With the tour to Australia on-course, Team India will be battling it out against the host nation in a three-match T20I series starting November 21. It was the men in blue who whitewashed the Aussies at their turf and registered their names in the history books. India will also be oozing with confidence after thumping the Windies in the three T20I’s under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, while Australia is a side who are looking to reclaim their lost identity after defeats to Pakistan and South Africa.
If talked between India and Australia, T-20 matches, then there has been an overwhelming response to the Indian team's dominance. Here are some of the records related to the T20 match between the two teams.
Australia v India T20 record:
Between India and Australia, 15 T-20 matches have been played so far, in which the Indian team has won 10 games, while Australia has won 5.
The first T20 match between India and Australia was played at South Africa's Kingsmead ground in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Between the two teams, maximum of the T-20I matches have been played in Melbourne.
In the 15 matches between India and Australia, 9 have been won by the team batting second.
India's highest score in a T20 match against Australia, is 202 in the match played at Rajkot in 2013 when the Indians were chasing 201 runs, posted by the Aussies.
Among the two teams, the lowest score in the T20Is is 74 by India in the game played in 2008.
The highest score of a batsman in the T20 format between India and Australia is named after Shane Watson. Watson had scored 124 runs in a match against India. It is also the only century in T20 matches between the two teams.
Ravichandran Ashwin has the best individual bowling figures in a India-Australia T20I. Ashwin took 4 wickets for 11 runs in match played in 2014.
Virat Kohli has won the most number of player of the match awards in T20Is between India and Australia, with 3 awards to his name.
In the 15 matches played between India and Australia, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lead the team in 13 matches, while Kohli has captained in 2 matches for India. For Australia, there have been 7 different captains in those 15 matches, in which George Bailey catained in 5, Aaron Finch, Michael Clarke, David Warner have lead their side in 2 games, while Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Steve Smith, and Shane Watson were captain in 1 game each.
Among India vs Australia, the highest compiled runs in T20I game is a tally of 423 runs by Virat Kohli.
Shane Watson has the hit the most number of sixes among the two teams, with a total of 20 sixes.
The most number wickets in T20 matches have been taken by Shane Watson, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Jaspreet Bumrah. All three have taken 10 wickets.
Australia have taken all 10 wickets of India in four occasions, while the Indian team have done it thrice.
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