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5 Indian Batsmen Who Have Scored Most Number Of Runs Against Australia In ODIs

Australia has always been a formidable moniker in the ranks of cricket and right since its inception in the game, they have induced fear in the hearts of their opponents in the most merciless fashion.

However, a few opponents have always dared to look them in the eye and challenge their might with tantamount panache. India has been one of those opponents and on a very candid note, since 2000, they have injected renewed vigor in their enterprises of trumping over the Aussies and it all reflects in the performances. We will look at five batsmen who have managed to score the highest number of runs for India in ODIs against the mighty Aussies.

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5. Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan has plundered 1145 ODI runs from 26 innings in which he has batted against Australia. His total match count is 27. These figures include 4 centuries and 6 half-centuries.

His average ranges close to 46 with a belligerent strike rate of 99. His highest score against Australia is 143.

4. MS Dhoni

Dhoni has been one of the best hard-hitting batsmen for India who is also probably one of the most adept finishers of the game. The inventor of the helicopter shot has garnered 1660 runs against Australia from the 48 innings in which he has played. His game count against the Aussies is 58.

These figures also feature 2 centuries and 11 half-centuries. His average against the Yellow giants is close to 45 with a strike rate of 81 approximately. His highest score against Australia is 139.

3. Virat Kohli

The Indian run-machine has been at his effusive best with his exquisite shot-playing techniques and his aggressive approach against the Australians.

The run-chasing specialist has mastered 1910 runs from the 38 innings that he has played against the formidable Aussies. His match count is 40.

These numbers comprise 8 centuries and 8 half-centuries with an astonishing average of 55. His strike rate is close to 97. His highest against Australia is 123. Also after being a captain of the Indian squad, Kohli has evolved into an even better batsman.

2. Rohit Sharma

Though he is extremely lazy in running between the wickets, Sharma is a big-hitter of the ball. He has amassed 2208 runs from 40 innings against the Australians. Given his opening slot, his match count is also the same.

His big knocks include 8 centuries and 8 fifties at a staggering average of 61 with a strike rate of 94. He also boasts of a fabulous double century as his score of 209 is his individual highest against Australia.

1. Sachin Tendulkar

Who can ace this list better than our one and only Little Master? Yes, Sachin Tendulkar aces the list with 3077 runs from the 70 innings in which he has faced the Australia stalwarts.

With 9 hundred and 15 fifties, his average range close to 45. His strike rate is 85 with the highest score of 175 against our mighty Yellow counterparts.

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