India first began touring Australia in 1947-48

Virat Kohli says captaining India to their first Test series victory in Australia is the “proudest” moment of his career.

The 2-1 series win was confirmed when the fifth day of the fourth Test in Sydney was washed out by rain and the match was drawn.

“I’ve never been more proud of being part of a team,” said Kohli.

“By far, this is my biggest achievement. The series win will give us a different identity.”

Australia went into the final day of the series with little hope of achieving the victory they needed to win the Test and draw the series.

They were due to resume their second innings on 6-0, having been forced to follow on at home for the first time in 30 years after being bowled out for 300 in reply to the tourists’ first-innings total of 622-7 declared.

But no play was possible and India, who first toured Australia in 1947-48, celebrated a famous victory.

“It’s a proud moment. More so because for the last 12 months we understand what we have gone through as a team,” said Kohli.

Australia struggled without batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner, who are serving a 12 month ban for the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa last March.

No Australia player managed to score a century in the series, while India managed five – three of those coming from Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 521 runs.

-BBC