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Stats: Australia's last whitewash was 28 years ago

Last updated on: October 13, 2010 17:20 IST

India blanked Australia 2-0 in the two-Test series after winning the second Test by seven wickets in Bangalore on Wednesday.

This is first time India made a clean sweep against Australia in a Test series.

India had earlier beaten Australia in the one-off Test match in 1996-97, but that can hardly be termed as a 'series'.

In fact, Australia lost all the matches of a series on only five occasions. The last such instance was 28 years ago!

Have a look:

Season

Series details

Margin

1886

v England in England

lost 0-2

1886-87

v England in Australia

lost 0-2

1890

v England in England

lost 0-2

1969-70

v South Africa in South Africa

lost 0-4

1982-83

v Pakistan in Pakistan

lost 0-3

2010-11

v India in India

lost 0-2

Rajneesh Gupta