After a loss in the first two games of the league stage, Australia went on to win eight consecutive games to reach the finals against India, which they won by six wickets, thanks to Travis Head's masterclass inning of 137 runs.
Indian bowlers appeared in best shape on Monday as they wrapped Australia’s second innings for small total of 137 runs in the fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Monday.
Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, and pacer Umesh Yadav claimed three wickets each, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a single wicket, as India got an easy target of 106 runs at the picturesque HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.
Australian batting line-up collapsed like dominoes as five of their batsmen were dismissed for a single-digit score.
Middle-order batsman Glenn Maxwell hit highest 45 runs in Australia’s second innings, while fighting hard against the highly-dominating Indians. He scored a six and boundary to excite the spectators.
Off-spinner Ashwin (3/29) took the scalp of Maxwell, tapping him right on front. The 28-year-old batsman reviewed the umpire’s decision, however, failed to overturn the judgment.