2nd Test: Kiwis' win over Australia their narrowest in Tests

Updated: 12 December 2011 12:37 IST

New Zealand's 7-run triumph against Australia in Hobart on Monday is their narrowest win in terms of runs in Test cricket.

2nd Test: Kiwis' win over Australia their narrowest in Tests

New Zealand's 7-run triumph against Australia in Hobart on Monday is their narrowest win in terms of runs in Test cricket.


Doug Bracewell starred with a six-wicket performance which meant that a brilliant century from David Warner went in vain. Warner, who was only playing his second Test match carried his bat through the innings. (Also Read: New Zealand clinch Hobart humdinger vs Australia)

Australia had started the day needing 169 runs to win with all 10 wickets in tact but a green pitch that had assisted the bowlers throughout the match proved lethal for the hosts as they handed the Kiwis their first win in Australia for a quarter of a century.

Australia lost their last five wickets for 41 runs but the hosts will be even more disappointed with the fact that two of their key batsmen - Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey - were out for ducks. The mini-collapse at the heart of their innings which also saw the dismissal of Ricky Ponting took the score from 159/2 to 159/5 which opened the gate for the Kiwis.

The win which put New Zealand back to level with Australia in the series, is also the 7th narrowest win in Test cricket.

The narrowest win in the format was achieved by West Indies who beat Australia by 1 run in 1993 at Adelaide.

Narrowest wins in Test cricket (Runs)

TeamMarginAgainstVenueDate
West Indies1 runAustraliaAdelaide23 Jan 1993
England2 runsAustraliaBirmingham4 Aug 2005
Australia3 runsEnglandManchester24 Jul 1902
England3 runsAustraliaMelbourne26 Dec 1982
South Africa5 runsAustraliaSydney2 Jan 1994
Australia6 runsEnglandSydney20 Feb 1885
Australia7 runsEnglandThe Oval28 Aug 1882
South Africa7 runsSri LankaKandy30 Jul 2000
New Zealand7 runsAustraliaHobart9 Dec 2011
England10 runsAustraliaSydney14 Dec 1894


Topics : Cricket Australia Doug Bollinger Pakistan New Zealand
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