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Ravi Shastri delighted with Team India's 'unreal' win over Australia in 'toughest tour ever'

05:22 PM Jan 19, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

On Tuesday, India beat Australia by three wickets against all odds in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba to take the series 2-1. With this victory, India has retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

Delighted at the 'unreal' win, head coach Ravi Shastri described the Australia tour as the toughest ever, especially after the Adelaide debacle where the visitors were dismissed for their lowest Test score of 36.

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"It is the toughest tour ever. Nothing surpasses this. After 36 all out, this is unreal," Shastri said after the three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test here which sealed the series 2-1 in favour of the tourists. "Feeling defeated is one thing but giving up is not in our vocabulary."

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Chasing 328, India achieved the target in 97 overs with Rishabh 'nerves of steel' Pant remaining unbeaten on 89. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara also scored 91 and 56 runs respectively.

West Indies were the last one to beat Australia at Gabba, a venue which is considered a fortress for the Australian team.

In all, Australia had won 40 out of the 62 games they played at the venue prior to this match, losing just eight.

Four of those losses have come against England while three came against West Indies, the last of which was in 1988. One came against New Zealand.

India have played seven matches, losing five, drawing one and winning the one in the ongoing series.

This is also the first time Australia have not won at The Gabba since 2012.

Back in November 2012, they had drawn against South Africa. Following that draw, they beat England (twice), India, New Zealand, Pakistan (twice) and Sri Lanka.

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