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Australia's reign: Figure it out

May 04, 2005 21:00 IST

A statistical view of Australia's dominance over Test cricket in the last decade.

Test results for Australia

  Played Won Lost Drawn Tied Won %
Before 1994-95 series v WI 547 225 154 166 2 41.13
Since 1994-95 series v WI 118 78 22 18 0 66.10

Australia's win-loss record against each country since 1994-95 series v West Indies
Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn Tied Won%
England 21 14 5 2 - 66.67
India 18 8 7 3 - 44.44
New Zealand 14 9 - 5 - 64.29
Pakistan 15 12 1 2 - 80.00
South Africa 12 8 2 2 - 66.67
Sri Lanka 11 7 1 3 - 63.64
West Indies 22 15 6 1 - 68.18
Zimbabwe 3 3 - - - 100.00
Bangladesh 2 2 - - - 100.00
TOTAL 118 78 22 18 - 66.10
At home 59 43 6 10 - 72.88
Abroad 59 35 16 8 - 59.32

Australia's performance in each Test series since 1994-95 series v West Indies
Season Teams Tests Result
1994-95 West Indies v Australia 4 Australia 2-1
1995-96 Australia v Pakistan 3 Australia 2-1
1995-96 Australia v Sri Lanka 3 Australia 3-0
1996-97 India v Australia 1 India 1-0
1996-97 Australia v West Indies 5 Australia 3-2
1996-97 South Africa v Australia 3 Australia 2-1
1997 England v Australia 6 Australia 3-2
1997-98 Australia v New Zealand 3 Australia 2-0
1997-98 Australia v South Africa 3 Australia 1-0
1997-98 India v Australia 3 India 2-1
1998-99 Pakistan v Australia 3 Australia 1-0
1998-99 Australia v England 5 Australia 3-1
1998-99 West Indies v Australia 4 Draw 2-2
1999-2000 Sri Lanka v Australia 3 Sri Lanka 1-0
1999-2000 Zimbabwe v Australia 1 Australia 1-0
1999-2000 Australia v Pakistan 3 Australia 3-0
1999-2000 Australia v India 3 Australia 3-0
1999-2000 New Zealand v Australia 3 Australia 3-0
2000-01 Australia v West Indies 5 Australia 5-0
2000-01 India v Australia 3 India 2-1
2001 England v Australia 5 Australia 4-1
2001-02 Australia v New Zealand 3 Draw 0-0
2001-02 Australia v South Africa 3 Australia 3-0
2001-02 South Africa v Australia 3 Australia 2-1
2002-03 Pakistan v Australia 3 Australia 3-0
2002-03 Australia v England 5 Australia 4-1
2002-03 West Indies v Australia 4 Australia 3-1
2003 Australia v Bangladesh 2 Australia 2-0
2003-04 Australia v Zimbabwe 2 Australia 2-0
2003-04 Australia v India 4 Draw 1-1
2003-04 Sri Lanka v Australia 3 Australia 3-0
2004 Australia v Sri Lanka 2 Australia 1-0
2004-05 India v Australia 4 Australia 2-1
2004-05 Australia v New Zealand 2 Australia 2-0
2004-05 Australia v Pakistan 3 Australia 3-0
2004-05 New Zealand v Australia 3 Australia 2-0
Note: Home team is listed first

Summary of series results for Australia since 1994-95 series v WI
Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn Won %
England 4 4 0 0 100.00
India 6 2 3 1 33.33
New Zealand 5 4 0 1 80.00
Pakistan 5 5 0 0 100.00
South Africa 4 4 0 0 100.00
Sri Lanka 4 3 1 0 75.00
West Indies 5 4 0 1 80.00
Zimbabwe 2 2 0 0 100.00
Bangladesh 1 1 0 0 100.00
TOTAL 36 29 4 3 80.55
At home 18 16 0 2 88.88
Abroad 18 13 4 1 72.22

