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Stats: A rare home defeat for India, a forgettable Test for the umpires

The last time Australia had won a Test in India despite losing the toss had come in Bangalore way back in 1998

Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill appeal unsuccessfully for a catch, India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Indore, 3rd day, March 3, 2023

India had three successful reviews during the Indore Test  •  BCCI

1135 Balls bowled across the four innings in Indore, the fourth-shortest completed Test hosted by India. The shortest completed Test in India was 842 balls when the hosts faced England in 2021 in Ahmedabad, followed by 968 balls during the India-Bangladesh Test in Kolkata in 2019 - both being day-night games. Afghanistan's debut Test in 2018 against India lasted 1028 balls, the shortest red-ball Test in India.
2012 The last instance of India losing a Test at home when they won the toss - against England at Eden Gardens. India won the toss in 22 matches at home since that defeat before the Indore Test, winning 19 games and drawing three.
9 Wickets for spinners in Indore when batters played on the back foot. In the first two matches of the series, the spinners got only four wickets each when the batters were playing on the back foot.
1998 Australia's last Test win in India after losing the toss had come in Bangalore in 1998. All four Tests won by Australia in India during this 25-year period have come when they have won the toss.
3-3 DRS score of India and Australia in Indore, with both teams having three successful reviews each. However, Australia did not review twice in the very first over of the match against Rohit Sharma, which would have overturned the on-field decision.
4-2 Decisions by the on-field umpires, Joel Wilson and Nitin Menon, reversed in the Indore Test. Four out of the 11 DRS review calls against Wilson were reversed, while two were against Menon. India and Australia collectively missed three review chances against Menon that would have been successful.
3 All three matches in the current India-Australia series were won by the team losing the toss. It is only the fourth bilateral Test series hosted by India where three or more matches were won despite losing the toss.
3870 Balls bowled in the three matches during the ongoing Test series. These are the fourth-fewest balls bowled across the first three matches of a Test series (completed Tests). Since 1900, only one Test series had fewer balls bowled across the first three matches than the India-Australia series - 3411 balls in the series between England and South Africa last year.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo