Best Fourth Innings Knocks
Best Fourth Innings Knocks

Pakistan was led to their highest ever chase in test matches by Younus Khan, who played a mammoth 4th innings knock of 171 runs to lead his side to a historic win against Sri Lanka. Here is our selection of the best 4th innings knocks in Test matches.

10. Nathan Astle (New Zealand) – 222 v England, Christchurch, 2002

In a match which had previously seen Graham Thorpe getting the third fastest double century in Tests, Nathan Astle seemed to be in a hurry to get things rewritten. Needing 550 runs to win the match, New Zealand were 333 for 9 in the fourth innings; however, they lost by only 98 runs. Astle was on a roll as he smashed the fastest double century in Test cricket (153 balls) – he raced from 101 to 200 in a just 39 balls. In an innings with 28 fours and 11 sixes, he scored 222 off just 168 balls at a strike rate of 132.14.

Nathan Astle 222 v England
Nathan Astle celebrates his hundred. Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo


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