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India's highest successful fourth innings chases

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November 26, 2007 13:02 IST

India beat Pakistan by six wickets in the first Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Monday to a take a 1-0 lead in the three match series.

The Delhi Test provided only the sixth instance of India winning a Test after chasing a fourth innings target of 200 runs or more.

Interestingly this is only the second such instance on Indian soil.

The earlier one was about 43 years back.

The following table has the details:

Total Target Opponent Venue Season
406-4 403 West Indies Port-of-Spain 1975-76
264-3 264 Sri Lanka Kandy 2001
256-8 254 Australia Mumbai BS 1964-65
233-6 230 Australia Adelaide 2003-04
203-4 203 Pakistan Delhi 2007-08
200-5 200 New Zealand Dunedin 1967-68

Rajneesh Gupta
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