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Worst defeats for No 1 ranked teams

August 13, 2011 21:00 IST

India's defeat by innings and 242 runs is the worst defeat for a team ranked No 1 (since rankings were introduced). Australia suffered only one loss by innings margin in 72 Tests they played as No 1 team.

- Scorecard / Match Report

India have lost 3 by innings margin in only 21 Tests after becoming No 1.

The following table lists the worst defeats for ranked teams:

Margin

For

Vs

Venue

Season

Inns & 242 runs

India

England

Birmingham

2011

Inns & 25 runs

India

South Africa

Centurion

2010-11

Inns & 20 runs

Australia

South Africa

Cape Town

2008-09

Inns & 6 runs

India

South Africa

Nagpur

2009-10

320 runs

Australia

India

Mohali

2008-09

319 runs

India

England

Nottingham

2011

Note: South Africa did not play any Test in the period they remained # 1 team in ICC Test rankings!

Compiled by Rajneesh Gupta