India's bowlers needed only 4.3 overs on Sunday to claim a 137-run victory over Australia on the fifth day of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
World No 1-ranked India has taken a 2-1 lead in the four-match series and retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Virat Kohli is aiming to become the first India captain to win a Test series in Australia.
The fourth and final Test starts in Sydney on 3 January.
"The job is not done yet," Kohli said moments after winning the match.
Australia had resumed on the rain-delayed final day of play at 12.55 pm in a hopeless position at 258-8, requiring 141 runs to win.
Tail-ender Pat Cummins added two runs to his overnight score before he was caught at first slip off Jasprit Bumrah's bowling for 63 at 261-9.
Nathan Lyon, who had shared a defiant 46-run stand for the ninth wicket with Cummins, fell in the next over for seven. Lyon was caught behind off the bowling of fast bowler Ishant Sharma.
To celebrate, commemorate and commend India's magnificent triumph at the MCG, here's a look at some the best reactions from the Twitterati:
Unreal debut year for Jasprit Bumrah
And here is an update of most wickets in year of Test debut:
54 (avg 22.62) TM Alderman (Aus) 1981
49 (avg 23.20) CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988
48 (avg 21.02) JJ Bumrah (Ind) 2018
46 (avg 26.23) ST Finn (Eng) 2010
— Andrew Samson (@AWSStats) 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
The numbers that the Australian batting unit will find it hard to munch on
Australia's worst yearly collective batting averages of the past 100 years:
1) 21.58 in 1956 (when the pitches in England were made to suit Laker and then Aus toured India/Pakistan for the first time ever)
2) 25.35 in 1978 (at the height of WSC)
3) 26.03 in 2018#AUSvIND
— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) December 30, 2018
Best bowling-attack in the world
From the one win in South Africa to a 2-1 lead in Melbourne, Virat and his team is clearly the team that has progressed this year. The bowling is the best in the world. If the batting can stand up consistently this team can be a dominant one. Well played again. — Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) December 30, 2018
And Bumrah in his first year as a Test cricketer is the leader of the pack. Finishes with best bowling figures by an Indian in Australia
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 30, 2018
Any haters still doubting the credibility of the domestic set up?
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
'The fab four of Indian bowling' that's nicely put by Sanjay Manjrekar
2,3,3,2. Second inngs wickets once again shared between four Indian bowlers. Sign of a very good bowling attack.
FAB FOUR in the bowling now!
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 30, 2018
Gushing praise from the former Caribbean quick for the very terrific Jasprit Bumrah
Nice that there’s still appreciation & room in the game for the “quiet achiever”;Jasprit Bumrah’s not far off becoming the “gold standard”. Pujara proving that those who critique his scoring rate don’t quite grasp his significance to an evolving India batting lineup. — ian bishop (@irbishi) December 30, 2018
Virat Kohli the leading light
What a special win for the Indian side! VVS Laxman literally providing perspective of a wint at the MCG.
37 years 10 months ago was the last time India won a test at the MCG, none of the players from either sides were born. This win is one to savour & cherish for a long time and a perfect end to 2018 for Team India. Each player can be very proud of their contribution to this win👍 — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 30, 2018
Scenes from the joyus Indian dressing room, as you can notice the party in Melbourne has already begun
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
WOW! Ishant has been a part of Indian camp for the most glorious days of Indian Test cricket
Fitting that Ishant took the last wicket.. Most Test Wins outside Asia excluding Zimbabwe for India. 1) ISHANT SHARMA- 11 2) Rahul Dravid-10 3) VVS Laxman-10 4) Sunil Gavaskar-9 5) Bedi,Dhoni,Sachin,KOHLI-8#AUSVIND — Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) December 30, 2018
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"Jasprit really wanted to back his yorkers against Royals, he wanted to go back to his strengths and use his bouncer as he normally does," Shane Bond said.