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Top 10 biggest victories by runs in Test cricket of all time

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For any captain and his squad, winning a Test cricket match in and of itself is a major accomplishment. Of the three main international forms in cricket, it is undoubtedly the hardest and best.

Test cricket continues to be the top goal for many players even after so many years of Twenty20 and other shorter formats. A captain and a player always go out on the field to win games for their respective teams, and to do it more significantly is even more remarkable.

We look at the 10 biggest Test victories in terms of runs.

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Top 10 biggest victories by runs in Test cricket of all time

10. West Indies vs Australia – 408 runs

The West Indians beat Australia in their own backyard by a margin of 408 runs back in January 1980. West Indies eventually ended up winning the tournament by beating England in the final.

9. Australia vs England – 409 runs

The long-running cricket rivalry between England and Australia took place in 1948 as part of the Ashes series. Five Test matches between England and Australia were played beginning on June 10, 1948. Australia was the clear favorites because they hadn’t lost a test match since the Second World War. They ended up beating the British at Lord’s.

8. New Zealand vs Sri Lanka – 423 runs

The Kiwis hosted Sri Lanka in 2018 in the Hagley Oval, where they ended up winning by 423 runs. With a whopping 585 runs in the second innings, they managed to bag a comfortable win. Tim Southee was named man of the match.

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7. West Indies vs England – 425 runs

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England hosted West Indies in 1976 in Manchester. The visitors ended up beating the hosts by 425 runs. Gordon Greenidge led the charge for West Indies as he scored a total of 235 runs.

6. Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – 465 runs

In the 2nd Test at Chattogram in January 2009, Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 465 runs. Tillakaratne Dilshan was named the man of the series.

5. Australia vs Pakistan – 491 runs

In the 1st Test of the Pakistan tour of Australia in December 2004, the hosts won by 491 runs. Australia’s Justin Langer was named man of the match.

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4. South Africa vs Australia – 492 runs

South Africa hosted Australia at Johannesburg in 2018. The hosts ended up defeating the Aussies by 492 runs, as Kagiso Rabada was named man of the series.

3. Australia vs South Africa – 530 runs

Australia hosted South Africa in Melbourne during February, 1911. The hosts ended up victorious by a margin of 530 runs. Players like Warwick Armstrong and Clem Hill stood out for the Aussies.

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2. Australia vs England – 562 runs

Australia visited England at The Oval between August 18 and 22, 1934. The visitors won by a margin of 562 runs, which is the second highest ever. Bill Ponsford (266 runs) became the highest scorer of the series.

1. England vs Australia – 675 runs

The number 1 ranking on this list is on the top by a landslide of a margin. England visited Australia in 1928, and ended up winning the series by a margin of 675 runs.

Only England have had a victory by a margin of over 600 in Test cricket

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