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 –
|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.