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Teams farthest away from targets at the fall of wickets

Travis Basevi

November 29, 2011

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Most runs needed at the fall of the 1st wicket in a Test win
Team FoW Req Score Opposition Ground Start Date Scorecard
South Africa 19/1 395 414/4 v Australia Perth Dec 17, 2008 Test 1899
West Indies 48/1 370 418/7 v Australia St John's May 9, 2003 Test 1645
Australia 11/1 348 362/7 v West Indies Georgetown Mar 31, 1978 Test 822
Australia 57/1 347 404/3 v England Leeds Jul 22, 1948 Test 302
Sri Lanka 12/1 340 352/9 v South Africa Colombo (PSS) Aug 4, 2006 Test 1812
India 69/1 334 406/4 v West Indies Port of Spain Apr 7, 1976 Test 775
Australia 39/1 330 369/6 v Pakistan Hobart Nov 18, 1999 Test 1469
Australia 13/1 326 342/8 v India Perth Dec 16, 1977 Test 811
Sri Lanka 1/1 325 326/5 v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) Jan 14, 1998 Test 1395
Australia 14/1 322 336/5 v South Africa Durban Jan 20, 1950 Test 320

Most runs needed at the fall of the 2nd wicket in a Test win
Team FoW Req Score Opposition Ground Start Date Scorecard
West Indies 50/2 368 418/7 v Australia St John's May 9, 2003 Test 1645
Australia 13/2 346 362/7 v West Indies Georgetown Mar 31, 1978 Test 822
Sri Lanka 10/2 316 326/5 v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) Jan 14, 1998 Test 1395
Australia 33/2 306 342/8 v India Perth Dec 16, 1977 Test 811
Australia 33/2 303 336/5 v South Africa Durban Jan 20, 1950 Test 320
Australia 19/2 291 310/8 v South Africa Johannesburg Nov 17, 2011 Test 2018
Australia 81/2 288 369/6 v Pakistan Hobart Nov 18, 1999 Test 1469
England 33/2 282 315/4 v Australia Leeds Aug 16, 2001 Test 1556
New Zealand 5/2 273 278/8 v Pakistan Dunedin Feb 9, 1985 Test 1012
England 28/2 269 298/4 v Australia Melbourne Mar 1, 1895 Test 46

Most runs needed at the fall of the 3rd wicket in a Test win
Team FoW Req Score Opposition Ground Start Date Scorecard
West Indies 74/3 344 418/7 v Australia St John's May 9, 2003 Test 1645
Australia 22/3 337 362/7 v West Indies Georgetown Mar 31, 1978 Test 822
Australia 81/3 288 369/6 v Pakistan Hobart Nov 18, 1999 Test 1469
Australia 59/3 277 336/5 v South Africa Durban Jan 20, 1950 Test 320
New Zealand 23/3 255 278/8 v Pakistan Dunedin Feb 9, 1985 Test 1012
England 10/3 253 263/9 v Australia The Oval Aug 11, 1902 Test 74
Australia 27/3 247 275/8 v England Sydney Dec 13, 1907 Test 96
England 46/3 238 284/6 v New Zealand Nottingham Jun 10, 2004 Test 1704
South Africa 179/3 235 414/4 v Australia Perth Dec 17, 2008 Test 1899
Sri Lanka 121/3 231 352/9 v South Africa Colombo (PSS) Aug 4, 2006 Test 1812

Most runs needed at the fall of the 4th wicket in a Test win
Team FoW Req Score Opposition Ground Start Date Scorecard
New Zealand 23/4 255 278/8 v Pakistan Dunedin Feb 9, 1985 Test 1012
West Indies 165/4 253 418/7 v Australia St John's May 9, 2003 Test 1645
Australia 125/4 244 369/6 v Pakistan Hobart Nov 18, 1999 Test 1469
Australia 95/4 241 336/5 v South Africa Durban Jan 20, 1950 Test 320
England 31/4 232 263/9 v Australia The Oval Aug 11, 1902 Test 74
West Indies 91/4 217 311/9 v Australia Bridgetown Mar 26, 1999 Test 1453
Sri Lanka 115/4 211 326/5 v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) Jan 14, 1998 Test 1395
South Africa 81/4 203 287/9 v England Johannesburg Jan 2, 1906 Test 88
Australia 75/4 199 275/8 v England Sydney Dec 13, 1907 Test 96
India 62/4 195 258/5 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) Aug 3, 2010 Test 1968

Most runs needed at the fall of the 5th wicket in a Test win
Team FoW Req Score Opposition Ground Start Date Scorecard
Australia 126/5 243 369/6 v Pakistan Hobart Nov 18, 1999 Test 1469
England 48/5 215 263/9 v Australia The Oval Aug 11, 1902 Test 74
West Indies 105/5 203 311/9 v Australia Bridgetown Mar 26, 1999 Test 1453
South Africa 89/5 195 287/9 v England Johannesburg Jan 2, 1906 Test 88
Sri Lanka 137/5 189 326/5 v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) Jan 14, 1998 Test 1395
Australia 95/5 179 275/8 v England Sydney Dec 13, 1907 Test 96
Pakistan 99/5 162 262/9 v Bangladesh Multan Sep 3, 2003 Test 1658
West Indies 124/5 158 282/7 v England Port of Spain Feb 5, 1998 Test 1398
Sri Lanka 201/5 151 352/9 v South Africa Colombo (PSS) Aug 4, 2006 Test 1812
Australia 165/5 145 310/8 v South Africa Johannesburg Nov 17, 2011 Test 2018

