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New Zealand 44 lost 8 wickets v England Christchurch 10 Jan 1930 Test # 186
drawn - v England Wellington 24 Jan 1930 Test # 188
drawn - v England Auckland 14 Feb 1930 Test # 190
drawn - v England Auckland 21 Feb 1930 Test # 191
drawn - v England Lord's 27 Jun 1931 Test # 209
lost inns & 26 runs v England The Oval 29 Jul 1931 Test # 210
drawn - v England Manchester 15 Aug 1931 Test # 211
lost inns & 12 runs v South Africa Christchurch 27 Feb 1932 Test # 217
lost 8 wickets v South Africa Wellington 4 Mar 1932 Test # 218
drawn - v England Christchurch 24 Mar 1933 Test # 225
drawn - v England Auckland 31 Mar 1933 Test # 226
drawn - v England Lord's 26 Jun 1937 Test # 260
lost 130 runs v England Manchester 24 Jul 1937 Test # 261
drawn - v England The Oval 14 Aug 1937 Test # 262
lost inns & 103 runs v Australia Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
drawn - v England Christchurch 21 Mar 1947 Test # 284
drawn - v England Leeds 11 Jun 1949 Test # 314
drawn - v England Lord's 25 Jun 1949 Test # 315
drawn - v England Manchester 23 Jul 1949 Test # 316
drawn - v England The Oval 13 Aug 1949 Test # 317
drawn - v England Christchurch 17 Mar 1951 Test # 332
lost 6 wickets v England Wellington 24 Mar 1951 Test # 333
lost 5 wickets v West Indies Christchurch 8 Feb 1952 Test # 349
drawn - v West Indies Auckland 15 Feb 1952 Test # 350
lost inns & 180 runs v South Africa Wellington 6 Mar 1953 Test # 368
drawn - v South Africa Auckland 13 Mar 1953 Test # 370
lost inns & 58 runs v South Africa Durban 11 Dec 1953 Test # 377
lost 132 runs v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1953 Test # 378
drawn - v South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1954 Test # 379
lost 9 wickets v South Africa Johannesburg 29 Jan 1954 Test # 381
lost 5 wickets v South Africa Port Elizabeth 5 Feb 1954 Test # 382
lost 8 wickets v England Dunedin 11 Mar 1955 Test # 401
lost inns & 20 runs v England Auckland 25 Mar 1955 Test # 402
lost inns & 1 run v Pakistan Karachi 13 Oct 1955 Test # 413
lost 4 wickets v Pakistan Lahore 26 Oct 1955 Test # 414
drawn - v Pakistan Dhaka 7 Nov 1955 Test # 415
drawn - v India Hyderabad (Deccan) 19 Nov 1955 Test # 416
lost inns & 27 runs v India Mumbai (BS) 2 Dec 1955 Test # 417
drawn - v India Delhi 16 Dec 1955 Test # 418
drawn - v India Kolkata 28 Dec 1955 Test # 419
lost inns & 109 runs v India Chennai 6 Jan 1956 Test # 420
lost inns & 71 runs v West Indies Dunedin 3 Feb 1956 Test # 421
lost inns & 64 runs v West Indies Christchurch 18 Feb 1956 Test # 422
lost 9 wickets v West Indies Wellington 3 Mar 1956 Test # 423
Bangladesh 34 lost 9 wickets v India Dhaka 10 Nov 2000 Test # 1512
lost inns & 32 runs v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19 Apr 2001 Test # 1543
lost 8 wickets v Zimbabwe Harare 26 Apr 2001 Test # 1545
lost inns & 264 runs v Pakistan Multan 29 Aug 2001 Test # 1560
lost inns & 137 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 6 Sep 2001 Test # 1561
drawn - v Zimbabwe Dhaka 8 Nov 2001 Test # 1566
lost 8 wickets v Zimbabwe Chittagong 15 Nov 2001 Test # 1568
lost inns & 52 runs v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Dec 2001 Test # 1577
lost inns & 74 runs v New Zealand Wellington 26 Dec 2001 Test # 1579
lost inns & 178 runs v Pakistan Dhaka 9 Jan 2002 Test # 1584
lost inns & 169 runs v Pakistan Chittagong 16 Jan 2002 Test # 1586
lost inns & 196 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 21 Jul 2002 Test # 1609
