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Two wickets win in Tests

 

Australia won the Johannesburg
test against South Africa
by two wickets providing the 17th occasion of a team winning a test
by this margin in the annals of test cricket.

 

 

Australia has won six tests by two
wickets, while South Africa
has lost five tests by the same margin.  Australia has won three tests by this margin
against South Africa – at Port Elizabeth in March
1997, at Jo’burg in March 2006 and at Jo’burg in Nov 2011.

 

 

It is interesting to note that out of 1313 matches
which have been won by various teams in the annals of test cricket, 17 tests
have been won by two wickets and 12 tests have been won by one margin. The
following table lists out all the 17 occasions:

 

 

 

No

Team

Result

Margin

Opposition

Ground

Mon/Year

1

England

won

2 wickets

 Australia

The Oval

Aug 1890

2

Australia

won

2 wickets

 England

Sydney

Dec 1907

3

England

won

2 wickets

 South Africa

Durban

Dec 1948

4

Australia

won

2 wickets

 West Indies

Melbourne

Feb 1961

5

India

won

2 wickets

 Australia

Mumbai (BS)

Oct 1964

6

Australia

won

2 wickets

 India

Perth

Dec 1977

7

West Indies

won

2 wickets

 England

Nottingham

Jun 1980

8

New
Zealand

won

2 wickets

 Pakistan

Dunedin

Feb 1985

9

West Indies

won

2 wickets

 Pakistan

Bridgetown

Apr 1988

10

Pakistan

won

2 wickets

 England

Lord's

Jun 1992

11

Australia

won

2 wickets

 South Africa

Port
Elizabeth

Mar 1997

12

England

won

2 wickets

 South Africa

Centurion

Jan 2000

13

Sri
Lanka

won

2 wickets

 Pakistan

Rawalpindi

Feb 2000

14

England

won

2 wickets

 West Indies

Lord's

Jun 2000

15

India

won

2 wickets

 Australia

Chennai

Mar 2001

16

Australia

won

2 wickets

 South Africa

Johannesburg

Mar 2006

17

Australia

won

2 wickets

 South Africa

Johannesburg

Nov 2011

 

 

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