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Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane celebrates with the teammates on the 5th day of the third test match between Australia and India, at Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday. | ANI

I looked good because everyone contributed, says captain Ajinkya Rahane on Brisbane win

Speaking about the series, Rahane said it was tough after Adelaide Test, as more players were injured and that they went into the final match 'just wanting to play good cricket'.
Team India celebrates after beating Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test match in Brisbane on 19 January, 2021 | Twitter@imVkohli

India is No.1 in ICC World Test Championship standings after big win at Gabba

The victory Down Under handed India 430 points, putting it ahead of New Zealand (420) and Australia (332).

India deserves full credit, never underestimate them, says Australia coach Justin Langer

Justin Langer also applauded Rishabh Pant for playing a match-winning knock on the final day of the Gabba Test, saying that Pant's innings reminded him of Ben Stokes at Headingley.
India skipper Ajinkya Rahane during the Test match against Australia in Brisbane on 19 January, 2021 | Twitter

Don’t know how to describe this, says ‘proud’ captain Rahane after India’s series win

Rishabh Pant calls series win 'biggest moment of my life' as Australia captain Tim Paine admits they were outplayed by by a 'disciplined and tough Indian side'.
Rishabh Pant during the Test match against Australia in Brisbane on 19 January, 2021 | Twitter

Pant, Gill, Pujara — different styles but same resolve power India to historic Gabba win

Day 5 will stand out but it wouldn't have mattered if Washington Sundar & Shardul Thakur didn't do their magic on Day 3. They gave hope of a fight, and Pujara, Gill, Pant honoured that fight.
Team India celebrates after beating Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test match in Brisbane on 19 January, 2021 | Twitter@imVkohli

‘Well done, India’ — BCCI announces Rs 5 crore bonus after series win against Australia

The last time a visiting team came out triumphant was back in 1988 when the mighty West Indian outfit under the leadership of Viv Richards thrashed Allan Border's team by 9 wickets.
Team India celebrates after beating Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test match in Brisbane, on 19 January, 2021 | @BCCI | Twitter

Young, fearless India pull off 3-wicket win against Australia, retain Border-Gavaskar trophy

Resuming at four for none on the final day, India overhauled the target with 18 balls to spare in a match that went down to the wire.
File photo of the Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open | Photo: ausopen.com

Australian Open to continue as scheduled, 47 players sent to 14-day hotel quarantine

More than 1,200 officials, players & support teams will be arriving in Australia ahead of the tournament that begins 8 February. All will be subject to isolation and daily tests.
Hanuma Vihari and Babul Supriyo | Twitter

‘Legend, tweet of the year’ — cricketer Hanuma Vihari’s jibe at Babul Supriyo wins internet

BJP minister Babul Supriyo accused Hanuma Vihari of 'murdering cricket' before the latter's match-saving knock against Australia Monday.
Cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin with wife Prithi | Twitter | @prithinarayanan

‘Treat Paine like crying daughter’ — Ashwin’s wife bowls over Twitter with support to him

Prithi Ashwin was tweeting throughout the match Monday, offering constant support and hilarious advice to husband R. Ashwin while he was batting with an injured back.

On Camera

Excise duties & Robin Hood politics — why fuel prices are rising despite low global rates

In episode 668 of Cut The Clutter, ThePrint’s Shekhar Gupta narrates the story of fuel pricing in the country to unpack why prices have risen drastically.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

IMF projects 11.5% growth rate for India in 2021, only country with double digit growth

The International Monetary Fund's projections indicate a strong recovery for the Indian economy after it is estimated to have contracted by 8% in 2020.

Defence

Colonel Mohammad Mohtashim Hyder Chowdhury, leader of the Bangladesh contingent that participated in the Republic Day parade | PTI

Defence ties with India to get ‘new dimension’ — Bangladesh contingent leader after R-Day march

Colonel Mohammad Mohtashim Hyder Chowdhury tells ThePrint participating in India's Republic Day parade will have 'positive impact for the future'.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

7 reasons why Modi govt is in retreat on farm reform laws

Farm reform could’ve been high point of Modi’s second term. But lack of patience, understanding and contempt for history have turned it into a disaster.