Drawing a Test after losing 9 wkts in 4th inns

Drawing a Test after losing 9 wkts in 4th inns

Post by Aslam Siddiqu » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 09:38:31


  Here is a list of Test matches which ended in draws after the side
batting fourth had lost 9 wickets. The number of runs required for the
win at the time the match ended (R) are given in the first column.

  R
126  Eng (294 & 153-5d)   v Ind (170 & 152-9)    Manchester    1946
187  WI  (393 & 432-6d)   v Aus (366 & 273-9)    Adelaide      1960-61
   6  WI  (301 & 229)      v Eng (297 & 228-9)    Lord's        1963
102  WI  (414 & 264)      v Eng (371 & 206-9)    Georgetown    1967-68
  21  WI  (276 & 616)      v Aus (533 & 339-9)    Adelaide      1968-69
  55  Pak (435 & 291)      v WI  (421 & 251-9)    Bridgetown    1976-77
111  Aus (343 & 305-3d)   v WI  (280 & 258-9)    Kingston      1977-78
138  Ind (300 & 361-1d)   v WI  (327 & 197-9)    Calcutta      1978-79
  17  NZ  (317 & 286)      v Aus (357 & 230-9)    Melbourne     1987-88
  31  WI  (174 & 391)      v Pak (184 & 341-9)    Port-of-Spain 1987-88
  65  Aus (400 & 138-2d)   v NZ  (251-6d & 223-9) Hobart        1997-98
166  Zim (507-9d & 200-7d)v WI  (335 & 207-9)    Harare        2003-04
113  SL  (331 & 226)      v Eng (235 & 210-9)    Galle         2003-04
  52  Eng (444 & 280-6d)   v Aus (302 & 371-9)    Manchester    2005
  94  Ind (241 & 521-6d)   v WI  (371 & 298-9)    St John's     2006
  98  Eng (298 & 282)      v Ind (201 & 282-9)    Lord's        2007

aslam
GO CUBS!!!

 
 
 

Drawing a Test after losing 9 wkts in 4th inns

Post by Ravi » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 15:29:08


Quote:
>   Here is a list of Test matches which ended in draws after the side
> batting fourth had lost 9 wickets. The number of runs required for the
> win at the time the match ended (R) are given in the first column.

>   R
> 126  Eng (294 & 153-5d)   v Ind (170 & 152-9)    Manchester    1946
> 187  WI  (393 & 432-6d)   v Aus (366 & 273-9)    Adelaide      1960-61
>    6  WI  (301 & 229)      v Eng (297 & 228-9)    Lord's        1963
> 102  WI  (414 & 264)      v Eng (371 & 206-9)    Georgetown    1967-68
>   21  WI  (276 & 616)      v Aus (533 & 339-9)    Adelaide      1968-69
>   55  Pak (435 & 291)      v WI  (421 & 251-9)    Bridgetown    1976-77
> 111  Aus (343 & 305-3d)   v WI  (280 & 258-9)    Kingston      1977-78
> 138  Ind (300 & 361-1d)   v WI  (327 & 197-9)    Calcutta      1978-79
>   17  NZ  (317 & 286)      v Aus (357 & 230-9)    Melbourne     1987-88
>   31  WI  (174 & 391)      v Pak (184 & 341-9)    Port-of-Spain 1987-88
>   65  Aus (400 & 138-2d)   v NZ  (251-6d & 223-9) Hobart        1997-98
> 166  Zim (507-9d & 200-7d)v WI  (335 & 207-9)    Harare        2003-04
> 113  SL  (331 & 226)      v Eng (235 & 210-9)    Galle         2003-04
>   52  Eng (444 & 280-6d)   v Aus (302 & 371-9)    Manchester    2005
>   94  Ind (241 & 521-6d)   v WI  (371 & 298-9)    St John's     2006
>   98  Eng (298 & 282)      v Ind (201 & 282-9)    Lord's        2007

> aslam
> GO CUBS!!!

Nice list.
The matches with 6, 17, 21 (and maybe 31) runs required would have
been really nail biting with a win also highly probable for the side
batting 4th.

Which of these matches were drawn due to rain?
As an extra, would you be able to provide the runs put together by the
last pair upto the point the match became a draw? Thx

 
 
 

Drawing a Test after losing 9 wkts in 4th inns

Post by Andrew B » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 20:24:40


Quote:

> Nice list.
> The matches with 6, 17, 21 (and maybe 31) runs required would have
> been really nail biting with a win also highly probable for the side
> batting 4th.

