Only 3 Matches in Test history where Team won after a follow on

There are only 3 Matches in Test history where Team won after a follow on. Interestingly, all the 3 times the losing team is Australia. 2 times the winner was England and one time India won such match. Latest instance in only 3 Matches in Test history where Team won after a follow on was when India beat Australia in 2001 after forced to play the follow on. India won that match by 171 runs.

1st Match where team won after playing follow on : England Vs Australia 1894

In a match between Australia and England in Dec 1894, Australia scored 586 runs in their first inning. In reply England team was bowled out on 325 runs. Forced to play the follow on, England scored 437 in their second inning and gave target of 177 runs to Australia to win the match. But Australian team bowled out on 166 runs only and England won this match by 10 runs. This was the first ever such match where Team won the match after being forced to play the follow on.

1st Match where team won after playing follow on Eng vs Aus Dec 1894 Only 3 Matches in Test history where Team won after a follow on

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2nd Match where team won after playing follow on : Eng Vs Aus, 1981

In a match between Australia and England in Jul 1981, Australia declared their first inning on 401 for 9. In reply England team was bowled out only on 174 runs. Forced to play the follow on, England scored impressive 356 runs in their second inning and gave target of 130 runs to Australia to win the match. But Australian team bowled out only on 111 runs and England won this match by 18 runs. Ian Botham was judged Man of the match because of his brilliant 149 not out in the second innings of England. He also took 6 wickets in the first inning and also scored a 50 in first innings as well. This match is also famous as Botham Test. Only the second time in Test match history that the side following on has won.

Ian Botham’s iconic 149 runs inning is a memorable performance in the history of cricket. Botham, playing for England, scored 149 runs in the second innings of a Test match against Australia at Headingley in 1981. The match is known as the “Headingley Test,” and is considered one of the greatest Test matches of all time.

England was in a difficult position in the match, following on after being forced to follow-on. Botham, who was known for his aggressive batting style, scored a quickfire 149 runs off just 145 balls to help England secure a historic victory. His innings included 14 fours and 6 sixes, and he batted with great determination and a never-say-die attitude.

Botham’s innings is considered one of the greatest ever in Test cricket, and he is remembered for his ability to turn a match around single-handedly. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest Test match innings ever played.

2nd Match where team won after playing follow on Eng Vs Aus Jul 1981 Only 3 Matches in Test history where Team won after a follow on

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3rd Match where team won after playing follow on : India Vs Australia, 2001

In a match between India and Australia in Mar 2001, Australia scored 445 runs in their first inning. In reply Indian team was bowled out only on 171 runs. Forced to play the follow on, with the heroics of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid, India scored massive 657 runs for 7 wickets and declared their inning on 5th day just before lunch time. Australia got the impossible target of 384 runs in a little over 2 sessions. But Indian bowling team did the miracle and bowled Australia out only on 212 runs and won this match by massive 171 runs. VVS Laxman was judged Man of the match for his unbelievable 281 runs in the second innings. Interestingly, India was all out for 171 in the first innings , but they won the match exactly by 171 runs. Only the third time in Test match history that the side following on has won.

VVS Laxman’s 281 against Australia is one of the most memorable innings in the history of cricket. Laxman, playing for India, scored 281 runs in the second innings of a Test match against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2001.

The match is known as the “Kolkata Test” or the “Eden Gardens Test,” and is considered one of the greatest Test matches of all time. India had lost the first Test and was in a difficult position in the second Test, following on after being forced to follow-on. Laxman and Rahul Dravid batted for more than two days to secure a draw for India, with Laxman scoring an unbeaten 281 and Dravid scoring 180.

Laxman’s innings is considered one of the greatest ever in Test cricket, and he is remembered for his calm and composed demeanor under pressure and his ability to play shots all around the wicket. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest Test match innings ever played.

3rd Match where team won after playing follow on Ind vs Aus Mar 2001 1 Only 3 Matches in Test history where Team won after a follow on

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What is follow-on in test cricket?

In Test cricket, the follow-on is a rule that allows the team that batted second in the match to bat again immediately after the team that batted first has completed its first innings. The follow-on is mandatory if the team that batted first leads the team that batted second by a certain number of runs, known as the follow-on target. The follow-on target is calculated based on the number of overs that the team that batted first faced in its first innings.

If the team that batted second is able to score more runs than the follow-on target, it can force the team that batted first to bat again in a third innings. This can give the team that batted second a chance to try to force a win or a draw in the match.

FAQs

What was the score of India at the start of Laxman’s innings?

India was following on and was at a score of 76/4 when Laxman came to bat.

Who was the Australian captain in the match which Australia lost after forced India for the follow-on?

Steve Waugh was the captain of the Australian team in that match.

What was the final result of the iconic Headingley Test?

England won the match by 18 runs, thanks to Ian Botham’s iconic 149 runs inning.

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