lost 288 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Jul 2002 Test # 1611
lost inns & 107 runs v South Africa East London 18 Oct 2002 Test # 1619
lost inns & 160 runs v South Africa Potchefstroom 25 Oct 2002 Test # 1621
lost inns & 310 runs v West Indies Dhaka 8 Dec 2002 Test # 1630
lost 7 wickets v West Indies Chittagong 16 Dec 2002 Test # 1632
lost inns & 60 runs v South Africa Chittagong 24 Apr 2003 Test # 1640
lost inns & 18 runs v South Africa Dhaka 1 May 2003 Test # 1642
lost inns & 132 runs v Australia Darwin 18 Jul 2003 Test # 1650
lost inns & 98 runs v Australia Cairns 25 Jul 2003 Test # 1652
lost 7 wickets v Pakistan Karachi 20 Aug 2003 Test # 1655
lost 9 wickets v Pakistan Peshawar 27 Aug 2003 Test # 1657
lost 1 wicket v Pakistan Multan 3 Sep 2003 Test # 1658
lost 7 wickets v England Dhaka 21 Oct 2003 Test # 1665
lost 329 runs v England Chittagong 29 Oct 2003 Test # 1667
lost 183 runs v Zimbabwe Harare 19 Feb 2004 Test # 1683
drawn - v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 26 Feb 2004 Test # 1684
drawn - v West Indies Gros Islet 28 May 2004 Test # 1701
lost inns & 99 runs v West Indies Kingston 4 Jun 2004 Test # 1703
lost inns & 99 runs v New Zealand Dhaka 19 Oct 2004 Test # 1715
lost inns & 101 runs v New Zealand Chittagong 26 Oct 2004 Test # 1717
lost inns & 140 runs v India Dhaka 10 Dec 2004 Test # 1725
lost inns & 83 runs v India Chittagong 17 Dec 2004 Test # 1727
India 31 drawn - v England Bangalore 9 Dec 1981 Test # 912
drawn - v England Delhi 23 Dec 1981 Test # 914
drawn - v England Kolkata 1 Jan 1982 Test # 916
drawn - v England Chennai 13 Jan 1982 Test # 918
drawn - v England Kanpur 30 Jan 1982 Test # 920
lost 7 wickets v England Lord's 10 Jun 1982 Test # 928
drawn - v England Manchester 24 Jun 1982 Test # 929
drawn - v England The Oval 8 Jul 1982 Test # 930
drawn - v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982 Test # 934
drawn - v Pakistan Lahore 10 Dec 1982 Test # 941
lost inns & 86 runs v Pakistan Karachi 23 Dec 1982 Test # 942
lost 10 wickets v Pakistan Faisalabad 3 Jan 1983 Test # 945
lost inns & 119 runs v Pakistan Hyderabad (Sind) 14 Jan 1983 Test # 946
drawn - v Pakistan Lahore 23 Jan 1983 Test # 947
drawn - v Pakistan Karachi 30 Jan 1983 Test # 948
lost 4 wickets v West Indies Kingston 23 Feb 1983 Test # 949
drawn - v West Indies Port of Spain 11 Mar 1983 Test # 952
drawn - v West Indies Georgetown 31 Mar 1983 Test # 953
lost 10 wickets v West Indies Bridgetown 15 Apr 1983 Test # 954
drawn - v West Indies St John's 28 Apr 1983 Test # 956
drawn - v Pakistan Bangalore 14 Sep 1983 Test # 961
drawn - v Pakistan Jalandhar 24 Sep 1983 Test # 962
drawn - v Pakistan Nagpur 5 Oct 1983 Test # 963
lost inns & 83 runs v West Indies Kanpur 21 Oct 1983 Test # 964
drawn - v West Indies Delhi 29 Oct 1983 Test # 965
lost 138 runs v West Indies Ahmedabad 12 Nov 1983 Test # 967
drawn - v West Indies Mumbai 24 Nov 1983 Test # 968
lost inns & 46 runs v West Indies Kolkata 10 Dec 1983 Test # 971
drawn - v West Indies Chennai 24 Dec 1983 Test # 972
drawn - v Pakistan Lahore 17 Oct 1984 Test # 995
drawn - v Pakistan Faisalabad 24 Oct 1984 Test # 996
South Africa 28 drawn - v England Leeds 13 Jul 1935 Test # 244
drawn - v England Manchester 27 Jul 1935 Test # 245
drawn - v England The Oval 17 Aug 1935 Test # 246
lost 9 wickets v Australia Durban 14 Dec 1935 Test # 247
drawn - v Australia Johannesburg 24 Dec 1935 Test # 248
lost inns & 78 runs v Australia Cape Town 1 Jan 1936 Test # 249
lost inns & 184 runs v Australia Johannesburg 15 Feb 1936 Test # 250
lost inns & 6 runs v Australia Durban 28 Feb 1936 Test # 251
