In the ongoing 5th reschedule match between India and England at Edgbaston, Team India has tightened the screws on the hosts. Till lunch, India has scored 229 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the second innings, with this Team India is now leading by 361 runs from England. Mohammed Shami is present along with Ravindra Jadeja at the crease. Bharti will now be eyeing to play till tea time so that she can pile up the English batsmen in four sessions. At the same time, this match has now been out of the grip of England. If the hosts have to win this match, they will have to create history.
Yes, in fact, in Test cricket, England had chased the biggest target in the fourth innings against Australia in 2019. During this, the team achieved the target of 359 runs with the help of a smoky innings from Ben Stokes. Now India’s lead has become 361 runs till lunch, so if England wants to win this match, then they will have to create history.
Talking about the biggest successful run chase by a team in Test cricket against India, Australia scored 339 runs against India in Perth in 1977. Now let’s have a look at the biggest run chase in Test cricket-
West Indies 418 runs – vs Australia 2003
South Africa 414 runs – vs Australia 2008
India 406 runs – vs West Indies 1976
Australia 404 runs – vs England 1948
West Indies 395 runs – vs Bangladesh 2021