ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has felicitated the Indian Cricket Team led by Virat Kohli on becoming the first Asian team to win a Test Series in Australia.
Congratulations to Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team for the first ever win by a subcontinent team in a test series in Australia
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 8, 2019
On Monday, the fourth and last Test match between India and Australia at Sydney ended in draw, enabling the visitors to seal the first ever series win against the Host on Australian soil by 2-1 after 1947/48.
With the victory, India has reinforced its status as the World’s number one Test team.
It was India’s 12th Tour to Australia featuring Test Series as well, which ended in India’s favour. Apart from India, no other Asian Team has ever succeeded to win a Test Series in Australia.
India bagged the first success in Adelaide Test by 31 runs but lost to Australia at Perth by 146 runs. However, India won the Melbourne Test as well by 137 runs while heavy rain didn’t let the fourth Test at Sydney to produce any result. Therefore, the four-match Test Series ended as India’s most successful and memorable tour to Australia.
Now South Africa remains the sole prominent Test Country, wherein India has yet to secure a series triumph in longest format of the game.
Test Captains in India’s First Away Series Victories
1968 in New Zealand – Pataudi
1971 in West Indies – Wadekar
1971 in England – Wadekar
1993 in Sri Lanka – Azhar
2000 in Bangladesh – Ganguly
2004 in Pakistan – Ganguly
2005 in Zimbabwe – Ganguly
2018 in Australia – Kohli pic.twitter.com/lU0B4xjYs0
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) January 7, 2019