Record Book – One-wicket victories in Tests

The West Indies’ enthralling one-wicket win over Pakistan at Kingston was only the 15th such instance in more than 144 years of Test cricket. Here is a brief look back at each of these memorable victories.

England beat Australia, Fifth Test, The Oval, 1902

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 263, 248/9
The tenth-wicket pair: George Hirst (58*) and Wilfred Rhodes (6*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Gilbert Jessop (104), Stanley Jackson (49)
Final scores: Australia 324 and 121, England 183 and 263/9

South Africa beat England, First Test, Johannesburg, 1905-06

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 284, 239/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Dave Nourse (93*) and Percy Sherwell (22*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Gordon White (81)
Final scores: England 184 and 190, South Africa 91 and 287/9

England beat Australia, Second Test, Melbourne, 1907-08

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 282, 243/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Sydney Barnes (38*) and Arthur Fielder (18*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Frederick Fane (50)
Final scores: Australia 266 and 397, England 382 and 282/9

England beat South Africa, Second Test, Cape Town, 1922-23

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 173, 168/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Alex Kennedy (11*) and George Macaulay (1*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Frank Mann (45), Vallance Jupp (38)
Final scores: South Africa 113 and 242, England 183 and 173/9

Australia beat West Indies, Fourth Test, Melbourne, 1951-52

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 260, 222/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Doug Ring (32*) and Bill Johnston (7*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Lindsay Hassett (102)
Final scores: West Indies 272 and 203, Australia 216 and 260/9

New Zealand beat West Indies, First Test, Dunedin, 1979-80

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 104, 100/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Gary Troup (7*) and Stephen Boock (2*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Lance Cairns (19), Richard Hadlee (17)
Final scores: West Indies 140 and 212, New Zealand 249 and 104/9

Pakistan beat Australia, First Test, Karachi, 1994-95

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 314, 258/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Inzamam-ul-Haq (58*) and Mushtaq Ahmed (20*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Saeed Anwar (77), Saleem Malik (43)
Final scores: Australia 337 and 232, Pakistan 256 and 315/9

Brian Lara led from the front against Australia at Bridgetown in 1998-99, striking a glorious 153* to steer the West Indies to a dramatic one-wicket win (source – Getty Images)

West Indies beat Australia, Third Test, Bridgetown, 1998-99

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 308, 302/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Brian Lara (153*) and Courtney Walsh (0*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Jimmy Adams (38)
Final scores: Australia 490 and 146, West Indies 329 and 311/9

West Indies beat Pakistan, Third Test, St. John’s, 1999-00

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 216, 197/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Jimmy Adams (48*) and Courtney Walsh (4*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Wavell Hinds (63)
Final scores: Pakistan 269 and 219, West Indies 273 and 216/9

Pakistan beat Bangladesh, Third Test, Multan, 2003

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 261, 257/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Inzamam-ul-Haq (138*) and Yasir Ali (1*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Salman Butt (37)
Final scores: Bangladesh 281 and 154, Pakistan 175 and 262/9

Sri Lanka beat South Africa, Second Test, Colombo (PSS), 2006

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 352, 350/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Farveez Maharoof (29*) and Lasith Malinga (1*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Mahela Jayawardene (123), Sanath Jayasuriya (73)
Final scores: South Africa 361 and 311, Sri Lanka 321 and 352/9

India beat Australia, First Test, Mohali, 2010-11

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 216, 205/9
The tenth-wicket pair: VVS Laxman (73*) and Pragyan Ojha (5*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Sachin Tendulkar (38), Ishant Sharma (31)
Final scores: Australia 428 and 192, India 405 and 216/9

Sri Lanka beat South Africa, First Test, Durban, 2018-19

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 304, 226/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Kusal Perera (153*) and Vishwa Fernando (6*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Dhananjaya de Silva (48)
Final scores: South Africa 235 and 259, Sri Lanka 191 and 304/9

England beat Australia, Third Test, Headingley, 2019

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 359, 286/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Ben Stokes (135*) and Jack Leach (1*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Joe Root (77), Joe Denly (50)
Final scores: Australia 179 and 246, England 67 and 362/9

West Indies beat Pakistan, First Test, Kingston, 2021

Target and fall of ninth wicket: 168, 151/9
The tenth-wicket pair: Kemar Roach (30*) and Jayden Seales (2*)
Other fourth-innings heroes: Jermaine Blackwood (55)
Final scores: Pakistan 217 and 203, West Indies 253 and 168/9

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