Five times World Cup champions Australia have faced two times World Cup champions West Indies 10 times in the 12 editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The AUS v WI encounters have taken place across six different World Cups.
AUS vs WI Head To Head All Time Records
|6/6/2019||Australia||15 runs||Trent Bridge|
|3/27/2007||Australia||103 runs||North Sound|
|3/4/1996||West Indies||4 wickets||Jaipur|
|6/18/1983||West Indies||7 wickets||Lord's|
|6/11/1983||West Indies||101 runs||Leeds|
|6/21/1975||West Indies||17 runs||Lord's|
|6/14/1975||West Indies||7 wickets||The Oval|
The first ever AUS v WI head to head was way back in the inaugural World Cup competition in 1975. The Australian team scored 192 against the mighty West Indians which was not a big total for the eventual champions. They chased down the total in just 46 overs (it was a 60-over game) with 7 wickets in hand. They met once again in the Final. This time, West Indies batted first and posted 291 on the board. The Aussies felt short by just 17 runs.
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In the 1983 World Cup, the Men in Yellow suffered a huge defeat by 101 runs in a group stage match. They were bowled out for 191 while chasing West Indies’ 293. They faced again in the second group stage encounter, but the game yielded the same result. West Indies chased down a target of 274 and went 4-0 up in the AUS v WI head to head stats.
The Australians finally won a game against the Caribbean boys in the 1992 Cricket World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Australia batted first in front of a jam-packed MCG crowd and scored a modest total of 216 in their 50 overs. West Indies were bowled out for just 159 as none of the batsmen supported Brian Lara who scored 70. The next best were Keith Arthurton and Winston Benjamin who scored 15 runs each.
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Their next encounter was in the group stage of the 1996 World Cup. Australia posted 229 on the board with the help of a century from Ricky Ponting. However, the West Indies batsmen, guided by Richie Richardson who scored an unbeaten 93, chased down the target with 4 wickets in hand and 7 balls to spare.
The Aussies turned the tables on them in a more crucial match, the semi-final of the same tournament. Australia set a target of 208 for the Windies batsmen. They began well but fell agonizingly short of the target by 5 runs as they were bowled out for 202 in the last over.
The 1999 Cricket World Cup clash in the group stage is not what the West Indies cricket fans like to remember. Ridley Jacobs carried his bat for 49 as they got bowled out for 110. Australia won the game by 6 wickets in the 41st over. The first match of the Super 8 stage of the 2007 World Cup was the ninth clash between these two teams. The day belonged to the Aussies as the Men in Maroon were just not up for the task. West Indies fell short of the 323-run target by a whopping margin of 103 runs.
Their latest clash was in the 2019 ICC World Cup when the Australians fought back from being 79/5 to 288/10. The West Indies showed some fight but fell short by just 15 runs and looking at the teams, an upset was avoided.
Taking a look at AUS v WI head to head records, the teams are tied at 5 wins each. The highest total belongs to the Australians (322) while the lowest total is scored by West Indies (110). The biggest victory in terms of runs belongs to Australia (103) while the biggest victory in terms of wickets belongs to West Indies as they won by 7 wickets twice.
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