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Shah Rukh Khan & Mamata Banerjee congratulates Team India for historic cricket Test & series win in Australia

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 (16:28 IST)
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday congratulated Team India for the historic cricket Test and series win in Australia.

Taking to her tweeter handle, Ms Banerjee said, “Congratulations to Team India for the historic cricket Test and series win in Australia.”

“We are all so proud of you all for this wonderful team effort. Jai Hind!” she added.

Bollywood superstar and Brand Ambassador of West Bengal Shah Rukh Khanin a tweet said, “What an absolutely marvellous victory for our team!!! Stayed up all night to watch it unfold ball by ball. Now will sleep peacefully for a bit and savour this historic moment. Love to all our boys and greatly admire their resilience to power us through to this win. Chak De India!”

India withstood an all-out assault by Australia to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a record-breaking run chase in a stunning three-wicket win in the fourth Test at the Gabba.

Set an imposing target of 328 to win, India started day five at 4/0 and batted with courage, discipline and poise, Rishabh Pant sparking scenes of wild jubilation when he hit the winning runs with just 18 balls remaining.

It was the highest Test total ever chased down by a team in a fourth innings at the Gabba, and Australia’s first Test loss at the ground since 1988. Pant, unbeaten on 89, and Navdeep Saini (0 not out) were at the other batsmen at the crease as India finished at 329/7 to win the series 2-1. (UNI)

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