Australian captains since 1994-95 series v WI
Captain Tests Yrs Days From To
MA Taylor 42 3 281 31st Mar 1995 5th Jan 1999
SR Waugh 19 1 274 5th Mar 1999 3rd Dec 2000
AC Gilchrist 1 0 5 15th Dec 2000 19th Dec 2000
SR Waugh 8 0 222 26th Dec 2000 4th Aug 2001
AC Gilchrist 1 0 5 16th Aug 2001 20th Aug 2001
SR Waugh 30 2 137 23rd Aug 2001 6th Jan 2004
RT Ponting 3 0 21 8th Mar 2004 28th Mar 2004
AC Gilchrist 1 0 3 1st Jul 2004 3rd Jul 2004
RT Ponting 1 0 5 9th Jul 2004 13th Jul 2004
AC Gilchrist 3 0 24 6th Oct 2004 29th Oct 2004
RT Ponting 9 0 147 3rd Nov 2004 29th Mar 2005

Test results for different captains since 1994-95 series v WI
Captain Tests Won Lost Drawn Won% Toss: W L Won%
MA Taylor 42 23 11 8 54.76 23 19 54.76
SR Waugh 57 41 9 7 71.93 31 26 54.39
AC Gilchrist 6 4 1 1 66.66 4 2 66.66
RT Ponting 13 10 1 2 76.92 5 8 38.46

Performance of Australian captains with the bat since 1994-95 series v WI
Captain Tests Inns NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0 Ct St
MA Taylor 42 74 6 2673 334* 39.31 6 11 2 74 -
SR Waugh 57 83 12 3714 199 52.31 15 10 6 34 -
AC Gilchrist 6 11 2 305 104 33.89 1 1 1 30 -
RT Ponting 13 24 5 1129 207 59.42 2 6 - 15 -

Average scores for Australia against each country since 1994-95 series v WI
    Wickets lost in an innings
Country R/10W All-out 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
England 388 327 - - 14 153 409 227 551 213 395 527
India 361 321 47 97 195 284 - 363 357 - 239 -
New Zealand 466 373 - 151 120 - 195 - 294 381 568 486
Pakistan 422 370 74 95 - - 599 325 369 - - 306
South Africa 385 325 54 10 - - - - 334 396 450 -
Sri Lanka 376 295 41 - - - - 617 358 - 326 397
West Indies 359 309 39 78 - 238 354 196 217 300 396 605
Zimbabwe 643 413 5 172 - - - - 735 - - -
Bangladesh 875 - - - - - 556 - - 407 - -
TOTAL 396 330 43 103 114 196 380 312 397 356 428 463

Average scores against Australia by each country since 1994-95 series v WI
    Wickets lost in an innings
Country R/10W All-out 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
England 260 233 - 119 - - 291 - 179 - 223 300
India 336 270 19 - 142 58 418 633 233 681 155 228
New Zealand 271 242 - - - 48 - - 263 243 287 338
Pakistan 246 238 - - - - - 262 - - - 243
South Africa 269 254 - - 32 - - 340 193 273 - -
Sri Lanka 272 274 55 - - - 78 - - - 183 -
West Indies 254 241 30 98 80 - 87 - - 418 - 311
Zimbabwe 260 260 - - - - - - - - - -
Bangladesh 183 183 - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL 269 247 34 109 99 53 207 412 226 459 212 286

Summary of wickets lost by Australia in each innings since 1994-95 series v WI
    Wickets lost in an innings
Country Total All-out 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
England 36 22 0 0 1 3 2 3 1 1 1 2
India 35 26 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0
New Zealand 24 11 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 1 3 1
Pakistan 25 17 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1
South Africa 21 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0
Sri Lanka 19 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 2
West Indies 40 27 1 2 0 1 3 2 1 1 1 1
Zimbabwe 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Bangladesh 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 207 129 6 9 5 5 9 11 9 7 10 7

Summary of wickets taken of opponents by Australia in each innings since 1994-95 series v WI
    Wickets taken in an innings
Country Total All-out 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
England 42 32 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 5
India 35 23 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
New Zealand 27 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
Pakistan 29 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
South Africa 24 20 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sri Lanka 21 17 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
West Indies 44 37 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
Zimbabwe 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bangladesh 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 232 183 4 2 4 2 6 3 5 5 4 14

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