Stats Highlights, Aus v Ind, 4th Test, Day 5
Adelaide, Jan 28: India’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Australia has further tarnished the visitors’ away record. The string of eight consecutive defeats is India’s second-worst streak of defeats on foreign soil. Australia, meanwhile, have strengthened their win-record with yet another clean sweep, their sixth such feat in a Test series that features four or more matches. Take a look at the numbers from the final day of the one-sided Test series.
- India lost the series 4-0 at Adelaide. This is the fifth time that India have lost all the Tests of a series that consists of four or more matches – in 1959 in England (five Tests), in 1961-62 in the West Indies (also five), in 1967-68 in Australia (four), in 2011 in England (four) and now in Australia (four).
- India are the only team to have suffered two consecutive away series losses by a 4-0 margin on two occasions. Between 1959 and 1962, they had lost two consecutive away series by a 5-0 margin.
- The string of eight consecutive defeats is India’s second-worst streak of defeats on foreign soil. They had lost 17 Tests in a row between 1959 and 1968 which is also a world record.
- Australia have won every match of a Test series of four or more matches on six occasions. The first came in 1920-21 when they beat England five times in five games. This was followed by another 5-0 drubbing of South Africa in 1931-32. India were at the receiving end when they were routed 4-0 in 1967-68. Australia then had to wait for about 33 years for another such instance. It came against the West Indies when the Caribbean side was blanked 5-0. The last such instance before the current one was against England when Australia beat their arch-rivals 5-0 in 2006-07.
- India provided the 14th instance of a side losing all Tests of a series of four or more matches. India’s five instances are followed by four by England, three by West Indies and one each by South Africa and Australia.
- During the eight-match losing streak, India lost four Tests by an innings margin. The lowest margin in the remaining four was of 122 runs.
- India’s batting average of 23.08 (runs per wicket) in the series is their worst ever in a series of four matches or more since 2004-05 when they averaged 22.49, also against Australia, at home.
- Nathan Lyon (four for 63) recorded his best figures in a home Test, beating his four for 69 against New Zealand at Brisbane last month.
- Ben Hilfenhaus ended with 27 wickets in the series. Only Craig McDermott (31 in 1991-92) and Wayne Clark (28 in 1977-78) have taken more wickets for Australia in a home series against India. Incidentally, McDermott and Clark’s performances came in a five-match series.
- Peter Siddle won his second Man-of-the-Match award in 31 matches. His only other award had come against South Africa at Sydney three years ago.
- Michael Clarke won his third Man-of-the-Series award. The other two were against New Zealand in 2008-09 and against England in 2009.
- At the end of the series:
Australia’s Test record: Played 741, Won 348, Lost 194, Drawn 197 and tied two
India’s Test record: Played 462, Won 112, Lost 147, Drawn 202 and tied one
- Australia v India head-to-head in Tests: Played 82, Australia 38, India 20, drawn 23, tied one