England / Records / Test matches / Smallest victories (including ties)

By runs
Winner Margin Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
England 2 runs v Australia Birmingham 4 Aug 2005 Test # 1758
England 3 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 1982 Test # 943
England 10 runs v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
England 12 runs v Australia Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
England 12 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 1998 Test # 1436
England 13 runs v Australia Sydney 28 Jan 1887 Test # 25
England 14 runs v Australia Nottingham 10 Jul 2013 Test # 2090
England 18 runs v Australia Leeds 16 Jul 1981 Test # 905
England 19 runs v Australia The Oval 21 Aug 1997 Test # 1377
England 23 runs v South Africa Leeds 6 Aug 1998 Test # 1422
England 25 runs v Pakistan Leeds 8 Jul 1971 Test # 689
England 26 runs v West Indies Port of Spain 30 Mar 1974 Test # 738
England 29 runs v Australia Birmingham 30 Jul 1981 Test # 906
England 30 runs v West Indies Leeds 10 Jul 1969 Test # 655
England 32 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Feb 1899 Test # 58
England 38 runs v Australia Sydney 17 Dec 1954 Test # 392
England 38 runs v New Zealand Nottingham 7 Jun 1973 Test # 722
England 53 runs v South Africa Leeds 29 Jul 1907 Test # 94
England 60 runs v West Indies Manchester 7 Jun 2007 Test # 1835
England 62 runs v Australia Sydney 12 Feb 1971 Test # 679
England 66 runs v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1896 Test # 52
England 69 runs v Australia Sydney 26 Jan 1883 Test # 12
England 70 runs v Australia Sydney 23 Feb 1912 Test # 120
England 70 runs v South Africa Nottingham 14 Aug 2003 Test # 1654
England 71 runs v Australia Sydney 25 Feb 1887 Test # 26
England 71 runs v South Africa Lord's 23 Jun 1955 Test # 409
England 72 runs v West Indies Lord's 22 Jun 1995 Test # 1299
England 74 runs v Australia Chester-le-Street 9 Aug 2013 Test # 2093
England 77 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 13 Jan 2005 Test # 1734
England 87 runs v South Africa Cape Town 31 Dec 1927 Test # 169
England 89 runs v Australia Manchester 8 Jun 1972 Test # 698
England 91 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 1 Jan 1914 Test # 132
England 92 runs v South Africa The Oval 13 Aug 1955 Test # 412
England 93 runs v Australia Nottingham 13 Jun 1930 Test # 194
England 93 runs v Australia Sydney 6 Jan 1979 Test # 840
England 94 runs v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1894 Test # 43
England 98 runs v New Zealand Christchurch 13 Mar 2002 Test # 1594
England 100 runs v South Africa Birmingham 9 Jun 1960 Test # 492
England 103 runs v Australia Manchester 13 Aug 1981 Test # 907
England 106 runs v Australia Adelaide 26 Jan 1995 Test # 1284
By wickets
Winner Margin Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
England 1 wicket v Australia The Oval 11 Aug 1902 Test # 74
England 1 wicket v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1908 Test # 97
England 1 wicket v South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1923 Test # 149
England 2 wickets v Australia The Oval 11 Aug 1890 Test # 34
England 2 wickets v South Africa Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306
England 2 wickets v South Africa Centurion 14 Jan 2000 Test # 1483
England 2 wickets v West Indies Lord's 29 Jun 2000 Test # 1503
England 3 wickets v South Africa Johannesburg 26 Feb 1910 Test # 108
England 3 wickets v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928 Test # 178
England 3 wickets v South Africa Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
England 3 wickets v Pakistan Leeds 26 Aug 1982 Test # 933
England 3 wickets v West Indies Port of Spain 13 Feb 1998 Test # 1399
England 3 wickets v Sri Lanka Kandy 7 Mar 2001 Test # 1532
England 3 wickets v Australia Nottingham 25 Aug 2005 Test # 1762
England 4 wickets v Australia Melbourne 31 Mar 1877 Test # 2
England 4 wickets v Australia Manchester 5 Jul 1886 Test # 22
England 4 wickets v South Africa Cape Town 24 Mar 1906 Test # 91
England 4 wickets v West Indies Bridgetown 8 Jan 1935 Test # 238
England 4 wickets v South Africa The Oval 16 Aug 1951 Test # 338
England 4 wickets v New Zealand Christchurch 14 Feb 1997 Test # 1355
England 4 wickets v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 15 Mar 2001 Test # 1537
England 4 wickets v New Zealand Nottingham 10 Jun 2004 Test # 1704
England 5 wickets v Australia The Oval 6 Sep 1880 Test # 4
England 5 wickets v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903 Test # 78
England 5 wickets v South Africa Leeds 13 Jul 1929 Test # 183
England 5 wickets v Australia Adelaide 28 Jan 1955 Test # 396
England 5 wickets v Pakistan Lahore 21 Oct 1961 Test # 512
England 5 wickets v Australia Leeds 13 Jun 1985 Test # 1017
England 5 wickets v West Indies The Oval 8 Aug 1991 Test # 1175
England 5 wickets v West Indies Lord's 17 May 2012 Test # 2043
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Investec Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128 - Live]
    » India 380/8 (116.5 ov, B Kumar 57*, I Sharma 12*, JE Root 0/21)
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, 1st Test, Jun 12-16, 2014 [Test # 2124]
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