With India’s 3-0 sweep of the T20I series, India has made its first clean sweep in a bilateral series in Australia in any format of cricket. It has been pointed that no other visiting team has clean-swept Australia* in any format since international cricket began in 1877. Savour the moment.
*Mayukh Ghosh points out that this is true for all series with 3 or more matches, although England did win both Tests of 1886-87.
At the end of this series, this is the record of all T20Is between the two countries:
India had led 5-4 at the start of the series and extended their lead to 8-4.
Most runs (100 and more):
Note that Watson has scored the only century here. Kohli, Watson, Yuvraj and Rohit each have three scores of 50+.
Rohit and Dhoni are the only ones to have played in all T20Is between the two countries.
Highest individual scores (50 and more):
Both Watson and Kohli made the record scores for their teams in this series.
Highest batting averages (for all those who batted in at least 5 innings):
You can also see that Yuvraj (166.87) and Watson (162.28) have the highest strike rates.
Most wickets (4 and more):
Best innings bowling (3wi or more)
Ashwin is the only one to take 4 wickets in an innings. Young Bumrah recorded the best for India vs Aus in Aus at Adelaide during this series.
Best bowling averages (15 overs or more):
Watson has the best average, Harbhajan the best economy and Watson again has the best strike rate.
Most dismissals (4 and more):
Note that Jadeja has the most catches by a fielder.
The most dismissals in an innings is 3 by Dhoni on two occasions. Several fielders have taken 2 catches in an innings.
Best dismissal rate (for 5 or more innings fielded):
Here too Jadeja has the highest dismissal rate for non-keepers.
Best overall all-round performances:
Here Yuvraj comes out on top, admittedly with less bowling but a good bowling average.
Best all-round match performances (Minimum 20 runs and 2 wickets):
Watson’s feat is clearly the better one.