Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: India beat England in just a span of two days; list of shortest-ever Test matches

Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: India beat England in just a span of two days; list of shortest-ever Test matches- India on Thursday defeated England in third Test to take 2-1 lead in the four-match Test series. The historic Test Day/night Test didn’t even took two days to complete. Earlier only one Test match had got over in 2 days in India. It was India vs Afganistan at Bengaluru in 2018.

Here are the list of shortest-ever Test matches by overs:

The shortest ever Test match with a result was played between Australia vs South Africa in 1932.

Australia vs South Africa (Melbourne, 1932) [109.2 overs].

West Indies vs England (Bridgetown, England in 1935) [112 overs]

England vs Australia (Machester, England in 1888) [197 overs]

South Africa vs England (Cape Town, South Africa) [199 overs]

INDIA vs ENGLAND (NARENDRA MODI STADIUM, AHMEDABAD)*

Here are the list of shortest-ever matches by days (All ended in two days)

1) England vs Australia at The Oval on 28 Aug 1882: Australia won

2) England vs Australia at Lord’s on 16 Jul 1888: Australia won

3) England vs Australia at The Oval on 13 Aug 1888: England won

4) England vs Australia in Manchester on 30 Aug 1888: England won

5) South Africa vs England in Port Elizabeth on 12 Mar 1889: England won

6) South Africa vs England in Cape Town on 25 Mar 1889: England won

7) England vs Australia in The Oval on 11 Aug 1890: England won

8) South Africa vs England in Port Elizabeth on 13 Feb 1896: England won

9) South Africa vs England in Cape Town on 21 Mar 1896: England won

10) Australia vs South Africa in Manchester on 27 May 1912: Australia won

11) England vs South Africa in The Oval on 12 Aug 1912: England won

12) England vs Australia in Nottingham on 28 May 1921: Australia won

13) Australia vs West Indies in Melbourne on 13 Feb 1931: Australia won

14) South Africa vs Australia in Johannesburg on 15 Feb 1936: Australia won

15) New Zealand vs Australia in Wellington on 29 Mar 1946: Australia won

16) England vs West Indies in Leeds on 17 Aug 2000: England won

17) Australia vs Pakistan in Sharjah on 11 Oct 2002: Australia won

18) South Africa vs Zimbabwe in Cape Town on 4 Mar 2005: South Africa won

19) Zimbabwe vs New Zealand in Harare on 7 Aug 2005: New Zealand won

20) South Africa vs Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth on 26 Dec 2017: South Africa won

21) India vs Afghanistan in Bengaluru on 14 Jun 2018: India won.

Most recent

INDIA vs ENGLAND (NARENDRA MODI STADIUM, AHMEDABAD)*

India vs Afghanistan- Bengaluru (2018)- 2 days

SA vs Zimbabwe- Port Elizabeth (2017)- 2 days

Zimbabwe vs New Zealand- Harare (2005)- 2 days

SA vs Zimbabwe- Cape Town (2002)- 2 days

Australia vs Pakistan- Sharjah (2002)- 2 days

Teams in bold ‘won’.

NOTE: This was the 22nd instance when a match finished in just 2 days.

With the win, India are a strong contender for the WTC final. All they need is a DRAW or WIN in the final Test at the same venue in order to play the final against New Zealand at Lord’s.

The hosts had dominated the Test match with the bowl on Day 1. Axar Patel-R Ashwin got the visitors out for 112 runs. But India also faltered in their 1st innings, they got bowled out for 145. Rohit Sharma’s 66 helped India get a lead of 33 runs. Joe Root took a rare fifer and Leach scalped four wickets.

But, Axar and Ashwin repeated their first innings success to get England bowled out for their lowest total against India (810. The spin-dup picked 19 wickets in the two innings against England.

India finally chased down the target in the final session of Day 2 to win the historic Pink-ball Test, keeping 100 per cent win record in the home Day/Night Test. England have lost all their Day/Night Tests away from home.