Smallest victories
Winner Margin Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
West Indies 1 run v Australia Adelaide 23 Jan 1993 Test # 1210
England 2 runs v Australia Birmingham 4 Aug 2005 Test # 1758
Australia 3 runs v England Manchester 24 Jul 1902 Test # 73
England 3 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 1982 Test # 943
South Africa 5 runs v Australia Sydney 2 Jan 1994 Test # 1243
Australia 6 runs v England Sydney 20 Feb 1885 Test # 19
Australia 7 runs v England The Oval 28 Aug 1882 Test # 9
South Africa 7 runs v Sri Lanka Kandy 30 Jul 2000 Test # 1505
New Zealand 7 runs v Australia Hobart 9 Dec 2011 Test # 2021
England 10 runs v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
Australia 11 runs v England Adelaide 16 Jan 1925 Test # 160
England 12 runs v Australia Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
England 12 runs v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 1998 Test # 1436
Pakistan 12 runs v India Chennai 28 Jan 1999 Test # 1442
England 13 runs v Australia Sydney 28 Jan 1887 Test # 25
India 13 runs v Australia Mumbai 3 Nov 2004 Test # 1720
England 14 runs v Australia Nottingham 10 Jul 2013 Test # 2090
Australia 16 runs v India Brisbane 2 Dec 1977 Test # 809
Pakistan 16 runs v India Bangalore 13 Mar 1987 Test # 1073
Australia 16 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 17 Aug 1992 Test # 1194
South Africa 17 runs v England Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957 Test # 437
England 18 runs v Australia Leeds 16 Jul 1981 Test # 905
South Africa 19 runs v England Johannesburg 1 Jan 1910 Test # 106
England 19 runs v Australia The Oval 21 Aug 1997 Test # 1377
Pakistan 22 runs v England Multan 12 Nov 2005 Test # 1770
England 23 runs v South Africa Leeds 6 Aug 1998 Test # 1422
Pakistan 24 runs v England The Oval 12 Aug 1954 Test # 390
Zimbabwe 24 runs v Pakistan Harare 10 Sep 2013 Test # 2096
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
Australia 27 runs v Sri Lanka Kandy 16 Mar 2004 Test # 1688
New Zealand 27 runs v West Indies Auckland 9 Mar 2006 Test # 1787
South Africa 28 runs v England Johannesburg 24 Dec 1930 Test # 200
Australia 28 runs v England Melbourne 22 Dec 1950 Test # 328
India 28 runs v England Kolkata 30 Dec 1972 Test # 706
England 29 runs v Australia Birmingham 30 Jul 1981 Test # 906
Pakistan 29 runs v South Africa Durban 26 Feb 1998 Test # 1403
West Indies 30 runs v Australia Sydney 27 Feb 1931 Test # 208
South Africa 30 runs v New Zealand Durban 8 Dec 1961 Test # 515
England 30 runs v West Indies Leeds 10 Jul 1969 Test # 655
England 32 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Feb 1899 Test # 58
Australia 32 runs v England Melbourne 28 Feb 1902 Test # 69
New Zealand 32 runs v Pakistan Dunedin 24 Nov 2009 Test # 1934
Pakistan 33 runs v New Zealand Hamilton 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1207
New Zealand 34 runs v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 1 Nov 2011 Test # 2013
West Indies 35 runs v Zimbabwe Port of Spain 16 Mar 2000 Test # 1490
Australia 35 runs v West Indies Perth 16 Dec 2009 Test # 1941
Australia 36 runs v Pakistan Sydney 3 Jan 2010 Test # 1945
India 37 runs v West Indies Port of Spain 19 Apr 2002 Test # 1599
South Africa 38 runs v Australia Adelaide 7 Jan 1911 Test # 113
England 38 runs v Australia Sydney 17 Dec 1954 Test # 392
England 38 runs v New Zealand Nottingham 7 Jun 1973 Test # 722
Australia 38 runs v India Adelaide 25 Jan 1992 Test # 1184
West Indies 38 runs v India Bridgetown 27 Mar 1997 Test # 1363
Australia 39 runs v India Brisbane 19 Jan 1968 Test # 626
New Zealand 40 runs v South Africa Port Elizabeth 16 Feb 1962 Test # 524
West Indies 40 runs v Pakistan Providence 12 May 2011 Test # 1992
New Zealand 40 runs v India Auckland 6 Feb 2014 Test # 2118
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Investec Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128 - Live]
    » England 43/1 (17.0 ov, SD Robson 20*, GS Ballance 15*, I Sharma 0/12) - Stumps
West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, 3rd Test, Jun 26-30, 2014 [Test # 2127]
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]

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