Winning a Test match without Virat and Rohit is terrific: Sachin Tendulkar
Mumbai : Team India once again proved that their performance as a team does not depend on a few names and they are well capable of keeping things in their favour in all conditions.
The Boxing Day Test match concluded in four days with results in India's favour. The hosts faced defeat by 8 wickets, credit to their low scores in both the innings.
Lauding the efforts by Indian side, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on the team and tagged it as a "terrific achievement".
"To win a Test match without Virat, Rohit, Ishant and Shami is a terrific achievement. Loved the resilience and character shown by the team to put behind the loss in the 1st Test and level the series. Brilliant win. Well done TEAM INDIA!," Sachin Tendulkar wrote on Instagram.
Captain Ajinkya Rahane was adjudged the 'Man of the Match' for his stupendous performance (112 & 27*) in the Boxing Day Test.
The result becomes more special as the team had to face a disastrous defeat in the first Test match.
Chasing a low total of 70 runs, India achieved the target in mere 15.5 overs for the loss of two wickets.
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane (27 not out) and opener Shubhman Gill (35 not out) took the side past the finish line after India lost Mayank Agarwal (5) and Cheteshwar Pujara (3).
Earlier, India wrapped up Australia's second innings for mere 200 runs after they continued their game from 133 for six.
Australia: 195 and 200 in 103.1 overs (C Green 45, M Wade 40, M Labuschagne 28; M Siraj 3/37, R Jadeja 2/28, J Bumrah 2/54)
India: 326 and 70 for 2 in 15.5 overs. (S Gill 35 not out, A Rahane 27 not out; M Starc 1/20, P Cummins 1/22).