India v Australia, 5th ODI, New Delhi March 13, 2019

0-2 to 3-2 - Australia script a comeback to remember

Pat Cummins and Usman Khawaja top the charts at the end of Australia's memorable series win

The victorious Australian team poses with the trophy after winning the series © Getty Images

5 - Instances of teams winning an ODI series after being 2-0 down after two games. Australia's remarkable comeback came after South Africa had achieved this twice and Bangladesh and Pakistan once before. This is the second time India have lost a series after being 2-0 ahead. They had lost against Pakistan in a six-match series after being 2-0 ahead in 2004-05.

Teams winning a series after being 0-2 down (5+ matches)
Team Opposition Mats Season
 South Africa  Pakistan  5  2003-04
 Bangladesh  Zimbabwe  5  2004-05
 Pakistan  India  6  2004-05
 South Africa  England  5  2015-16
 Australia  India  5  2018-19

2009 - The last time India had lost three ODIs in a row at home, which was also against Australia. That was also the last time Australia won an ODI series in India. The last time India lost three successive ODIs anywhere was also against Australia, in Australia in January 2016.

6 - Number of consecutive ODI series Australia had lost before this victory. Their last series win had come against Pakistan at home in 2016-17. Their last win away from home was in Sri Lanka in 2016.

14 - Wickets for Pat Cummins in the series - the joint-most by an Australia bowler in any bilateral series after Mitchell Johnson and Clint McKay. It is also the most by a bowler against India in India in a series of five or fewer matches.

3 - Australian bowlers who have averaged less than 30 in this series - Cummins (14 wickets at 15.71), Adam Zampa (11 wickets at 25.81) and Jhye Richardson (eight wickets at 21.12). For India, none of the bowlers who played more than two matches averaged less than 30. Kuldeep Yadav was the top wicket-taker for India, with ten wickets at 30.20.

383 - Runs for Usman Khawaja in the series, which is the most by any batsman versus India in a bilateral series of five or fewer matches. Before this series, he had a career average of 32.38 with no hundreds. Now he averages 42 with two centuries.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo @SeerviBharath

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