Whenever India and Australia clashed against each other in an ODI match, it always becomes an exciting contest. Both teams will be clashing against each other again in a three-match ODI series which will be starting on March 17.
However, there were also many thrilling matches played between the two teams in which Indian bowlers have performed really well. Here we will take a look at the top 5 bowling performances by the Indian bowlers against Australia in the 50-over format.
1. 6/27 - Murali Karthik in Wankhede 2007
India and Australia faced off in a 7-match ODI series in India where the Australian team won the series 4-2. However, the last match of the series saw a breathtaking bowling performance by Murali Karthik as he picked up 6 wickets while conceding only 27 runs in the 10 overs he bowled.
2. 6/42 - Ajith Agarkar in Melbourne, 2004
India and Australia clashed against each other in an ODI match in 2004. Indian fast bowler Ajith Agarkar stole the limelight of the match by displaying an outstanding bowling performance. Agarkar took 6 wickets in 9.3 overs and conceded only 42 runs. However, India’s batting performance was pretty bad as they lost the match by 18 runs.
3. 6/42 - Yuzvendra Chahal in Melbourne 2019
India’s leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal used to be an important part of the Indian team in the limited format, but he hasn’t provided anything special to the team in recent years. Meanwhile, Chahal produced a breathtaking bowling performance in 2019 against Australia in Melbourne where he picked up 6 wickets while conceding only 42 runs in 10 overs.
4. 5/15 - Ravi Shastri in Perth 1991
Former India coach and popular commentator Ravi Shastri used to be a sensational allrounder in his playing days. In 1991 when India toured Australia for an ODI series, Shastri displayed a magnificent bowling performance as he dismissed 5 Australian batters in just 6.5 overs and help the team to restrict Australia on the score of just 101 runs.
5. 5/32 - Sachin Tendulkar in Kochi 1998
The legendary former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is recognized as the best batter to ever play cricket due to which his bowling abilities always got ignored. The ‘God of Cricket’ played an ODI match against Australia in 1998, where he picked up a fifer in 10 overs. He dismissed some best batters of that time including Michael Bevan and Steve Waugh.