Rishabh Pant helped India, depleted by injuries, to a thrilling victory at the Gabba which ended Australia’s 32-year undefeated run at the Gabba.
The injury-ravaged Indian side produced a record-breaking final day chase to win the fourth Test by three wickets and the series 2-1.
Pant (89), Shubman Gill (91) and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) starred with the bat as India ticked off the winning runs with just 18 balls left in the day.
It was Australia’s first loss at the ground since 1988. It left Tim Paine’s future as the skipper of the hosts under serious jeopardy.
“Absolutely disappointed, no doubt about that,” Paine said. “[It was] probably a bit of a trend the whole series, in the key moments, whether with bat or in the field we were found wanting and completely outplayed by a disciplined really tough India side who really deserved this series win.”
“I thought India turned up today, their batting group put their bodies on the line. Wore balls in the hand, arm, chest and just kept soldiering on so full credit to them.”