India reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after completing an eight-wicket win over Australia in the fourth Test at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.
With this victory, the Indians completed a turnaround from being 0-1 down after losing the first Test in Pune to win the series 2-1.
The Indian team suffered a bit of a hiccup when Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara were dismissed in the same over. The former was caught behind, while the in-form Pujara was run-out for a duck after a mix-up with Rahul.
There were no more wobbles for the hosts as stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane went on the attack right away. His two sixes off consecutive deliveries against Pat Cummins ended whatever hopes Australia had of winning the match.
In the end, Rahul notched up his sixth half-century of the series to guide India to a comfortable victory.
Australia 300 all out [Smith 111, Wade 57, Kuldeep 4-68] and 137 all out [Maxwell 45, Jadeja 3-24, Umesh 3-29, Ashwin 3-29] lost to India 332 all out [Jadeja 63, Rahul 60, Lyon 5-92] and 106-2 [Rahul 51*, Rahane 38*, Cummins 1-42] by 8 wickets.
Player of the Match – Ravindra Jadeja
Player of the Series – Ravindra Jadeja
Resuming on day four, needing just 87 runs to win, KL Rahul looked to be in fine touch once again as he hit some boundaries early on.