> Which of these matches were drawn due to rain?
> As an extra, would you be able to provide the runs put together by the
> last pair upto the point the match became a draw? Thx

Quotes on the first 8 matches (below) from the Wisden Book of Test
Cricket.

Quote:
> > 126  Eng (294 & 153-5d)   v Ind (170 & 152-9)    Manchester    1946

"India, set 278 in three hours, were saved only by two dropped catches
as their last pair played out the final 13 minutes." (They added 15:
India were 124-0 in their first innings).

Quote:
> > 187  WI  (393 & 432-6d)   v Aus (366 & 273-9)    Adelaide      1960-61

(In the famous "tied test" series): "Mackay and Kline earned Australia
a draw when their tenth-wicket partnership survived the final 100
minutes of the match." (They added 66). This kept the series level,
Australia then won the 5th test by 2 wickets to win the series 2-1.

Quote:
> >    6  WI  (301 & 229)      v Eng (297 & 228-9)    Lord's        1963

This was the match where Colin Cowdrey came out to bat (at the non-
striker's end) with a broken arm for the last two balls.

Quote:
> > 102  WI  (414 & 264)      v Eng (371 & 206-9)    Georgetown    1967-68

Last wicket stand was 0; England had been 41-5, then 198-6 (thanks to
Cowdrey and Knott). This meant Sobers's controversial declaration in
the 4th test (at 92-2) cost West Indies the series.

Quote:
> >   21  WI  (276 & 616)      v Aus (533 & 339-9)    Adelaide      1968-69

"Australia's tenth-wicket pair, Sheahan and Connolly, survived the
last 26 balls - 16 of them bowled with a new ball by Sobers and
Griffith." (They added 6). Australia had been 304-3; earlier, Redpath
was Mankaded by Griffith.

Quote:
> >   55  Pak (435 & 291)      v WI  (421 & 251-9)    Bridgetown    1976-77

"Their last three batsmen survived the final 20 mandatory overs plus
15 minutes." Last wicket partnership 14. WI would (presumably) have
won easily but for Wasim Raja and Wasim Bari adding 133 for the last
wicket in Pakistan's second innings.

Quote:
> > 111  Aus (343 & 305-3d)   v WI  (280 & 258-9)    Kingston      1977-78

"Australia were denied a probably victory when spectators rioted and
invaded the field after Holder had been given out 12 minutes before
the close of the fifth day's play. Although 38 balls of the mandatory
last 20 overs remained, attempts to complete the match on the
following day were thwarted by the refusal of umpire Gosein to
officiate."

Quote:
> > 138  Ind (300 & 361-1d)   v WI  (327 & 197-9)    Calcutta      1978-79

"Only their last wicket separated them from defeat when bad light
ended play 11 balls early, and some 15 minutes after the scheduled
close when the street lighting was already shining through the gloom.
Shivnarine defended stoically for 126 minutes." (Last wicket
partnership 0).

 
 
 

Drawing a Test after losing 9 wkts in 4th inns

Post by Andrew Dunfor » Tue, 31 Jul 2007 12:31:07


Quote:

>>   Here is a list of Test matches which ended in draws after the side
>> batting fourth had lost 9 wickets. The number of runs required for the
>> win at the time the match ended (R) are given in the first column.

>>   R
>> 126  Eng (294 & 153-5d)   v Ind (170 & 152-9)    Manchester    1946
>> 187  WI  (393 & 432-6d)   v Aus (366 & 273-9)    Adelaide      1960-61
>>    6  WI  (301 & 229)      v Eng (297 & 228-9)    Lord's        1963
>> 102  WI  (414 & 264)      v Eng (371 & 206-9)    Georgetown    1967-68
>>   21  WI  (276 & 616)      v Aus (533 & 339-9)    Adelaide      1968-69
>>   55  Pak (435 & 291)      v WI  (421 & 251-9)    Bridgetown    1976-77
>> 111  Aus (343 & 305-3d)   v WI  (280 & 258-9)    Kingston      1977-78
>> 138  Ind (300 & 361-1d)   v WI  (327 & 197-9)    Calcutta      1978-79
>>   17  NZ  (317 & 286)      v Aus (357 & 230-9)    Melbourne     1987-88
>>   31  WI  (174 & 391)      v Pak (184 & 341-9)    Port-of-Spain 1987-88
>>   65  Aus (400 & 138-2d)   v NZ  (251-6d & 223-9) Hobart        1997-98
>> 166  Zim (507-9d & 200-7d)v WI  (335 & 207-9)    Harare        2003-04
>> 113  SL  (331 & 226)      v Eng (235 & 210-9)    Galle         2003-04
>>   52  Eng (444 & 280-6d)   v Aus (302 & 371-9)    Manchester    2005
>>   94  Ind (241 & 521-6d)   v WI  (371 & 298-9)    St John's     2006
>>   98  Eng (298 & 282)      v Ind (201 & 282-9)    Lord's        2007

>> aslam
>> GO CUBS!!!

