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Why this win is so special for Team India


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Why this win is so special for Team India

  • India won their first series under Dhoni's captaincy.
  • India won Border-Gavaskar trophy for the first time since 2003-04 (though India had only levelled the series at that time, they kept the trophy by virtue of their 2-1 win in 2000-01 series).
     
  • India won a series 2-0 against Australia for the first time since 1979-8
     
  • Australia lost 2 Tests in a series for the first time since 2005 (when they lost to England 1-2 in 2005).
     
  • Australia lost 2 Tests in a series without registering a single win for the first time since 1983-84 (when they lost to West Indies
     
  • Only the second series defeat for Australia under Ponting. They had lost to England in 2005 (1-2).
     
  • The defeat means Australia have not beaten India in a Test in last 6 Tests- a first for any side since Australia became the world champions in 1994-95.
     
  • India became the first side to win FOUR series against Australia in last 20 years. They had beaten Australia in 1996-97 (1-0),1997-98 (2-1), 2000-01 (2-1) and now (2-0). West Indies were the only team to beat Australia THRICE in last 20 years – 1988-89 (3-1), 1990-91 (2-1) and 1992-93 (2-1).

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