India force rare Australia follow-on in Sydney Test

India force rare Australia follow-on in Sydney Test

India force rare Australia follow-on in Sydney Test

Saw everyone emotional there, but I didn't feel it. "This is where the transition began and to win four years later is special".

"This is history and a terrific moment for Indian cricket", said country's greatest opener Sunil Gavaskar. "So they deserve to win the series", Paine admitted. He also backed the Australian team to bounce back from the transitional phase they are now in. Alongside Ajit Wadekar's side's twin triumph in the West Indies and England in 1971, Kapil's Devils or Rahul Dravid's sides' winning the 1986 or 2007 series in England, the members of the current side have now successfully etched their names in record books.

This loss is a continuation of a series of poor results for the Australian team since the ball-tampering fiasco in March 2018 and Kohli said that they will bounce back from it. "Australia are always going to be competitive".

Australia's batting woes returned on the third day of the fourth test on Saturday with the home side slumping to 236 for six when bad light and rain brought an early end to their response to India's mammoth first-innings tally. There have been positives and the team has talent, it was good for the batsmen to face the top bowling attack in the world.

"We've definitely had opportunities to make hundreds in the series, it's been execution or a few other amusing ways that people have got out, so that's it really".

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was named man-of-the-series for his three centuries and 521 runs overall at an average of 74. With the win in Australia, Kohli now has won 4 series as captain away from home.

"I got a start, a few of us got a start but none of us went on to make a big score, so it's pretty simple to work out what went wrong", Harris added.

"I'd been playing positively against the spinners and got out with a half-arsed shot so probably a bit disappointed with myself more than anything".

"I was well prepared. The most satisfying part of it was a team that was working towards this goal over the last 12 months", the coach said about improving as a team. The way the bowlers have dictated and dominated, not here but also in England and SA, it's something I haven't seen before.

It was a huge relief for the home side, having not won a Test since the ball-tampering "sandpapergate" scandal that rocked global cricket last March.

"When asked Pujara what's next for him in the year, he said", "Will be playing some first-class cricket & then during IPL, I may play County Cricket".

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