Sri Lankaâ€™s remarkable rearguard in the recently concluded first Test at Lordâ€™s was only the tenth instance of a side scoring 500 or more runs after following on. The total of 537 for 9 is also the joint-fifth highest innings score by a side in such scenario. Just for record, only two of the ten Tests had decisive results while the remaining ended in draws.
Pakistanâ€™s total of 657/8 against West Indies in 1957-58 still remains unsurpassed as the highest follow-on score. Though, India made a similar effort five years ago against Australia at Kolkata. For readerâ€™s interest the accompanying table has the complete details.
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