Top 10 victories in Test matches losing fewest wickets

The cricket fraternity has witnessed plenty of exciting and exhilarating contests in the longest format of the game. While we have witnessed closely-fought battles, we have also seen one-sided games as well.


The one-sided games are often witnessed when a team batting first posts a colossal total on the board in the first innings. It gives the team a cutting edge in bundling out the opposition for a low total and they would enforce a follow-on.

In this scenario, the team that fails to deliver on the second attempt gets slapped with a defeat. In this article, we will now take a glimpse at the top 10 wins in Test matches losing the fewest wickets.


1. England

England won the Lord’s Test against South Africa in 1924 by an innings and 18 runs. For the record, England lost only two wickets in the game.

2. England

England cricket team beat New Zealand by an innings and 71 runs at Leeds in 1958. In that match, the hosts lost only two wickets.

3. England

The Three Lions got the better of India by an innings and 78 runs at Birmingham in 1974. The hosts lost just two wickets in that match.


4. South Africa

Proteas defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 60 runs at Chattogram in 2003. In that Test, South Africa lost just 2 wickets.

5. South Africa

The South African cricket team beat the England cricket team by an innings and 12 runs at The Oval in 2012. Proteas lost just 2 wickets in that game.

6. India

Team India beat New Zealand by an innings and 109 runs in Chennai in 1956. The hosts lost just 3 wickets.


7. West Indies

West Indies defeated Pakistan by an innings and 174 runs at Kingston in 1958. They lost only 3 wickets.

8. Pakistan

Pakistan beat India by an innings and 119 runs in Hyderabad (Sindh) in 1983. They lost just 3 wickets in that game.

9. Pakistan

Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 264 runs in Multan in 2001 and lost just 3 wickets in the game.


10. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka churned out a remarkable result against Zimbabwe as they won the game by an innings and 254 runs in Bulawayo in 2004 where they lost only 3 wickets in that game.

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