India reclaims Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 2-1 series victory of Australia

Mar 28, 2017 14:03 IST

India on 28 March 2017 achieved a remarkable victory over Australia in the fourth Test by chasing down the 106-run target inside the first session.

India’s KL Rahul scored an unbeaten half-century, while Ajinkya Rahane made an aggressive 37 runs.

With the fourth test win, India won the series 2-1 and reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy from Australia.

Ravindra Jadeja was declared the Man of the Match and also the Man of the Series.

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2017

The 2017 Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The Australian cricket team toured India in February and March 2017.

DRS was used for the first time in the Border–Gavaskar Trophy in this series; however, Hot Spot was not used.

India and Australia played four Test matches.

First Test:

The match was played from 23–27 February 2017 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. It was the first Test match at this venue.

Australia’s Mitchell Starc passed 1000 runs in Tests.

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin overtook Kapil Dev's record for the most wickets in a season in India.

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Second Test:

The match was played from 4–8 March 2017 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.

It was the first time in a Test that four different bowlers each took six wickets in an innings.

Third Test:

The match was played from 16–20 March 2017 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

Australia’s Steve Smith passed 5000 runs in Tests, becoming the third-fastest and youngest Australian batsman to do so.

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell scored his maiden Test century and became the second player for Australia to score a century in all three international formats.

Fourth Test:

The match was played from 25–29 March 2017 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.

India’s Ajinkya Rahane captained India for the first time in Tests.

India’s Kuldeep Yadav made his test debut.

About Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The Border–Gavaskar Trophy is a Test cricket series.

It is played between India and Australia.

It is named after Australia's Allan Border and India's Sunil Gavaskar.

At present, it is played via the International Cricket Council's future tours program, with varying lengths of time between matches.

If the series is drawn, then the country holding the trophy retains it.

 

Quick Digest

Who: India

What: Reclaimed Border-Gavaskar Trophy

When: 28 March 2017

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