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Tied Test Matches In The History of Cricket

February 1, 2023

Tied Test is a Test cricket match in which the side batting second is bowled out in the fourth innings, with scores level. This is a very rare result; only two ties have occurred in the Tests played since 1877. The first was in 1960 and the second in 1986. 

First Tied Test Match 

The first tied Test was played between the West Indies and Australia. The match was played at the Brisbane Cricket Ground," the Gabba", in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, between 9 and 14 December 1960. 

Winning the toss and electing to bat, West Indies had to face a disastrous start of 65–3. But with Garfield Sobers's rapid 132 in 174 minutes West Indies scored 453 runs 100.5 overs. 

Alan Davidson took 5–135 for Australia. 

Replying to West Indies's 453, Australia made a lead of 52 by scoring 505 in 130.3 overs with Norm O'Neill's 181 in 401 minutes. 

Wes Hall took 4-140 for West Indies. 

Mighty West Indies began their second innings with 52 runs behind but were bowled for 284 with Alan Davidson toking 6–87, setting Australia a target of 233 runs to win. 

Chasing down a target of 233, Australia was 227/7 with the partnership of 134 made by Alan Davison and Richie Benaud for the seventh wicket. 

When it comes to the last over Australia had to score only six runs in eight balls securing three wickets. 

Wes Halls was bowling. 

Wally Grout took a single in the first ball. But striking for the second ball Richie Benaud was caught behind by wicket keeper Gerry Alexander. 

With the next three balls, Australia took two runs. 

For the sixth ball Australia got two but trying for a third, Wally Grout was run out setting Australia 232 for 9. 

Needing one run in two balls, trying for a single, Ian Meckiff was run out. 

With that Australia were all out for 232 and the match ended in the first tied in 84 years of Test cricket. 

West Indies 

1st Innings 453 (100.5 overs) 

Garry Sobers 132 

Alan Davidson 5/135 (30 overs) 


2nd Innings 284 (92.6 overs) 

Frank Worrell 65 

Alan Davidson 6/87 (24.6 overs) 

Australia 

1st Innings 505 (130.3 overs) 

Norm O'Neill 181 

Wes Hall 4/140 (29.3 overs) 

2nd Innings 232 (68.7 overs)

Alan Davidson 80 

Wes Hall 5/63 (17.7 overs) 

Second Tied Test Match 

The second tied test was the first test of three-Test series, played between Australia and India, at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Madras, in India between 18 and 22 September 1986. 

After winning the toss Australia declared at 574 for 7 early on the third day. Dean Jones made 210, which was then the highest score by an Australian side in a Test in India, having faced 330 balls and hit 27 fours and 2 sixes. He had to be treated in hospital after the completion of the innings for heat exhaustion. Australian coach Bob Simpson described it as "the greatest innings ever played for Australia". David Boon scored 122, and Australian captain, Allan Border, 106. 

Replying, India lost 7 wickets for 270 runs by the end of the third day, and were all out for 397, avoiding the follow on by only 23 runs and trailing by 177. Indian captain Kapil Dev made 119 and Greg Matthews took 5–103. Here Sunil Gavaskar became the first Test cricketer to make 100 consecutive Test appearances. 

Australia declared the second innings at 170 for 5, their overnight score at the end of the fourth day, setting India a target of 348 to win. 

Chasing down the target, India reached 204 for 2, when Gavaskar was third out for 90. India reached 291 for 5 when Chandrakant Pandit was out. A flurry of tail-end wickets fell to leave India on 344 for 9 by the last over. 

Greg Matthews was bowling to Ravi Shastri in the final over, with India's last man Maninder Singh at the bowler's end. India needed four runs to win from the 6-ball over with only one wicket remaining. 

Taking no runs in the first ball, Ravi Shastri took two runs in the second and one in the third. 

Striker Maninder Singh gained no runs on the fourth ball and was given LBW on the fifth ball, bowling out India for 347. 

This match became the second tied test where Jones and Kapil Dev became joint Men of the Match. 

Australia 

1st Innings 574/7d (170.5 overs) 

Dean Jones 210 (330)

 Shivlal Yadav 4/142 (49.5 overs) 

2nd Innings 170/5d (49 overs) 

David Boon 49 (92) 

Maninder Singh 3/60 (19 overs) 

India 

1st Innings 397 (94.2 overs)

 Kapil Dev 119 (138) 

Greg Matthews 5/103 (28.2 overs) 

2nd Innings 347 (86.5 overs)

 Sunil Gavaskar 90 (168) 

Ray Bright 5/94 (25 overs)

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