India’s tour of Australia began with a three-match T20 International series, which ended in a draw. Australia won the first T20I in Adelaide to take a 1-0 lead. The second T20I at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was washed out and then in the third and final T20I India bounced back to level the series one each. Following the three-match T20I series, the two teams will face-off in the four-match Test series now. The first Test begins on December 06 at the Adelaide Oval. The Virat Kohli-led side will be looking to put up a good show in the longer format. India vs Australia 2018-19 Schedule & Time Table in PDF for Download in IST: List of T20Is, Tests & ODI Matches; Full Fixtures with Match Timings of IND vs AUS Series.
With Steve Smith and David Warner not in the Australian team, this is the best chance for India to go for a Test series win. Team India come into the series as the number one ranked side while Australia are placed fifth. Meanwhile, as India and Australia get ready to lock horns in the longer format, we bring to you some records and stats:
Ind vs Aus head-to-head in Tests: India and Australia have thus far faced each other in 94 Tests. Australia have won the majority of the Tests, that is 41. India, on the other hand, have won 26 and as many have ended in a draw. When it comes to Test matches on Australian soil, India have managed to win just five out of 44 Tests. The visitors have lost 28 and drawn 11 Test matches.
Highest/lowest total in Tests in Australia: In 2003, Australia scored 735 for six against Zimbabwe and it is the highest team total in Tests in Australia. In 2004, India scored 705 for seven in Sydney and it is the second highest total. Way back in 1932, South Africa were bundled out for 36 runs and it remains the lost team total on Australian soil.
Australia’s record at home in Tests: Playing at home, Australia have won 57.34% of their Test matches. Out of 415 matches, Australia have won 238, lost 97 and drawn 79. Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam: Pakistan Batsman Surpasses Indian Captain With a Maiden Century Against New Zealand During the 2nd Test.
Highest individual score in Tests in Australia: Against Zimbabwe in 2003, opener Mathew Hayden scored 380 runs and it is the highest individual score in Australia. At that time. Hayden broke Brian Lara’s record of 375 runs. Lara later snatched the record back by scoring 400 against England.
Best bowling figures in Tests in Australia: In 1985, New Zealand’s Richard Hadlee scalped 9/52 against Australia and those remain the best bowling figures in an innings in Australia. In second innings, Hadlee picked 6/71 to make it 15/123 in the Test.