Gautam Gambhir was the only batsman from the top four to get off the mark © Getty Images
Gautam Gambhir was the only batsman from the top four to get off the mark © Getty Images

Aug 7, 2014

As India slid to eight for four on Day One of the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford, memories of the Headingley Test of 1952 were invetiable. From eight for no loss, India lost Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. Apart from Gambhir, the others recorded ducks.

If one looks at the lowest scores for four wickets lost in a Test innings, India’s latest performance comes in the ten lowest. Of course, their score of zero for four during that fateful Headingley Test of 1952 “tops” the charts.

Least runs scored for top for wickets in a Test innings:

Team Opposition Score Venue Year
India England 0 Headingley 1952
England South Africa 2 Johannesburg 1999
England Australia 5 Melbourne 1904
India England 6 The Oval 1952
Australia England 7 Manchester 1888
Australia England 7 The Oval 1896
Australia England 7 Brisbane 1936
Bangladesh India 7 Dhaka 2007
England India 8 Bangalore 1977
India England 8 Manchester 2014

 

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(Nishad Pai Vaidya is a Correspondent with CricketCountry and anchor for the site’s YouTube Channel. His Twitter handle is @nishad_44)