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Team Score Target Rem Overs RR Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
England 204/6 205 1 37.0 5.51 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 18 Dec 1996 Test # 1345
India 242/9 243 1 64.0 3.78 v West Indies Mumbai 22 Nov 2011 Test # 2019
India 355/8 361 6 107.0 3.31 v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 4 Feb 1949 Test # 311
England 228/9 234 6 91.0 2.50 v West Indies Lord's 20 Jun 1963 Test # 544
Australia 238/8 246 8 80.0x8 2.23 v England Melbourne 26 Dec 1974 Test # 749
South Africa 450/7 458 8 136.0 3.30 v India Johannesburg 18 Dec 2013 Test # 2108
India 429/8 438 9 150.5 2.84 v England The Oval 30 Aug 1979 Test # 854
New Zealand 274/6 284 10 57.0 4.80 v Australia Brisbane 8 Nov 2001 Test # 1565
West Indies 242/5 253 11 85.0 2.84 v Australia Bridgetown 5 May 1965 Test # 589
New Zealand 275/8 286 11 68.0 4.04 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 25 Sep 1997 Test # 1379
England 109/7 124 15 17.4 6.16 v Pakistan Birmingham 23 Jul 1987 Test # 1078
Australia 230/9 247 17 92.0 2.50 v New Zealand Melbourne 26 Dec 1987 Test # 1087
Australia 339/9 360 21 84.0x8 3.02 v West Indies Adelaide 24 Jan 1969 Test # 645
England 206/5 227 21 40.0 5.15 v Australia The Oval 21 Aug 2013 Test # 2094
South Africa 42/3 65 23 7.0 6.00 v New Zealand Dunedin 28 Feb 1964 Test # 559
Australia 261/6 285 24 73.0x8 2.68 v Pakistan Adelaide 24 Dec 1976 Test # 789
India 364/6 390 26 131.0 2.77 v Pakistan Delhi 4 Dec 1979 Test # 863
Pakistan 217/6 243 26 58.3 3.70 v England Lahore 19 Mar 1984 Test # 984
South Africa 423/7 451 28 141.0 3.00 v England The Oval 16 Aug 1947 Test # 289
Australia 147/4 177 30 33.0 4.45 v England Leeds 23 Jul 1953 Test # 375
Pakistan 341/9 372 31 129.0 2.64 v West Indies Port of Spain 14 Apr 1988 Test # 1096
England 120/5 151 31 33.0 3.63 v West Indies Port of Spain 23 Mar 1990 Test # 1142
New Zealand 79/4 112 33 30.0 2.63 v West Indies Dunedin 3 Dec 2013 Test # 2104
Sri Lanka 233/8 269 36 68.0 3.42 v West Indies Kingstown 20 Jun 1997 Test # 1371
South Africa 280/7 317 37 96.0 2.91 v England Johannesburg 13 Feb 1931 Test # 206
England 295/7 332 37 106.0 2.78 v West Indies Lord's 26 Jun 1969 Test # 654
India 145/8 183 38 50.0 2.90 v England Lord's 22 Jul 1971 Test # 690
India 135/7 175 40 28.0 4.82 v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982 Test # 934
England 654/5 696 42 218.2x8 2.24 v South Africa Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
England 238/6 282 44 107.0 2.22 v Pakistan Leeds 25 Jul 1974 Test # 742
England 159/4 204 45 75.0 2.12 v New Zealand Auckland 11 Mar 1966 Test # 604
England 145/7 191 46 68.0 2.13 v South Africa Lord's 22 Jul 1965 Test # 594
India 200/4 247 47 63.2 3.15 v Australia Kolkata 26 Oct 1979 Test # 859
South Africa 142/6 190 48 58.0x8 1.83 v England Durban 25 Jan 1957 Test # 436
Pakistan 226/5 274 48 92.0 2.45 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Jan 2011 Test # 1991
Zimbabwe 208/6 257 49 61.0 3.40 v New Zealand Hamilton 13 Jan 1996 Test # 1322

Records include the following 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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