India Vs Australia ODI Record – Despite enjoying a healthy run against India in India prior to 2010, the Australian side have found traveling to the country ever since to be a horrid task. Dwindling as the Indian side has risen in status to become true world beaters in recent times, a real colossal unit at home, Australia have gone onto lose 3 ODI series in the country since that time period with their last series win in the ODI format coming back in 2009.
Although Australia have won more matches than they have lost in India in ODIs, with 49 wins and 32 losses, their win percentage is the third worst in all of the countries they’ve visited till date. And unfortunately for them, it’s a record that’s seen a downward spiral, waning over time. Winning 16 out of their 30 matches played against India in the country, Australia have since 2017, played 8 ODIs (both home and away) against India and have won just 2 losing six of these encounters in this time-frame.
It’s not just India though that Australia have struggled against recently. Enduring their worst year in cricket in 2018, one rattled by the ball tampering incident which lead to their entire cricketing setup being crumbled, Australia have won just 4 of their 21 ODIs (against all opposition) with series losses against India (twice), England (twice) and South Africa.
While Australia have significantly declined in the last couple of years, India in comparison have been on a massive uprise. Acquiring a versatile set of players, who in their artillery have an incredible skill set, India have become a menacing unit, an almost unbreachable unit at home. The strength in the unit can be augured from the fact that his current crop of players went onto defeat Australia in Australia 2-1 in an ODI series in January 2019, an accomplishment that was achieved the first time ever.
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One of the biggest rivalries in international cricket, when two of the best sides in cricket face each other, the level of cricket always moves up a berth. And this five-match series, right before the world cup beckons the two series promises to be no different. It’s going to be an enthralling and riveting affair, one that will see both sides spare no expense to down the other.
India Vs Australia ODI Record
Highest Run Getter
Tendulkar occupies the top spot in the run-scorers list with 3077 runs. Among the current set of players, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have the most number of runs against Australia in ODI matches.
For Australia, Finch has the best record of the current line-up ODIs in India with 478 runs in 6 innings at an average of 95.60 and strike rate of 116.01. Overall for the visitors, Ponting (2167) tops the list for the Australians.
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Highest Wicket Taker
Lee, the only bowler to take 50 wickets in ODI matches between the two sides occupies the top spot in the wicket-takers ranks. Among the current visiting bowlers, Nathan Coulter-Nile is Australia’s most successful in India with 10 wickets in 6 matches at 33.1.
For India, the mercurial Kapil Dev sees himself on the pinnacle on the rankings for India, having picked up a massive 45 wickets in 41 matches against the opposition. Jasprit Bumrah whose established a real name for himself in the cricketing community in recent times with his rippling bowling is without a doubt the best bowler between the two countries at the moment and can easily outdo the current records being held.
Highest Total By India: 355-7, 2009
Highest Total By Australia: 359-2, 2003
Lowest Total By India: 63, 1981
Lowest Total By Australia: 101, 1991
India Vs Australia ODI Record (since 1980)
Total ODIs – 131
India won – 48
Australia won – 73
No Result – 10
First Match: India won by 66 runs at Melbourne, Dec 6, 1980
Last Match: 1st ODI; India won by 6 wickets on March 2, 2019
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