Top 5 shortest matches in test cricket history

By Ravi - January 5, 2024 - Last updated on Jan 05, 2024 05:46 PM
Top 5 shortest matches in test cricket history

Top 5 shortest matches in test cricket history

The shortest match in Test cricket history was played between India and South Africa. The result of the match held in Cape Town came in just one and a half days and 107 overs. India drew a Test series on South African soil for the first time since 2010 with a 7-wicket win at Newlands. A total of 23 wickets fell on the first day of the Test and 10 wickets fell on the second day. Let us tell you the five shortest matches played so far in the history of Test cricket.

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Top 5 shortest matches in test cricket history

Teams Overs
India vs South Africa 107 overs
Australia vs South Africa 109.2 overs
West Indies vs England 112 overs
England vs Australia 196 overs
England vs Australia 197 overs

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5. England vs Australia

The result of the Test match played between England and Australia at Lord's came in 197 overs. In this match played in the year 1888, the Australian team was all out after scoring 116 runs in the first innings, in response to which the England team could score only 53 runs. However, in the second innings the condition of the Kangaroo team was even worse and the entire team collapsed after scoring only 60 runs. Chasing the target of 122 runs in the fourth innings, the England team collapsed for 62 runs.M

4. England vs Australia

In the year 1888, the shortest over match in Test cricket history was played between England and Australia. The result of this match came in 196 overs. Let us tell you that in this match one over was of four balls. England was out after scoring 172 runs in the first innings, in response to which Australia could score only 151 runs in both the innings.

3. West Indies vs England

In 1935, this match was played between West Indies and England, the result of which was declared in just 112 overs. West Indies team was all out after scoring 102 runs in the first innings. In reply, England declared their innings after scoring 81 runs after losing 7 wickets due to bad pitch. In the second innings, West Indies surprised everyone by deciding to declare the innings after scoring 51 runs and losing 6 wickets. England won the match by scoring 75 runs after losing six wickets in the fourth innings.

2. Australia vs South Africa

The result of this match played between Australia and South Africa in Melbourne came in 109.2 overs. In the first innings, the entire South African team was reduced to just 36 runs, in response to which the Kangaroo team scored 153 runs. South Africa's condition remained bad in the second innings also and the entire team was all out for just 45 runs.

1. India vs South Africa

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The Test match played between India and South Africa in Cape Town broke a record of 147 years. The result of the second test match of the series came in just 107 overs, which is also a new record. In the first innings, South Africa was all out for 55 runs, in response to which India scored 153 runs. In the second innings, the entire South African team was reduced to 176 runs and Team India achieved the target of 79 runs by losing 3 wickets.

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