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Stats: When the last three wkts contributed more than top order!

Last updated on: August 11, 2011 11:39 IST

On Day 1 of the third Test against England on Wednesday, India were reeling at 111 for seven at one stage, but the tail wagged (for a change!). The last 3 wickets added 113 runs as India finished at a rather respectable 224.

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This was the first instance of last-three wickets contributing more than first seven-wickets in a completed innings for India since 2004-05.

The following table lists all such instances in last 25 years:

First-7 wkts

Last-3 wkts

Opponents

Venue

Season

111

113

England

Birmingham

2011

118

121

Australia

Bangalore

2004-05

38

45

New Zealand

Mohali

1999-00

161

168

South Africa

Kolkata

1996-97

88

127

South Africa

Port Elizabeth

1992-93

128

135

Australia

Melbourne

1991-92

98

100

Sri Lanka

Colombo SSC

1985-86

Rajneesh Gupta