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Kohli's team showed enormous grit throughout the series and as the captain had alluded to before traveling to Australia, his side won the crucial moments in the series.

'The fact that the reward has come in the most historic series for Indian cricket is the cherry on the top of the cake.

"But lead, with something in it, can be pretty serious, and that's what we have fired right through the series against Australia". In Australia, after Ashwin had contributed to India's win in the the opening Test in Adelaide and been injured, he was replaced by equally effective spinners in Ravi Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.

Centuries India produced across their four Tests against Australia, three from batsman Cheteshwar Pujara.

A draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday gave the visitors a 2-1 win - with the hosts being spared by the rain in a one-sided finale - and broke a 71-year cycle of unsuccessful tours Down Under.

Anushka Sharma was the happiest person on the Earth today as Virat Kohli became the first Indian and Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia.

Rishabh Pant with 350 runs and a sparkling hundred at the SCG with a record number of dismissals in an away series has now established himself as India's No 1 wicketkeeper in the Test format.

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Just one word to say, "proud", to lead this team and it's an honour and privilege. "They make a captain look good to be honest". However it was their batting that let them down and a one piece of statistic will scare the die-hard Aussie fans.

"I was part of the team that won the first time in West Indies and England, those were really special moments".

While Australia have undoubtedly struggled in the pair's absence, Vaughan said the team's problems ran much deeper and the Ashes series in England would highlight their deficiencies unless big changes were made.

Former captain Smith and his vice-captain Warner are serving 12-month bans for their role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa a year ago and are not available for selection until the end of March.

Australia finished this series without a single hundred in four Tests.

"It's a great feeling for all of us".

Paine said he had faith that senior batsmen Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh and the pace bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins would rediscover their best form after under-par series. Does this victory prove that this bunch is one of the finest Test teams to have left the Indian shores?

The lessons from series defeats in South Africa and England had laid the groundwork for this triumph that he said trumped even the 2011 World Cup triumph on home soil.

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