Pakistan PM Imran Khan congratulates Virat Kohli and team India for 'first ever win' in Test series in Australia

File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan (L) and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 08, 2019, 11.52 AM (IST)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday congratulated Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his team for their historic test series win in Australia. 

Imran, who is also the World Cup winning captain for Pakistan, took to his Twitter handle to extend his wishes to the Indian team and cricket fans.

"Congratulations to Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team for the first ever win by a subcontinent team in a test series in Australia," Imran tweeted.

Virat Kohli-led side ended a 71-year wait for a Test series victory Down Under. Their 2-1 victory was confirmed when the rain-affected fourth and final test ended in a draw at Sydney Cricket Ground early on Monday afternoon.
 
In the fourth and final test, India opted to bat and scored a mammoth 622-7 declared total in the first innings. 

The hosts were duly dismissed for 300 and Kohli did not hesitate to go for the jugular by enforcing the follow-on -- the first time in 30 years Australia had suffered such ignominy on home soil.

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Ultimately, it was the Sydney weather that saved Australia from a 3-1 humiliation with no play possible after tea on day four, when they had mustered up six runs without loss in their second innings.

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Imran, who is also the World Cup winning captain for Pakistan, took to his Twitter handle to extend his wishes to the Indian team and cricket fans.