Closest draw match is by 1 run and this happened two times in test history

You must be knowing many test matches where win margin or loss margin of 1 wicket 1 run. But do you know there are two rare instances of Draw Test Matches where Teams were not able to achieve the target only by 1 run at the end of 5th day’s play resulting the DRAW? Yes, you read it right. There are two test matches where on last days chasing a target, teams were just 1 run short from victory resulted the match as DRAWS. These are the closest draw matches and this happened two times in test history

First instance happened in Dec’1996. In a match between England and Zimbabwe, when chasing the target of 205, England managed to reach to 204 for 6 wickets at the end of the game and match resulted in a draw. 

EngVsZim Score Closest draw match is by 1 run and this happened two times in test history

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Second such instance occurred in Nov’2011. In a match between India and West Indies, India was chasing the target of 243 and Indian were in a comfortable situation at 224 for 6 wickets. India needed 19 runs in 5 remaining overs with 4 wickets in hand. But suddenly the match momentum shifted after Virat Kohli got out on 63 runs. India hardly able to escape the Windies victory by staying 242 for 9 at the end of the play.

Ind vs WI Score Closest draw match is by 1 run and this happened two times in test history

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