There are only two TIED test matches in history of test cricket
There are only two TIED test matches in history of test cricket

TIED test matches

Since the first ever test match played in 1877 between England and Australia, in around 150 years of test cricket history, there are only 2 rare occasions of tied test matches. A tied test match is a very real result when both the team have scored the identical number of runs after finishing both of their innings. There are only two TIED test matches in history of world cricket. And coincidently both the times Australia was part of it.

First TIED test match between Australia and West Indies 1960 (Australia vs West Indies 1960 tied test)

Tied test match 1960 between Australia and West Indies was the First tied match and was played in December 1960. Chasing a target of 233, Australia were bowled out on 232 on 5th day of the match.

first ever tied test match score
first ever tied test match score
Australia vs West Indies 1960 tied test

In this match, Davidson was the first man to complete the match double of 100 runs and 10 wickets in a Test match.

Australia was on the verge of losing the match when they lost their 6th wicket at 92 in their second innings. But then the partnership of 134 for the seventh wicket happened between Alan Davidson and Australian captain Richie Benaud. It was a record for Australia against the West Indies for 7th wicket (full scorecard).

Second tied test match India vs Australia 1986 (tied test 1986)

Second tied match was played between India and Australia in Sep’1986. This match was even more interesting. Chasing a mammoth total of 348 runs on a challenging 5th day wicket of Chennai, India started very well and was looking in a very comfortable position to win the match when they reached to 331 for 6 wickets. Only 17 more was needed with 4 wickets still in hand. Suddenly Indian tail collapsed and India hardly able to manage to reach to 347 resulted the second ever tied test match (full scorecard).

India vs Australia 1986 tied test
second tied match score
second tied match score

List of tied test matches (only two tied test one in 1960 and one in 1986)

Team 1Team 2GroundMatch Date
AustraliaWest IndiesBrisbane9 Dec 1960
IndiaAustraliaChennai18 Sep 1986

FAQs

Q: When was the tied test?

A: First Tied test was in December 1960. Match between Australia and West Indies. And the second tied test was between Australia and India at Chennai in September 1986

Q: Which country has two ties in Test cricket?

A: There are only two Titans Matches and both the time Australia was part of it.

Q: What is the difference between draw and tie in Test match?

A: In a draw test match, either the innings of both the teams are not completed or any of the team not able to achieve the target at the end of 5th day’s play. Whereas a TIED test match means both the teams have scored exactly the same number of runs at the end of fourth inning. There are only two two tied test matches in Test cricket history.

Q: What are the 4 possible results in Test cricket?

A: A win, A loss, draw and tie these are the four possible results in test cricket. Do you know there are only 2 tied test matches in world cricket history and both time Australia was part of these matches.

Q: What are the tied test scorecard?

1st Tied Test
West Indies : 453 & 284
Australia : (target 233)505 & 232

2nd Tied Test
Australia : 574/7d & 170/5d
India : (target 348)397 & 347

Q: How many tied test matches?

A: Two TIED Test matches.

Q: India Australia tied test match scorecard?

A: Scorecard – Australia : 574/7d & 170/5d, India : (target 348)397 & 347

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