well, aiding India in keeping the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
In a hilarious moment in the last hour of play during the fourth Test against Australia, Rohit handed the ball to Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara and opener Shubman Gill in order to have some fun. Later Ravichandran Ashwin, the legendary off-spinner took to social media to make a comment about this incident. He said in a funny comment that, “Main kya karoon, job chod du (What should I do, leave my job)”