ICL: Indian Cricket League

Drawing from the jaws of defeat!

Written by Muhammad Asim on May 19th, 2006   (148 views)

Sri Lanka’s remarkable rearguard in the recently concluded first Test at Lord’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.

Pakistan’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 reader’s interest the accompanying table has the complete details.


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