If you thought India‘s score of 152 against England in the 1st innings of the 4th Test match in England was one of the lowest scores by India then you are wrong. The score of 152 was 19th lowest score by India in 1st innings of a Test match and there have been many more lower scores than this.

Let us take a look at Top 10 lowest scores in the 1st innings of a Test match –

 

Score  Result Opposition Ground Match Date
75 Lost West Indies Delhi 25 Nov, 1987
76 Lost South Africa Ahemdabad 3 Apr, 2008
83 Draw New Zealand Mohali 10 Oct, 1999
96 Draw England Lord’s 2 Aug, 1979
99 Lost New Zealand Hamilton 19 Dec, 2002
102 Lost West Indies Bridgetown 2 May, 2002
104 Won Australia Mumbai 3 Nov, 2004
106 Lost Pakistan Lucknow 23 Oct, 1952
121 Lost England Kanpur 12 Jan, 1952
132 Draw New Zealand Kolkata 28 Dec, 1955

Stat updated till 8 Aug, 2014

India’s lowest score in the first innings has been 75 against West Indies in Delhi in the year 1987. In the Top 10 lowest scores it is only once that India have won a match, which was against Australia after scroing 104 in Mumbai. Apart from that India has played 3 draws in the above list. India’s score of 152 at Manchester is also 9th lowest score in a Test match in the 1st innings on an away venue.

It is actually shocking to see that India has more lower scores at home when compared to it’s away matches. 

Also on the 2 previous instances when India has scored 152 in the first innings of a test match have been against Australia and England. Where India have won against Australia and lost against England. So one can say there is a 50-50 chance on this one as well.