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Indian cricket team in Australia in 2018–19

The India cricket team toured Australia from November 2018 to January 2019 to play four Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.[7][8][9][10] Initially, the Test match at the Adelaide Oval was planned to be a day/night fixture, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined the offer from Cricket Australia to play the match under lights.[11] In April 2018, the Western Australian Cricket Association confirmed that the Perth Stadium would host its first ever Test match.[12] During the second Test, it became the tenth venue in Australia to host a Test match.[13]

Indian cricket team in Australia in 2018–19
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  Australia India
Dates 21 November 2018 – 18 January 2019
Captains Tim Paine (Tests)
Aaron Finch (T20Is & ODIs)
Virat Kohli
Test series
Result India won the 4-match series 2–1
Most runs Marcus Harris (258)[1] Cheteshwar Pujara (521)[1]
Most wickets Nathan Lyon (21)[2] Jasprit Bumrah (21)[2]
Player of the series Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind)
One Day International series
Results India won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Shaun Marsh (224)[3] MS Dhoni (193)[3]
Most wickets Jhye Richardson (6)[4] Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8)[4]
Player of the series MS Dhoni (Ind)
Twenty20 International series
Results 3-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Glenn Maxwell (78)[5] Shikhar Dhawan (117)[5]
Most wickets Adam Zampa (3)[6] Krunal Pandya (5)[6]
Player of the series Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)

India's regular wicket-keeper for limited overs matches, MS Dhoni, was not named in the side's squad for the T20I fixtures for this series and the ones against the West Indies.[14] Instead, India's Test wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant, was selected in Dhoni's place.[15] The T20I series was drawn 1–1, after the second match finished in a no result.[16] India won the Test series 2–1, after the fourth match of the series finished as a draw.[17] It was the first time that India had won a Test series in Australia.[18]

In the ODI series that followed, Australia won the first match by 34 runs, recording their 1,000th win in international cricket.[19] However, India went on to win the next two games, and consequently the series 2–1;[20] in the process recording their first bilateral ODI series victory in Australia.[21][22]

Contents

SquadsEdit

Tests ODIs T20Is
  Australia[23]   India[24]   Australia[25]   India[26]   Australia[27]   India[28]

Mitchell Starc was added to Australia's T20I squad for the third match, replacing Billy Stanlake, who was injured.[29] Prithvi Shaw was ruled out of India's Test squad due to injury and was replaced by Mayank Agarwal.[30] Hardik Pandya was also added to India's squad for the last two Test matches.[31] Marnus Labuschagne was added to Australia's squad for the fourth Test.[32] Jasprit Bumrah was rested for the ODI series and was replaced by Mohammed Siraj in India's squad.[33] Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of Australia's squad for the first ODI due to illness and was replaced by Ashton Turner.[34]

On 11 January 2019, Hardik Pandya and K. L. Rahul were suspended by the BCCI following controversial comments they made on the Indian talk show Koffee with Karan earlier in the month.[35] They were ruled out of the ODI series of this tour, and all of the fixtures of India's tour to New Zealand.[36] Vijay Shankar was added to India's ODI squad as a replacement.[37]

T20I seriesEdit

1st T20IEdit

21 November 2018
17:50 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
4/158 (17 overs)
v
  India
7/169 (17 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 46 (24)
Kuldeep Yadav 2/24 (4 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 76 (42)
Adam Zampa 2/22 (4 overs)
Australia won by 4 runs (D/L method)
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Adam Zampa (Aus)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • India were set a revised target of 174 runs in 17 overs due to rain.

2nd T20IEdit

23 November 2018
18:50 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
7/132 (19 overs)
v
  India
Ben McDermott 32* (30)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/20 (3 overs)
No result
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Gerard Abood (Aus) and Simon Fry (Aus)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain during India's innings prevented any further play.

3rd T20IEdit

25 November 2018
18:50 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
6/164 (20 overs)
v
  India
4/168 (19.4 overs)
D'Arcy Short 33 (29)
Krunal Pandya 4/36 (4 overs)
Virat Kohli 61* (41)
Adam Zampa 1/22 (4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Gerard Abood (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Krunal Pandya (Ind)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Tour matchEdit

Four-day match: Cricket Australia XI vs IndiaEdit

28 November–1 December 2018
Scorecard
India  
v
358 (92 overs)
Prithvi Shaw 66 (69)
Aaron Hardie 4/50 (13 overs)
544 (151.1 overs)
Harry Nielsen 100 (170)
Mohammed Shami 3/97 (24 overs)
211/2 (43.4 overs)
Murali Vijay 129 (132)
D'Arcy Short 1/34 (6 overs)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Gerard Abood (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Harry Nielsen (Cricket Australia XI)
  • Cricket Australia XI won the toss and elected to field.
  • No play was possible on day 1 due to rain.

