‘History Made’: How Aussie Media Reported India’s Test Series Win

As India took home the Test series, the Australian media cited batting as the main reason for their defeat.

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The Indian cricket team made history by defeating Australia in a Test series at their home soil, becoming the first Asian nation to do so.

As India took home the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 2-1 scoreline, the Australian media cited their team’s batting as the main reason for the defeat.

As India took home the Test series, the Australian media cited batting as the main reason for their defeat.
India’s cricket team celebrate with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they celebrate their series win over Australia after play was called off on Day 5 of the Test match in Sydney.
(Photo: AP)

History Made: FOX Sports

Fox Sports Australia said India ended its 71-year torture by claiming its first-ever test series win in Australia.

“The result was confirmed at the SCG on a dreary day five when a ball wasn’t bowled and the fourth and final Test was called a draw.”
FOX Sports

The news outlet quoted Australian captain Tim Paine as admitting that his side was comprehensively outplayed in the third and the fourth Tests but lamented a missed opportunity in Adelaide.


A Historic Test Series Fizzled Out at the SCG: ABC

ABC Australia said India’s first series win in Australia made history as it is the first team from Asia to win a Test series on Australian soil.

ABC termed Australia’s batting the team’s real ‘Achilles heel’, as the side crossed 300 runs only twice in four matches.

“Batting has been the real Achilles heel for the home side, with Australia able to pass 300 runs just twice in eight innings.”
ABC Australia

Weather Helped Australia Escape With a Draw at SCG: The West Australian

The West Australian said the tourists (India), led by a magnificent performance by Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah, exposed the void left by the suspension of Steve Smith and David Warner.

“The tourists, led by magnificent series from batting rock Cheteshwar Pujara and superb slinger Jasprit Bumrah, achieved it in clinical fashion to expose the immense void left by Steve Smith and David Warner’s suspensions and raise questions about the potency of Australia’s attack.”
The West Australian

India Clinches Historic First-ever Series on Aussie Soil: The Canberra Times

The Canberra Times also cited Australian batting as the main reason for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy defeat.

The daily said the Australian batting lineup went without a single century throughout the four-match series, further adding that the batting struggled in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner.

“There are many question marks over Australia’s batting, which struggled in the absence of suspended superstars Steve Smith and David Warner.”
The Canberra Times

Kohli Tips India for World Domination: The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph quoted the Indian skipper as saying that the series win is a stepping stone for the Indian team towards ‘greater things.’

It also said India has cemented its status as the world’s number one Test team.  

"Here we stand with the most outstanding result we can think of but it’s just a stepping stone for where we’re going in the future,” The Daily Telegraph quoted Kohli as saying.

“Virat Kohli has made the bold claim that his team will dominate world cricket, describing their historic series win in Australia as merely ‘a stepping stone’ to greater things.”
The Daily Telegraph

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