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India vs Australia: Interesting T20I Statistical Trivia | Cricket News

A quick look at the overall head-to-head record between India and Australia shows that the Men in Blue have the upper hand, with 13 wins in 23 games played so far.
Over the years, the India vs Australia rivalry has become the most talked about and most highly anticipated rivalry in cricket, especially for Indian fans, after India-Pakistan bilateral cricket relations stalled.
Ahead of the first T20I between India and Australia of the three series of matches on Tuesday, TimesofIndia.com takes a look at some very interesting statistical trivia about India vs Australia in T20I cricket:
1. Of the last six matches played between the two teams, three games each have been won by India and Australia.

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2. In the last meeting between the two teams in Sydney on December 8, 2020 (3rd T20I of the series), Virat Kohli had played an outstanding innings of 85 off 61 balls and innings embellished with four fours and three sixes. However, his innings were in vain, because India lost the match by 12 runs.

3. Kohli’s undefeated 85, as above, remains his highest score in a losing case away from home in T20Is – his second highest overall, behind 89 not out against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium on March 31, 2016 – a match India lost by 7 wickets.
4. Australia had lost India’s first four matches on Indian soil between October 20, 2007 and October 7, 2017 – one each at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, Rajkot, Mohali and Ranchi before winning the next three between October 10, 2017 and February 27, 2019 – One each in Guwahati, Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru.
5. Australia has won two matches by a margin of 9 wickets – in Melbourne on February 1, 2008 and in the ICC World Twenty20 match in Colombo (RPS) on September 28, 2012
6. India was fired for 74 in Melbourne on February 1, 2008 – the lowest total on either side in T20Is involving India and Australia.

7. India’s aforementioned total of 74 remains their lowest against any opponent in T20Is.
8. Ravichandran Ashwin’s figures of 4 for 11 in the T20 World Cup in Mirpur on March 30, 2014 are the best figures of an Indian bowler against Australia in the shortest format.
9. Krunal Pandya’s best career grades of 4 to 36 on November 25, 2018 were achieved in Sydney. Thanks to his match-winning performance, India won by six wickets.
10. Left arm pacer Jason Behrendorff produced the best career numbers of 4 for 21 in Guwahati on October 10, 2017 – the only four-wicket-haul by an Australian bowler against India in this format.

11. Kohli has scored 718 runs with an average of 59.83, including seven fifties, in 18 innings with a strike rate of 146.23 – most by a batsman against Australia in T20Is.
12. Aaron Finch has scored a total of 440 at an average of 29.33, including two fifties, in 15 innings – most by an Australian batsman against India in T20Is.
13. Kohli had posted an unbeaten 90 from 55 balls on January 26, 2016 in Adelaide – the highest by an Indian batsman vs Australia in T20Is.
14. Jasprit Bumrah, with 15 wickets at 20.13 runs each in 11 matches is the highest wicket-taker on either side in India-Australia T20Is.

15. Shane Watson, by 10 wickets at 22.40 runs each in eight games is the best wicket taker for Australia vs India in this format.
16. Two Hundreds Are Registered In T20Is Involving India And Australia – both by Australian batters.
17. Shane Watson posted 124 not-out 71 balls in Sydney on January 31, 2016 and Glenn Maxwell scored 113 not-out 55 balls in Bengaluru on February 27, 2019.
18. Glenn Maxwell’s two hundred in successful chases are unmatched in T20Is. No other Australian batter has been in a successful pursuit for even a century.
19. Aside from his hundred against India, Maxwell hit 103 not eliminated in a successful chase against England in Hobart on 7 February 2018.

20. Maxwell’s stroke rate of 151.42 (901 runs in 31 innings at an average of 42.90, including two hundred and fifty four) is the highest by an Australian batter in successful pursuits (500 runs minimum).
21. Kohli has an average of 97.46 in successful chases – his total is 1462, including 14 50s, in 32 turns (17 not out) with a stroke rate of 135.24 – the best among the batsmen with 500 runs or more in T20Is.
22. Mahendra Singh Dhoni had 15 layoffs (10 catches plus five stumpings) in 17 innings – the most by a wicketkeeper against Australia in the shortest format.
23. Kohli has made 9 catches in 19 matches – a record by an outfield player in T20Is with India and Australia.
24. Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina had shared a partnership of 134 for the third wicket in Adelaide on January 26, 2016 – India’s highest standings for every wicket vs Australia.
25. Shane Watson and David Warner set at 133 for the first wicket in Colombo (RPS) on September 28, 2012 – Australia’s highest standings for every wicket vs India.
26. Maxwell’s sixes (28 in fifteen turns) is a record in T20Is involving India and Australia.
27. Kohli’s total of 22 sixes in 18 innings remains an Indian record vs Australia.
(Statistics courtesy of: Rajesh Kumar)

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