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Times of Sports(TOS) has listed the last five head to head ODI records between Australia and India ahead of the India tour of Australia 2020-21. Post the IPL 2020 India is all set to play their first overseas tour against Australia.
Team India has scheduled to play 3 ODI’s, 3 T20I’s, and four Test matches. In the previous Australia tour, India beat Australia in the Test series where the host missed the service of Steve Smith and David Warner.
In the upcoming tour, India is on verge of losing its star players Rohit and Ishant Sharma owing to the injury. Earlier Virat Kohli has granted paternity leave due to which he would return to India after playing the first Test match.
Australia vs India ODI Head-to-head
Games played – 145
Won by Australia – 78
Won by India – 52
Matches with no result – 15
Five previous encounters
India vs Australia, January 19, 2020, Bengaluru
Result: India win by 7 wickets
In the three-match series poised at 1-1, the third and final encounter was a decider. Steve Smith’s magnificent century helped Australia post 286-9 while batting first. The total could have been more, but Mohammed Shami’s four-wicket haul restricted the damage.
Now when chasing, India’s batting powerhouse of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli stitched a 137-run partnership as they pushed visitors out of the contest. The former scored a century as India won by seven wickets with 15 balls to spare.
Watch Highlights of India vs Australia 3rd ODI
Ind vs Aus, January 17, 2020, Rajkot
Result: India win by 36 runs
After losing the opening ODI, India made a strong comeback in the second. Shikhar Dhawan (96) and Virat Kohli (78) set the stage for the lower-order batsmen. The late flourish was given by KL Rahul who scored 80 off 52 balls.
The home team posted a mountain of 340/6. As for the Aussies, Steve Smith tried his best to take his side over the line, but he found no help from the other batsmen.
Watch Dhawan snd KL Rakul recap the 2nd ODI win
India vs Australia, January 14, 2020, Mumbai
Result: Australia win by 10 wickets
The start of the series saw Virat Kohli’s men down. Except for Shikhar Dhawan, no other Indian batsmen were able to play a long knock as they were bundled out for 255.
It was an easy cakewalk for Australia as openers David Warner and Aaron Finch chased the total. Both dashers scored centuries as Australia comfortably won by ten wickets.
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India vs Australia, June 9, 2019, England
Result: India win by 36 runs
This was the group-stage clash in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan got India off to a flying start. Virat Kohli carried the momentum forward with his brilliant 82-run knock.
Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni helped with the extra runs as India posted 352/5. Coming in to chase, most of the Australian batsmen got starts with David Warner, Steve Smith, and Alex Carey scoring half-centuries. However, they lost wickets regularly and were bundled out for 316 runs.
India vs Australia, March 13, 2019, Delhi
Result: Australia win by 35 runs
This was the fifth and last ODI of 2019 tour and the Men in Blue were threatened to lose a home ODI series after four years. The Aussies had a great chance even without the services of Steve Smith and David Warner.
Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb shone with the bat as Australia posted 272/9 while batting first. Their bowlers proved to be too good as India’s top order were sent back and the hosts were bundled out for 237.