Pat Cummins adjudges 'Man of the Series' whereas Pant bags 'Man of the Match'

India vs Australia Test Series: India overpowers Australia by three wickets in the series-decider final Test being played at the Gabba in Brisbane to seal the Border-Gavaskar series by 2-1. Pant bags MoM while Man of the series goes to Pat Cummins.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 19, 2021 14:08 IST
Pat Cummins adjudges 'Man of the Series' whereas Pant bags 'Man of the Match'
Pant, Gill, Thakur and Pujara are the heroes for Team India

AUS vs IND Test Series: As India overpowers Australia by three wickets in the series-decider final Test being played at the Gabba in Brisbane to seal the Border-Gavaskar series by 2-1. Pant hits the winning run for Ajinkaya Rahane led Team India. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara set the path to victory on Day 5 for India with Rishabh Pant playing a crucial role towards the end with his unbeaten 85. The 21-year-old classical batsman fell short of his maiden Test ton, eventually falling for 91, while Pujara scored a steller 56 from 211 balls.

Australia pacemen and the ICC No. 1 ranked Test bowler Pat Cummins has been adjudged 'Man of the Series' for his all-round performances throughout the Border-Gavaskar series. While Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant named as Man of the Match for his scintillating performances throughout the Test series.

Indian stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane receives the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the ''cool and composed'' captain extended his winning streak in the Tests. Moreover, Rahane also calls Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon on to handover a signed jersey to him on the occasion of his 100th Test.

''Good hard day of Test cricket today. Rishabh and the rest of India took the game on and deserved to win. I wanted the cracks to do a bit more. If we bowled well I think we could have picked up wickets. In Sydney the game was there to win on Day 5, we just didn't go for it, so yes, overall, quite happy,'' said Aussie speedster Cummins.

Team India beat Australia by 3 wickets to take Border-Gavaskar Trophy home
India beat Australia by 3 wickets to take Border-Gavaskar Trophy home

 

Pant said ''This one of my biggest days in life. The support the team has given me even when I was not playing has been incredible. It's a dream come true. We've been practicing hard after the first Test. The team management always backs me and tells me you are match-winner and you have to go out there and win and I am happy I did it today. It was a fifth day pitch and the ball was turning.''

Take a look at some stats during the IND vs AUS Test series as given below.

Highest successful run chases by India

406 vs WI Port of Spain 1975/76

387 vs Eng Chennai 2008/09

328 vs Aus Brisbane 2020/21 *

276 vs WI Delhi 2011/12

264 vs SL Kandy 2001