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India's run-rate best ever in Aus

Rajneesh Gupta | January 05, 2004 22:23 IST

India declared their second innings in Sydney at 211 for two. What is remarkable about India's performance is the pace at which these runs were scored. India needed only 43.2 overs; an astonishing rate of 4.87 runs per over.

This run-rate is India's second highest in all Tests ever played. India's highest run-rate in an innings was also achieved under Ganguly's captaincy in the Delhi Test against Zimbabwe in 2000-01 season when India made 190 for three in 37.3 overs keeping a run-rate of 5.07.

India's run-rate in their second innings of the Sydney Test is also the highest achieved by any side against Australia in an innings of 200 or more. The previous best performance against Australia had come from West Indies who scored 274 runs in 56.2 overs at Adelaide in 1975-76.

Highest run-rates in an innings for India:
5.07190-337.3Zim2nd1stDelhi 2000-01
4.87211-243.2Aus2nd4thSydney 2003-04
4.77249-252.1NZ 2nd3rdHamilton1998-99
4.66209-644.5NZ 2nd1stAhmedabad 2003-04
4.61482104.3NZ 1st3rdAuckland1989-90
4.50261-958.0Aus2nd3rdSydney 1999-00
4.32566-6131.0SL 1st1stMadras (Chepauk)1982-83
4.2139794.2Aus1st1stMadras (Chepauk)1986-87
4.1528167.4WI 1st2ndBombay (WS)1987-88
4.09465-8113.4NZ 1st4thDelhi 1964-65
4.06536-7132.0Zim1st1stDelhi 1992-93
4.04676-7167.1SL 1st1stKanpur1986-87
4.0127267.5Eng1st4thMadras (Chepauk)1984-85
4.0034786.5Aus2nd1stMadras (Chepauk)1986-87

Highest run-rates in an innings against Australia:
4.87211-243.2Ind2nd4thSydney 2003-04
4.8627456.2WI 1st5thAdelaide1975-76
4.81274-657.0NZ 2nd1stBrisbane2001-02
4.6923750.3WI 1st1stGeorgetown2002-03
4.59585127.2WI 1st2ndPerth 1975-76
4.50261-958.0Ind2nd3rdSydney 1999-00

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