drawn - v England Johannesburg 24 Dec 1938 Test # 267
drawn - v England Cape Town 31 Dec 1938 Test # 268
lost inns & 13 runs v England Durban 20 Jan 1939 Test # 269
drawn - v England Johannesburg 18 Feb 1939 Test # 270
drawn - v England Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
drawn - v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
lost 10 wickets v England Lord's 21 Jun 1947 Test # 286
lost 7 wickets v England Manchester 5 Jul 1947 Test # 287
lost 10 wickets v England Leeds 26 Jul 1947 Test # 288
drawn - v England The Oval 16 Aug 1947 Test # 289
lost 2 wickets v England Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306
drawn - v England Johannesburg 27 Dec 1948 Test # 307
drawn - v England Cape Town 1 Jan 1949 Test # 309
drawn - v England Johannesburg 12 Feb 1949 Test # 312
lost 3 wickets v England Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
lost inns & 85 runs v Australia Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 Test # 318
lost 8 wickets v Australia Cape Town 31 Dec 1949 Test # 319
lost 5 wickets v Australia Durban 20 Jan 1950 Test # 320
drawn - v Australia Johannesburg 10 Feb 1950 Test # 321
lost inns & 259 runs v Australia Port Elizabeth 3 Mar 1950 Test # 322
India 24 lost 158 runs v England Lord's 25 Jun 1932 Test # 219
lost 9 wickets v England Mumbai 15 Dec 1933 Test # 230
drawn - v England Kolkata 5 Jan 1934 Test # 231
lost 202 runs v England Chennai 10 Feb 1934 Test # 232
lost 9 wickets v England Lord's 27 Jun 1936 Test # 252
drawn - v England Manchester 25 Jul 1936 Test # 253
lost 9 wickets v England The Oval 15 Aug 1936 Test # 254
lost 10 wickets v England Lord's 22 Jun 1946 Test # 276
drawn - v England Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
drawn - v England The Oval 17 Aug 1946 Test # 278
lost inns & 226 runs v Australia Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
drawn - v Australia Sydney 12 Dec 1947 Test # 291
lost 233 runs v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
lost inns & 16 runs v Australia Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 Test # 294
lost inns & 177 runs v Australia Melbourne 6 Feb 1948 Test # 295
drawn - v West Indies Delhi 10 Nov 1948 Test # 304
drawn - v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 9 Dec 1948 Test # 305
drawn - v West Indies Kolkata 31 Dec 1948 Test # 308
lost inns & 193 runs v West Indies Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
drawn - v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 4 Feb 1949 Test # 311
drawn - v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339
drawn - v England Mumbai (BS) 14 Dec 1951 Test # 342
drawn - v England Kolkata 30 Dec 1951 Test # 344
lost 8 wickets v England Kanpur 12 Jan 1952 Test # 346
Bangladesh 24 drawn - v Zimbabwe Dhaka 14 Jan 2005 Test # 1735
lost inns & 261 runs v England Lord's 26 May 2005 Test # 1751
lost inns & 27 runs v England Chester-le-Street 3 Jun 2005 Test # 1753
lost inns & 96 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 12 Sep 2005 Test # 1764
lost inns & 69 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Sep 2005 Test # 1766
lost 8 wickets v Sri Lanka Chittagong 28 Feb 2006 Test # 1784
lost 10 wickets v Sri Lanka Bogra 8 Mar 2006 Test # 1786
lost 3 wickets v Australia Fatullah 9 Apr 2006 Test # 1797
lost inns & 80 runs v Australia Chittagong 16 Apr 2006 Test # 1799
drawn - v India Chittagong 18 May 2007 Test # 1832
lost inns & 239 runs v India Dhaka 25 May 2007 Test # 1833
lost inns & 234 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 25 Jun 2007 Test # 1837
