India defeated Australia in the final Test at Dharamshala and clinched the series 2-1 in a riveting contest on a sporting pitch. India was led by Ajinkya Rahane in absence of Virat Kohli and this win continued India's unbeaten run at home.
Let's have a look at some numbers from the historic victory at Dharamshala:
4 – times India has won a Test series after losing the first Test. This was the second instance against Australia after the historic 2000-01 Border Gavaskar Trophy, where India beat Australia in Kolkata and Chennai, after losing in Mumbai. Other instances came against England in 1972-73 and Sri Lanka in 2015.
1982 – Mohinder Amarnath scored 6 or more 50+ scores in Test series against West Indies. KL Rahul equaled that record with his 6 50+ scores against Australia in this Test series. Last batsman to do so against Australia was Graham Gooch in the 1993 Ashes.
4- Straight series wins for India against Australia at home. Australia last won a series in India in 2004-05, their only series win in last 10 series in India.
140.74 – Ajinkya Rahane’s strike rate in the fourth innings, as he scored 26 ball 38. This is his highest strike rate for any innings in his career so far.
4 – consecutive series losses for Australia in Asia. They lost the 2012-13 series in India, 2014-15 in UAE and 2016 in Sri Lanka. This time they managed to win a Test and also drew one, as compared to the previous three series, where they lost all the nine Tests they played.
3 – Man of the man awards for Ravindra Jadeja, which is the joint most for India. Virat Kohli also got 3 Man of the man awards. However, Jadeja has become the only player to win this award in three major series- against New Zealand, England and Australia.
13- number of centuries Steve Smith has scored in winning causes for Australia out of his 20 Test hundreds. Two of his centuries have come in a losing cause- this and against Sri Lanka in 2016 and 5 centuries have come in drawn matches.-
26- wins for India against Australia, their most against an opposition.
7 – successive series wins for India. Only England (1884-92) and Australia (2005-08) have more -9 successive series wins.