Test seriesEdit

Entering the series, India held the Border–Gavaskar Trophy after winning the 2017 series 2–1. Australia won the previous series at home 2–0 in 2014–15.

1st TestEdit

6–10 December 2018
Scorecard
India  
v
250 (88 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara 123 (246)
Josh Hazlewood 3/52 (20 overs)
235 (98.4 overs)
Travis Head 72 (167)
Jasprit Bumrah 3/47 (24 overs)
307 (106.5 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara 71 (204)
Nathan Lyon 6/122 (42 overs)
291 (119.5 overs)
Shaun Marsh 60 (166)
Mohammed Shami 3/65 (20 overs)
India won by 31 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Marcus Harris (Aus) made his Test debut.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind) scored his 5,000th run in Tests.[38]
  • Rishabh Pant (Ind) equalled the Test record for the most dismissals in a match by a wicket-keeper (11).[39]
  • The match saw the most dismissals through catches in Tests (35).[39]
  • This was the first time that India had won the opening Test of a series in Australia.[40]

2nd TestEdit

14–18 December 2018
Scorecard
v
  India
326 (108.3 overs)
Marcus Harris 70 (141)
Ishant Sharma 4/41 (20.3 overs)
283 (105.5 overs)
Virat Kohli 123 (257)
Nathan Lyon 5/67 (34.5 overs)
243 (93.2 overs)
Usman Khawaja 72 (213)
Mohammed Shami 6/56 (24 overs)
140 (56 overs)
Ajinkya Rahane 30 (47)
Nathan Lyon 3/39 (19 overs)
Australia won by 146 runs
Perth Stadium, Perth
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
Player of the match: Nathan Lyon (Aus)

3rd TestEdit

26–30 December 2018
Scorecard
India  
v
7/443d (169.4 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara 106 (319)
Pat Cummins 3/72 (34 overs)
151 (66.5 overs)
Marcus Harris 22 (35)
Jasprit Bumrah 6/33 (15.5 overs)
8/106d (37.3 overs)
Mayank Agarwal 42 (102)
Pat Cummins 6/27 (11 overs)
261 (89.3 overs)
Pat Cummins 63 (114)
Jasprit Bumrah 3/53 (19 overs)
India won by 137 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Jasprit Bumrah (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible during the first session on day 5 due to rain.
  • Mayank Agarwal (Ind) made his Test debut.
  • India retained the Border–Gavaskar Trophy as a result of winning this match.[44]
  • India became the fifth side to reach 150 wins in Test cricket.[45]
  • Virat Kohli became the first captain of India to win two Tests in Australia and equals Sourav Ganguly's record of most overseas Test wins as India captain. He was the first-ever Indian captain to retain the Border–Gavaskar trophy in Australia.[46]

4th TestEdit

3–7 January 2019
Scorecard
India  
v
7/622d (167.2 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara 193 (373)
Nathan Lyon 4/178 (57.2 overs)
300 (104.5 overs)
Marcus Harris 79 (120)
Kuldeep Yadav 5/99 (31.5 overs)
0/6 (4 overs) (f/o)
Usman Khawaja 4* (12)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Bad light and rain prevented any play from 4:25 pm on Day 3 to 1:50 pm on Day 4. Bad light further prevented play during the third session on Day 4 and all of Day 5.
  • Rishabh Pant became the first wicket-keeper for India to score a century in Australia.[47]

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

12 January 2019
13:20 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
5/288 (50 overs)
v
  India
9/254 (50 overs)
Peter Handscomb 73 (61)
Kuldeep Yadav 2/54 (10 overs)
Rohit Sharma 133 (129)
Jhye Richardson 4/26 (10 overs)
Australia won by 34 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Jhye Richardson (Aus)

2nd ODIEdit

15 January 2019
13:50 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
9/298 (50 overs)
v
  India
4/299 (49.2 overs)
Shaun Marsh 131 (123)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/45 (10 overs)
Virat Kohli 104 (112)
Glenn Maxwell 1/16 (4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Sam Nogajski (Aus)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mohammed Siraj (Ind) made his ODI debut.

3rd ODIEdit

18 January 2019
13:20 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
230 (48.4 overs)
v
  India
3/234 (49.2 overs)
Peter Handscomb 58 (63)
Yuzvendra Chahal 6/42 (10 overs)
MS Dhoni 87* (114)
Jhye Richardson 1/27 (10 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Yuzvendra Chahal (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Vijay Shankar (Ind) made his ODI debut.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal (Ind) recorded the joint-best figures by a bowler in ODIs in Australia and the best by a spinner (6/42).[50]

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