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Day 4

628dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

India sweep season with fourth series win

A sixth half-century in the series from KL Rahul and a touch of aggression from Ajinkya Rahane finally snuffed out the last of Australia's fight, sealing the series 2-1 for India

627dJarrod Kimber in Dharamsala

The season of Kohli, and all his men

Thirteen Tests, ten wins, four trophies. This is the story of India's historic home season, and the players that made it happen

628dDaniel Brettig

Smith's pride and pain at successful failure

Steven Smith has pointed out that despite losing the series, he is impressed with how his side, particularly Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins, have fared in unfavourable conditions

628dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Dharamsala

How hard hands loosened Australia's grip

In both Ranchi and Dharamsala, Australia fell short of posting truly daunting first-innings totals despite hundreds from Steven Smith. It was the lack of big scores from their openers that made i

628dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Dharamsala

Kohli credits Rahane for five-bowler strategy

Virat Kohli has said it was Ajinkya Rahane's decision to play five bowlers in Dharamsala; then he, Rahane and Anil Kumble decided on playing Kuldeep Yadav since he had the X-factor

Day 3

629dJarrod Kimber in Dharamsala

Australia's session of horror and melancholy

Australia had come to India well-prepared, and had competed for three-and-a-half Tests, but the middle session of the third day disrupted all their diligence

629dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Dharamsala

Umesh's spell of pace and fire

Five-and-a-half-years after his Test debut, Umesh Yadav showed he can be the bowler he has always threatened to be: fast, brutal and thoroughly unpleasant to face

629dESPNcricinfo staff

Plot watch - Normalcy returns with DRS

After two full days when this series seemed to have stopped following its well-established plot lines, today was back to normal service in some ways

629dBharath Seervi

Jadeja equals Kohli, Vijay and Rahul

Ravindra Jadeja overtaking Kapil Dev and Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon going past Lance Gibbs, and other stats highlights from day three of the Dharamsala Test

629dMelinda Farrell in Dharamsala

'First-innings letdown put us in a spot'

Australia's batting coach Graeme Hick spoke about their disappointing day as they were bowled out for 137 to come close to losing the series on Tuesday

Day 2

630dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Lyon leads Australia's comeback on see-saw day

Nathan Lyon took four wickets after tea to prevent India from setting up a substantial first-innings lead, as the hosts finished the second day 52 runs behind with four wickets in hand

630dMelinda Farrell in Dharamsala

Change in tactics turned things around - Lyon

After speaking with Steven Smith at tea, Nathan Lyon settled on a tactic of coming over the wicket to Ajinkya Rahane and varying the pace of his deliveries, notably darting through a greater numb

630dAakash Chopra

Plan against bouncers can't be instinctive

The former India opener analyses different methods batsmen adopt while negotiating the short ball on Indian surfaces where inconsistency in bounce is a big factor

630dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Dharamsala

Toughest session I've faced in Test cricket - Rahul

KL Rahul scored his fifth half-century of the series and said after the second day that he was a little disappointed about not converting any of the starts into big scores

Day 1

630dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Dharamsala

India's WACA exam in Dharamsala

Australia's bowlers were pleased, and India's batsmen not so much, when they discovered that the Dharamsala surface played a lot like one in Australia

631dESPNcricinfo staff

'New mystery guy in the house'

Twitter reactions to Kuldeep Yadav's memorable first day in Test cricket, on which he took 4 for 68


632dBrydon Coverdale

Australia learn the value of defence

That Australia are within touching distance of securing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is down to a cultural shift following their 0-3 loss in Sri Lanka last year

632dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Dharamsala

The last lap of India's marathon season

The hosts are grappling with sore shoulders, knees and groins, and a whole lot of tired minds. But with the series at stake, they will need one collective push

Winning from behind


No. of times India have won a Test series after losing the first Test, including this. The other 3: vs Eng 1972-73, Aus 2000-01 and SL 2015.

Pujara's first at home


No. of ducks for Pujara in home Tests, before this. This was his first duck in 50 innings at home. He has had 2 ducks in 31 innings outside India.

Rare combined effort


Instances of 3 India bowlers picking 3 or more wickets in the same innings at home since 2000, both in this series - vs NZ at Eden Gardens and this match.

Umesh's best


Previous most wickets for Umesh Yadav in a series, in Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2011-12. Warner was the 15th scalp of this series for Umesh.

Warner's low


Warner's average in this series - his 3rd lowest in any series. He averaged 13 in NZ in 2015-16 (2 Tests) and 23 in Ashes 2013. In Ind in 2012-13, he averaged 24.37.

Jadeja the batsman


No. of 50+ scores for Jadeja in the 2016-17 season, same number as Kohli, Vijay and Rahul. Only Pujara has made more such scores (12).

All-rounder Jadeja


No. of players to score 500+ runs and take 50+ wickets in in a season - Kapil Dev in 1979-80, Mitchell Johnson in 2008-09 and Jadeja in 2016-17.

Consistent Rahul


No. of 50+ scores for Rahul in this series - the joint - most for an India opener in a series vs Aus. Vijay had also made 5 such scores in Aus in 2014-15.

Top of the table


Wickets for Ashwin in 2016-17 season - the most by any bowler in a season. He went past Dale Steyn's 78 scalps in 2007-08.

Captain Smith's series


No. of visiting captains to score 3 centuries in a series in India, including Smith this series. Alastair Cook in 2012-13 was the first.