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Second highest run-rate in a Test

Last updated on: June 07, 2005 11:43 IST

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:

RpO Runs Balls Batted 1st Batted 2nd Venue Season
4.78 1223 1536 SA Aus Johannesburg 1902-03
4.54 867 1144 Ban Eng Chester-le-Street 2005
4.36 1034 1424 Eng Aus Birmingham 2001
4.21 659 940 Zim SA Cape Town 2004-05
4.20 828 1183 Ban Pak Multan 2001-02
4.18 795 1141 Ban Eng Lord's 2005
4.14 1441 2090 SL Ind Chennai 1982-83
Rajneesh Gupta
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