India vs Australia ODI Records – Batting and Bowling Toppers

Two countries, India and Australia, have produced some of the best batting talents in the game of cricket: Adam Gilchrist, Steve Smith, and Michael Clarke from Australia and the men in blue have the trio – of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who have been brilliant against their times’ Australian sides.

Among bowlers, Indian bowling legends like Zaheer Khan and Anil Kumble have been effective against the Aussie batters, and the fiery Australian pacers Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, and Brett Lee have done well against the Indian side whenever the teams clashed.

We now put our focus on the individual heroics of the players, who contributed to some of the most crucial wins between the two sides, which in turn made us witness some memorable matches.


Most Runs for India against Australia in ODIs

Sachin Tendulkar70307744.599
Rohit Sharma45237958.028
Virat Kohli47236753.798
MS Dhoni48166044.862
Shikhar Dhawan29126545.184
Mohammad Azharuddin4199028.280
Yuvraj Singh3798127.252
Rahul Dravid3692825.770
Sunil Gavaskar2584036.520
Kris Srikkanth2878929.221

Master blaster is showing his class here again. There is a reason why everyone refers to him as the “God of Cricket.” The second person on the list is close to 800 runs behind the guy topping the list.

Two modern-day greats, Hitman Sharma and Virat Kohli are among the only players with a 50+ average.

Most Runs for Australia against India in ODIs

Ricky Ponting59216440.076
Adam Gilchrist45162236.861
Aaron Finch31146048.674
Mathew Hayden28145053.703
Steve Smith25131052.405
David Warner26122248.883
David Boon29121246.622
Steve Waugh45111729.390
Allan Border35110442.461
Michael Bevan31108149.131

Kind of a similar trend to that of what India’s highest run scorers have had. Two players have an astonishing average of above 50. Unlike India, the players haven’t relied on scoring many hundreds to have a higher number of runs; instead, they have focussed on hitting fifties and contributing well enough as a team.

Highest Individual Scores in India vs Australia ODIs

PlayerRuns (Balls)VenueDate
Rohit Sharma (IND)209 (158)Bengaluru2 Nov 2013
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)175 (141)Hyderabad5 Nov 2009
George Bailey (AUS)156 (114)Nagpur30 Oct 2013
Steve Smith (AUS)149 (135)Perth12 Jan 2016
Shikhar Dhawan (IND)143 (115)Mohali10 Mar 2019
Ricky Ponting (AUS)140* (121)Johannesburg23 Mar 2003
MS Dhoni (IND)139* (121)Mohali19 Oct 2013
Yuvraj Singh (IND)139 (122)Sydney22 Jan 2004
Mark Waugh (AUS)133* (138)Pune28 Mar 2001
Shaun Marsh (AUS)131 (123)Adelaide15 Jan 2019

Rohit Sharma cutting the following list twice shows his caliber and habit of consistently scoring daddy hundreds. Coincidently two of the scores below are from the same match, the one held in Perth during the 2016 series. Wherein two modern-day greats, Steve Smith and Rohit Sharma, joined hands together to give a thrilling game for fans to remember about.

Most Wickets for Australia vs India in ODIs

Brett Lee305521.00
Mitchell Johnson264326.06
Steve Waugh374329.47
Adam Zampa233533.51
Glenn McGrath243426.76
Mitchell Starc193032.66
Craig McDermott223027.46
Damien Fleming202829.57
Pat Cummins212835.60
Nathan Bracken172725.66

As stated at the very start of this article, we have some legendary Australian bowlers taking up the best of places in the following list with their scintillating bowling averages. They have picked a good amount of wickets in significantly fewer matches. But somehow, that thing isn’t replicated in the list to follow, though it is always awe-inspiring to possess an average below 30.

Most Wickets for India vs Australia in ODIs

Kapil Dev394527.68
Mohammed Shami233831.60
Ravindra Jadeja413753.64
Ajit Agarkar213628.41
Javagal Srinath293336.78
Harbhajan Singh343246.43
Kuldeep Yadav 223138.32
Anil Kumble293140.29
Irfan Pathan243135.96
Jasprit Bumrah213034.13

The following stats might have indicated the main reason behind the sheer dominance of Australia in the overall matches they have played against India.

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Sadly, none of the Indian bowlers could have a significant impact, not even similar to what the top 5 Australian bowlers had on India. Kapil Dev is the pick of the bowlers.

Best Bowling Figures in India vs Australia ODIs

PlayerBest BowlingVenueDate
Murali Kartik (IND)6/27Mumbai17 Oct 2007
Kenneth MacLeay (AUS)6/39Nottingham13 Jun 1983
Ajit Agarkar (IND)6/42Melbourne9 Jan 2004
Yuzvendra Chahal (IND)6/42Melbourne18 Jan 2019
Mitchell Starc (AUS)6/43Melbourne18 Jan 2015
Greg Chappell (AUS)5/15Sydney8 Jan 1981
Ravi Shastri (IND)5/15Perth8 Dec 1991
Mitchell Johnson (AUS)5/26Vadodara11 Oct 2007
Brett Lee (AUS)5/27Adelaide26 Jan 2000
Terry Alderman (AUS)5/32Christchurch3 Mar 1990

A good coincidence is what we witness here. Here two of the best spells bowled by against each other have been all about but almost identical. Yuzi and Ajit, both Indian players, have had their personal best bowling figures, and that too against Australia; the fun thing to note is that – even the venue where they too had played was the same.

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