India setting a target of 500 plus runs to win a test match

India set a target of 550 runs for Sri Lanka in the fourth innings to win the test at Galle in the just concluded test to provide the fourth occasion of India setting a target of 500 plus runs for a team to win the test. All such occasions are listed below.

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 434/7d 116.0 616 3 draw v New Zealand Wellington 03 Apr 2009
2 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
3 India 314/3d 65.0 515 3 won v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008
4 India 316/9d 71.0 508 3 won v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005

 

It also provides the second such occasion against Sri Lanka – the first one was at Ahmedabad when India set a target of 509 in Dec 2005

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India 316/9d 71.0 508 3 won v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005

 

India set a target of 550 runs for Sri Lanka in the fourth innings and won the the just concluded Galle test against Sri Lanka to provide the third occasion of India setting a target of 500 plus runs and won the test. All such occasions are listed below.

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
2 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
3 India 314/3d 65.0 515 3 won v Australia Mohali 17 Oct 2008
4 India 316/9d 71.0 508 3 won v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005

 

It also provides the second such occasion against Sri Lanka – the first one was at Ahmedabad when India set a target of 509 in Dec 2005

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India 316/9d 71.0 508 3 won v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005

 

The following table lists the seven occasions of India winning a test after setting a target of 400 plus runs  on away soil.

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India 359/4d 118.0 471 3 won v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
3 India 413/8d 87.0 414 3 won v Bangladesh Chittagong 17 Jan 2010
4 India 294 80.4 412 3 won v Australia Perth 16 Jan 2008
5 India 325/8d 91.0 412 3 won v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
6 India 237 76.3 407 3 won v England Leeds 19 Jun 1986
7 India 236 64.4 401 3 won v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006

 

India’s winning the  test at Galle by setting 549 runs target not only provides the first occasion of India setting a team 500 plus runs target, but also provides the first occasion of India winning a test after setting 500 plus runs on away soil. The previous best in this category of statistics was India’s win against Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 1993 when  it set a target of 471 runs.

 

No Team Score Overs Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India 240/3d 53.0 549 3 won v Sri Lanka Galle 26 Jul 2017
2 India 359/4d 118.0 471 3 won v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993

 

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