On this day, India registered its first Test series win in Australia

DN Bureau

It was on January 7, 2019, when India registered its first-ever series win on Australian soil.

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New Delhi: It was on January 7, 2019, when India registered its first-ever series win on Australian soil.

The fourth Test of the four-match series ended in a draw between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), and as a result, India went on register a 2-1 win in the series.

In the four-match series, India recorded victories in the first and third Tests.

India won the first Test at Adelaide by 31 runs, while they recorded a win in the third Test by 137 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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After winning the first match, India lost the second Test by 146 runs, and the series was levelled at 1-1.

But Kohli's team managed to win the third Test, to tilt the balance in their favour.

During the 2018/19 series, the Tim Paine-led side was without star batters David Warner and Steve Smith as the duo was facing a one-year suspension for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in March 2018.

Both India and Australia are slated to play a four-match Test series in Australia later this year.

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Before that, they will play a three-match ODI series, slated to begin from January 14.

Currently, India is at the top in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings while Australia is in the second position. (ANI)








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