India clinched the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia 2-1 after the fourth test ended in a draw on Monday, March 13.
India, the winner of the Ind-Aus Test series, was awarded the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The men in blue won the BGT series for the fourth time in a row since the 2016-17 edition.
Both teams, Australia and India are in the first and the second spot on the World Test Championship (WTC) points table, respectively. After Australia’s win in the 3rd test against India, the Aussies became the first finalists of WTC Final 2023.
On the other, India secured their spot in the final after New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in a thrilling last-ball win match on March 13.
Had Sri Lanka swept New Zealand in their two-match series, and Australia denied India victory in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad, SL would have qualified for the WTC Final.
India has entered into the WTC final successively, with the previous one coming in the inaugural cycle in 2021. Last time India was defeated by NZ in the WTC final. The WTC-2023 final will be played in June after the Indian Premier League.
Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT 2023) Match Result, Most Runs, Wickets, Individual Scores, and Best Bowling Figures
|1st Test||Feb (9-13)||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur||Ind won by an inning and 132 runs|
|2nd Test||Feb (17-21)||Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi||Ind won by 6 Wickets|
|3rd Test||Mar (1-5)||Holkar Stadium, Indore||Aus won by 9 wickets|
|4th Test||Mar (9-13)||Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad||Match Drawn|
BGT 2023 Most Runs
BGT 2023 Most Wickets
BGT 2023: Highest Individual Scores
|Virat Kohli||186 off 364 balls||(15×4, 0x6)|
|Usman Khawaja||180 off 420 balls||(21×4 0x6)|
|Shubman Gill||128 off 235 balls||(12×4, 1×6)|
BGT 2023: Best Bowling Figures in an Innings
|Nathan Lyon||8/64 in 23.3 overs||Indore|
|Ravindra Jadeja||7/42 in 12.1 overs||Delhi|
|Todd Murphy||7/124 in 47 overs||Nagpur|
BGT Stats & Highlights
The Border Gavaskar Trophy started in 1996 and has seen 16 series played between the two teams, so far. While India has won 10, Aus has managed to win 5 series, and only one series has ended in a draw.
Have a look at some stats in the Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT), so far.
|Out of 56 matches since 1996/97, there are 24 matches won by India and 20 matches by Australia and the rest 12 went for the tie.|
|Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has been the most successful batsman scoring 3262 runs from 65 innings at an average of 56.24.|
|Nathan Lyon has been the most successful bowler in the series taking 116 wickets over 26 matches at an Economy of 3.05 followed by Ashwin who has 114 wickets from 22 Matches.|
|Sachin Tendulkar tops the list of highest-scorer in the BGT series, he has 9 centuries and 16 fifty-plus scores followed by former Australian captain Ricky Ponting who has 8 centuries and 12 fifty-plus scores.|
Ind Vs Aus 4th Test Highlights
The fourth Test ends in a draw, and India seals the series 2-1. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin won joint players of the series.
Aus 1st Innings: Australia scored an impressive total of 480 runs. Usman Khawaja smashed a brilliant 180 runs, while Cameron Green (114) was remarkable by scoring his maiden century. Ashwin took the most 6 wickets from India’s side.
India 1st Innings: With the help of Kohli’s (186 runs) after Shubman Gill’s ton earlier in the match. India managed to score 571 which helped them take the lead of 91 runs.
Aus 2nd Innings: 175/5 declared, Travis Head (90 runs) and Marnus Labuschagne headlined the last day of play in Ahmedabad Test.
Travis Head (90 runs) and Marnus Labuschagne headlined the last day of play in Ahmedabad Test.
Ind Vs Aus 3rd Test Highlights
Australia has won the 3rd test by 9 wickets against India, it marks their first win in the BGT-2023 series. Nathan Lyon won the player of the match award for his match-winning spell of 8/64 in the second innings.
India 1st Innings: Australia bowled out India for 109, Matthew Kuhnemann took a maiden 5-wicket haul while Nathan Lyon took 3/35. Virat Kohli (22 Runs) was the top scorer for India.
Australia 1st Innings: Aussies ended the day with 156/4 and a lead of 47 runs. Usman Khawaja (60 runs) made the half-century. For India, Ravindra Jadeja took 4 wickets.
India 2nd Innings: 163/10, Pujara with 59 runs was the highest scorer. Nathan Lyon took 8 wickets conceding 64 runs.
Australia 2nd Innings: 78/1, Travish 49 not out, Marnus Labushchagne 28 not out.
Ind vs Aus 2nd Test Highlights
Australia won the toss and decided to bat first but failed to score big, however, Usman Khawaja (81) and Peter Handscomb (72) tried hard to face Indian spin but they all out at 263, same happened with India who scored 262.
The second inning was poor by Australia (113), India (114/4) won the match on 3rd day. Ravindra Jadeja took 7 wickets in second inning, 3 wickets in the first inning, and was awarded as man of the match.
Ind Vs Aus 1st Test Highlights
India won the first Test match by an inning & 132 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series. Ravindra Jadeja won the player of the match award (5/47, 2/34 & 70). His all-around show helped India dictate terms.
Australia 1st Innings: India bowled out Australia for 177 runs on day 1 of the first Test match. Jadeja took a 5-wicket haul and Ashwin bagged three. Marnus Labuschagne is the highest scorer for Aus, scoring 49 runs.
India 1st Innings: India scored 400/10 and lead by 223 in the first innings. Rohit Sharma scored the most 120 runs.
Australia 2nd Innings: 91-all out. Ravichandran Ashwin took the most 5 wickets.
Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 Squads
Both teams dealt with a couple of injury issues since the start of the first Test match. India’s star performer, Jasprit Bumrah missed the whole series. Other than Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer missed the first test from India’s side due to a back injury.
On the other, Aussie bowlers Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and all-rounder Cameron Green missed the first & second test matches, due to injury-related issues. However, Starc and Cameron Green played in the 3rd match, unlike Hazlewood who was out of the whole series.
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
Pat Cummins (C), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vice-captain), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.
BGT 2023 FAQs
A. India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia 2-1.
A. India hosted Australia for a four-match Border Gavaskar Test Series-2023.
A. There have been 16 editions of BGT since 1996.
A. India won the last edition (2020-21) of the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
A. Out of 56 matches, India won the most 24 matches while Aus won 20 matches and the rest 12 went for the tie.
A. Usman Khawaja (333 runs) is the top run scorer in the BGT 2023.
A. Ravichandran Ashwin (25 wickets) is the highest wicket-taker in BGT 2023.