In what percentage of matches has a test cricket team which has been sent in to bat again, after the opposition enforced the follow-on rule, gone on to win the test match?
#25640. Asked by Dunc. (Dec 28 02 12:49 PM)
It's happened 3 times, but finding the number of times the follow-on has been enforced, to get a percentage, is another matter. There's not much around. |
India v Australia, Eden Gardens, Calcutta
11th-15th March, 2001 (5-day match)
Australia had captured everything that came their way until they met with defeat at Kolkata in the second Test against India. The defeat was not under normal circumstances. After being on top for most on the time, and forcing the hosts to follow on, the visitors lost by 171 runs ... It was only the third instance in the 124-year-old history of Test cricket that a team had won after following on.
Tests - Victory after Following-On
Based on all matches up to and including
Test #1633: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, India in New Zealand 2nd Test, 19 Dec 2002
10 England (325 and 437) beat Australia (586 and 166), Sydney 1894/95
18 England (174 and 356) beat Australia (401-9d and 111), Leeds 1981
171 India (171 and 657-7d) beat Australia (445 and 212), Calcutta 2000-01
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