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Biggest wins after trailing on first innings

August 02, 2011 12:50 IST

India suffered a humiliating 319-run defeat at Nottingham. This was despite the fact that India gained first innings lead of 67!

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The margin is the biggest ever in Test history for a side that conceded first innings lead. England had beaten Australia by 289 runs at the Oval in 1926 after trailing by 22 runs on the first innings.

Margin Winner Loser Venue Season Deficit
319runs Eng Ind Nottingham 2011 67runs
289runs Eng Aus TheOval 1926 22runs
245runs Aus Eng Adelaide 1907-08 78runs
233runs SA Aus Johannesburg 1966-67 126runs
225runs Eng Aus Sydney 2002-03 1run
224runs SA Eng Leeds 1955 20runs

The defeat is India's biggest ever against England and sixth biggest against any opponents by runs margin. The accompanying table has the details:

India's heaviest defeats in Test cricket

Margin Opponents Venue Season
342runs Australia Nagpur 2004-05
341runs Pakistan Karachi 2005-06
337runs Australia Melbourne 2007-08
329runs SouthAfrica Kolkata 1996-97
328runs SouthAfrica Durban 1996-97
319runs England Nottingham 2011
300runs Australia Perth 1991-92

Note: At Kolkata in 1958-59 India lost to West Indies by an innings and 336 runs.

India's heaviest defeats against England

Margin Venue Season
319runs Nottingham 2011
247runs Lord's 1990
212runs MumbaiWS 2005-06
202runs Madras 1933-34
200runs Madras 1976-77
Rajneesh Gupta