India vs Australia 2019, 5th ODI – India Is In Danger To End Their Incredible ODI Streak
The ongoing ODI series between India and Australia is in an exciting position. While the series is currently level with one match to go, the host side India is in danger to end their three-year-long home ODI series winning streak.
India and Australia are currently busy playing the five-match ODI series in India. Before the ODI series, they have played the two-match T20I series in India that Australia won by 2-0.
However, India had a perfect start in the ongoing ODI series as they took the 2-0 lead after the first two ODIs. But, the visiting side has made a brilliant comeback in this ODI series by winning the next two ODIs.
On 2nd March, India comfortably won by six wickets (with ten balls remaining) in the first ODI at Hyderabad. Later, on 5th March, India won the thrilling second ODI at Nagpur by just eight runs.
Then, Australia showed their power in the next two ODIs. They won their first game in this ODI series during the third ODI at Ranchi. The host side was 32 runs short from Australia’s first innings total as the visitors reduced their trailing margin in this series to 2-1.
On last Sunday (10th March), Australia levelled the series after snatching a brilliant four-wicket victory (with 13 balls remaining) in the fourth ODI at Mohali. Before the fifth and final ODI of the series, it is standing level with 2-2.
India hasn’t lost a home bilateral ODI series since October 2015
On Wednesday (13th March), they will play the final ODI of the series at Delhi. It is going to be the series decider as the winner of Delhi ODI will win the series.
India hasn’t lost any home bilateral ODI series since October 2015. In October 2015, they lost their last home bilateral ODI series against South Africa. South Africa won that five-match ODI series 3-2. Since then, India has won all their six home bilateral ODI series till the date. They are very close to stretch it to the seven, but they are also very close to end this fabulous streak.
Apart from that, there are some other special streaks which are as follows:
i) India lost their last bilateral ODI series against England in England in July 2018 (by the 2-1 margin). Since then, they have won three consecutive bilateral ODI series.
ii) Since January 2017, Australia hasn’t won any bilateral ODI series. Their last bilateral ODI series victory was in the home against Pakistan by the 4-1 margin. After that, they have lost straight seven bilateral ODI series.
iii) Since September 2016, Australia hasn’t won any away bilateral ODI series. Their last away bilateral ODI series victory was against the host side Sri Lanka by the 4-1 margin. After that, they have lost straight five away bilateral ODI series.
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