In Numbers | 300+ in Final Innings for Fighting Draw – A Rare Event in Test History

Australia declared their second innings at 170/5 setting India 348 for victory. Interestingly, 5 of these matches were played in the 2000s – the maximum for any decade and 4 each in the 1980s, 1990s and 2010s. India came mighty close in 1949 against West Indies in Bombay when Vijay Hazare (came out to bat at 81 for 3) scored 122 and took India to 285 before he was the sixth batsman to be dismissed. His wicket triggered a collapse and India ended at 429 for 8. West Indies ended with 350 for 7 (target 438) and saved the Test after being down in the doldrums at 189 for 6.

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