Australia also competed against Canada and India on their separate trips to Australia in 1924 and 1938. On June 30, 1951, Australia suffered its heaviest defeat in test history, losing 17-0 against a touring England side. The match was played at Brisbane's Perry Park before 60,000 fans. It is still the record loss for an Australian opponent.
The game ended in tragic circumstances when one of the players, Bert Ironmonger, collapsed and died after suffering a heart attack during the match. This led to further matches being stopped while the body was taken away for burial.
England won the series 2-1.
Aussie football has come a long way since then. They now have professional clubs in all states of Australia and have been playing international games for many years. They have never been out of the top two nations in the Oceania Football Confederation region.
Australia has conquered India in 80 games and has been lost in 53. There were ten matches that had no outcomes. Australia has a victory percentage of 60.15 versus India, with 80 victories in 143 encounters. This difference is due to the fact that India has always had issues with cricketing nations, especially England, which has beaten it four times in five tests.
India's record against other countries is quite good, with 17 victories in 38 matches. It's worth mentioning that India hasn't played many matches outside of Asia so its results are not representative of its ability across the world.
Australia has won more matches but India has beaten Australia five times in eight tests. The first match was held in 1877 in Melbourne where Australia defeated India by one wicket. The most recent match was last year in Mumbai where Australia won by seven runs. India has also won twice in ODI matches (one-day internationals).
These two countries have met eight times in test matches with Australia winning five matches and India winning three. But when it comes to ODIs, India has won twenty-two matches and lost only one. That means India is on top when it comes to both tests and ODIs.
South Africa scored 36 against Australia in the fifth test of their tour of Australia in 1931-32, while India scored 36 in the first test in the 2020-21 Border Gavaskar Series. A test match is won when one team scores more runs than the other team scores in their two innings combined. If there's a tie, then no result is declared and both teams go into their next test match with their batting order unchanged.
Australia won the first test by an innings and 39 runs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. South Africa responded by scoring over 400 runs in the second test, which is still a record for most runs scored in a test match. However, due to some sloppy bowling from Morkel and du Plessis, Australia was able to chase down the target with relative ease to win by an innings and 135 runs. The third test was also lost by an innings and 93 runs, so Australia completed a perfect sweep of the tests that has never been done before or since.
The lowest total ever scored by Australia in a test match is 201 not out, which they achieved twice during the 1981-82 home season when Australia II played New South Wales Grade Cricket Club at Sydney Cricket Ground. This remains the highest individual score batting at number three position.
The two countries first met in 1980, with England defeating Australia 2-1 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. In the 1980s and 1990s, the two sides met four more times, with England winning or drawing each occasion. The most recent match between the two countries was held in 2005, when Australia defeated England 1-0 at Melbourne Stadium.
Australia first entered the sport in 1863, while England followed a year later. They have never played each other at any level of international football (including official matches).
However, it is not known exactly when they last met at an international tournament. However, it is known that Australia has won one and drawn three out of the four matches they has been held. They defeated England 1-0 at their own home ground in Melbourne City's Melbourne Stadium on October 15, 2005. This is the most recent meeting between these two countries.
England entered the game as world champions, having last lost to Germany's Bundesliga in May 1953. Since then, they have never been beaten by another country at any level of football.
They qualified for the 1980 Olympic Games by finishing second in the European Championship of 1979. At the time of the Olympics, they were ranked number one by FIFA and the EFA. However, they were upset by West Germany's Bundesliga team 1-4 at Munich's Olympiastadion.
Australia has played the second-most Test matches, after only England, who has played 1,028. Australia is the only team that has never lost or drawn a match against Zimbabwe. The only other unbeaten nations are South Africa, India, and Bangladesh. Australia has a record of winning 44% of its matches. Its win percentage is the fourth highest in the world.
Australia's home record is also very good - it has a 100% record so far. It only plays four countries - India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Australia itself - and all of them are located in the southern hemisphere. So Australia does not have to travel far to find new opponents to play against. This means that the Aussies do not have to spend much money on air tickets or hotel rooms when they go on tour.
They also have a very good history of finishes - the average score per match is about 400. This means that people expect the games to be close but not necessarily won by one side straight away. Finally, Australia has a large population with an average age of 35 years. This means that there are many young players coming through the system who will be taking charge of their teams in a few years' time.
Overall, Australia's record is very good but not perfect.