World Cup 2019: India vs Australia head-to-head records

Out of 11 meetings in World Cups, India tasted only three wins. The Aussies have won eight times.

Australia's World Cup 2003 final victory against India in Johannesburg remains one of the best.   -  AFP

Team India started 2019 on a high. It beat Australia 2-1 in a three-match ODI series in Australia. The Aussies, however, returned to beat the Virat Kohli-led side in India a month later. That’s how tight the two sides have been in white-ball cricket. But in World Cups, the five-time champions are leagues ahead.

Out of 11 meetings in the big-ticket event, India tasted only three wins. The Aussies have won eight times. The 2011 quarterfinal is India's last win against Australia in a World Cup match.

Among Australia’s victories, the 2003 World Cup final triumph in Johannesburg stands as one of the best performances. The semifinal win in 2015, in Sydney, comes close.

In ODI cricket, the head-to-head ratio reads Australia 77-49 India in 136 matches; NR 10.

India's World Cup victories against Australia

1983, Chelmsford: India 247 in 55.5 overs (Y Sharma 40, S Patil 30; R Hogg 3/40, J Thomson 3/51) beat Australia 129 in 38.2 overs (A Border 36; M Lal 4/20, R Binny 4/29) by 118 runs

1987, Delhi: India 289/6 in 50 overs (D Vengsarkar 63, S Gavaskar 61, M Azharuddin 54*; C McDermott 3/61) beat Australia 233 in 49 overs (D Boon 62; M Singh 3/34, M Azharuddin 3/19) by 56 runs

2011, Ahmedabad: Australia 260/6 in 50 overs (R Ponting 104, B Haddin 53; Y Singh 2/44, R Ashwin 2/52) lost to India 261/5 in 47.4 overs (Y Singh 57*, S Tendulkar 53, G Gambhir 50; B Lee 1/45) by five wickets