Over the years, the Indian and Australian cricket teams, both recognized as One Day International (ODI) cricket powerhouses, have delivered several astonishing matches. These games have demonstrated the players' outstanding skills and have created unforgettable moments for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
first India vs. Australia ODI was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as part of the 1980 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, with Sunil Gavaskar leading the Indian side to a 66-run victory, thanks in part to Sandeep Patil's impressive 70-ball 64.
In the most recent ODI match between the two teams, India secured a 13-run victory over Australia in Canberra on December 2, 2020.
Nevertheless, Australia has been the more dominant team in this format, claiming victory in 80 of the 143 matches played against India, while India has won 53 times in this head-to-head competition.
India and Australia have played 143 ODIs so far, with Australia winning 80, India winning 53, and 10 matches ending without a result
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Since the first ODI match played between India and Australia in 1980, they have competed in 59 ODI series against each other (not all being bilateral series). The first bilateral series was held in 1984/85, which Australia won.
Out of the 59 series played to date, Australia has emerged victorious in 27 series, while India has won 15. One series ended in a tie, and 16 series were won by a third team.
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When it comes to the total number of ODI matches played between the two teams, the Australian National cricket team has come out on top, winning more matches than the Indian team. Out of the 133 ODI matches played between Australia and India, Australia has emerged victorious in 80 games, while India has managed to win only 53 matches.
India and Australia have come up against each other 12 times in the ODI World Cup. The first encounter between the two teams in the World Cup was in 1983, which Australia won. Out of these 12 meetings, Australia has emerged as the winners on 8 occasions, while India has been able to secure victory only 4 times.
The Australian cricket team currently holds the record for the highest team total in ODIs when playing against India. In November 2020, during a match in Sydney, Aaron Finch and his team scored an impressive 389/4, thanks in large part to Steven Smith's 64-ball 104. Glenn Maxwell's unbeaten 63, scored at a striking rate of 217.24, helped Australia set a formidable total that proved to be match-winning.
Prior to Australia setting this record, India held the title for the highest team total in this fixture. In November 2013, during a match in Bengaluru, India scored 383/6, which was achieved largely due to Rohit Sharma's maiden ODI double-century. Thanks to Sharma's incredible performance, India won the match by 57 runs.
During an ODI match against Australia in January 1981, the Indian cricket team was dismissed for a paltry 63 runs, which remains the lowest team total in India-Australia ODIs to date. In fact, this score is the only two-figure total in the history of this fixture.
During this match, Greg Chappell captained the Australian team and played a crucial role in their victory. He registered five wickets and scored 33 runs in the match, leading his team to a comfortable nine-wicket win. This encounter was part of the 1981 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.