India beat Australia in a thriller at The Gabba to breach the Australian fortress after 32 years and with it recorded their second successive series win against the formidable opponents in their own backyard. From the horror of 36 all-out to Rahane’s hundred at the MCG, from Mohammed Siraj’s fifer to Rishabh Pant’s counter-attacking fifties – India’s greatest series win in their Test history was defined by some stand-out numbers.
We look at 10 interesting numbers from the series.
2: India Recorded Their Second Series Triumph in Australia on as many tours
India beat Australia 2-1 in the Border Gavaskar Trophy in 2018-19. It was their first series win Down Under in 12 attempts. However, that was a full strength Indian team facing an Australian team sans David Warner and Steven Smith.
A depleted, injured and bruised and mentally exhausted Indian team without several of their top players beat a full strength Australian team, again 2-1, in 2020-21. This was, by some distance, the greater of the two victories for India. In fact, given all that transpired before and during the…