Momentum with India, record with AustraliaMarch 3rd, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by admin
Brisbane, March 3 (IANS) Although India are leading the best-of-three Commonwealth Bank Triangular Series finals 1-0, their opponents Australia have a better record when the two teams have clashed in the title rounds of the annual cricket competition Down Under. This is the fourth time the two teams are meeting in the finals since 1980-81 when India first took part in the triangular series and on all three previous occasions Australia have won the title easily.
But India have the momentum as was evident from the way they played in the first final and won it convincingly by six wickets. As the two teams go into the crucial second final here Tuesday, India will be keen to win that match too and make history as they have never won the annual triangular series.
Australia have a better home as well as overall record than India, having won 74.29 and 60.00 percent of the matches.
India-Australia ODIs - Head to Head
Played Won by Won by No India Australia
India Aust. Result
Overall 95 31 57 7 32.63 60.00
In Australia 35 8 26 1 22.86 74.29
At Brisbane 4 1 2 1 25.00 50.00
India in the triangular series finals:
Date Toss Venue Teams and Scores Result
5.2.1986 India Sydney Aust. 170-8 Australia won by
India 159 11 runs
9.2.1986 Aust. Melbourne India 187 Australia won by
Aust. 188-3 7 wickets
18.1.1992 Aust. Melbourne Aust. 233-5 Australia won by
India 145 88 runs
20.1.1992 Aust. Sydney Aust. 208-9 Australia won by
India 202-7 6 runs
6.2.2004 India Melbourne India 222 Australia won by
Aust. 224-3 7 wickets
8.2.2004 Aust. Sydney Aust. 359-5 Australia won by
India 151 208 runs
2.3.2008 Aust. Sydney Aust. 239-8 India won by
India 242-4 6 wickets
* Australia have won the first six finals.
* Only one total of 250-plus has been recorded in seven finals, when Australia posted 359 for 5 at Sydney Feb 8,2004.
* India have recorded 200-plus only thrice and their highest has been 242-4 at Sydney on March 2, 2008.
* Only one century has been recorded by India in seven finals - an unbeaten 117 by Sachin Tendulkar at Sydney March 2,2008.
* The Indian bowlers have produced only three instances of three wickets in an innings. They are: 3/31 by Manoj Prabhakar and 3/32 by Venkatapathy Raju — both at Sydney Jan 20, 1992 — and 3/52 by L. Balaji at Melbourne Feb 6, 2004.