I do not normally cover limited-over series where India is not involved. The just-concluded England-Australia series was the first one to be won by a 5-0 margin, so it was a good time to review all ODIs between these teams from 1971 to 2018. Remember that the first-ever ODI was played between these teams in 1971.
As on June 25, 2018, 147 ODIs had been played between these teams. Eng won 61, Aus 81 and there were 2 ties and 3 no-results.
In England: 68 ODIs, Eng 34, Aus 30, Tie 2, NR 2
In Australia: 71 ODIs, Eng 25, Aus 45, Tie 0, NR 1
Neutral: 8 ODIs, Eng 2, Aus 6, no tie or NR.
Now for batting records:
Most runs (750 and above):
Morgan is by far the highest scorer, with Ponting making the most for Australia. Finch, Buttler and Roy represent the current players besides Morgan.
The most centuries are 6 by Finch, 5 by Ponting and 4 by Gooch
The most 50+ scores are 16 by Morgan followed by 13 by Gooch and Ponting.
Highest innings (110 and above):
Jason Roy holds the record for the highest score, which was made earlier in 2018. From the current series we have 147 by Hales, 139 by Bairstow, 131 by SE Marsh, 120 by Roy and rounded up by Buttler’s 110* in the 5th match.
Highest batting averages (minimum 20 innings, minimum 30.00):
Martyn is somewhat unexpectedly on the top, followed by Finch and Buttler among current players.
Highest batting strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, minimum 75.00):
It is not surprising that the first 4 places go to current players headed by Roy and Buttler.
To be continued