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LAHORE – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their first ever Test series victory in Australia.

”Congratulations to Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team for the first ever win by a subcontinent team in a test series in Australia,” Khan wrote on Twitter message.

India on Monday became the first country from Asian subcontinent to thump Australia on their soil after a 2-1 Test series victory helmed by Virat Kohli.

Kohli ended India’s 71-year long wait for a Test series win on Australian soil, the scoreline could have been 3-1 had the rain stopped in the last match at Sydney.

India started their Australian tour with a 3-match T20 series with the first match at Brisbane that placed the hosts on top of the visitors. However, India levelled the series with a power-packed performance at Sydney and drew level the T20 series.

Having suffered a washout in England, the longer format series was the real challenge, however Kohli-led men in white crushed Aussies at Adelaide with a resounding victory.

At Perth, the hosts forced the series towards a cliffhanger after a thrilling win. However, the Indian side took an assailable 2-1 lead in the Boxing Day Test match at Melbourne.