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India's top 10 Test victories by margin of runs

India have registered a thumping win over the hosts Sri Lanka by defeating them by a huge margin of 278 runs. After setting a target of 413 to chase Sri Lanka tumbled for just 134. This is India’s second biggest victory by runs in an away Test match with previous one coming in Leeds in the year 1986 where India beat England by 279 runs. Overall, this win ranks as the fourth best victory in margin of runs.

India’s highest victory in margins of runs came against Australia at Mohali in the year 2008, the series which was marked as the farewell series of Indian greats Anil Kumble and Sourav Ganguly. India defeated the visitors by a huge margin of 320 runs which is still a record for India.

India’s second best victory in terms of margin of runs also came at home against South Africa in the year 1996. Although, India struggled to put a huge first innings total in the first innings Indian bowling contained the Proteas batsman in their first innings. However, India didn’t repeat the same mistake as a huge century from Mohammad Azharuddin put India in command. Chasing a target of 460, South Africa failed to respond once again which saw them losing by a margin of 280 runs.

 

 

 

 Here is the top 10 victories of India in terms of runs:

S.no

Opposition

Margin

Venue

Match date

1

Australia

320 runs

Mohali

17 Oct 2008

2

South Africa

280 runs

Kanpur

8 Dec 1996

3

England

279 runs

Leeds

19 Jun 1986

4

Sri Lanka

278 runs

Colombo(PSS)

20 Aug 2015

5

New Zealand

272 runs

Auckland

7 Mar 1968

6

Sri Lanka

259 runs

Ahmedabad

18 Dec 2005

7

West Indies

255 runs

Chennai

11 Jan 1988

8

Sri Lanka

235 runs

Colombo(SSC)

27 July 1993

9

Australia

222 runs

Melbourne

30 Dec 1977

10

New Zealand

216 runs

Chennai

26 Nov 1976

 

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