India and Australia are two of the biggest cricketing nations in the world, and whenever they face off on the cricket field, it is always a highly anticipated event. The live matches between these two nations have produced some of the most exciting and memorable moments in cricket history.
The latest India-Australia cricket live series took place in late 2020 and early 2021, with the two teams playing three One Day Internationals (ODIs), three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), and four Test matches.
The series was held in Australia, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the matches were played in bio-secure bubbles without any crowds in attendance.
The ODI series was won by Australia, with the hosts winning two out of the three matches. The first match was a high-scoring affair, with Australia scoring 374/6 in their 50 overs, thanks to centuries from Aaron Finch and Steve Smith.
India responded strongly, with Shikhar Dhawan scoring a century and Hardik Pandya smashing 90 off just 76 balls, but they ultimately fell short by 66 runs.
The second ODI saw a brilliant century from Virat Kohli, but Australia chased down India’s total of 338 with ease, thanks to fifties from Finch, Smith, and Glenn Maxwell. The third ODI was a low-scoring affair, with Australia winning by 51 runs after bowling out India for just 302 in 49.2 overs.
The T20I series was much closer, with both teams winning a game each before the final match was abandoned due to rain. The first T20I saw India chase down Australia’s total of 156 with six wickets in hand, thanks to a match-winning half-century from Pandya.
The second T20I was won by Australia, with the hosts restricting India to just 135/6 and then chasing down the target with ease.
The Test series was the highlight of the India-Australia cricket live matches, with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy up for grabs. The first Test, played in Adelaide, was won by Australia after they bowled out India for just 36 in their second innings, the lowest total ever by India in Test cricket.
The second Test, played in Melbourne, was won by India, with stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane scoring a brilliant century and the Indian bowlers dominating the Australian batting line-up.
The third Test, played in Sydney, ended in a thrilling draw after India batted out the fifth day with Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin putting on a stubborn partnership to deny Australia a win.
The fourth and final Test, played in Brisbane, saw a stunning Indian victory, with debutant Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur putting on a record-breaking partnership to help India chase down a target of 328 in the fourth innings.
Overall, the India-Australia cricket live series was a highly entertaining affair, with both teams producing some brilliant performances. The Test series, in particular, was a great advertisement for the longest format of the game, with both teams putting on a great display of skill, determination, and sportsmanship.
The next India-Australia series will be eagerly anticipated by cricket fans around the world, and it will be interesting to see which team comes out on top.