Teams with most runs conceded for the last three wickets in a Test Innings

Editor Sportzwiki / 19 December 2014





When the tailenders are batting, bring your fast bowlers n and clean them up. This is how the likes of Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lille, Brett Lee, Dale Steyn and the legendary West Indian quicks bowled.

But the things have completely changed in the last three-four years especially for Indian bowlers. The Indian bowlers since 2011 are not capable of getting the opposition’s tailenders out. The bowlers might not be aware of a fact that there used to be a lethal weapon called “yorker” which the opposition bowlers bowl at them and even the Indian bowlers themselves occasionally bowl in ODIs and in the “cash-rich” Indian Premier League.

After doing the hard work to get the first seven wickets, India have conceded an average of 84 runs to clean up the remaining three wickets in the matches outside Asia. That’s how pathetic the Indian bowlers are in the overseas conditions, where the conditions are supposed to be bowler friendly.

Brendon McCullum and Jimmy Neesham, Joe Root and James Anderson are the latest examples of putting on over 100 runs for the eighth and tenth wicket respectively against India in the past one year.

Here is a table on the average runs conceded by a team before getting the last three wickets in a Test innings.

 

S. No

Team

Average Runs conceded

1

South Africa

45

2

Australia

50

3

New Zealand

54

4

Pakistan

56

5

West Indies

59

6

Zimbabwe

59

7

England

57

8

Sri Lanka

76

9

Bangladesh

83

10

India

84

South Africa has conceded the least with an average of 45 followed by Australia with 40 runs. Even the so called minnows Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have conceded less runs when compared to India.


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