India trounced Australia and reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

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India defeated Australia by 8 wickets to win the fourth and final Test to complete what has been a fantastic home season for Indian cricket. The win in the final Test also powered India to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Australia in the 4th and final Test in Dharamsala. India pushed Australia out of the contest as the bowlers put up their hands and dismissed Steve Smith and Co for a paltry total of 137. A first-innings lead of 32 runs meant that India were set a 106-run target to bag the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Chasing a modest 106-run winning target, the hosts overcame a couple of stutters to duly post a victory to seal off the fiery series 2-1. Opener KL Rahul remained 51 not out while stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane hammered a rapid unbeaten 38 as hosts ended at 106 for two. They ensured there were no great alarms after India had lost Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara in quick succession. With the Indian openers – Murali Vijay and KL Rahul – knocking off 19 of 106 runs without much fuss, the hometeam was expected to win the match comfortably. India sealed a memorable 2-1 series victory against Australia. Opener KL Rahul remained 51 not out while stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane hammered a rapid unbeaten 38 as hosts ended at 106 for two.

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