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England vs Australia Head-to-Head in ODI World Cup

Australia vs England clashes are entertaining to watch because of their rivalry and relentless urge to dominate. Whether it’s the Ashes or another international match, one thing is certain: when Australia meets England on the cricket pitch, there will be fireworks.

Given the history of these two teams and their long-standing rivalry, it is difficult to identify one as superior to the other, but a look at the World Cup records reveals that Australia is the winner. This article lists all the head-to-head results between England and Australia in ODI World Cup history.

Talking about the head-to-head record between Australia and England in the ODI World Cup, the Aussies lead the battle by 6-3. England has struggled to compete in this 50-over pinnacle tournament against Australia.

England vs Australia: All Results in the ODI World Cup

June 18, 1975Australia won by 4 wicketsLeeds
June 9, 1979England won by 6 wicketsLord’s
November 8, 1987Australia won by 7 runsKolkata
March 5, 1992England won by 8 wicketsSydney
March 2, 2003Australia won by 2 wicketsPort Elizabeth
April 8, 2007Australia won by 7 wicketsNorth Sound
February 14, 2015Australia won by 111 runsMelbourne
June 25, 2019Australia won by 64 runsLord’s
July 11, 2019England won by 8 wicketsEdgbaston

1975: Leeds

Australia and England first played in the Cricket World Cup on June 18, 1975, in Leeds, England. The match was a low-scoring affair, as Australia skittled out England for a paltry 93 runs. In reply, Australia also had a tough time chasing the target, but they won by four wickets in the end.

1979: Lord’s

The next head-to-head Australia vs England World Cup match was held on June 9, 1979, at Lord’s in England. This was also a low-scoring match, though Australia posted 159/9 in 60 overs. England triumphed this time, defeating Australia by 6 wickets.

1987: Kolkata

On November 8, 1987, the ICC World Cup pitted Australia against England once more. Batting first, Australia scored 253/3 runs in 50 overs. In reply, England was restricted to 246/8, and Australia won by a margin of 7 runs.

1992: Sydney

On March 5, 1992, Australia faced England in the 1992 World Cup at the SCG in Australia. Australia decided to bat first; however, they were bowled out for 171 runs, thanks to Ian Botham’s 4/31. This time, however, England easily defeated Australia by 8 wickets.

2003: Port Elizabeth

The next head-to-head encounter between Australia and England was in Port Elizabeth on March 2, 2003. This time, Australia prevailed in a closely contested match by just 2 wickets. Andy Bichel’s 7 wickets for 20 runs restricted the English side to 204 runs. While chasing the target, the Aussies found themselves in trouble when they were at 135/8. But Andy Bichel (34*) proved to be a worthy partner for Michael Bevan (74*) and won the match for Australia.

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2007: North Sound

On April 8, 2003, Australia and England met for the sixth time. Kevin Pietersen’s 104-run knock took England’s total to 247 runs. But the target wasn’t enough, as Australia crushed the target in 48 overs with 7 wickets in hand.

2015: Melbourne

On February 14, 2015, Australia and England played in their seventh ICC World Cup match, which Australia won by a margin of 111 runs. Batting first, Australia scored 342 runs, riding on the back of Aaron Finch’s 135 runs. The target proved to be too steep for England, and they were bundled out for 231 runs.

2019: Lord’s and Edgbaston

England and Australia had 2 head-to-head matches in the 2019 World Cup. The first meeting was on June 25, 2019, when Australia defeated England by 64 runs. In this match, Aaron Finch’s 100 helped Australia post 285 runs on the board. While chasing, England were bowled out for 221 runs.

The second encounter was on July 11, 2019, when Australia defeated the hosts by 64 runs in their ninth World Cup match. This clash came in the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final, where the hosts comprehensively thrashed the Aussies with both bat and ball and easily advanced to the finals, winning the cup.

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