What a win!! Proud to be part of this unit . Onto Sydney now. Jai hind 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/DsW8WXRMGj— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 30, 2018
Incredible effort by #TeamIndia to take a 2-1 lead, especially @Jaspritbumrah93 who has played an instrumental role in this win. He has gone from strength to strength in all formats of the game. Definitely one of the best in the world today. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/vweoHd0nEE
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 30, 2018
And that's a wrap on Melbourne! What a rollercoaster of a game it has been. Games like these bring out the true beauty of test cricket. Thank you all for your wishes. Ending 2018 with this lovely memory. On to the final one now! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/durwAO5HmC — cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) December 30, 2018
The pace triplet at The G. This was such a historic Test. Proud feeling to be a part of this group. Record breaking 130+ wickets in 2018 #TeamIndia @circleofcricket @ESPNcricinfo pic.twitter.com/wYreTY3XtT— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) December 30, 2018
Not an easy place to come and win and every test win here needs to be cherished like there is no tomorrow. Special mention to @imVkohli @cheteshwar1 and our very own Malcom M @Jaspritbumrah93 👏 pic.twitter.com/jIB8oJ0eMG
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) December 30, 2018
India just to good in all departments this Test, well done 👍🏼 2-1 to India means Australia will need to fight in Syd to stop India winning the series. Enjoy your New Years 🍻 — Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 30, 2018
Memorable win for #TeamIndia at the MCG. Great team effort and now we have an opportunity to create history at Sydney. Congratulations to each and every member of the team and to our domestic cricket where our cricketers enhance their skills. pic.twitter.com/osU6HHCSQl
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 30, 2018
Rubber retained. Can @imVkohli and Co become the first India side to win a series in Australia? I believe they will. Best bowling attack in the world, and batsmen — not just Kohli — looking in good nick. Difficult to thwart. — Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 30, 2018
The win goes on to show how India are a terrifically well-balanced side with clear match winners in both the batting and bowling departments. World number one with good reason #AUSvIND
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) December 30, 2018
From Cape Town to Melbourne, how far has this team travelled this year #AUSvIND — Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 30, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 30, 2018
Kohli leads the team around the ground to thank the fans for their support. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/Xl0GZZSgy1 — Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) December 30, 2018
Rain washed out the entire first session of play but once it cleared up, India were up and ready for it.
Weather’s cleared, still loads of overs to be bowled today, only two wickets to get, but all of India on tenterhooks
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 30, 2018
It was Jasprit Bumrah at the forefront with the ball once again as he removed the gritty Pat Cummins after he had batted out of his skin to achieve his highest Test score.
There are only two Australians who have faced 100 balls in an innings more than once in this series. One is Usman Khawaja. The other is Pat Cummins. #AUSvIND — Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) December 30, 2018
— Adam Collins (@collinsadam) December 30, 2018
Ishant Sharma took the final wicket, when he had Nathan Lyon caught behind off a bouncer, to become the sixth highest wicket taker for India in Tests.
Ishant Sharma now has 267 Test wickets. Becomes the sixth highest wicket-taker in Test cricket for India!#AusvInd#AusvsInd — Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 30, 2018
Congratulations @BCCI Very good win ... and am glad they won !!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) December 30, 2018
There was a lot of talk about India’s first-class cricket structure and the point was not lost on all post the game.
Interesting how both @imVkohli & @Jaspritbumrah93 praise the significance of the Ranji Trophy in their player development. Shame we’re not sharing the same sentiment with Sheffield Shield. #AUDvIND — Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 30, 2018
Virat crediting fc system. Bumrah crediting Ranji Trophy. We all know they mean the Jallandhar Railway Canteen Staff
— Sidvee (@sidvee) December 30, 2018
Now THATS what I like about @imVkohli - HIGHLIGHTED first class cricket in India. Hope someone in the roster of Australian commentators is listening! 👍👍 #AUSVIND — RK (@RK_sports) December 30, 2018
Interesting post-match presention. Both Virat Kohli and Player of the Match Jasprit Bumrah stressing on how vital the Ranji Trophy and the First Class structure has been in grooming the Indian players for greater things in Test cricket. Good, classy counter attack. #AUSvIND
— Ajesh Ramachandran (@Edged_and_taken) December 30, 2018