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India's heaviest defeats

By Rajneesh Gupta
April 18, 2005 11:30 IST
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The final blow was indeed the cruelest. India coach John Wright ended his tenure in the dumps as India lost the sixth and final ODI against Pakistan at Delhi by an embarrassing margin of 159 runs.

It was India's fifth heaviest defeat and the worst thrashing ever on home soil. Incidentally, it was Pakistan who had inflicted India's previous heaviest defeat on home soil during the Pepsi Triangular Series in 1998-99.

A statistical look at India's heaviest defeats:

Heaviest defeats for India at home soil
Margin Total Opponent Total Venue Date
159 runs 144 Pak 303-8 Delhi 17-4-2005
143 runs 135 Pak 278-9 Jaipur 24-3-1999
135 runs 180 WI 315-6 Vijayawada 24-11-2002
123 runs 168 Pak 291-8 Bangalore 4-4-1999
117 runs 78 SL 195-8 Kanpur 24-12-1986
106 runs 213 Pak 319-9 Jamshedpur 9-4-2005
104 runs 229-5 WI 333-8 Jamshedpur 7-12-1983

Heaviest defeats for India
Margin Total Opponent Total Venue Date
245 runs 54 SL 299-5 Sharjah 29-10-2000
208 runs 151 Aus 359-5 Sydney 08-02-2004
202 runs 132-3 Eng 334-4 Lord's 07-06-1975
162 runs 158 Aus 320-9 Nottingham 13-06-1983
159 runs 144 Pak 303-8 Delhi 17-04-2005
152 runs 177 Aus 329-5 Adelaide 26-01-2000

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