Touring India for 4-match Test series, Australia clinched an incredible victory against the hosts in the very first Test of the series. Australia thrashed India in that Test by 333 runs.

But it does not mean that the visitors will secure the Test series. In the past, Australia had lost 9 series after leading the Test series at some point. It means India still has a chance to make a comeback and snatch the Test series.

Now we are looking here some important stats regarding this incident.

When Australia lost after leading a Test series:

Serial no. Season Against Host Total no.of matches Match results (for Australia) Series result margin (for Australia)
1 1882/83 England Australia 3 Won, lost, lost 1-2
2 1888 England England 3 Won, lost, lost 1-2
3 1911/12 England Australia 5 Won, lost, lost, lost, lost 1-4
4 1954/55 England Australia 5 Won, lost, lost, lost, drawn 1-3
5 1956 England England 5 Draw, won, lost, lost, drawn 1-2
6 1981 England England 6 Won, drawn, lost, lost, lost, draw 1-3
7 1992/93 West Indies Australia 5 Drawn, won, drawn, lost, lost 1-2
8 2000/01 India India 3 Won, lost, lost 1-2
9 2005 England England 5 Won, lost, drawn, lost, drawn 1-2

 

 

No.of times a team lost after leading a Test series:

Team No.of times they lost after leading the series (A) No.of times it happened in home series No.of times it happened  in away series
England 11 5 6
Australia 9 4 5
India 5 2 3
South Africa 3 1 2
West Indies 3 0 3
New Zealand 3 1 2
Sri Lanka 2 2 0
Zimbabwe 1 1 0
Pakistan 1 1 0

(Important notes: Only once a team lost a Test series after leading by 2-0. It was England who lost a 5-match Test series against the hosts Australia in 1936/37 by 3-2 despite once leading 2-0. In the other cases, teams lost their Test series after leading only 1-0)

 

No.of times a team won after trailing a Test series:

Team No.of times team won after trailing the series (B) No.of times it happened (B) in home series No.of times it happened (B) in away series
England 16 8 8
Australia 7 4 3
West Indies 5 3 2
South Africa 3 3 0
India 3 2 1
Sri Lanka 2 1 1
Pakistan 1 0 1
New Zealand 1 0 1

(Important notes: Only once a team won a Test series after trailing by 0-2. It was the hosts Australia who won a 5-match Test series against England in 1936/37 by 3-2 despite once trailing by 0-2. In the other cases, teams won their Test series after trailing only 0-1)

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