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India vs Australia: Hosts win 4th Test by 8 wickets to lift Border-Gavaskar Trophy

India have thus clinched the series 2-1 to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

SNS | Dharamsala |

Opener KL Rahul struck a half-century to help India defeat Australia by eight wickets in the fourth Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium, Dharamsala on Tuesday.

With this, India have clinched the series 2-1 to claim the shimmering Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Rahul remained unbeaten on 52 runs, while captain Ajinkya Rahane was on 38 (not out) at helm. Earlier, Murali Vijay (8) and Cheteshwar Pujara (0) were dismissed cheaply.

Rahul hammered the final nail in the coffin, scoring winning runs on a well-bowled delivery by spinner Steve O'Keefe.

For Australia, pacer Pat Cummins was the only successful bowler in India's small chase of the 106-run target.

"This is our best series win so far. I thought England was intense, but the way Australia gave us a fight it was amazing on their part but our guys kept bouncing back," India skipper Virat Kohli said in the post match ceremony.

Indian tweaker Ravindra Jadeja, who claimed 25 wickets in the four-match Test series, was awarded the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series.

"I developed as a player overall. Some time ago people didn't consider me a Test bowler. This season is a good response to them," Jadeja said after the victory.