lost inns & 90 runs v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 3 Jul 2007 Test # 1838
lost inns & 193 runs v Sri Lanka Kandy 11 Jul 2007 Test # 1839
lost 9 wickets v New Zealand Dunedin 4 Jan 2008 Test # 1859
lost inns & 137 runs v New Zealand Wellington 12 Jan 2008 Test # 1861
lost 5 wickets v South Africa Dhaka 22 Feb 2008 Test # 1864
lost inns & 205 runs v South Africa Chittagong 29 Feb 2008 Test # 1865
lost 3 wickets v New Zealand Chittagong 17 Oct 2008 Test # 1888
drawn - v New Zealand Dhaka 25 Oct 2008 Test # 1890
lost inns & 129 runs v South Africa Bloemfontein 19 Nov 2008 Test # 1893
lost inns & 48 runs v South Africa Centurion 26 Nov 2008 Test # 1895
lost 107 runs v Sri Lanka Dhaka 26 Dec 2008 Test # 1903
lost 465 runs v Sri Lanka Chittagong 3 Jan 2009 Test # 1905
New Zealand 23 lost inns & 215 runs v England Auckland 23 Feb 1963 Test # 540
lost inns & 47 runs v England Wellington 1 Mar 1963 Test # 541
lost 7 wickets v England Christchurch 15 Mar 1963 Test # 542
drawn - v South Africa Wellington 21 Feb 1964 Test # 558
drawn - v South Africa Dunedin 28 Feb 1964 Test # 559
drawn - v South Africa Auckland 13 Mar 1964 Test # 560
drawn - v Pakistan Wellington 22 Jan 1965 Test # 574
drawn - v Pakistan Auckland 29 Jan 1965 Test # 576
drawn - v Pakistan Christchurch 12 Feb 1965 Test # 577
drawn - v India Chennai 27 Feb 1965 Test # 579
drawn - v India Kolkata 5 Mar 1965 Test # 581
drawn - v India Mumbai (BS) 12 Mar 1965 Test # 582
lost 7 wickets v India Delhi 19 Mar 1965 Test # 583
lost inns & 64 runs v Pakistan Rawalpindi 27 Mar 1965 Test # 585
drawn - v Pakistan Lahore 2 Apr 1965 Test # 586
lost 8 wickets v Pakistan Karachi 9 Apr 1965 Test # 587
lost 9 wickets v England Birmingham 27 May 1965 Test # 591
lost 7 wickets v England Lord's 17 Jun 1965 Test # 592
lost inns & 187 runs v England Leeds 8 Jul 1965 Test # 593
drawn - v England Christchurch 25 Feb 1966 Test # 602
drawn - v England Dunedin 4 Mar 1966 Test # 603
drawn - v England Auckland 11 Mar 1966 Test # 604
lost 5 wickets v India Dunedin 15 Feb 1968 Test # 630
Pakistan 22 lost inns & 156 runs v West Indies Lahore 26 Mar 1959 Test # 473
lost 8 wickets v Australia Dhaka 13 Nov 1959 Test # 479
lost 7 wickets v Australia Lahore 21 Nov 1959 Test # 480
drawn - v Australia Karachi 4 Dec 1959 Test # 481
drawn - v India Mumbai (BS) 2 Dec 1960 Test # 497
drawn - v India Kanpur 16 Dec 1960 Test # 499
drawn - v India Kolkata 30 Dec 1960 Test # 501
drawn - v India Chennai 13 Jan 1961 Test # 503
drawn - v India Delhi 8 Feb 1961 Test # 505
lost 5 wickets v England Lahore 21 Oct 1961 Test # 512
drawn - v England Dhaka 19 Jan 1962 Test # 521
drawn - v England Karachi 2 Feb 1962 Test # 522
lost inns & 24 runs v England Birmingham 31 May 1962 Test # 530
lost 9 wickets v England Lord's 21 Jun 1962 Test # 531
lost inns & 117 runs v England Leeds 5 Jul 1962 Test # 532
drawn - v England Nottingham 26 Jul 1962 Test # 533
lost 10 wickets v England The Oval 16 Aug 1962 Test # 534
drawn - v Australia Karachi 24 Oct 1964 Test # 569
drawn - v Australia Melbourne 4 Dec 1964 Test # 570
drawn - v New Zealand Wellington 22 Jan 1965 Test # 574
drawn - v New Zealand Auckland 29 Jan 1965 Test # 576
drawn - v New Zealand Christchurch 12 Feb 1965 Test # 577
Sri Lanka 21 drawn - v Pakistan Colombo (PSS) 22 Mar 1986 Test # 1043
drawn - v India Kanpur 17 Dec 1986 Test # 1061
lost inns & 106 runs v India Nagpur 27 Dec 1986 Test # 1063
lost inns & 67 runs v India Cuttack 4 Jan 1987 Test # 1064
