Stats Analysis

Stats - India breach the Gabba fortress

All the important stats as India came back after being one Test down to win the series 2-1

Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia for 211 balls while scoring 56, Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day, January 19, 2021

Three Indian batsmen scored at least a half-century each in the fourth innings for the second successive Test  •  Getty Images

2 - Bigger targets chased by India in Tests. This is also the fifth-highest successful chase in Australia. In the last 20 years, only South Africa have chased down a higher total in Australia, when they scored 414 at Perth in 2008.
32 - Years since Australia lost at the Gabba. Last time they lost was against West Indies in 1988. In between these two defeats, Australia went unbeaten for 31 Tests. The only other venue to witness a longer streak is Karachi, where Pakistan remained unbeaten for 34 successive Tests between 1955 and 2000.
3 - Previous instances in which a team has come back from losing the first Test of a series to beat Australia in Australia. On all the three occasions, it was England - in 1882-83, 1911-12 and 1954-55 - who managed that.
1 - Instance of a higher score by a wicketkeeper in a successful fourth-innings chase than Rishabh Pant's unbeaten 89. Adam Gilchrist scored 149 not out against Pakistan at Hobart. Pant finished the series with 274 runs - the most for India in the series. Pant now averages 87 in the fourth innings of a Test. Only Bruce Mitchell from South Africa averages more with a cut off of 300 runs.
3 - Batsmen scoring 50-plus in the fourth innings of a Test for India. This has happened 13 times for India so far but this is the first occasion they managed it in successive Tests. Last time three Indian batsmen scored at least a half-century in the fourth innings in SENA was in England in 2002.
928 - Balls faced by Cheteshwar Pujara in this Test series, the fifth-most by a visiting batsmen in Australia in four or fewer Tests. Three of the top five batsmen are Indians, with Pujara's 1258 deliveries during the 2018-19 series at the top.
27 - Innings taken by Pant to reach 1000 Test runs, the fastest for an Indian wicketkeeper. He went past MS Dhoni's mark of 32 innings.
2 - Series won by India in Australia. Among the subcontinent teams, only India have won a series in Australia. Australia's record: series played 34, won 26, drawn 6, and lost 2.
2015 - The last instance when two consecutive Tests had the same result in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy when the third and fourth Tests were draws. The last three series between these two teams have ended 2-1 in India's favour with the series alive going into the final Test.
76.08 - Batting average of left-handers at the No. 5 slot in the fourth innings of Tests since the beginning of 2019. There have been several top-notch performers in this period, including Kusal Perera (153* against South Africa), Ben Stokes (135* versus Australia), Matthew Wade (117 against England), Fawad Alam (102 against New Zealand) and Pant (97 in Sydney and 89* in Brisbane). On the other hand, right-handers at that slot average only 24.76 in this period.
5 - Unbeaten Tests for Rahane as India's captain. It's early days yet but only nine players have led in five or more Tests and not lost a single one. Rahane is the only Indian on this list.