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4 Australia’s streaks that were broken by India in International cricket

Australia were on a 19-match winning streak while chasing in the World Cup before they faced India on Sunday.

Rahul Dravid 2002 Adelaide Test
Rahul Dravid 2002 Adelaide Test. (Photo by Tony Lewis/Getty Images)

India is well known for putting breaks to Australia’s winning streaks often and they proved it once again when they faced off in the World Cup 2019 game at the Kennington Oval. India won the game by 36 runs as the Aussies failed to chase a total in the World Cup for the first time since 1999. Australia were successful in their 19 World Cup chases coming into the game against India. Their last defeat in the World Cup while chasing came against Pakistan when they fell 11 runs short of the target during the game at the Headingley in Leeds.

India also halted Australia’s 10-match winning streak in the ODI format which is the longest for the Aussies since 2011. Australia also won eight successive matches in the World Cup prior to this match; their 2nd longest streak in the competition. This was also the first time Australia conceded 350+ in a World Cup and the first time they had to concede 300+ while bowling first in the tournament.

Here are the biggest streaks of Australia which were brought to an end by India previously:

4. Joint-longest series winning streak in Test cricket:

Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane
Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia won each of their last nine Test series before facing India in a 4-match Test series in India. The Aussies equalled the series winning record set by England way back in 1884-1891. After a close draw in the first game, the Aussies looked like breaking the 118-year old record. However, India won the 2nd and 4th matches to win the series 2-0. Between 2015 and 2017, India also won nine consecutive Test series but no team has won ten in a row yet.

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