drawn - v New Zealand Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987 Test # 1074
lost inns & 108 runs v Australia Perth 12 Feb 1988 Test # 1092
lost 7 wickets v England Lord's 25 Aug 1988 Test # 1103
drawn - v Australia Brisbane 8 Dec 1989 Test # 1131
lost 173 runs v Australia Hobart 16 Dec 1989 Test # 1133
lost inns & 8 runs v India Chandigarh 23 Nov 1990 Test # 1156
drawn - v New Zealand Wellington 31 Jan 1991 Test # 1162
drawn - v New Zealand Hamilton 22 Feb 1991 Test # 1164
drawn - v New Zealand Auckland 1 Mar 1991 Test # 1165
lost 137 runs v England Lord's 22 Aug 1991 Test # 1176
drawn - v Pakistan Sialkot 12 Dec 1991 Test # 1178
drawn - v Pakistan Gujranwala 20 Dec 1991 Test # 1179
lost 3 wickets v Pakistan Faisalabad 2 Jan 1992 Test # 1182
lost 16 runs v Australia Colombo (SSC) 17 Aug 1992 Test # 1194
drawn - v Australia Colombo (RPS) 28 Aug 1992 Test # 1195
drawn - v Australia Moratuwa 8 Sep 1992 Test # 1196
drawn - v New Zealand Moratuwa 27 Nov 1992 Test # 1203
West Indies 20 lost 6 wickets v New Zealand Wellington 7 Mar 1969 Test # 651
drawn - v New Zealand Christchurch 13 Mar 1969 Test # 652
lost 10 wickets v England Manchester 12 Jun 1969 Test # 653
drawn - v England Lord's 26 Jun 1969 Test # 654
lost 30 runs v England Leeds 10 Jul 1969 Test # 655
drawn - v India Kingston 18 Feb 1971 Test # 680
lost 7 wickets v India Port of Spain 6 Mar 1971 Test # 683
drawn - v India Georgetown 19 Mar 1971 Test # 684
drawn - v India Bridgetown 1 Apr 1971 Test # 685
drawn - v India Port of Spain 13 Apr 1971 Test # 686
drawn - v New Zealand Kingston 16 Feb 1972 Test # 693
drawn - v New Zealand Port of Spain 9 Mar 1972 Test # 694
drawn - v New Zealand Bridgetown 23 Mar 1972 Test # 695
drawn - v New Zealand Georgetown 6 Apr 1972 Test # 696
drawn - v New Zealand Port of Spain 20 Apr 1972 Test # 697
drawn - v Australia Kingston 16 Feb 1973 Test # 714
drawn - v Australia Bridgetown 9 Mar 1973 Test # 716
lost 44 runs v Australia Port of Spain 23 Mar 1973 Test # 718
lost 10 wickets v Australia Georgetown 6 Apr 1973 Test # 720
drawn - v Australia Port of Spain 21 Apr 1973 Test # 721
West Indies 20 lost 136 runs v Pakistan Kingston 3 Jun 2005 Test # 1754
lost 6 wickets v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 13 Jul 2005 Test # 1755
lost 240 runs v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Jul 2005 Test # 1757
lost 379 runs v Australia Brisbane 3 Nov 2005 Test # 1769
lost 9 wickets v Australia Hobart 17 Nov 2005 Test # 1771
lost 7 wickets v Australia Adelaide 25 Nov 2005 Test # 1773
lost 27 runs v New Zealand Auckland 9 Mar 2006 Test # 1787
lost 10 wickets v New Zealand Wellington 17 Mar 2006 Test # 1790
drawn - v New Zealand Napier 25 Mar 2006 Test # 1793
drawn - v India St John's 2 Jun 2006 Test # 1805
drawn - v India Gros Islet 10 Jun 2006 Test # 1806
drawn - v India Basseterre 22 Jun 2006 Test # 1807
lost 49 runs v India Kingston 30 Jun 2006 Test # 1808
lost 9 wickets v Pakistan Lahore 11 Nov 2006 Test # 1815
drawn - v Pakistan Multan 19 Nov 2006 Test # 1816
lost 199 runs v Pakistan Karachi 27 Nov 2006 Test # 1818
drawn - v England Lord's 17 May 2007 Test # 1831
lost inns & 283 runs v England Leeds 25 May 2007 Test # 1834
lost 60 runs v England Manchester 7 Jun 2007 Test # 1835
lost 7 wickets v England Chester-le-Street 15 Jun 2007 Test # 1836

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Records include the following recent matches:
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]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]

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