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Stats: Lowest scores in Test Cricket

Joga Bonito
ANALYST
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Modified 19 Dec 2019, 20:44 IST
lowest score in test

New Zealand threatened their own record by getting all out for 45 against South Africa.

Having the lowest score in Test Cricket is one record which no team would want to have because Test Cricket is the pinnacle format. Below you will see some of the lowest totals ever made in Test history.

TotalOversForAgainstDateResult
2627New ZealandEnglandMarch 25, 1955ENG won by an innings and 20 runs
3018.4South AfricaEnglandFebruary 13, 1896ENG won by 288 runs
3012.3South AfricaEnglandJune 14, 1924ENG won by an innings and 18 runs
3522.4South AfricaEnglandApril 1, 1899ENG won by 210 runs
3623.2South AfricaAustraliaFebruary 12, 1932AUS won by an innings and 72 runs

If you are a South African fan, the above reading won’t please you since they hold four of the top 5 spots. But if you are an Englishman, then you should be happy since England also hold four out of the top 5 spots, but at the right end.

1. 26 all out (New Zealand vs England)

The Test was evenly poised with England having a 46 run first innings lead, but then came the biggest collapse in the history of Test Cricket with New Zealand getting bowled out for just 26 and England wrapping up the Test by an innings and 20 runs.

2. 30 all out (South Africa vs England)

This is where South Africa’s presence starts on the table. They didn’t cross 100 in both the innings, with the second one being more disastrous than the first. Lohmann took 8 for 7, thus helping England win by 288 runs.

3. 30 all out (South Africa vs England)

The saffers got out for the same score again to the same opposition. Gilligan was the wrecker in chief this time as he picked up 6 wickets. England won by an innings and 18 runs.

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4. 35 all out (South Africa vs England)

This was one Test that swung both ways. But in the end, England made it a no contest when they got South Africa all out for just 35 with Haigh picking up 6 wickets for just 11 runs.

5. 36 all out (South Africa vs Australia)

The Test match that lasted just two days. It will also be remembered for South Africa’s failure to cross the 50 run mark in both the innings as they got all out for 45 in their second innings apart from getting bundled out cheaply for 36 in the first.

Published 02 Jan 2013, 16:17 IST
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