Most runs needed at the fall of the 6th wicket in a Test win
Team FoW Req Score Opposition Ground Start Date Scorecard
South Africa 105/6 179 287/9 v England Johannesburg Jan 2, 1906 Test 88
Australia 124/6 150 275/8 v England Sydney Dec 13, 1907 Test 96
Pakistan 179/6 135 315/9 v Australia Karachi Sep 28, 1994 Test 1268
India 122/6 132 256/8 v Australia Mumbai (BS) Oct 10, 1964 Test 567
West Indies 288/6 130 418/7 v Australia St John's May 9, 2003 Test 1645
Pakistan 132/6 129 262/9 v Bangladesh Multan Sep 3, 2003 Test 1658
England 93/6 128 221/7 v South Africa Johannesburg Feb 26, 1910 Test 108
West Indies 159/6 107 268/8 v Pakistan Bridgetown Apr 22, 1988 Test 1097
England 157/6 106 263/9 v Australia The Oval Aug 11, 1902 Test 74
India 119/6 97 216/9 v Australia Mohali Oct 1, 2010 Test 1972

Most runs needed at the fall of the 7th wicket in a Test win
Team FoW Req Score Opposition Ground Start Date Scorecard
Pakistan 184/7 130 315/9 v Australia Karachi Sep 28, 1994 Test 1268
Pakistan 164/7 97 262/9 v Bangladesh Multan Sep 3, 2003 Test 1658
India 122/7 94 216/9 v Australia Mohali Oct 1, 2010 Test 1972
Australia 185/7 89 275/8 v England Sydney Dec 13, 1907 Test 96
West Indies 180/7 86 268/8 v Pakistan Bridgetown Apr 22, 1988 Test 1097
England 198/7 84 282/9 v Australia Melbourne Jan 1, 1908 Test 97
England 187/7 76 263/9 v Australia The Oval Aug 11, 1902 Test 74
New Zealand 217/7 61 278/8 v Pakistan Dunedin Feb 9, 1985 Test 1012
West Indies 248/7 60 311/9 v Australia Bridgetown Mar 26, 1999 Test 1453
South Africa 226/7 58 287/9 v England Johannesburg Jan 2, 1906 Test 88

Most runs needed at the fall of the 8th wicket in a Test win
Team FoW Req Score Opposition Ground Start Date Scorecard
India 124/8 92 216/9 v Australia Mohali Oct 1, 2010 Test 1972
Pakistan 236/8 78 315/9 v Australia Karachi Sep 28, 1994 Test 1268
England 209/8 73 282/9 v Australia Melbourne Jan 1, 1908 Test 97
West Indies 248/8 60 311/9 v Australia Bridgetown Mar 26, 1999 Test 1453
West Indies 207/8 59 268/8 v Pakistan Bridgetown Apr 22, 1988 Test 1097
Pakistan 205/8 56 262/9 v Bangladesh Multan Sep 3, 2003 Test 1658
Australia 219/8 55 275/8 v England Sydney Dec 13, 1907 Test 96
South Africa 230/8 54 287/9 v England Johannesburg Jan 2, 1906 Test 88
New Zealand 228/8 50 278/8 v Pakistan Dunedin Feb 9, 1985 Test 1012
England 214/8 49 263/9 v Australia The Oval Aug 11, 1902 Test 74

Most runs needed at the fall of the 9th wicket in a Test win
Team FoW Req Score Opposition Ground Start Date Scorecard
Pakistan 258/9 56 315/9 v Australia Karachi Sep 28, 1994 Test 1268
South Africa 239/9 45 287/9 v England Johannesburg Jan 2, 1906 Test 88
England 243/9 39 282/9 v Australia Melbourne Jan 1, 1908 Test 97
Australia 222/9 38 260/9 v West Indies Melbourne Dec 31, 1951 Test 345
West Indies 197/9 19 216/9 v Pakistan St John's May 25, 2000 Test 1497
England 248/9 15 263/9 v Australia The Oval Aug 11, 1902 Test 74
India 205/9 11 216/9 v Australia Mohali Oct 1, 2010 Test 1972
West Indies 302/9 6 311/9 v Australia Bridgetown Mar 26, 1999 Test 1453
England 168/9 5 173/9 v South Africa Cape Town Jan 1, 1923 Test 149
New Zealand 100/9 4 104/9 v West Indies Dunedin Feb 8, 1980 Test 873

Statistics upto and including:
• Test # 2019: India v West Indies at Mumbai, 3rd Test, Nov 22-26, 2011
• ODI # 3216: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, 5th ODI, Nov 23, 2011
• T20I # 215: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Only Match, Nov 25, 2011


Travis Basevi is a cricket statistician and UK Senior Programmer for Cricinfo and other ESPN sports websites

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Travis Basevi Travis first started with Cricinfo during the 1994-95 Ashes, when the staff got bored of publishing his stats and averages contributions. He soon turned it into a full-time job, building Statsguru and the Cricinfo and Scrum content management systems. Along the way he abandoned Australia in preference for living in London, although his sporting allegiances haven't made a similar change beyond a QPR season ticket.
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