India clinch series 2-1 after fourth Test against Australia ends in a draw | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne‘s century stand ensured there was no drama on the fifth day of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad as the final duel of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy ended in a draw.
India needed wickets to bring life into the contest but Head and Labuschagne showed great temprament, ensuring there was no fairytale win for the hosts.
The draw meant India clinched the series 2-1 and also sealed the World Test Championship final berth, courtesy a dramatic last-ball thrilling New Zealand win over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Christchurch.
India earlier took a 91-run first innings lead to put themselves in an unbeatable position heading into the final day but Australia made 175/2 batting resolutely to frustrate India and forcing a draw.
It was also the first Test of the series that lasted the full five days.
India now have held the Border-Gavaskar Trophy trophy since 2016-17.

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