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Best 4th innings knocks in Test matches

Best 4th innings knocks in Test matches

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 inĀ 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 justĀ 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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