Feb 9, 2014
It is not always that a team scores 400 runs and above in the last innings of a Test match. Batting in the fourth innings is never easy as the pitch conditions become more conducive for the bowlers. It becomes more of a sense of mental strength more than batting ability. India were set a target of 407 by New Zealand in the first Test in Auckland. New Zealand posted 503 before India were bowled out for 202. New Zealand had a lead of 301, but were bundled out for 105 in their second innings.
There have been 19 instances when teams have scored 400 or more in the fourth innings. Out of the 19, only four have ended in a victory for the team chasing. India have done it once in 1976 against West Indies.
Below is a table showcasing the number of occasions teams have scored 400 and more in the fourth innings of a Test match, irrespective of the final result.
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