Rain frustrated for the first session on day 5. However, action resumed after a lengthy break and then the Indian bowlers in Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah got the job done in a matter of 5 overs.
Bumrah breached the resilience of Pat Cummins as he drew an edge and then Ishant got rid of Nathan Lyon to seal the deal for India.
Kohli and company have hence retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy courtesy this 137-runs win. The captain was not willing to be complacent with this win and wants to carry on the momentum.
"We are not going to stop here. This has given us more confidence to play more positive cricket in Sydney. We've done well in all three departments, which is why we've retained the trophy. But we want to continue. This is how we played in South Africa too, and we're not ready for the final game," Kohli said in the post-match presentation.
Fast bowlers were brilliant
Speaking about the role of the fast bowlers, Kohli said that as a captain he felt proud of this bowlers and also credited the role of Ranji Trophy for grooming the fast bowlers for the toil of Test cricket.
"We knew that it would be tough for Australia, but credit to our bowlers, especially Jasprit. The three fast bowlers have broken the record for most wickets by pacers in a calendar year for a team, which is brilliant."
"I certainly feel proud as a captain when they bowl in partnerships. No one is looking to out-bowl each other. Our first-class cricket is amazing, which is why we won. Credit must go to first-class set-up in India, which challenges our fast bowlers in India, and that helps them abroad," Kohli added.
When asked about how he feels to potentially become the first captain to win a Test series in Australia, Kohli said that he is not thinking too much.
"Honestly I cannot answer that. Nothing can distract us from trying to win that final Test, because we've never been in a position to win a series," the captain signed off.