> Nice list.
> The matches with 6, 17, 21 (and maybe 31) runs required would have
> been really nail biting with a win also highly probable for the side
> batting 4th.

The 17 runs required at Melbourne in 1987/88 is a classic example of a
target that looks achievable on paper, when in reality on the fielding side
looked likely to win in the last half-hour or so.  Australia required only
64 runs off the final 20 overs with five wickets in hand, but had given up
trying to score them long before the end (the fact that they needed only a
draw to win the series might also have been a factor).

The tenth wicket partnership was only 3 runs but occupied 29 balls.

Similarly at Hobart in 1997/98 NZ's unbeaten tenth wicket partnership
between Simon Doull (1* off 35 balls) and Shayne O'Connor (0* off 31 balls)
was only one run, but lasted 38 minutes.  Doull was dropped by Simon Cook
off Shane Warne's bowling.

Andrew

 
 
 

Drawing a Test after losing 9 wkts in 4th inns

Post by Ravi » Fri, 03 Aug 2007 09:46:55


Quote:


> > Nice list.
> > The matches with 6, 17, 21 (and maybe 31) runs required would have
> > been really nail biting with a win also highly probable for the side
> > batting 4th.

> > Which of these matches were drawn due to rain?
> > As an extra, would you be able to provide the runs put together by the
> > last pair upto the point the match became a draw? Thx

> Quotes on the first 8 matches (below) from the Wisden Book of Test
> Cricket.

> > > 126  Eng (294 & 153-5d)   v Ind (170 & 152-9)    Manchester    1946

> "India, set 278 in three hours, were saved only by two dropped catches
> as their last pair played out the final 13 minutes." (They added 15:
> India were 124-0 in their first innings).

> > > 187  WI  (393 & 432-6d)   v Aus (366 & 273-9)    Adelaide      1960-61

> (In the famous "tied test" series): "Mackay and Kline earned Australia
> a draw when their tenth-wicket partnership survived the final 100
> minutes of the match." (They added 66). This kept the series level,
> Australia then won the 5th test by 2 wickets to win the series 2-1.

> > >    6  WI  (301 & 229)      v Eng (297 & 228-9)    Lord's        1963

> This was the match where Colin Cowdrey came out to bat (at the non-
> striker's end) with a broken arm for the last two balls.

> > > 102  WI  (414 & 264)      v Eng (371 & 206-9)    Georgetown    1967-68

> Last wicket stand was 0; England had been 41-5, then 198-6 (thanks to
> Cowdrey and Knott). This meant Sobers's controversial declaration in
> the 4th test (at 92-2) cost West Indies the series.

> > >   21  WI  (276 & 616)      v Aus (533 & 339-9)    Adelaide      1968-69

> "Australia's tenth-wicket pair, Sheahan and Connolly, survived the
> last 26 balls - 16 of them bowled with a new ball by Sobers and
> Griffith." (They added 6). Australia had been 304-3; earlier, Redpath
> was Mankaded by Griffith.

> > >   55  Pak (435 & 291)      v WI  (421 & 251-9)    Bridgetown    1976-77

> "Their last three batsmen survived the final 20 mandatory overs plus
> 15 minutes." Last wicket partnership 14. WI would (presumably) have
> won easily but for Wasim Raja and Wasim Bari adding 133 for the last
> wicket in Pakistan's second innings.

> > > 111  Aus (343 & 305-3d)   v WI  (280 & 258-9)    Kingston      1977-78

> "Australia were denied a probably victory when spectators rioted and
> invaded the field after Holder had been given out 12 minutes before
> the close of the fifth day's play. Although 38 balls of the mandatory
> last 20 overs remained, attempts to complete the match on the
> following day were thwarted by the refusal of umpire Gosein to
> officiate."

> > > 138  Ind (300 & 361-1d)   v WI  (327 & 197-9)    Calcutta      1978-79

> "Only their last wicket separated them from defeat when bad light
> ended play 11 balls early, and some 15 minutes after the scheduled
> close when the street lighting was already shining through the gloom.
> Shivnarine defended stoically for 126 minutes." (Last wicket
> partnership 0).

Thanks