10 Largest Margins of Test Victory

When cricket is played, it’s a battle of a kind on the field, as the teams fight it out. Bowlers trying to hit the wicket, batsmen defending the wickets and making some big score, fielders running about to stop the runs and get the batsmen out: these are what keep the audience glued to the match. Test matches are a little slower, considering the fact that the matches are spread over a span of 5 days.

Besides, unlike ODI matches, they also have the chance of ending in a draw. But, in matches that have a clear winner or loser, the margins may be just like in ODI matches: sometimes close, due to a strong competition, and sometimes huge, when one team absolutely overtakes another match. Here is a list of the 10 Largest Margins of Test Victory. Let’s take a look at the short match summaries:

10 Largest Margins of Test Victory

10. England

10 Largest Margins of Test Victory
10 Largest Margins of Test Victory

The 2nd test match of the 1974 India in England Test Series began on 20th June 1974, and was played between England and India at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. England won the toss and chose to bat first, and made a total of 629 runs losing their all 10 wickets in 182.5 overs, after which they declared their first innings. India, while chasing the target, scored 302 runs in the first innings with their 10 wickets down in 101.5 overs, and scored just another 42 runs in 17 overs losing all their wickets in the second innings after the follow-on. England achieved a one-of-a-kind victory against India on that occasion and won the test match by an innings and 285 runs.

♦ You May Also Like ⇒ Top 10 Best Spin Bowlers in Current Cricket

9. New Zealand

10 Largest Margins of Test Victory
10 Largest Margins of Test Victory

The 1st test match of the 2005 New Zealand in Zimbabwe Test Series started on 7th August 2005, and was played between New Zealand and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club Ground, Harare. Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to field first, and New Zealand made a total of 452 runs with their 9 wickets down in just 89 overs, after which they declared their first innings. Zimbabwe, while chasing the target, scored just 59 runs in the first innings with their 10 wickets down in 29.4 overs, and scored another 99 runs in 49.5 overs with all their wickets lost in the second innings after the follow-on. New Zealand achieved a breathtaking victory against Zimbabwe on that occasion and won the test match by an innings and 294 runs.

♦ You May Also Like ⇒ Top 10 Best Opening Pairs in Cricket History

8. New Zealand

10 Largest Margins of Test Victory
10 Largest Margins of Test Victory

The 1st test match of the 2012 Zimbabwe in New Zealand Test Series began on 26th January 2012, and was played between New Zealand and Zimbabwe at the McLean Park Stadium, Napier. Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to field first, and New Zealand made a total of 495 runs, losing their 7 wickets in 123.4 overs, after which they declared their first innings. Zimbabwe, while chasing the target, scored just 51 runs in the first innings, losing their 10 wickets in 28.5 overs, and scored another 143 runs in 48.3 overs, losing their 10 wickets in the second innings after the follow-on. New Zealand reached a fantastic victory against Zimbabwe on that occasion and won the test match by an innings and 301 runs.

♦ You May Also Like ⇒ Top 10 Most Followed Cricketers on Twitter

1 of 8
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

SHARE
A Creative Writer and Painter by heart, and an aspiring Aero-Engineer by brain. A Pursuant of Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering with vivid interest on Technology, Art, Science, Literature, Mythology and almost about everything in this blue planet. While having deep rooted interest in varied subjects, from Sports to Literature, from Art to Computer Games, from Scientific Discoveries to Social Issues, name anything and it will be stored in the brain bank to share tiniest secret available on that subject in this planet. Take a tour of this curious mind which is hopefully enjoyable.