Canberra, Jan 20: Steve Smith captained Australia today (January 20) defeated India by 25 runs in the 4th One Day International to set a world record.
Australia erased West Indies' mark of staying unbeaten in 18 consecutive ODIs at home. With the latest win in Canberra in the 4th ODI against the MS Dhoni-led side, Australia have not tasted defeat in 19 ODIs at home. The streak began on November 19, 2014.
The string of triumphs at home also includes their successful ICC World Cup 2015 campaign under the leadership of Michael Clarke.
In Canberra, Australia posted 348/8 in 50 overs thanks to a century by opener Aaron Finch. In the run chase, India looked set to win after super hundreds by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli but went down in the last over. India, from 277/1, were bowled out for 323.
Most consecutive ODI matches unbeaten at home
19 - Australia (from November 19, 2014 to January 20, 2016 - streak still not ended)
18 - West Indies (March 19, 1986 to April 3, 1990)
17 - Sri Lanka (February 21, 1996 to January 26, 1998)
16 - South Africa (February 2, 2005 to March 3, 2006)
14 - South Africa (January 13, 1996 to March 29, 1997)