By runs
Winner Margin Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
England 25 runs v Pakistan Leeds 8 Jul 1971 Test # 689
England 38 runs v New Zealand Nottingham 7 Jun 1973 Test # 722
West Indies 55 runs v England Leeds 22 Jul 1976 Test # 780
England 89 runs v Australia Manchester 8 Jun 1972 Test # 698
England 113 runs v India Manchester 6 Jun 1974 Test # 739
West Indies 158 runs v England The Oval 26 Jul 1973 Test # 725
West Indies 231 runs v England The Oval 12 Aug 1976 Test # 781
West Indies 425 runs v England Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
By wickets
Winner Margin Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
India 4 wickets v England The Oval 19 Aug 1971 Test # 692
Australia 5 wickets v England The Oval 10 Aug 1972 Test # 702
England 7 wickets v Australia Nottingham 28 Jul 1977 Test # 806
England 7 wickets v New Zealand The Oval 27 Jul 1978 Test # 828
England 7 wickets v New Zealand Lord's 24 Aug 1978 Test # 830
Australia 8 wickets v England Lord's 22 Jun 1972 Test # 699
England 9 wickets v Australia Leeds 27 Jul 1972 Test # 701
England 9 wickets v Australia Manchester 7 Jul 1977 Test # 805

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:
England v India at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 30-Sep 4, 1979 [Test # 854]
England v India at Leeds, 3rd Test, Aug 16-21, 1979 [Test # 853]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Aug 2-7, 1979 [Test # 852]