Team ODI Records: Aus vs India in Australia
Total ODIs Played: 51
India: 13 Wins || Australia: 36 Wins || NR: 2
Highest Team Total
Australia hold the record of highest team total vs India in Australia when they scored a mammoth 359/5 in 2004. The second highest score too belongs to Australia when they scored 348/8 in 2016. The third-highest score belongs to India when they chased down record 331/4 in 2016.
Highest Successful Run Chase
Team India shattered records when they chased down 331 in 2016; courtesy to Manish Pandey’s brilliant century. The second and third-best run chase belong to Australia when they chased down 310 and 309 respectively in the same 2016 series against India.
Lowest Team Total
During India’s tour of Australia in 1981, Team India under the leadership of Sunil Gavaskar registered their lowest total of 63 vs Australia in Austraia. 19 years later followed another low score when India were bundled out for a meagre 100 runs. Australia weren’t far either as they hold the record for a third-worst score of 101 in the year 1991.
Batting Records in ODIs:
Rohit Sharma, who has represented India in Australia since 2008 leads the pack with 909 runs in just 19 innings. Rohit is followed by his idol, Sachin Tendulkar, who has 740 runs from 25 innings and David Boon, who has 646 runs in 14 innings. Virat Kohli, who has 629 runs has a good chance to jump to the second position in the upcoming 3-match ODI series.
Batting Average and Strike Rate (Min 7 Innings)
Talking about Batting average, Steve Smith with 66.7 from 7 innings has the best batting average. He is closely followed by Rohit Sharma with a batting average of 58.2 and Dean Jones with a batting average of 54. Surprisingly, Sachin Tendulkar’s batting average vs Australia in Australia is just 30.8, while Ricky Ponting’s batting average is just 28.3.
Glenn Maxwell, who had a horrible IPL 2020 has the highest strike rate of 128.3 between both the teams in Australia. Maxwell is followed by two Australians, Steve Smith at 106.6 and Adam Gilchrist at 105.4. For India, Shikhar Dhawan has the highest strike rate at 94.7.
Rohit Sharma’s stunning 171 (163) in 2016,* which unfortunately came in a losing cause is the highest score between both the teams. Steve Smith’s 149 (135), which also came in the same match is second on the list. Following them is Yuvraj Singh’s match-winning 139 (122) at Sydney in 2004.
Fours and Sixes
Rohit Sharma with 74 and 29 has hit the most number of fours and sixes respectively. In fours category, Rohit is followed by Adam Gilchrist with 65 fours and Sachin Tendulkar with 64 fours. In sixes category, Rohit is followed by Andrew Symonds with 13 sixes and MS Dhoni with 12 sixes.
Bowling Records in ODIs:
Brett Lee with 33 wickets from 16 innings is the leading wicket-taker in India vs Australia matches in Australia. Lee is followed by Irfan Pathan with 22 wickets from 14 innings and Kapil Dev with 21 wickets from 20 innings. No other current Indian bowler can come close to even 20 wickets in the upcoming series. However, it would be wonderful to see Jasprit Bumrah perform vs Steve Smith and Co.
Yuzvendra Chahal, who has represented only 1 ODI for India in Australia has the joint-best spell of 6-42 alongside Ajit Agarkar, who has played 6 ODIs in Australia. They are closely followed by Michell Starc with a superb spell of 6.43 in 2015. Apart from these, the spell worth remembering include 4/8 by Glenn McGrath and 5/15 by Ravi Shastri in 1991.