The Aussies are well known to have dominated global cricket ever since the beginning of sporting history. Especially when it comes to head-to-head clashes, there is none better than the Australians. As cricket fans, we have already witnessed the thrill of seeing the Aussies register some fantastic whitewashes in bilateral series over the years. It keeps us hooked on this phenomenal cricket team. Let's recall some of these glorious victories by going down memory lane.
10. West Indies in Australia ODI Series, 2012/13
Australia won the 5-match series 5–0. Shane Watson (198) and Kieron Pollard (164) were the highest run scorers and Mitchell Starc was the leading wicket-taker (11) and the Player of the series. Cricketers James Faulkner and Jason Holder made their debuts for Australia and West Indies in the first ODI on 1 Feb 2013. George Bailey scored his maiden international century (125*) and remained not out in the 2nd ODI. Shane Watson was awarded the Man of the match in the third ODI for scoring 122 runs.
9. Australia in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011
The Australian cricket team toured Bangladesh from 7 April to 13 April 2011. They won the series 3-0. Michael Clarke was declared the Australian captain following Ricky Ponting's resignation. Clarke hit a century and bagged the Man of the match award in the first ODI. Bangladesh was under the captaincy of the all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Shane Watson had been declared the Player of the series for scoring 294 runs. He scored an unbeaten 185 in the 2nd ODI, which included a record 15 sixes. It was also the highest proportion of runs scored by a player in an ODI inning (achieving 79.74% of the runs). In the 3rd ODI, Bangladeshi Mashrafe Mortaza took his 150th ODI wicket.
8. Pakistan in Australia ODI Series, 2009/10
Australia won the 5-match series 5–0, thus registering another clean sweep against the Asians. The highest run-scorer was Cameron White (245). Most wickets were taken by the Pakistani Mohammad Asif (6), Shahid Afridi (6) and Naved-ul-Hasan (6), while the Australian Clint McKay took 14 wickets. The Player of the series was Ryan Harris (Aus). This series also saw the alleged ball-tampering incident that involved Shahid Afridi during the final ODI match. Afridi pleaded guilty and faced a ban from two Twenty20 Internationals. Australia registered a clean sweep by winning the Test series 3–0, the ODI series 5-0, and the only T20I.
7. Bangladesh in Australia ODI Series, 2003
Bangladesh, captained by all-rounder Khaled Mahmud suffered a massive 3-0 whitewash against the mighty Australians under the captaincy of Ricky Ponting in the ODIs. The highest run-scorers were Ricky Ponting (130) and Alok Kapali (83). The highest wicket-taker of the series was Ian Harvey, Brad Hogg (5 each), and Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafe Mortaza (3 each). The Kangaroo skipper emerged as the Player of the series.
6. Australia in West Indies ODI Series, 2008
The Australian national cricket team contested against the Caribbean nation between 24 July 2008 and 6 July 2008 in a 5-match One-day international series. Australia won 2/3 Test matches (one being a draw) and all the five ODIs, thus registering a clean sweep. Shane Watson was adjudged the Man of the series for scoring 206 runs. He also scored his first-ever century in the third ODI in Grenada.
5. Australia in New Zealand ODI Series, 2004/05
The neighboring arch rivals and two of the greatest cricketing nations met for some challenging cricketing action in early 2005. And as expected, the Australian team stood on top as they whitewashed the Kiwis 5-0. The 5 ODIs took place between 19 Feb and 5 March 2005. Australian Captain RT Ponting scored 141* (127) in the 5th ODI.
4. Texaco Trophy (Australia in England), 1993
The Texaco Trophy was a one-day international series of 3 ODIs played between Australia and England from 19 May to 23 May 1993. The highest run scorer was Mark Waugh (183) while Craig McDermott emerged as the highest wicket-taker of the series (7). The three ODIs were played at Manchester, Birmingham, and London, respectively. The first ODI was a nail-biter as Australia clinched a four-run victory. The Ashes of 1993 followed after this series.
3. Chappell-Hadlee Trophy [New Zealand in Australia], 2016/17
The Chappell–Hadlee Trophy is an ODI bilateral series played between arch-rivals Australia and New Zealand. The 3 ODIs were scheduled on 4, 6, and 9 December 2016. The Steve Smith-led Australian team defeated Kane Williamson's kiwi men 3-0 in Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne.
2. Australia v Pakistan ODI Series (in the United Arab Emirates), 2018/19
It was a bilateral series of 5 D/N one-day matches in which Australia emerged as the victorious team whitewashing Shoaib Malik's Pakistan 5-0. The series lasted from 22 March 2019 - 31 March 2019. The Australian team led by Aaron Finch won by eight wickets, eight wickets, 80 runs, 60 runs, and 20 runs, respectively, in the 5 ODIs. It was Australia's first 5–0 series win away from home since they beat the West Indies in 2008.
1. ICC Super Series ODIs (ICC World XI in Australia), 2005/06
The ICC Super Series 2005 was a cricket series held in Australia in October 2005. Conducted by ICC and played between Australia, the world's top-ranked side then, and a World XI team of players selected from other countries. The series consisted of three ODIs and one Test match. Australia won all four games, thus establishing global cricketing dominance. Adam Gilchrist was the highest run scorer with 275 runs, and Stuart MacGill caused the highest number of dismissals (9).