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India’s five biggest victories away from home (by runs)

Aadya Sharma
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5.07K   //    14 Aug 2016, 10:53 IST

#4 272 runs, vs New Zealand, Eden Park (1968)

The 1968 victory was India’s first victory overseas.

In a rain-marred Test match, the Indians were asked to bat by the Black Caps, and despite a stuttering start, managed 252 in the first innings, which, due to constant rain-breaks, stretched till the third day. The reply was not at all inspiring, with the hosts, playing on a damp pitch, crumbled for a mere 140.

Helped by Rusi Surti’s 99 and Chandu Borde’s 65, India batted till the morning of the fifth day, to give the hosts around five hours to make 374.

However, their batting could not put up a fight in the face of a testing period of spin by the Indians, especially Erapalli Prasanna, who picked up four wickets to bundle New Zealand for 101, just after Tea.

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