India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 4th day March 28, 2017

India complete the Test-trophy set

Stats highlights from India's win in Dharamsala, a victory that sealed the series for them
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India have won the series against all teams their last contest © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

3 Teams holding series titles against all other Test sides at the same point of time. India, with this series win, hold trophies against all Test teams. The first two teams to achieve this were Australia and South Africa. Australia managed this feat first time when they won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2004-05 in India and again after winning the Ashes 2006-07. South Africa achieved it after they won in Australia in 2012-13.

4 Instances of India going on to win a series after losing the first Test. Two of those have been against Australia - this series and the 2000-01 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The other two were: against England in 1972-73 and in Sri Lanka in 2015. The series result was 2-1 in all these cases. The last time Australia lost a series after winning the first match was in the 2005 Ashes. Click here for all teams winning a series by coming from behind.

It's the fourth time India have come back to win the series after losing the first Test © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

4 Consecutive series wins for India against Australia at home, since losing the 2004-05 series. India have lost only once to Australia in the last 10 series at home.

4 Consecutive series defeats for Australia in Asia. Before this, they lost the 2012-13 series in India, in 2014-15 in the UAE and in 2016 in Sri Lanka. In those three series, though, they had lost all the nine Tests played, compared to this series in which they won one and drew one. Before these four series, they won five of their previous seven series in the subcontinent; the two they lost in that period were both in India.

10 Wins for India in the 2016-17 season, the joint second-most by any team in a season. Australia had won 11 out of 12 in the 2005-06 season and 10 in 10 in 1999-00. The previous most wins for India were five each in 2004-05, 2009-10 and 2012-13.

1982 The last time an India batsman scored six or more 50-plus scores in a Test series, before KL Rahul in this series. Mohinder Amarnath against West Indies in 1982-83 was the last to do so. Only Sunil Gavaskar, in his debut series in 1970-71 in the West Indies, has had a longer such run for India. The last batsman to do this against Australia was Graham Gooch in the Ashes in 1993.

3 Man-of-the-Match awards for Ravindra Jadeja this season - the joint-most for India. Virat Kohli also got three such awards. No one else got more than one. But Jadeja is the only one to receive one such award in each of the three major series - against New Zealand, England and Australia. This was Jadeja's fifth Man of the Match award and maiden Man of the Series award.

2 Number of batsmen to score more 50-plus scores in a four-match series than Rahul's six. Patsy Hendren did it in the West Indies in 1929-30 and Gavaskar in 1970-71. They batted eight innings to Rahul's seven.

140.74 Ajinkya Rahane's strike rate in his unbeaten 27-ball 38 - his highest in any Test innings. His scoring rate is also the second-highest for an India batsman in the fourth innings of a Test batting 25 balls or more.

2 Number of Steven Smith's centuries that have come in losing cause in Tests. Both have come in the last Tests of the series - in Sri Lanka last year and in this match. Out of his 20 centuries, Australia have won on 13 occasions and five have been drawn.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath

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  • jamess0065820 on April 2, 2017, 14:27 GMT

    also icc world cup wait and watch guys!!!!!!!!

  • DHRUMEL on March 31, 2017, 12:58 GMT

    i'm sure this team will put up a good display overseas, especially because of our pace bowlers. yadav has made big progress and is definitely in the top 10 best fast bowlers today. shammi being fit will be key, and ishant/bhuvi can provide good support. kuldeep will be an asset with his variety, accuracy and ability to turn the ball without much support from the pitch. also, with ashwin, jadeja and saha contributing well with the bat, we can afford to play 5 bowlers.

  • hari on March 30, 2017, 1:59 GMT

    India won in England 3 times in their history and drew once i guess. Please don't bring stats before independence those were freebies to England.

    Against NZ in NZ we played 9 series won 2 drawn 2 and lost 5 as opposed to NZ not winning a test series ever in India out of 12 tries drawing once and losing 11 times

    SA is probably the worst place for India to tour followed by AUS. Rest of the world we may not be winning always but decent overall considering the ruthlessness at home.

