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Largest Margin of Victory losing fewest wickets
England recorded the Largest margin of victory losing fewest wickets in test cricket history, when they defeated India by innings and 78 runs in Jul’1974. This is the Largest margin of victory losing fewest wickets till date in test cricket. They have just lost 2 wickets in the entire match for that inning victory.
India bowled out only on 165 runs in their first innings. In reply to that, England scored 459 for 2 wickets before they declared their first innings. Then bowled India out again only on 216 runs in their second innings.
The 3rd Test match between India and England, held in Birmingham from July 04th to 08th, 1974.
England had secured their third easy victory of the series and fourth in a row, including the one in the fifth Test against West Indies. It was only the third time in England’s history that a team had won a match while losing only two wickets, with the previous instances happening at Lord’s in 1924, when England defeated South Africa, and at Headingley against New Zealand in 1958.
The match was a personal success for Lloyd, who, in only his second appearance for England, scored an unbeaten 214, marking his first double century. Additionally, he started his Test career with two opening century partnerships with Amiss, 116 at Lord’s and 157 in this match.
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What is the Largest Margin of Victory losing fewest wickets?
Largest Margin of Victory losing fewest wickets is inning and 78 runs. This match was played between England and India and England won that match by innings and 78 runs. England lost only two wickets in their innings before declaring on 459 for 2.
Is there a record for the largest margin of victory for a team that lost the fewest wickets in a Test match?
Yes, Largest Margin of Victory losing fewest wickets is inning and 78 runs. England lost only two wickets in their innings before declaring on 459 for 2.
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