World Cup head-to-head: England vs Australia

After the shock loss to Sri Lanka, England is expected to come hard at Australia as wounded tigers but that should not worry skipper Aaron Finch as the Aussies have a better record in World Cups.

Jos Buttler (left) and Eoin Morgan of England walk past the wicket at Lord's on Monday.   -  GETTY IMAGES

England will try to recover from the shock loss against Sri Lanka. Australia, on the other hand, will gain confidence by looking at the statistical record. As Lord’s prepares to host the oldest rivals of cricket on Tuesday, it’s advantage Aussies.

ODI head-to-head

Australia leads 81-61 in 144 games

World Cup head-to-head

Australia leads 5-2 in seven games

In England

England leads Australia 34-30 in 66 games

At Lord's

Australia leads England 8-5 in 14 games

 

First Cup meeting: June 18, 1975, World Cup semifinal, Leeds

Brief scores: England 93 all out in 36.2 overs (M Denness 27; G Gilmour 6/14) lost to Australia 94/6 in 28.4 overs (G Gilmour 28*;C Old 3/29) by four wickets

 

Australian pacer Gary Gilmour cleans up Barry Wood in the World Cup semfinal in 1975 in Leeds.   -  THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES

 

World Cup finals, 1987, Kolkata

Brief scores: Australia 253/5 in 50 overs (D Boon 75; E Hemmings 2/48) beat England 246/8 (B Athey 58, A Lamb 45; S Waugh 2/37) by seven runs

 

Australia captain Allan Border holds aloft the World Cup in 1987.   -  FILE PHOTO/ N. SRIDHARAN

 

Beefy Botham's four wickets, 1992, Sydney

Brief scores: Australia 171 all out in 49 overs (T Moody 51; I Botham 4/31) lost to England 173/2 in 40.5 overs (G Gooch 58, I Botham 53; M Whitney 1/28) by eight wickets

 

Ian Botham in action against Australia in the World Cup 1992 match in Sydney.   -  THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES

 

The Bichel show, Port Elizabeth, 2003

Brief scores: England 204/8 in 50 overs (A Stewart 46, A Flintoff 45; A Bichel 7/20) lost to Australia 208/8 in 49.4 overs (M Bevan 74*, A Bichel 34*; A Caddick 4/35) by two wickets

 

KP ton in vain, North Sound, 2007

Brief scores: England 247 all out in 49.5 overs (K Pietersen 104, I Bell 77; N Bracken 3/33, S Tait 3/41, G McGrath 3/62) lost to Australia 248/3 in 47.2 overs (R Ponting 86, M Clarke 55*; A Flintoff 1/35) by seven wickets

 

Kevin Pietersen.   -  FILE PHOTO/ GETTY

Of Finch and 342, Melbourne, 2015

Brief scores: Australia 342/9 in 50 overs (A Finch 135; S Finn 5/71) beat England 231 all out in 41.5 overs (J Taylor 98*, C Woakes 37; M Marsh 5/33) by 111 runs