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Australia vs India 2018-19: Magnificent Performance by Indian Cricket Team, says Viv Richards

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: India celebrate with the trophy after a 2-1 series win after day five of the Fourth Test match in the series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 07, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images)

Former Windies legend Viv Richards has hailed Indian National Cricket team‘s performance in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Test series saying they were magnificent against Australia. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli & Co became the first Indian team to win a series Down Under as they beat the Aussies 2-1.

The visitors went to the final encounter at Sydney with an unassailable lead of 2-1. A plain draw would have served the purpose, but Virat Kohli went for the kill. They dominated the proceeding in the fourth Test opting to bat first after winning the toss. Riding on Cheteshwar Pujara’s 193 and Rishabh Pant’s 159*, India posted a mammoth 622 for seven before declaring. After a fabulous show from the batters, Kuldeep Yadav’s fifer helped India to restrict the hosts for 300.

Virat Kohli enforced a follow-on soon after as he was keen to go for another victory Down Under. However, the umpires had to call off the day’s play early due to bad light and play never resumed since then.

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Meanwhile, congratulation messages continue to poor even after a day following India’s historic Test series win. The latest addition to it is Viv Richards who stated that Virat Kohli & his boys were magnificent in Australia.

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Virat and his team for such a magnificent performance Down Under. It was always going to be tough, but you guys came out smelling sweet,” Richards said in a video message.

Richard hails Pujara

In addition to, Viv Richards also shared praise on Player of the Series, Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 521 runs at an average of 74 with the help of three centuries.

And to Pujara just magnificent batsmanship… I just felt real gold stuff. Well done to everyone. Magnificent performance again. Congratulations to the Indian team and to my good mate Ravi well done again,” he concluded.

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