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Fourth innings chases at Cape Town

January 06, 2011 08:45 IST

India need a record-breaking 340 to beat South Africa in the third and final Test in Cape Town on Thursday.

- Scorecard

Instances of 300-plus targets chased down in a single day even on flattest of tracks are rare. Attaining that against the fiery South African pace attack, led by Dale Steyn, on a fifth day's Newlands pitch will be nothing short of a miracle.

Rajneesh Gupta presents a look at fourth innings chases at Cape Town.

Target: 300 or more -- since South Africa's re-admission into Test cricket)

Target

Score

For

Opponents

Season

Result

466

296-9

England

v South Africa

2009-10

Drawn

501

304

England

v South Africa

2004-05

Lost

441

354-5

West Indies

v South Africa

2003-04

Drawn

331

334-6

Australia

v South Africa

2001-02

Won

421

271

West Indies

v South Africa

1998-99

Lost

377

306

Sri Lanka

v South Africa

1997-98

Lost

427

144

India

v South Africa

1996-97

Lost