IND vs AUS World Cup Head to Head Stats

Last Modified Sep 13, 2023 21:39 IST

India and Australia are top contenders for the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup scheduled between October 5 and November 5. Both teams will lock horns on October 8 at the MA. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to start their respective world cup campaigns.


India vs Australia Head to Head in World Cup
India vs Australia Head to Head in World Cup


India vs Australia Head to Head in World Cup


DateWinnerMarginVenue
June 13, 1983Australia162 runsTrent Bridge, Nottingham
June 20, 1983India118 runsCounty Ground, Chelmsford
October 9, 1987Australia1 runMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
October 22, 1987India56 runsFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
March 1, 1992Australia1 runThe Gabba, Brisbane
February 27, 1996Australia16 runsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
June 4, 1999Australia77 runsThe Oval, London
February 15, 2003Australia9 wicketsSuperSport Park, Centurion
March 23, 2003Australia125 runsThe Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
March 24, 2011India5 wicketsMotera Stadium, Ahmedabad
March 26, 2015Australia95 runsSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
June 9, 2019India36 runsThe Oval, London


India and Australia have clashed in 12 ODI World Cup matches in nine editions of the quadrennial tournament. Australia have held the edge in this World Cup rivalry with a 75% win record. The five-time world champions have registered eight wins next to India’s four in India vs Australia World Cup ODI matches.


The two teams first met in on June 13 in 1983 in India’s victorious 1983 World Cup tournament. They played two games in that particular edition in England. Although India lost to Australia by a heavy margin of 162 runs in the league stage, Kapil Dev’s men bounced back in the second league game with a 118-run win in Chelmsford.


The two teams played their first match in the 1987 World Cup in the erstwhile Madras (now called Chennai) on October 9, 1987. Australia narrowly won by 1 run while defending 270 on a sluggish track.courtesy Craig McDermott’s 4/56.


India got the better of the Aussies when they again met in the second league game in Delhi. The likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Dilip Vengsarkar and Mohammad Azharuddin notched half-centuries as India posted 289 for 6 after 50 overs. Azharuddin and left-arm spinner Maninder Singh picked three wickets each to fold up the Australian innings for 233 in 49 overs.


Australia registered a nail-biting 1-run win over India for the second time in the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup and it was done in their own back yard in Brisbane when they co-hosted the 1992 World Cup event along with New Zealand. Since then, Australia recorded a five-match unbeaten streak against India, including the drubbing in the 2003 World Cup final.


India and Australia have played once only in a World Cup final in the 2003 edition in Johannesburg. Australia rode on the thunderous show of captain Ricky Pontig (140*) in the company of Damien Martyn (88) to propel to a mammoth score of 359/2. India were skittled out for a meagre 234 in the second innings with Australia defending their title with a comprehensive 125-run win.


India avenged the 2003 World Cup win eight years later when the two teams met in the quarterfinal of the 2011 World Cup at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. While chasing a moderate target of 260, the Men in Blue were reduced at 187 for 5 before Yuvraj Singh (57*) and Suresh Raina (34*) combined forces to go past the finishing line with ease. This was India’s first win against Australia in World Cup since 1987.


Australia knocked out India from the 2015 World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the second semi-final. India won the latest meeting between the two sides in the 2019 World Cup at The Oval in London.


India vs Australia Head to Head in ODI World Cup matches in details


Matches Played12
Australia Won08
India Won04
Tied/No Result00
Highest Score Australia - 359 in 2003 (final)
Lowest ScoreIndia - 125 in 2003 (group game)
Highest Individual ScoreRicky Ponting (140*)
Best Bowling FiguresDamien Fleming (5/36)


India vs Australia Head to Head in ODI record


India and Australia have played 146 matches in One-Day Internationals between 1980 and 2023. Australia have dominated this contest lobsidedly with 82 wins next to India’s 54 victories with 10 matches turning out without any results.


Matches Played146
Australia Won82
India Won54
Tied/No Result10


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