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What is the highest successful run chase at The Gabba?

India need to create history to win Gabba Test
India need to create history to win Gabba Test
Wasiq Agha
ANALYST
Modified 19 Jan 2021
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The Gabba Test between India and Australia is going down to the wire. At Tea on Day 4, Australia’s lead stands at 276 and the hosts will look to add more to it when play resumes after rain.

Australia have a formidable record at the Gabba. They haven’t lost a Test there since 1988, and have won 24 out of the 31 Tests played since then.

India have their task cut as they try to win the series decider. Chasing during the 4th innings has never been easy at the Gabba. Australia’s lead is already past the previous highest successful run chase at the venue. The visitors will script history if they chase down Australia’s total.

Let's look at the records for 4th innings totals at the Gabba.

Australia chased the highest total at the Gabba

Australia hold the record for the highest run chase at the Gabba. It came in 1951 when they chased down a target of 236 against West Indies.

Australia won that game by 3 wickets. Arthur Morris, Neil Harvey and Graeme Hole all contributed 40s to take the hosts home.

What is the highest 4th innings total at the Gabba?

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Other teams have scored more than West Indies' 236 in the 4th innings, albeit in unsuccessful chases.

In 2016, Pakistan scored 450 while chasing Australia’s target of 490, as they lost the match by 39 runs. In 2006, England made 360 in their attempt to chase down 648 at the Gabba.

For India, the highest they have scored in a run chase at the Gabba is 355 in 1968. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi’s men lost the game by 39 runs despite a fighting 101 by Motganhalli L. Jaisimha. 

Published 18 Jan 2021, 11:47 IST
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