The Chester-le-Street Test was one of the fastest run-scoring Tests in cricket annals. Batting first Bangladesh were dismissed for 104 in 39.5 overs at a run-rate of 2.61.
England made their runs at a run-rate of 5.73. In their second innings, Bangladesh put on a better performance, making 316 runs at 4.33 runs per over.
The overall run-rate of 4.54 is the second highest ever achieved in a Test. The highest run-rate achieved in a Test is 4.78 between South Africa and Australia in a Test played more than 100 years ago.
The following table lists the fastest run-scoring Tests:
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