Australia vs India, 2018-19: 4th Test – Statistical Preview

Australia vs India, 2018-19: 4th Test – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the final Test match in Sydney.

Virat Kohli and his Indian teammates celebrate
Virat Kohli and his Indian teammates celebrate. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

India is one step away from making history in Australia as they lead the 4-match series by 2-1 ahead of the final Test match in Sydney. In the familiar conditions, the visitors could well become the first Asian side to win a Test series in Australia. The in-form India pacers have been crucial in containing the Australian batsmen in this series who are yet to record an individual century. Both the teams have a couple of changes to their playing XI going into this match.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the final Test match in Sydney:

6 – Australia has been bowled out in all six innings in this Test series. The last instance of Australia getting bowled out in all matches of a Test series was in the 4-match Test series in 1992.


40 – Number of wickets Umesh Yadav has bagged in the ten Test matches at home in the last two years. He bagged those wickets at an average of 22.62 and a strike-rate of 42.2. Umesh stands a chance to play in the Sydney Test where the pitch is similar to that of an Indian track.


72 – Travis Head’s 72 in the first innings of the Adelaide Test is the highest individual score for Australia in this Test series. Last time Australia had a lowest “highest score” after the 3rd match of a Test series was way back in 1905.


103.67KL Rahul’s batting average in the last match of a 4-match/5-match Test series. He scored 622 runs across seven innings in those matches with three of his Test career’s five centuries.

Rahul’s maiden Test century came in the last match of a 4-match Test series that too at the SCG while his career best of 199 came in the last match of a 5-match Test series.


198 – Number of wickets Mitchell Starc has claimed in his 48-match Test career. Only six out of 16 players with 200 Test wickets for Australia have taken 48 or fewer matches for the milestone.


1978 – The last and only instance of India winning a Test match in Sydney was back in 1978. Since this win, India featured in 8 Test matches at this venue losing in four of them while another four ending in a draw.


2995 – KL Rahul is five runs away from completing 3000 runs for India in International cricket. Rahul (1896) also needs 104 runs for reaching 2000 Test runs.


18989 – Runs Virat Kohli has scored in the 398 innings he has batted in International cricket. Kohli needs 11 more runs for becoming the quickest to 19000 runs.

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