India Won Border-Gavaskar Trophy

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India reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Australia in the 4th and final Test in Dharamsala.

Chasing a modest 106-run winning target, the hosts overcame a couple of stutters to duly post a victory to seal off the fiery series 2-1.

Opener KL Rahul remained 51 not out while stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane hammered a rapid unbeaten 38 as hosts ended at 106 for two. They ensured there were no great alarms after India had lost Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara in quick succession.

The Border–Gavaskar Trophy is a Test cricket series, played between India and Australia. The series is named after Australia’s Allan Border and India’s Sunil Gavaskar, who both scored over 10,000 Test runs in their career and captained their respective teams and were the original world record holders for most runs scored in Test match cricket.

The first Border–Gavaskar Trophy series was played in India the 1996–97 season and was won by the hosts 1–0. Australia won the trophy for the first time in the 1999–00 season at home where they defeated India 3–0. Since then, the trophy has alternated between both the teams.

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