Top 10 Matches Where The Australian Team Were Defeated By 1 or 2 Runs

Check to get a glimpse of several matches where the Australians were defeated with a margin of few runs.

The Australian cricket team is considered as one of the oldest national teams in the world of cricket. As per reports, the squad came up for their first Test Match in the year of 1877. Later, they appeared in their first-ever ODI in 1971, their first T20I was in 2005, and the first-ever Day/Night Test took place in 2015. The team is also recognised by the names like ‘Aussies’, and ‘Men in Yellow’. 

For many years, the team has participated in all the editions of ICC Cricket World Cup. The team is said to win the title for 5 times, which however includes a hat trick of titles from 1999 to 2007. Besides this, they have managed to get excellent victories till now. However, there were instances when the team was defeated by other strong competitors. Even after excellent performance and contributions, they were not successful in registering a victory to their names in those matches. 

Here’s a list of few matches, when the Australians lost the competition with a margin of less runs:

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  • Match 1: Australia vs Sri Lanka – Australia lost by 1 Run – Played on 11 June 2022 (T20)
  • Match 2: Australia vs Sri Lanka – Australia lost by 1 Run – Played on 19 June 2022 (ODI)
  • Match 3: Australia vs Zimbabwe – Australia lost by 1 Run – Played on 3 September 2022 (ODI)
  • Match 4: Australia vs India – Australia lost by 2 Runs – Played on 23 September 2022 (T20)
  • Match 5: Australia vs India – Australia lost by 1 Run – Played on 25 September 2022 (T20)
  • Match 6: Australia vs India – Australia lost by 1 Run – Played on 1 October 2017 (ODI)
  • Match 7: Australia vs South Africa – Australia lost by 1 Run – Played on 4 November 2018 (ODI)
  • Match 8: Australia vs India – Australia lost by 1 Run – Played on 15 January 2019 (ODI)
  • Match 9: Australia vs England – Australia lost by 2 Runs – Played on 4 September 2020 (T20) 
  • Match 10: Australia vs England – Australia lost by 1 Run – Played on 6 September 2020 (T20)

However, there are more matches like these where the Australian team were defeated by 1 or 2 runs. Though being recognised as one of the strong competitors, the Aussies were beaten over by others in some of the exciting and interesting matches.

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