Shortest completed innings (by balls)
Team Score Overs Balls RR Inns Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
South Africa 30 12.3 75 2.40 2 v England Birmingham 14 Jun 1924 Test # 153
South Africa 30 18.4x5 94 1.91 4 v England Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896 Test # 47
England 61 15.4 94 3.89 2 v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1902 Test # 66
Australia 58 12.3x8 99 3.51 4 v England Brisbane 4 Dec 1936 Test # 255
India 42 17.0 102 2.47 3 v England Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
Australia 47 18.0 108 2.61 3 v South Africa Cape Town 9 Nov 2011 Test # 2016
Australia 53 22.3x5 113 2.81 1 v England Lord's 22 Jun 1896 Test # 50
South Africa 43 28.2x4 114 2.26 3 v England Cape Town 25 Mar 1889 Test # 32
South Africa 35 22.4x5 114 1.84 4 v England Cape Town 1 Apr 1899 Test # 59
England 46 19.1 115 2.40 4 v West Indies Port of Spain 25 Mar 1994 Test # 1257
West Indies 51 19.1 115 2.66 4 v Australia Port of Spain 5 Mar 1999 Test # 1448
New Zealand 45 19.2 116 2.32 1 v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2013 Test # 2069
Australia 60 29.2x4 118 3.05 3 v England Lord's 16 Jul 1888 Test # 28
India 76 20.0 120 3.80 1 v South Africa Ahmedabad 3 Apr 2008 Test # 1871
Australia 70 31.1x4 125 3.36 3 v England Manchester 30 Aug 1888 Test # 30
Pakistan 62 21.2 128 2.90 2 v Australia Perth 13 Nov 1981 Test # 909
Australia 44 26.0x5 130 2.03 4 v England The Oval 10 Aug 1896 Test # 52
India 58 21.4 130 2.67 2 v England Manchester 17 Jul 1952 Test # 353
South Africa 85 22.0 132 3.86 4 v Australia Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902 Test # 76
New Zealand 68 22.3 135 3.02 4 v England Lord's 16 May 2013 Test # 2088
Australia 65 22.4 136 2.86 4 v England The Oval 19 Aug 1912 Test # 129
England 101 22.5 137 4.42 4 v Australia Melbourne 5 Mar 1904 Test # 82
Australia 36 23.0 138 1.56 2 v England Birmingham 29 May 1902 Test # 70
South Africa 36 23.2 140 1.54 1 v Australia Melbourne 12 Feb 1932 Test # 216
England 45 35.3x4 143 1.88 1 v Australia Sydney 28 Jan 1887 Test # 25
Sri Lanka 103 24.2 146 4.23 3 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2012 Test # 2068
South Africa 96 24.3 147 3.91 2 v Australia Cape Town 9 Nov 2011 Test # 2016
Sri Lanka 82 24.4 148 3.32 3 v England Cardiff 26 May 2011 Test # 1994
Pakistan 53 24.5 149 2.13 3 v Australia Sharjah 11 Oct 2002 Test # 1617
Sri Lanka 73 24.5 149 2.93 3 v Pakistan Kandy 3 Apr 2006 Test # 1796
Australia 42 37.3x4 151 1.66 2 v England Sydney 10 Feb 1888 Test # 27
South Africa 84 25.1 151 3.33 2 v India Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006 Test # 1823
Bangladesh 62 25.2 152 2.44 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 3 Jul 2007 Test # 1838
Australia 66 25.3 153 2.58 4 v England Brisbane 30 Nov 1928 Test # 176
West Indies 53 25.3 153 2.07 4 v Pakistan Faisalabad 24 Oct 1986 Test # 1055
West Indies 47 25.3 153 1.84 3 v England Kingston 11 Mar 2004 Test # 1687
South Africa 93 30.4x5 154 3.62 2 v England Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896 Test # 47
England 77 39.1x4 157 2.94 3 v Australia Sydney 14 Mar 1885 Test # 20
South Africa 58 26.1 157 2.21 1 v England Lord's 10 Jun 1912 Test # 122
India 97 26.2 158 3.68 3 v West Indies Kingston 21 Apr 1976 Test # 776
England 102 26.2 158 3.87 4 v India Mumbai 27 Nov 1981 Test # 911
West Indies 61 26.2 158 2.31 3 v England Leeds 17 Aug 2000 Test # 1508
West Indies 54 26.4 160 2.02 3 v England Lord's 29 Jun 2000 Test # 1503
Bangladesh 124 26.4 160 4.65 3 v India Chittagong 17 Dec 2004 Test # 1727
Pakistan 104 26.5 161 3.87 1 v New Zealand Hamilton 27 Mar 2001 Test # 1540
New Zealand 26 27.0 162 0.96 3 v England Auckland 25 Mar 1955 Test # 402
India 83 27.0 162 3.07 1 v New Zealand Mohali 10 Oct 1999 Test # 1462
Sri Lanka 97 27.3 165 3.52 4 v New Zealand Kandy 9 Mar 1984 Test # 980
Bangladesh 86 27.4 166 3.10 3 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 12 Sep 2005 Test # 1764
Sri Lanka 81 28.1 169 2.87 3 v England Colombo (SSC) 15 Mar 2001 Test # 1537
South Africa 95 28.2 170 3.35 3 v Australia Manchester 27 May 1912 Test # 121
Sri Lanka 71 28.2 170 2.50 1 v Pakistan Kandy 26 Aug 1994 Test # 1267
England 79 28.2 170 2.78 4 v Australia Brisbane 7 Nov 2002 Test # 1623
India 58 21.3x8 171 2.03 2 v Australia Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
England 103 28.5 173 3.57 3 v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1904 Test # 79
Zimbabwe 51 28.5 173 1.76 2 v New Zealand Napier 26 Jan 2012 Test # 2033
Pakistan 80 29.0 174 2.75 4 v England Nottingham 29 Jul 2010 Test # 1967
England 72 29.1 175 2.46 3 v Australia Sydney 1 Feb 1895 Test # 45
Pakistan 49 29.1 175 1.68 2 v South Africa Johannesburg 1 Feb 2013 Test # 2072
Australia 111 29.4 178 3.74 4 v England Melbourne 1 Jan 1904 Test # 79
Zimbabwe 59 29.4 178 1.98 2 v New Zealand Harare 7 Aug 2005 Test # 1759
West Indies 100 29.5 179 3.35 2 v England The Oval 12 Aug 1933 Test # 229
India 90 30.0 180 3.00 3 v West Indies Kolkata 10 Dec 1983 Test # 971
England 89 30.0 180 2.96 3 v West Indies Birmingham 6 Jul 1995 Test # 1300

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Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at Southampton, 3rd Test, Jul 27-31, 2014 [Test # 2132]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]

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