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WTC Final, IND Vs NZ: India's Third Highest Test Total Without A Fifty

India made only 387 runs in the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand in New Zealand. Here's a look at India's highest aggregate Test totals without a single fifty

WTC Final, IND Vs NZ: India's Third Highest Test Total Without A Fifty
India captain Virat Kohli scored 44 in the first innings, and 13 in the second. | AP Photo
WTC Final, IND Vs NZ: India's Third Highest Test Total Without A Fifty
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2021-06-23T20:48:46+05:30

India made 387 runs, 217 in the first innings and 170 in the second, without a fifty against New Zealand in the final of the ICC Test Championship at Southampton on Wednesday (June 23).

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Ajinkya Rahane’s 49 in the first innings was the highest individual score in the match for India.

This was the third-highest total in a complete Test match for India after 391 runs against England at Mumbai in 1979-80 and 388 runs against South Africa at Nagpur in 2015-16.

India made 310 runs, 161 in the first innings and 149 in the second, against England at Leeds in 1969 which was their previous highest total without a fifty in an away Test match.

The match total of 253, 99 in the first innings and 154 in the second, at Hamilton in 2002-03 was India’s previous highest against New Zealand without a fifty.

INDIA’S HIGHEST TOTALS IN A MATCH WITHOUT A FIFTY:

(Score - Opponent - Venue - Season - Highest Scorer)

1. 391 (242+149) - vs England - Mumbai - 1979-80 - 49 by Sunil Gavaskar;
2. 388 (215 +173) - South Africa - Nagpur - 2015-16 - 40 by Murali Vijay;
3. 387 (217 +170) - New Zealand - Southampton - 2021 - 49 by Ajinkya Rahane;
4. 345 (167+ 178) - West Indies - Kolkata - 1966-67 - 39 by Budhi Kunderan;
5. 314 (161+153) - Australia - Chennai - 1956-57 - 41 by Vijay Manjrekar;
6. 310 (161+149) - England - Leeds - 1959 - 41 by Chandu Borde.

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