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Australia vs India: Series in numbers

The 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar series got to an end with Australia emerging victorious by a 2-0 margin and thus they take the trophy from India’s hands. Here are some collection of stats that took place throughout the series.

First of all, This series had 4 different captains for four matches. Two from either sides. MS Dhoni led India whereas Michael Clarke and Steve Smith led Australia.

Batting Stats:

The series has yielded 5870 runs from 16 innings with an average of 367 per innings.

Out of those 5870 runs, Australia has scored 3113 runs whereas India has managed 2757 runs.

Indian tailenders (the last four batsmen) has scored 295 runs from 27 appearances whereas Australian tailenders managed 364 runs from 17 appearances.

From both the sides, a total of 13 batsmen got out for a duck out of which 10 belongs to Indian batsmen.

Steve Smith is the leading run scorer in the series with 769 runs from 8 innings. He is followed by India’s Virat Kohli who has scored 692 runs from 8 innings.

Steve Smith has scored the highest score in the series with 192 followed by Virat Kohli’s 162.

As many as 15 centuries were scored in the series along with 29 fifties.

With 200 runs as the benchmark, Steve Smith has the highest batting average with 128.16 followed by Virat Kohli with 86.50.

Steve Smith also faced the most number of balls in the series (1135) followed by Virat Kohli (1093)

Bowling Stats:

Out of 160 wickets, 133 wickets fell on the course of these four matches.

Out of the possible 80 wickets that was offer in this entire series, India managed to take 60 Wickets and Australia accounted for 73 wickets which proved to be the difference between both the teams.

Out of the 60 wickets India took in this series, the pacers accounted for 41 wickets and the spinners scalped 17.

Out of the 73 wickets Australia took in the series, the pacers took 50 wickets and the lone spinner for Australia Nathan Lyon ended the series as leading wicket taker with 23 wickets.

Only two batsmen (Australia’s Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon) were dismissed run-out in this series.

Australia managed to dismiss India 6 times in the series whereas India did it twice.

Nathan Lyon is the leading wicket taker for the series with 23 wickets from eight innings. He is followed by India’s Mohammad Shami who had finished the series with 15 wickets from six innings.

Only 4 fifers were recorded in the series.

Nathan Lyon holds the best bowling figures in this series with 7/152 in the second innings of the Adelaide Test.

With 10 wickets as the bench mark, Josh Hazlewood has the best bowling average with 29.33 in the series.

With 10 wickets as the bench mark, Mohammad Shami has the best bowling strike-rate with 50.6 in the series.

Nathan Lyon has bowled the most number of balls (223.4) in this series. Next on the list is R Ashwin who bowled 171.4 overs.

Nathan Lyon conceded the most number of runs (801) in the series. Next on the list is R Ashwin who gave away 574 runs in the series.

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