There is little doubt that Test cricket is often regarded as the highest and the most difficult form of the game. Not only is it a test of your skill but it also tests the fitness standards of players as it demands batting through longer passages of play and bowling longer spells. The shorter the game, the bigger the chances of an upset and thus Test cricket is never quite about the upsets but is won by the better side during the course of the five days.
India’s win in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 was a remarkable feat. The fact that a series win came after the visiting side lost the first Test miserably was a testimony of the character of the team which was also without their regular skipper Virat Kohli, who had opted for paternity leave after the opening defeat. They even breached Australia’s fortress “Gabba” in the final Test. The side battled injuries and verbals thrown at them by the media as well as the Australian cricketers to register a memorable win and now fans have voted the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar trophy as the ultimate Test series in cricket series in an ICC poll.
36 all-out. Ajinkya Rahane’s MCG ton. Steve Smith’s SCG masterclass and India’s stubborn resistance. The storming of the Gabba.
A comprehensive look back on the 2020/21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy which has been crowned #TheUltimateTestSeries 👑
— ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2021
Border-Gavaskar Trophy beats 2005 Ashes and 1999 India-Pak series to win
In the final battle, the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy was fighting it out against the 1999 series between India and Pakistan, but ultimately fans voted the India-Australia series as the best. The 2005 Ashes between England and Australia also made it to the semifinals, but it ended up losing to the 1999 series between India and Pakistan.