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India’s Highest 4th Innings total to Win Test Match: Low chance of scoring more than 300 runs

by Oracle

Will India win the Second test at Trent Bridge? England already have a 300+ run lead. Statistically india have a very low chance of wining this match. Because they have scored more than 300 runs only two times to win a test match. Their highest being 407 against west indies in 1976 and 300+ against England in Chennai.

See the list below. I think, given this and the fact that india have yet to score 300 runs in this series against england, they have a very low chance of winning the Trent Bridge Test

India have score more than 300 only twice to win a test match in the 4th innings.

Also the highest total in the 4th innings at the Trent Bridge Ground itself is 440 – scored by New Zealand vs England on 7 Jun 1973 (Cricinfo). The highest score at Trent Bridge is 658 scored in the first innings. See the list of top scores at Trent Bridge (source: Cricinfo)

Highest totals
Team Score Overs RR Inns Opposition Match Date Scorecard
England 658/8d 188.0 3.50 1 v Australia 10 Jun 1938 Test # 263
England 619/6d 212.0 2.91 1 v West Indies 4 Jul 1957 Test # 441
England 617 144.5 4.26 2 v India 8 Aug 2002 Test # 1612
Australia 602/6d 206.3 2.91 1 v England 10 Aug 1989 Test # 1125
England 567/8d 174.4 3.24 2 v New Zealand 2 Jun 1994 Test # 1260
England 564 198.5 2.83 2 v India 4 Jul 1996 Test # 1329
England 558/6d 139.0 4.01 2 v Pakistan 1 Jul 1954 Test # 388
West Indies 558 174.4 3.19 2 v England 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325