India Australia 3 match short series got over with a blink of an eye.
It was a run fest contest with no close result(post WC this has been a pattern for all teams). By winning the last two games India won the series 2-1. This was after losing the first badly – by 10 wickets and 12.2 overs to spare.
As both teams plundered runs it was no surprise to see balance stats – or one can say a marginal differences between teams.
Both teams lost 19 wickets each, and had marginal difference in balls faced/ runs scored. Hence their run rate was very similar, India @6.03 and Australia @6.21. There were also other indicators that were similar or marginal (see table below).
|66||3 Consecutive scoring shots||100|
|66||3 consecutive dot balls||68|
|9||wkt in 1st over of New Spell||6|
However there was one indicator made a difference. The scoring shots, especially the lesser ones. (1s, 2s, 3s) has a gap.
India scoring rate in singles = 40/100 balls
Australia scoring rate in singles = 36/100 balls
India scoring rate in lesser scoring shots were = 44.25
Australia scoring rate in lesser scoring shots were = 41.66
Due to this their overall scoring rate had some gap
India scoring rate was 55.40/100 balls
Australia scoring rate was 52.86/100 balls
|India||Batting Scoring rate||Australia|
|389||Lesser scoring shots||342|
Although both teams picked 19 wickets each, it was Indian bowlers who caused few collapses in Australian batting. It can also suggested irresponsible batting by Australians. There were 5 instances where India picked 2 wickets in an over that dented their progress 2nd and 3rd ODIs
This comes as no surprise as India has been dominating Australia post WC 2015!.
Here is how they performed against each other Post WC 2015. Below table features analysis of scoring shots series wise.
|India in Aus(2016)||5||4||56||1.78||36.08||45.85||10.45||1.48|
|Ind in Aus(2019)||3||1||52||1.94||35.91||42.87||8.75||1.01|
|Aus in Ind(2019)||5||3||51||1.94||35.49||40.89||10.53||1.69|
|WC 2019(in Eng)||1||0||56||1.78||37.42||45.36||10.93||1.32|
|Aus in Ind(2020)||3||1||53||1.89||36.18||41.66||11.21||1.22|
|India in Aus(2016)||5||1||56||1.77||36.55||45.85||10.51||2.01|
|Ind in Aus(2019)||3||2||49||2.04||32.62||41.93||7.06||1.46|
|Aus in Ind(2019)||5||2||51||1.98||35.84||40.20||10.38||1.50|
|WC 2019(in Eng)||1||1||61||1.65||39.47||47.70||12.83||2.63|
|Aus in Ind(2020)||3||2||55||1.81||39.89||44.20||11.14||1.70|