Australia follow home for the first time in 31 years


1988 – The last time Australia was asked to follow-up at home, before India enforced it in the fourth Test in Sydney. England are the last team to do so, also in SCG, in 1988. Australia has played 172 consecutive home tests without any further on the SCG Test.

4 – Times India asked Australia to follow. However, this was the first time since the 1986 New Year's Test in Sydney. The other two instances of India are asking Australia to back again from the 1979-80 home series, in Delhi and Mumbai.

2005 – The last time Australia followed-on anywhere in the tests. England has enforced it at Trent Bridge. It is the only other example in the past 30 years that Australia has been performing in tests.

322 – India's first strongholds lead in this test, their second-largest against Australia and the biggest in Australia. They took a 400-run lead at the Eden Gardens in 1998, which remains the largest. The 292-run lead in the final Test at MCG is the fourth-highest lead for India against Australia. So, India's top two in Australia have come in this series.

5/99 – Cultural Yadav's figures – the second best by visiting left-arm pristiles in Australia. Johnny Wardle has picked up 5 for 79 in SCG in 1955. That's also the only other five-in-one overseas voyager in Australia. There were KLEEPEDE's second five-week draw in six tests.

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