India have made a propensity of ending Australia's winning streak irrespective of whether it's men's or women's cricket. Over the years, we have seen Indian’s punch over their weight against powerful Aussies and script a heist for the ages. Sunday, September 26, demonstrated to be however another day where the Indians accomplished something extraordinary on the cricket field at the cost of the Aussies within the last ODI of the three-match arrangement in Mackay. The Mithali Raj-led unit joined an elite list of Indian teams' that stopped the Australian juggernaut.
On that note, let's take a look at Australia's best five major streaks that were broken by India:
1) 16 consecutive Test wins (2001 & 2008)
The Australian men's Test team was a merciless juggernaut within the late '90s and for the most excellent portion of the 2000s.
But in the event that there was one group who continually challenged the might of the Aussies, it was Team India. The win was designed by a collective all-round bowling performance-led by R.P. Singh (4/68 & 2/95) and Irfan Pathan (2/63 & 3/54), a spell for the ages by Ishant Sharma against Ricky Ponting, and profitable contributions with the bat from Rahul Dravid (93), Sachin Tendulkar (71) within the first innings and a brilliant 79 by VVS Laxman in the second. India eventually bowled Australia out for 340 on the fifth day to register a 72-run win.
2) 9 consecutive Test series wins (2008)
Australia set out on a juggernaut after an appalling Ashes series was overcome within the summer of 2005. The Ricky Ponting-led unit annihilated almost every team within the world for a better portion of the following three years to win nine series on the bounce. Ultimately, it was India who finished their winning run by giving the Aussies a 0-2 overcome within the four-match series on domestic soil in October 2008.
3) 19-match unbeaten streak in home ODIs (2016)
Australia - beneath the administration of Michael Clarke and after that Steve Smith - continued to form a fortress at home in ODI cricket during the mid-2010s.
The streak started amid the 2014 series against South Africa in November and proceeded until January 2016, which saw them win 18 out of 19 games at home; one match finished in a no result due to rain.
The run, at last, came to a stop against India at the SCG as the MS Dhoni-led unit chased down 331 much obliged to an unbeaten 104 (81 balls) by Manish Pandey. India may have misplaced the series 1-4 but guaranteed that they once more ended Australia's winning run.
4) 31-match unbeaten streak at Gabba (2021)
19th January 2021 will forever be remembered as a historic day in Indian cricket. It was a day where a young Indian team once again displayed to the world that no matter how difficult the situation is, they will rise like a Phoenix. India did the unthinkable by breaching the 'Gabbatoir'.
The Indian bowlers out-bowled their Aussie partners; Siraj claimed a second-innings five-for, Thakur took seven within the game, and Natarajan and Sundar chipped in with vital wickets at different stages.
Thakur and Washington brought their A-game with the bat as well, with the twosome putting together a 123-run-stand within the first innings to guarantee India stayed above water within the game.
Chasing 328 on the ultimate day, Shubman Gill (91) and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) gave their side a perfect stage. Rishabh Pant (89*) and Washington Sundar (22) cashed in huge time as the guests scripted a heist for the ages.
5) Record 26 consecutive wins in Women ODIs (2021)
It began with India back in 2018 when the Australian women's team retaliated for their terrible 2017 World Cup semi-final defeat by giving a 0-3 drubbing to the Mithali Raj-led unit.
The winning cycle in the long run finished with the Ladies in Blue, who claimed an exciting two-wicket win in Mackay
On Sunday, the Ladies in Blue held their nerves as they gunned down the most noteworthy total to (265) in their ODI history. The win was set-up by a brilliant 50-run opening stand and a strong 101-run stand between Shafali Verma (56 off 91) and Yastika Bhatia, who scored a classy 69-ball 64.
However, both batters fell in quick succession which led to a bit of stutter during the middle overs.
However, brisk cameos from Deepti Sharma (31 off 30) and Sneh Rana, who showed her full range of strokes, albeit thanks to a bit of luck, during her 27-ball 30 proceeded to put the Indians on the brink of victory.
Rana's dismissal in the penultimate over kept the Aussies interested, but Jhulan Goswami backed her bowling figures of 3/37 with a match-winning boundary to seal the deal for her side.