India lost the fifth and final test against England by an innings and 244 runs. This is the fifth largest margin of victory for England against all the teams. Their largest ever victory came in 1938 against Australia when they won The Oval test by an innings and 579 runs. England have defeated India by an innings and over 200 runs five times in their history. Here is the list of the largest Test victories for England.

 

 

Opponent

Margin

Venue/Year

Australia

Innings and 579 runs

The Oval/1938

India

Innings and 285 runs

Lords/1974

West Indies

Innings and 283 runs

Leeds/2007

Bangladesh

Innings and 261 runs

Lords/2005

India

Innings and 244 runs

The Oval/2014

India

Innings and 242 runs

Edgbaston/2011

West Indies

Innings and 237 runs

The Oval/1957

Australia

Innings and 230 runs

Adelaide/1832

Australia

Innings and 225 runs

Melbourne/1912

Pakistan

Innings and 225 runs

Lords/2010

*The list updated till the fifth test between England and India, The Oval from 15-8-2014 to 17-8-2014.

**This list is only for the largest margins in an innings victory