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Indian cricket team in Australia in 2015–16
Flag of Australia
Australia
Flag of India
India
Dates 8 – 31 January 2016
Captains Steve Smith (ODIs)
Aaron Finch (1st & 2nd T20Is)
Shane Watson (3rd T20I)
MS Dhoni
One Day International series
Result Australia won the 5-match series 4–1
Most runs Steve Smith (315) Rohit Sharma (441)
Most wickets John Hastings (10) Ishant Sharma (9)
Player of the series Rohit Sharma (Ind)
Twenty20 International series
Result India won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Shane Watson (151) Virat Kohli (199)
Most wickets Shane Watson (3) Jasprit Bumrah (6)
Player of the series Virat Kohli (Ind)

The Indian cricket team toured Australia from 8 to 31 January 2016 to play two tour matches, five One Day International (ODI) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The full schedule for the tour was announced by Cricket Australia on 9 July 2015.

Australia won the ODI series 4–1. The series broke the record for the most runs scored in a bilateral ODI series of five matches or fewer, with a total of 3,159. Eleven centuries were also scored in the ODI series, which was also a record. India won the T20I series 3–0 and became the number one ranked team in the ICC T20I Championship.

Squads

ODIs T20Is
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Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the tour with a hamstring injury. He was replaced by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the ODI matches and Jasprit Bumrah for the T20I matches. John Hastings was added to Australia's squad to replace Mitchell Marsh for the second ODI. Usman Khawaja was added to Australia's squad to replace David Warner for the second and third ODIs who left the group on paternity leave. Nathan Lyon and David Warner were added to Australia's squad for the 4th and 5th ODIs. Joel Paris and Usman Khawaja were both dropped. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out of the T20 series due to a thumb injury. He was replaced in the squad by Rishi Dhawan. Cameron Bancroft was added to Australia's squad for the third T20I as a replacement for Matthew Wade. Shane Watson replaced Aaron Finch as captain of Australia's team for the last T20I match, due to Finch being injured.

Tour matches

T20: Western Australia XI v Indians

8 January
18:00 (D/N)
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Flag of India India
4/192 (20 overs)
v Western Australia XI
6/118 (20 overs)
Indians won by 74 runs
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: J. Hewitt (Aus) and Donovan Koch (Aus)
Virat Kohli 74 (44)
Ryan Duffield 1/21 (4 overs)
Travis Birt 74* (60)
Ravindra Jadeja 2/13 (3 overs)
Axar Patel 2/13 (3 overs)
  • Indians won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 15 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).

One Day: Western Australia XI v Indians

9 January
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of India India
249 (49.1 overs)
v Western Australia XI
185 (49.2 overs)
Indians won by 64 runs
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: Nathan Johnstone (Aus) and Donovan Koch (Aus)
Rohit Sharma 67 (82)
Drew Porter 5/37 (9.1 overs)
Jaron Morgan 50 (66)
Rishi Dhawan 2/28 (7 overs)
  • Indians won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 14 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).

ODI series

1st ODI

12 January
11:20
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Flag of India India
3/309 (50 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
5/310 (49.2 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Steve Smith (Aus)
Rohit Sharma 171* (163)
James Faulkner 2/60 (10 overs)
Steve Smith 149 (135)
Barinder Sran 3/56 (9.2 overs)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Scott Boland, Joel Paris (both Aus) and Barinder Sran (Ind) all made their ODI debuts.
  • Rohit Sharma's 171 not out is the highest individual ODI score against Australia in Australia.
  • This was the first ODI game with two double-century partnerships, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for India scoring 207 runs and Steve Smith and George Bailey for Australia scoring 242 runs.
  • Smith's and Bailey's 242 was the highest 3rd wicket partnership and fourth highest overall for Australia.
  • This was the highest successful run chase in an ODI match at the WACA.
  • Rohit Sharma (Ind) became the fastest batsman to score 1,000 ODI runs against Australia, achieving this in 19 innings.

2nd ODI

15 January
13:20 (D/N)
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Flag of India India
8/308 (50 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
3/309 (49 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Mick Martell (Aus)
Player of the match: Rohit Sharma (Ind)
Rohit Sharma 124 (127)
James Faulkner 2/64 (10 overs)
George Bailey 76* (58)
Ravindra Jadeja 1/50 (9 overs)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rohit Sharma (Ind) became the third player to hit back-to-back ODI hundreds against Australia in Australia.
  • This was the highest successful run chase in an ODI match at the Gabba.

3rd ODI

17 January
14:20 (D/N)
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Flag of India India
6/295 (50 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
7/296 (48.5 overs)
Australia won by 3 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Glenn Maxwell (Aus)
Virat Kohli 117 (117)
John Hastings 4/58 (10 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 96 (83)
Ravindra Jadeja 2/49 (10 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rishi Dhawan and Gurkeerat Singh (both Ind) made their ODI debuts.
  • Virat Kohli (Ind) passed 7,000 ODI runs, doing so in the fewest number of innings (161). He also became the fastest player to reach 24 ODI centuries (161 innings).
  • Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the third player to captain more than 300 international matches. He is also the only player to lead his side in 50 or more matches in all three formats of the game.
  • This was the highest successful run chase in an ODI match at the MCG.
  • This was Australia's 17th consecutive win in ODI matches at home, the longest streak for any side.

4th ODI

20 January
14:20 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
8/348 (50 overs)
v Flag of India India
323 (49.2 overs)
Australia won by 25 runs
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng), John Ward (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Kane Richardson (Aus)
Aaron Finch 107 (107)
Ishant Sharma 4/77 (10 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 126 (113)
Kane Richardson 5/68 (10 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Kane Richardson (Aus) took his first ODI five-wicket haul and it was also the first five-wicket haul in an ODI at the Manuka Oval.
  • Virat Kohli became the fastest player to reach 25 ODI centuries (162 innings).
  • Umpire Richard Kettleborough (Eng) was injured during Australia's innings and was replaced by third umpire Paul Wilson (Aus).

5th ODI

23 January
14:20 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
7/330 (50 overs)
v Flag of India India
4/331 (49.4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Manish Pandey (Ind)
David Warner 122 (113)
Jasprit Bumrah 2/40 (10 overs)
Manish Pandey 104* (81)
=John Hastings 3/61 (10 overs)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jasprit Bumrah (Ind) made his ODI debut.
  • Mitchell Marsh (Aus) and Manish Pandey (Ind) both scored their maiden ODI centuries
  • This was the highest successful ODI run chase by any visiting team against Australia in Australia.
  • This loss ended Australia's streak of the most consecutive ODI wins at home (18).

T20I series

1st T20I

26 January
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of India India
3/188 (20 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
151 (19.3 overs)
India won by 37 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and John Ward (Aus)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
Virat Kohli 90* (55)
Shane Watson 2/24 (4 overs)
Aaron Finch 44 (33)
Jasprit Bumrah 3/23 (3.3 overs)

2nd T20I

29 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of India India
3/184 (20 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
8/157 (20 overs)
India won by 27 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
Rohit Sharma 60 (47)
Glenn Maxwell 1/17 (2 overs)
Aaron Finch 74 (48)
Ravindra Jadeja 2/32 (4 overs)

3rd T20I

31 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
5/197 (20 overs)
v Flag of India India
3/200 (20 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and John Ward (Aus)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Aus)
Shane Watson 124* (71)
Yuvraj Singh 1/19 (2 overs)
Rohit Sharma 52 (38)
Cameron Boyce 2/28 (4 overs)

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