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Highest fourth innings totals scoring 400 or more in Tests

There have been 19 instances when teams have scored 400 or more in the fourth innings © Getty Images
There have been 19 instances when teams have scored 400 or more in the fourth innings © Getty Images

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.

Team Opposition Target Score Result Year
England South Africa 696 654/5 Draw 1939
New Zealand England 550 451 Lost 2002
South Africa India 458 450/7 Draw 2013
India Australia 493 445 Lost 1978
New Zealand England 479 440 Lost 1973
New Zealand England 553 431 Lost 2008
India England 438 429/8 Draw 1979
South Africa England 451 423/7 Draw 1947
West Indies Australia 418 418/7 Won 2003
England Australia 463 417 Lost 1977
South Africa Australia 414 414/4 Won 2008
Bangladesh Sri Lanka 521 413 Lost 2008
England Australia 605 411 Lost 1924
Sri Lanka Australia 507 410 Lost 2007
West Indies England 836 408/5 Draw 1930
Australia England 522 406 Lost 2009
India West Indies 403 406/4 Won 1976
Australia England 404 404/3 Won 1948
Australia England 506 402 Lost 1981

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India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

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Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 177 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

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