Over the decades India vs Australia The ODI clashes have produced some absolute gems.
The last time India and Australia played a bilateral series in India, the hosts won the 3-game series 2-1.
Ahead of the next edition of this rivalry, TimesofIndia.com takes a look at some very interesting statistics that show just how intense this rivalry has been over the years:
# Australia have won 80 and lost 53 of 143 ODIs played against India. (NR 10). Compared to Australia’s pass rate of 60.15, India’s winning percentage is 39.85.
# Australia’s 208-run triumph in Sydney on February 8, 2004 remains their greatest in terms of runs against India in the ODIs.
# Australia’s ten wicket win at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 14th January 2020 remains their biggest by wickets against India.
# India’s smallest winning margin against Australia was 5 points at Mohali on 3 November 1996.
# Australia have won two games by a one-point margin against India in the ODI – in Chennai on October 9, 1987 and in Brisbane on March 1, 1992.
# The three Indians with over 2000 runs against Australia in the ODIs remain Sachin Tendulkar (3077 in 70 innings at 44.59), Rohit Sharma (2208 in 40 innings at 61.33) and Virat Kohli (2083 in 41 innings at 54.81.
# Ricky Ponting, with 2164 carries at 40.07 in 59 innings, is the only Australian batsman to manage 2000 carries against India in the ODIs.
# The top three batsmen to strike the most centuries against Australia in the ODIs are Sachin Tendulkar (9), Rohit Sharma (8) and Virat Kohli (8).
# 144 runs (16 sixes + 12 fours) amassed by Rohit Sharma in his innings of 209 from 158 balls in Bengaluru on November 2, 2013 – the most by a batsman in an innings across the borders against Australia in the ODI.
# Rohit Sharma remains the only batsman to post a double cent in ODI against Australia.
# Brett Lee with 55 wickets at 21:00 each in 32 matches is India’s highest wicket taker against Australia ODI.
# Lee remains the only bowler to produce four five-wicket runs in ODIs involving India and Australia – one each in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Kula Lumpur.
# Kapil Dev’s save rate of 3.67 while taking 45 wickets at 27.68 in 41 matches is the best in India-Australia ODIs (minimum 1000 balls).
# Brett Lee’s strike rate of 28.0 is the best among bowlers with 1,000 balls or more in ODIs involving India and Australia.
#76 Sixes hit by Rohit Sharma in 40 innings are the most by any batsman against Australia in oDI. No other batsman hit even 50 against them.
# Two Australian bowlers share a record for most wickets in a bilateral ODI series involving India and Australia. Pat Cummins captured 14 wickets at 15.71 in five matches in 2018-19 India and Mitchell Johnson 14 at 18.57 in seven matches in 2007-08 India.
# Virat Kohli boasts the best captain record for India against Australia with a 60.00 completion percentage – 12 wins and 8 losses out of 20.
# Aaron Finch and David Warner put on an unbroken position of 258 for the first wicket in Mumbai on January 14, 2020 – Australia’s highest partnership for any wicket against India.
#VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh had shared a partnership of 213 runs for the fourth wicket in Sydney on 22 January 2004 – the highest for India for any wicket against Australia.
# Three Indian bowlers have produced six wickets against Australia in the ODIs. Murali Kartik (6/27 in Mumbai on October 17, 2007); Ajit Agarkar (6/42 in Melbourne on January 9, 2004) and Yuzvendra Chahal (6/42 in Melbourne on January 18, 2019) are the bowlers.
# For Australia, two bowlers bagged six wickets against India – Ken MacLeay (6/39 at Nottingham on June 13, 1983. In the same World Cup match, Kapil Dev had taken 5 for 43. Mitchell Starc is the only other Australian bowler to take six wickets against India -6 for 43 in Melbourne on January 18, 2015.
Stats Courtesy: Rajesh Kumar