India have squared off against Australia on 128 occasions in the One Day International (ODI) format, in which the Aussies have registered 73 wins under their belt, while the men in blue have won 45 matches on the other end, with 10 matches ending as a ‘no-result.’
Here are some more interesting facts and figures about India’s clash with Australia which not many might be aware of.
The record for the highest score in an India-Australia encounter is in the name of India with a total of 383 runs scored in an innings at Bangalore in the year 2013.
The record for the lowest score in an ODI between the two teams is also registered by the Indian cricket team, with a meager score of 63 at the SCG in 1981.
India’s master blaster – Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the most number of runs scored between the two camps, with a tally of 3077 runs in 71 One-Dayers against Australia.
Rohit Sharma’s score of 209 in Bangalore is the highest individual score in an India-Australia encounter, which took place in 2013.
There have been a combined number of 79 centuries between India and Australia so far.
Sachin Tendulkar’s 15 fifties against the nation down under are the most scored by a batsman between India and Australia.
Rohit Sharma has smashed 58 sixes for India, which is the most by any batsman in an India-Australia clash.
Rohit Sharma’s 16 sixes in Bangalore is also the most number of sixes struck by a batsman in a single innings.
Rohit Sharma scored a staggering 491 runs in the 2013-14 series, which is the most scored by a batsman between the two camps in a single series.
The ‘Hit-Man’ has also scored 805 runs with an average of 57.50 in the 16 ODIs he’s played in Australia, which is the most by any batsman.
MS Dhoni’s captaincy in 40 ODIs against Australia is the most by any captain between the two teams, with 14 victories and 21 losses to his name.
Virat Kohli has captained in 5 ODIs against Australia, with 4 wins and one defeat under his belt.
Steve Smith and Geroge Bailey share the record for having the highest partnership between and India-Australia encounter. The two batsman integrated to accumulate a 242 run stand against the Indians at Perth in 2016.
Former Australian fast bowler – Brett Lee has the record of most number of wickets taken between the two camps, with 55 victims to his name.
Murali Karthik’s memorable spell of 6 for 27 against Australia is the best among the two sides, which took place in Mumbai, in the year 2007.
There have been 19 occasions on which bowlers from both ends have managed to scalp a fifer in the ODI format.
Bree Lee holds the record for having the most number of five wicket hauls against India. Lee has achieved the feat on 4 different occasions.
Adam Gilchrist’s 79 dismissals, with 73 catches and 6 stumpings are the most by a wicket keeper in an India-Australia encounter.
Gilchrist also holds the record for the most number of dismissals in a match, with 6 dismissals on two separate occasions against India in the year 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 31 catches in an India-Australia clash is the most by any player.
Michael Calrke’s 4 catches against India in the year 2004 is the most taken by an individual in a single innings between the two teams.
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