India beat Australia: Is Virat Kohli the greatest India Test captain?

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Not only was Kumble correct with a 2-1 scoreline but also gave an insight on how bad weather and rain could play a major part in Sydney.

Kohli is passionate about Test cricket and said he wanted youngsters to look at what the team had achieved, and they way they have done it, for inspiration to keep the red ball game in focus as limited-overs formats gain ever more traction.

"India played the opposition they were presented with and it's a great achievement for them".

After India's maiden Test series triumph in Australia, Ravi Shastri sat down in front of the media and was at his controvesial best.

India had declared their first-innings at a huge score of 622 for seven after some incredible batting performances from the Indian batsmen. With their full focus on how to decode Kohli's genius, Australian team led by an out of depth Tim Paine realised late that Pujara has struck from the "blind side" with his near flawless defensive technique and three hundreds.

Individual centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159*) had scripted India's dominance in the first innings.

Mayank Agarwal (77) and Ravindra Jadeja (81) also made sigificant contributions with the bat.

Virat Kohli celebrates their test win in Melbourne. Maybe rain will play a part.

Coming into this fifth Test, India had an unassailable 2-1 series' lead after winning the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs and the third Test in Melbourne by 137 runs.

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"It's amusing, in a big series of four Tests you go back to a couple of key moments in the very first Test where we let ourselves down, or India outplayed us, and you get to the end of the series and it's really hard to take", said the wicketkeeper. And you have to earn the right to score runs eventually.

Tim Paine's side were unable to paper over the cracks left by their absence, and even the vaunted pace attack of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins failed to fire, except for spells in the victory in Perth.

For India, Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with a five-wicket haul.

They were due to resume their second innings on 6-0, having been forced to follow on at home for the first time in 30 years after being bowled out for 300 in reply to the tourists' first-innings total of 622-7 declared.

At stumps, Australia were still trailing by 316 runs, with Marcus Harris (two) and Usman Khawaja (four) batting at the crease.

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