With 3 days of Test match at Lord’s having ended and India with a lead of almost 150 runs in 3rd innings no one is exactly sure how much would be enough for India to declare the innings and go for the win. Highest successful chase at Lord’s in the 4th innings has been 344 runs by West Indies, which was scored in just 66.1 overs. A feat that is rarely seen.
Here is a list of Top 10 totals of 4th innings at Lord’s –
|Team||Score||Overs||Run Rate||Target||Result||Opposition||Match Start Date|
|Australia||406||107.0||3.79||521||Lost||England||16 Jul 2009|
|India||397||109.4||3.62||567||Lost||England||25 Jul 2002|
|West Indies||344/1||66.1||5.19||341||Won||England||28 Jun 1984|
|Australia||329/3||109.0||3.01||483||Draw||England||31 Jul 1975|
|England||307||86.5||3.53||441||Lost||West Indies||16 Jun 1988|
|England||295/7||106.0||2.78||331||Draw||West Indies||26 Jun 1969|
|England||294||82.5||3.54||345||Lost||South Africa||16 Aug 2012|
|Pakistan||289||91.1||3.17||439||Lost||Australia||13 Jul 2010|
|Sri Lanka||285||103.3||2.75||422||Lost||England||22 Aug 1991|
|England||282/7||126.0||2.23||342||Draw||Australia||25 Jun 1953|
Stat updated till 19 July, 2014
Though highest successful chased score has been 344 by West Indies. Australia has scored highest 406 runs which still resulted in a loss for Australia. England have a score 307 as their highest at Lord’s hence India would be looking at an target of atleast 350 runs by the time of tea on the 4th day so that they can ask the English batsmen to bat atleast for 110 overs and have a good chance of winning though there will be a high risk involved as well.
What do you think will be a goo score for England?