Team India is one of the top sides in the longest format of the game. They have always produced some incredible batters that have dominated in all parts of the world. But when it comes to bowling, India has always done well to not let the other teams get away against them.

Over the years, teams have found it hard to beat India in red-ball cricket, especially when it comes to chasing the target. In the history of test cricket, India has only lost twice, defending over 300 or more. Here we will talk about the top three highest run chases against India in test cricket.

Here are the top three run chases against India in Test Cricket

3. West Indies (276/5) in 1987

The third-highest run chase against India in test cricket was registered by West Indies. That came 37 years ago, in 1987, in Delhi. India was bundled out for 75 runs in the first innings, West India made 127 and took a lead of 52 runs. In the second innings, India made 327 with the help of skipper Dilip Vengsarkar’s 102. West Indies had a target of 276 runs. Skipper Viv Richards smashed a counter-attacking century and made 109* off 111 balls, and West Indies made 276/5 to win the game.

2. Australia (342/8) in 1977

Australia registered the second-highest run chase against India in test cricket. It came in Perth in 1977. The first innings saw good scores. India made 402, and Australia made 394 runs. With a small lead of 8 runs, India declared their second innings at 330/9. Sunil Gavaskar (127) and Mohinder Amarnath (100) scored hundreds. Australia had a target of 339, which looked impossible in those days. However, Australia reached 342/8 with the help of Tony Mann (105) and registered a massive chase.

1. England (378/3) in 2022

The record for the highest run-chase in test cricket against India is registered by England. They did it in 2022 in Birmingham, and it is also the 8th-highest run chase in test history and the highest for England. India made 416 in the first innings with Rishabh Pant (146) and Ravindra Jadeja (104) scoring hundreds. England replied with 284, and India got a lead of 132 runs. India scored 245 runs and gave England a target of 378. And the English team reaches the target with an unbeaten 269-run stand between Jonny Bairstow (114) and Joe Root (142). England made 378/3 in just 76.4 overs and registered history.

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