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India's biggest wins in Test cricket

October 21, 2008

India completed a crushing victory over Australia [Images] by a record margin of 320 runs in the second Test  in Mohali on Tuesday to seize a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

Left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan [Images] grabbed three wickets in four balls on the final day as Australia, chasing an improbable victory target of 516 runs, were dismissed for 195 before lunch.

It was India's biggest ever Test win by runs, bettering their 280-run success over South Africa [Images] in Kanpur in 1996-97.

A look at India's biggest Test victories:

MarginOppositionVenueSeasonCaptain
320 runsAustraliaMohali2008-09MS Dhoni [Images]
280 runsSouth AfricaKanpur1996-97Mohd Azharuddin
279 runsEngland [Images]Leeds1986Kapil Dev [Images]
272 runsNew Zealand [Images]Auckland1967-68Nawab of Pataudi Jr.
259 runsSri Lanka [Images]Ahmedabad [Images]2005-06Virender Sehwag [Images]
255 runsWest Indies [Images]Chennai1987-88Ravi Shastri




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