List of highest 4th innings totals chased by India in Tests

Opener Virender Sehwag scored 55 in both the innings of the first Test AFP

By CricketCountry Staff


New Delhi: Nov 9, 2011

Team India registered their third-highest run chase in Test cricket on Wednesday when they successfully achieved the 276-run target set by the West Indies in their opening Test match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.

This is India s 111th Test match win in their cricketing history, and also the first occasion when the hosts defeated the Caribbean side at the Kotla.

Also, this is the 11th occasion when India successfully chased a target in excess of 200 runs in fourth innings. Out of these 11 wins, eight were registered in the last decade, and four wins have come since 2010.

Indian batting stalwarts Sachin Tendulkar (76), VVS Laxman (61 not out) and Virender Sehwag (55) were the architects of their win on a crumbling Kotla wicket after they lost the openers in quick succession.

India s record of highest run chase is also against the same opposition, when they registered a six-wicket comprehensive win at the Port of Spain in April, 1976 chasing a huge target of 406 runs.

Sl No

Score

Opposition

Ground

Start Date

1

406/4

West Indies

Port of Spain

Apr 7, 1976

2

387/4

England

Chennai

Dec 11, 2008

3

276/5

West Indies

Delhi

Nov 6, 2011

4

264/3

Sri Lanka

Kandy

Aug 22, 2001

5

258/5

Sri Lanka

Colombo (PSS)

Aug 3, 2010

6

256/8

Australia

Mumbai

Oct 10, 1964

7

233/6

Australia

Adelaide

Dec 12, 2003

8

216/9

Australia

Mohali

Oct 1, 2010

9

207/3

Australia

Bangalore

Oct 9, 2010

10

203/4

Pakistan

Delhi

Nov 22, 2007

11

200/5

New Zealand

Dunedin

Feb 15, 1968