On 15th January 2021, India took to the field at the Gabba with a young team looking to beat Australia in Brisbane for the first time in 42 years. And the young brigade stunned the world as they scripted the historic Gabba victory with their determination, grit and unwavering courage.
Ajinkya Rahane lead a team that featured two debutants and four players with hardly a couple of games under their belt to glory as they broke Australia’s 33 year-long unbeaten streak at the venue. The likes of Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj stepped up in the absence of the senior pros to etch their name in the history books.
With the win, India won the Border Gavaskar Trophy for the second time Down Under as skipper Rahane extended his unbeaten streak. The Indian team bounced back from the nerve wreaking pink ball Test without its charming leader Virat Kohli and pace spearheads Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami to pull off a Herculean task. And that made the win even more special.
Netizens hail India’s Gabba victory following England’s horror show in Brisbane
Following a disastrous batting performance in the first innings and a rather luckless second innings with the ball, England has bounced back strongly. Following yet another rocky start Joe Root and Dawid Malan have steadied the ship. The duo had reduced the lead to under 50 when Nathan Lyon struck triggering the landslide as England managed just 74 runs for the last eight wickets.
Malan’s wicket turned the table for the Englishmen as their batting order collapsed like a house of cards. While it seemed like the visitors might go on to put a fighting total on the board, all they managed is a 20 run lead which the Aussies chased down at the expense of a single wicket.
The comprehensive loss saw the netizens remind the world how Indian breached fortress Gabba with a young side. The fans were ecstatic to relive the historic win as England look to script history by overturning the lead and winning back the urn from the hosts.