    Against Aus 03/04 and 07/08 India played very well. Dhonis stupid defensive captaincy caused a downfall in recent tours but that may be back to winning ways again under kohli.

  • hari on March 30, 2017, 1:50 GMT

    India played against NZ in NZ 9 times in their entire history. Won 3-1 in 67/68 Won 1-0 in 08/09

    Drawn 1-1 in 75/76 Drawn 0-0 in 93/94

    Lost 5 times

    NZ played Ind in India 11 times and lost every time with one drawn series. So India toured NZ exceptionally well till now.

  • pramathesh on March 29, 2017, 17:09 GMT

    It will be better to exclude Pak who last toured India in 2007 & Zim who last toured India in 2005. In India, Pak won 1987 series,levelled 1999 &2005 series & beat india in 1999 Asia test championship game at Kolkata.

  •   Sarathy PB on March 29, 2017, 7:59 GMT

    Shifting to Champions Trophy, My X1 will be,

    Rohit, Rahul, Kohli, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Jadhav, Hardik, Jaddu, Ashwin, Bumrah, Shami

    Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Bhuvi, Umesh,

  • Ajay on March 29, 2017, 6:31 GMT

    @ibrahim_irfan - Here's a myth buster for you. Let's look at the recent cycle (or you can still choose to live in 1980's and 90's). Last 4 years (ranking cycle is refreshed every 4 years) India toured away (Eng, SA, NZ, AUS, SL, WI, BD) and have following record. 21 Played, 8 losses, 5 wins, 8 draws. Now @home (vs WI, Aus, SA, NZ, Eng, BD). Score is 19 wins, 1 loss, 3 draws. Most Pak fans still living in the past 1990's say that they are better traveling team but their away record is worse than India. Pak played in SA, SL, Eng, NZ, AUS, ZIM, BD. 21 Played, 14 losses (surprise surprise) - 6 wins, 1 draw. Do you see the difference. @Your home you have - 9 wins, 4 losses, 3 draws. Both your home and away record is much much worse. You have almost 2 times the number of away losses than India.Your current ranking of 6th in test, 8th ODI, 6th T20 is well justified. All these numbers are actual stats/results and not randomly pulled from thin air like you. Do the math if you can.

  • b.misl9017082 on March 29, 2017, 6:24 GMT

    10dulkaRulezz on March 29, 2017, 2:05 GMT- Australia won away in IND, SA, WI, SRI, NZ, don't remember the years but that is where they've won since 2004.

  • Mahendra Kumar on March 29, 2017, 5:12 GMT

    Now its time, India starts wining abroad. If all is well, generally the playing 11 shall be: M Vijay, K L Rahul, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, R Jadeja, W Saha, R Ashwin, U Yadav, Md Shami, B Kumar / H Pandaya/ I Sharma (depending on pitches). Others: S Dhawan, R Sharma, Kuldseep Yadav For Replacement: Panchal, M Tiwary / M Pandey, P Patel / D Karthik / N Ojha, V Aron / S Thakur, J Yadav / P Rasool, Axer Patel, A Mishra

  • Mradul on March 29, 2017, 4:56 GMT

    I think most fans here need to know how to use statsguru. Since beginning of year 2000, England has played most test at home, 123, compared to that India played only 86. Win loss Ratio for India is 4 which is second only to Aus's 5. If wining at home is that easy then how come no other team has win loss ratio of more than 3? Let's turn the requirement to play away. India is 3rd on Win loss record! Only behind Aus and SA. People from Pak, who are claiming to be better than India, come 5th on this list sorted by win loss ratio. If we narrow it down to start from Jan 2014, Pak is 6th and India is still 3rd. Though they have played less tests Pak has still lost many more tests than India. I don't see how they are better in any way.

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