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A prolific run-producing Test

By Rajneesh Gupta
Last updated on: March 30, 2008 19:30 IST
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The Chennai Test will go down as one of the most prolific run-producing Test matches on Indian soil. A total of 1498 runs were scored in the match for a loss of just 25 wickets. This makes it the second highest run-producing Test match on Indian soil. The details:

Highest run-producing Tests on Indian soil:

Runs-Wkts

Teams

Venue

Season

Result

1609-33

Ind v Pak

Bangalore

2007-08

Drawn

1498-25

SA v Ind

Chennai

2007-08

Drawn

1494-22

Ind v Zim

Nagpur

2000-01

Drawn

1494-32

Pak v Ind

Bangalore

2004-05

Pak-168 runs

1488-32

Aus v Ind

Chennai

1986-87

Tied

 

South Africa aggregated 871 runs in their two innings in the Chennai Test, which is the second best performance by a visiting side on Indian soil. The details:

Most runs by a visiting side in a Test on Indian soil

Runs-Wkts

Team (Scores)

Venue

Season

Result

885-16

Zim (382 & 503-6)

Nagpur

2000-01

Drawn

871-15

SA (540 & 331-5)

Chennai

2007-08

Drawn

831-12

Pak (570 & 261-2)

Bangalore

2004-05

Pak-168 runs

809-9

WI (604-6 & 205-3)

Mumbai

1974-75

WI-201 runs

808-19

Pak (312 & 496-9)

Mohali

2004-05

Drawn

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