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.

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.

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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