Sachin Tendulkar thrilled with historic Boxing Day Test win: Incredible effort by India

first_imgIndia completed a historic Test victory over Australia on Sunday after high drama on Saturday. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon had defied the Indian attack for 14.1 overs on Day 4, pushing the Test into the fifth day.On Sunday, India needed just two wickets to win their first Boxing Day Test in Australia. After the win, fans were jubilant.India have never won a Test series in Australia but there is a distinct possibilty that Virat Kohli’s men will rewrite history. India had won the first Test at the Adelaide Oval before going down in Perth.In Melbourne, India dropped KL Rahul and Murali Vijay and made key changes to secure a well-deserved victory.India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test: REPORT | DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDVirat Kohli has every reason to be chuffed about this win. He led from the front with a fine 82, Cheteshwar Pujara continued his good form with a hundred, Rohit Sharma made his first Test fifty outside Asia since 2015, Rishabh Pant was brilliant behind the stumps and with the bat. More importantly, debutant Mayank Agarwal played two solid knocks.And India’s real stars were once again the bowlers. Led Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian attack gave Australia no chance on a pitch with variable bounce.Here are the first reactions on Twitter after a memorable win for India:Incredible effort by #TeamIndia to take a 2-1 lead, especially @Jaspritbumrah93 who has played an instrumental role in this win. He has gone from strength to strength in all formats of the game. Definitely one of the best in the world today. #INDvAUS Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 30, 2018Well done India! Yeh hui na baat..ise kehte hai asli jeet!#OverseasWinsSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 30, 2018Four world class bowlers in the playing XI & two world class bowlers ( Bhuvi & Ash) in the reserves. Indian cricket’s bowling has never had such robust health. #AUSVIND #IndianCricketSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 30, 2018India just to good in all departments this Test, well done 2-1 to India means Australia will need to fight in Syd to stop India winning the series. Enjoy your New YearsMitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 30, 201837 years 10 months ago was the last time India won a test at the MCG, none of the players from either sides were born. This win is one to savour & cherish for a long time and a perfect end to 2018 for Team India. Each player can be very proud of their contribution to this winVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 30, 2018Top stuff 2-1 up in the series #AUSvIND test series well done @Jaspritbumrah93 @cheteshwar1 @imVkohli proud of you guys.. make it 3-1 congratulations…Team india @BCCIHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 30, 2018Congrats Virat and Team india .. This has been a Test series that revives interest in the format,especially since we have wonSrinivas singer (@singersrinivas) December 30, 2018Finally 2-1 For India #AUSvIND #INDvAUS #Virat #Ss (@ArunSiva77) December 30, 2018Alarm can’t wake me up so early on a lazy winter sunday morning but final day of #INDvAUS Melbourne test did it with ease & it’s worth it.India beats Australia by 137 runs. #AusvInd @imVkohli @bhogleharshaSK Chauhan (@imshaileshkumar) December 30, 2018Let’s add Sydney#AUSvIND RANJAN (@itsalokranjan) December 30, 2018Kohli and Bumrah are the chief architects #AusvInd #INDvAUS .Pujara is a silent warrior Raj (@hemanthrj) December 30, 2018One another thing about this IND test team:They are drawing IND fans to the stadium to come & watch test cricket. Crowds have always been there for white-ball games, now with the brand of cricket this IND team plays in tests, the testmatch audience will soar#INDvAUS #AUSvINDCricopinions (@Cricopinions1) December 30, 2018150th test win for India.First time defeated Australia in Australia 2 times in a calendar year in tests.First ever test win at MCG in 37 years!This team can do anything and ready to face anyone!! Blessed era for fans. #AUSvIND Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 30, 2018Also Read | Tim Paine cries foul after Australia lose: We served India pitches that suit themAlso Read | We are not going to stop, ready for Sydney: Virat Kohli after historic Boxing Day Test winAlso Read | Boxing Day Test: Rishabh Pant breaks Indian wicket-keeping record in AustraliaAlso Read | Always dreamt of playing Test cricket: Jasprit Bumrah after record-breaking 9-wicket haulAlso Read | India in Boxing Day Tests in Australia: 5 losses, 2 draws and finally a win! A recapAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more