Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • Steven Smith shines with another ton as Australia draw fourth Test

    Australia's captain Steven Smith scored yet another century - his fourth of the series - to help his side draw the fourth and final Test match against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.

  • Roaches and pigeons, but no gulls

    Our correspondent gets acquainted with Australian fauna, and refuses to answer questions about his wardrobe

  • Hazlewood and Starc take strides

    Australia had to settle for a draw in the Sydney Test, but the sight of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood hooping the reverse-swinging Kookaburra around late on day five was an encouraging one for the future

  • Four Tests, 5870 runs

    Stats highlights from the fifth day of the fourth Test between India and Australia, in Sydney

  • The sangfroid that saved India

    Faced with the negative momentum that threatened to drag India down, Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed plenty of self-possession to pull their team to safety

Most Runs in a Series

5700+

Aggregate runs scored this series, the most ever in a series of four or fewer Tests.

A very steep hill

35

The highest 4th innings score made by an overseas team in a successful chase at the SCG in 82 years

Making History

769

Runs scored by Steven Smith in this series, the most by any batsman in a Test series of four or fewer matches

The Bleeding Bowlers

23

Number of times that a bowler has conceded 100+ runs in this series, the most ever in a Test series.

The Allround Double

9

Number of Indians who have completed the allround double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets - Ashwin is the ninth

Consistently Big

0

Number of previous instances where both teams have gone past 400 in the 1st innings of each Test in a series (min. 3 Tests)

Big Scores

8

Number of times that teams have gone past 400 this series, the most ever in a Test series

A Massive Series

2

Number of Indian batsmen who have scored four hundreds in a series - Sunil Gavaskar (twice) and Virat Kohli

Leading from the Front

7

Number of hundreds scored by captains in this series, the most ever in a Test series

Batting Long

23

Years since an Indian opener played 250 balls in an inns in Australia - Ravi Shastri in 1992, and now KL Rahul (262 balls)

Longish Stint

133

Balls played by Rohit Sharma, the second most by an Indian No. 3 this series (Pujara played 135 balls in the 1st inns at Adelaide)