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Stats: Last time India won the 'fourth' Test of a Series Down Under

Nilanjan Sen
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761   //    30 Dec 2018, 17:00 IST

1977-78 was the last time an Indian team had managed to win the fourth test of a series Down Under.
1977-78 was the last time an Indian team had managed to win the fourth test of a series Down Under.

Last time an Indian team managed to win the fourth test in a series down under was way back in 1977-78 held in Sydney. Before the start of this test, Australia was leading the series 2-1. In the fourth test, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. India won the fourth test by an innings and 2 runs to level the series.

Key highlights from this test held between 7th - 11th January 1978 are as mentioned below.


Batting performance

131 & 263 was scored by Australia in their first & second innings respectively.

396/8 was the score at which India decided to declare their first innings.

85 by Peter Toohey was the highest individual score by a player in an innings in that Test match.

89 runs scored by Peter Toohey is the most number of runs scored by a player in this match.

half-centuries were scored in this match.

71 fours were hit in this match.

1 six was hit in this match.

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Bowling performance

6 wickets taken by BS Chandrasekhar is the most number of wickets taken by a bowler in this match.

4/30 by BS Chandrasekhar is the best bowling performance by a player in an innings in this match.

13 maiden overs bowled by EAS Prasanna was the most number of maiden overs bowled by a player in this match.

Of the 28 wickets that fell in this match, 10 were bowled, 2 were caught & bowled, 12 were out caught, 3 were out LBW and 1 was out run-out.


Wicketkeeping performance

dismissals (Ct - 2) by Stephen Rixon was the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in this match.

2 dismissals (Ct - 2) by Stephen Rixon was also the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in an innings in this match.


Fielding performance

Apart from the Aussie wicket-keeper, no other player managed to take more catch in the match.

Australia would go on to win the fifth test by 47 runs and win the series 3-2.

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