Centuries from Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan had India needing only 72 off 75 balls, but they tripped over in sight of the finish line thanks to Kane Richardson's career best 5 for 68
MS Dhoni has taken the burden of responsibility for a traumatic defeat in the fourth ODI against Australia at Manuka Oval, admitting it was his wicket so soon on the heels of Shikhar Dhawan's departure that changed the complexion of the match.
A look at the fast bowler's recent hot streak, and statistical highlights from the meltdowns in Johannesburg and Canberra
The left-arm spinner has been one of India's most selfless cricketers, which makes his not-out effort during India's collapse a strange innings
The New Zealand captain's gamble of attacking with his main bowlers paid off during the World Cup. Dhoni could take a leaf out of his book
David Warner believes that allrounder Glenn Maxwell can be a Test specialist
Ravi Shastri, India's team director, has put the onus on the bowlers to learn their lessons and in particular, he has defended the batsmen against charges of selfishness
No. of Aus opening pairs who have more century partnerships in ODIs than Finch-Warner's 3 - Gilchrist-Hayden (16), Gilchrist-Waugh (8) and Boon-Marsh (7).
Runs conceded by Ishant Sharma in this ODI - most by an India bowler in an ODI in Australia going past Debasis Mohanty's 76 vs Pak, Hobart, 21 Jan 2000.
No. of innings before this match where Rohit and Dhawan failed to add 50 or more runs for the first wicket; added 65 in this innings.
Runs in first 10 overs by India - joint-second most by a team vs Aus in Aus since 2002. NZ made 90, Gabba, Feb 2009 and ICC World XI 80, Docklands, Oct 2005
Balls needed by India to complete 100 runs in this match - second-fastest by any team against Aus, since 2002. Fastest - 68 balls by NZ, Gabba, Feb 2009.
No. of India batsman who scored 4 50-plus scores in 4 consecutive inns vs Aus in Aus, before Kohli - Gavaskar 59, 92*, 77, 72 in 1985-86 B & H World Series Cup
No. of times India had century pship for the 2nd wkt in 4 consecutive ODIs, before this - 205, 148, 133, 173 in 4 inns in 2012; Kohli has been been involved in both.
Previous highest aggregate against Aus in any series playing 5 or fewer innings, by Tendulkar in Coca-Cola Cup 1997-98. Kohli has gone past that in this series.
No. of inns by Kohli to score 25 ODI centuries; quickest by far. Tendulkar was the quickest with 234 inns.
No. of inns required by Dhawan to score 3000 ODI runs - least among India batsmen beating Kohli (75 inns). Only Amla (57) and Richards (69) did it in fewer inns.
No. of times a team has got all out after losing their second wicket after 250 or more runs, both times by India - v SA, Nagpur, 2011 WC and this match.