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5 fastest Test Innings of all time

Himank Bhanot
ANALYST
Modified 09 Jan 2018
Top 5 / Top 10

#4 Tim Southee

77* (40) (4x4,9x6), S/R/ 192.5 (Vs England, 2008)

Southee pulverised the England bowling on its own turf..
Southee pulverised the England bowling on its own turf

When Nathan Astle blitzed his way to the fastest Test double century of all time, not many would have believed that New Zealand were chasing an impossible 552 to win the match. England didn't have the match in their pocket until Astle was out.

6 years later, it was deja-vu for England at Lord's in 2008 as chasing 553, debutant Tim Southee was running away in its pursuit. He slammed nine sixes in total (two short of Astle's 11) in an innings of a breathtaking pace (it only lasted 48 minutes) and many would argue that had Chris Martin not been the last out, Southee may just have pulled off a miracle.

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Published 09 Jan 2018, 17:03 IST
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