With a great comeback it has been for host. After losing the first Test match comprehensively, India came back strongly in second Test. The third test ended in a draw as India and Australia went into the last Test match with the series hanging in balance.
But it was India who came out on top in Dharamsala Test. After bowling out Australia for 300, Ajinkya Rahane side took the lead and bowled out the Aussies for 137 in the second innings. With a target of 106 to chase, KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane took the host home after Murali Vijay and Rahul added 46 for the first wicket. India clinch the series 2-1 and reclaim the border-gavaskar trophy.
In After all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and wicket-keeper batsmam Wriddhiman Saha helped India take a 32-run lead in the morning session of Day 3 of the fourth Test against Australia at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, the Ajinkya Rahane bowled out Australia for 137 runs to set a target of 106 runs for themselves. They ended Day 3 at 19 for no loss, needing 87 more runs to victory with two days of play remaining.
India middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (57) and opener KL Rahul (60) impressed with gritty half-centuries but Aussies off-spinner Nathan Lyon took four wickets to dent India's charge towards the host first innings of 300. Ajinkya Rahane side looked in a comfortable position at tea and looked set to overhaul Aussies score easily but things took a turn for the worse in the final session as the hosts lost four wickets cheaply to throw away their advantage. The host were 248 for six at stumps on Day 2, still trailing by 52 runs. Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane (46) put up a brief fight but also fell victim to Lyon's guile.
India were 153 for two at tea break and looked good to take a first innings lead without much fuss but like Aussies in the their first innings, India lost wickets in a bunch to hand the momentum back to the Kangaroos.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (30) played a patient knock but was trapped plumb in front of the stumps by Lyon. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (16*) and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha (10*) hit some big shots towards the fag end of the day to take India closer to Australia's score.
Seamer Pat Cummins impressed for the Aussies with his pace and bounce causing quite a few difficulties to the host batsman but openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay (11) played valiantly to keep the Australian fast bowler at bay, at least for a while.