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?

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