Windies about to set another cricket record

They are now aiming to set another Test match record.

They will lose the 3rd Test against India (Nov 26, 2011) after scoring the highest losing first innings score (590).

Here is a list of teams that have lost  a Test after scoring 500 or more in the first innings:

  • 1894-95 Australia 586 and 166 lost to England 325 and 437 at Sydney by 16 runs.
  • 1910-11 South Africa 506 and 80 lost to Australia 348 and 327 at Melbourne by 89 runs
  • 1928-29 England 519 and 257 lost to Australia 491 and 287 for 5 at Melbourne by 5 wickets
  • 1952-53 Australia 520 and 209 lost to South Africa 435 and 297 for 4 at Melbourne by 6 wickets
  • 1968-69 West Indies 526 for 7 declared and 92 for two declared lost to England 404 and 215 for 3 at Port-of-Spain by 7 wickets
  • 1972-73 Pakistan 574 for 8 declared and 200 lost to Australia 441 for 5 declared and 425 at Melbourne by 92 runs
  • 1992-93 Sri Lanka 547 for 8 declared and 164 lost to Australia 256 and 471 at Colombo by 16 runs
  • 2003-04 Australia 556 and 196 lost to India 523 and 233 for 6 at Adelaide by 4 wickets. —AFP

Post-script:

Turns out the game ended in one of the most exciting finishes in Test cricket history. With 3 balls to go any of 4 results could take place.

Read the report here:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india-v-west-indies-2011/content/current/story/542149.html

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