Records / 1940s / Test matches / Largest victories

By an innings
Winner Margin Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia inns & 332 runs v England Brisbane 29 Nov 1946 Test # 279
Australia inns & 226 runs v India Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
West Indies inns & 193 runs v India Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
Australia inns & 177 runs v India Melbourne 6 Feb 1948 Test # 295
Australia inns & 149 runs v England The Oval 14 Aug 1948 Test # 303
Australia inns & 103 runs v New Zealand Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
Australia inns & 85 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 Test # 318
Australia inns & 33 runs v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
Australia inns & 16 runs v India Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 Test # 294
By runs
Winner Margin Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia 409 runs v England Lord's 24 Jun 1948 Test # 300
Australia 233 runs v India Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
By wickets
Winner Margin Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
England 10 wickets v India Lord's 22 Jun 1946 Test # 276
England 10 wickets v South Africa Lord's 21 Jun 1947 Test # 286
England 10 wickets v South Africa Leeds 26 Jul 1947 Test # 288
West Indies 10 wickets v England Kingston 27 Mar 1948 Test # 298
Australia 8 wickets v England Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 Test # 299
Australia 8 wickets v South Africa Cape Town 31 Dec 1949 Test # 319
England 7 wickets v South Africa Manchester 5 Jul 1947 Test # 287
West Indies 7 wickets v England Georgetown 3 Mar 1948 Test # 297
Australia 7 wickets v England Leeds 22 Jul 1948 Test # 302
Australia 5 wickets v England Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
England 3 wickets v South Africa Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
England 2 wickets v South Africa Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306

Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 2nd Test, Dec 31, 1949 - Jan 4, 1950 [Test # 319]
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, 1st Test, Dec 24-28, 1949 [Test # 318]
England v New Zealand at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 13-16, 1949 [Test # 317]
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