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Sports Desk. Indore. The Indian team’s first match in the Cricket World Cup (IND vs AUS ODI WC), which is going to start from October 5, is against Australia. This match will be played in Chennai on Sunday, October 8.
There have been 12 matches so far in the ODI World Cup between India and Australia. Australia is ahead by winning 8 matches. However, just before this World Cup, there was a three-match ODI series between the two countries, which India won 2-1.
India and Australia ODI World Cup They have faced each other in 12 matches in nine editions. Australia continues to lead with a 75% win record.
Both the teams came face to face for the first time on 13 June 1983. Then India became the World Cup champion. There were two matches between India and Australia in that World Cup. India had lost to Australia by a huge margin of 162 runs in the league stage, but Kapil Dev’s team bounced back with a 118-run win in Chelmsford in the second league game.
Both teams played their first match in the 1987 World Cup on 9 October 1987 in Chennai (then Madras). Australia defended 270 runs and won by 1 run.
India got the better of Australia in the second league game in Delhi. Batsmen like Sunil Gavaskar, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Dilip Vengsarkar and Mohammad Azharuddin scored half-centuries as India scored 289 runs for 6 wickets after 50 overs. Azharuddin and left-arm spinner Maninder Singh took three wickets each and reduced the Australian innings to 233 runs in 49 overs.
After this, the 1992 World Cup was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Then
Australia had registered a thrilling 1 run victory over India.
India and Australia have played a World Cup final only once, in the 2003 edition in Johannesburg. Thanks to the brilliant performance of captain Ricky Ponting (140 not out) along with Damien Martyn (88), Australia scored a mammoth score of 359/2. India were bowled out for 234 in the second innings and Australia defended their title with a comprehensive 125-run win.
India avenged the 2003 World Cup victory eight years later when the two teams met in the quarter-finals of the 2011 World Cup at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. Chasing the target of 260, India registered victory thanks to the brilliant batting of Yuvraj Singh (57 runs not out) and Suresh Raina (34 runs not out). This was India’s first win against Australia in the World Cup since 1987.
Australia defeated India in the second semi-final of the 2015 World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India had won the latest encounter between the two sides at the Oval in London in the 2019 World Cup.
Posted By: Arvind Dubey
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