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Stats: India repeat history after 43 years

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Last Updated: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 14:01 hrs
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In 136 long years of Test history there are only six isolated instances of Australia losing as many as four matches in the same series. Of these, Australia suffered four-nil defeat only twice. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Indian team became the latest team to accomplish these feats.

Following are complete details of Australia losing at least four matches in a Test series over the years:

Opponents

Opponents captain

Venue

Tests

Won

Lost

Season

England

Mike Brearley

Australia

6

1

5

1978-79

England

John Douglas

Australia

5

1

4

1911-12

England

Arthur Chapman (4) & John White (1)

Australia

5

1

4

1928-29

England

Douglas Jardine

Australia

5

1

4

1932-33

South Africa

Ali Bacher

South Africa

4

0

4

1969-70

India

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India

4

0

4

2012-13

 

Dhoni join elite club of captains

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sunday became the third most successful captain against Australia having led India to eight Tests victories in eleven matches. He now stands behind the redoubtable Clive Lloyd (12 wins) and Mike Brearley (11 wins).

Following are details of isolated skippers who have won more than five Tests versus Australia:

Captains

Span

Tests

Won

Lost

Drawn

Success %

Clive Lloyd (West Indies)

1975-1985

22

12

7

3

61.36

Mike Brearley

1977-1981

18

11

4

3

69.44

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India)

2008-2013

11

8

3

0

72.72

William Grace (England)

1888-1899

13

8

3

2

69.23

Arthur Chapman (England)

1926-1930

9

6

1

2

77.78


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