This is the description of the top 5 closest wins in the Test cricket matches by runs remaining. All the teams have played with full dedication and strength in all the test cricket matches. Following are the details of all those matches that have been won by the teams with close margins. This is due to the great spirit and hard work of all the players of both teams.
Top 5 Closest Wins in Test Cricket By Runs Remaining
West Indies vs Australia:
When West Indies was playing against the Australian cricket team in their test match, West Indies beat Australia by just one run. This match was played in 1993. This was the fourth match of the series when West Indies and Australia is facing each other in a test match and West Indies beat Australia by just one run. The result of this match is one of the top closest wins in test cricket by runs remaining. West Indies team was batting first and made 252 runs which is not a very good score. So Australia can easily chase dead targets.
But West Indian bowler Ambrose Spirits played very well and put his full efforts to lead his team to victory. He took 6 wickets of the Australian team by giving just 74 runs and confined them to 213. West Indies had a great lead in the next innings but Timmy, the bowler of Australia take six wickets and give just 9 runs. This extraordinary performance of Timmy helped a lot to his team and bundled them out for a fair one four six making Australia require 186 to win.
But Australia was unable to chase this target and lost that match by just one run. They made just 185 runs. Australia was very close to chasing the target but Western Union bowlers also put in their full efforts and win that match by only one run and this win of the west indies is the closest veins in test cricket by runs remaining.
England vs Australia:
The second match in which the closest wins in test cricket by runs remaining is made was when England beat Australia by just two runs in 2005 playing in Birmingham. This was one of the most exciting matches in test cricket because in that match both teams runs were very close. Both of them tried their best to win that match but they lose that match by just two runs. Australia needs to make 279 runs for victory in the second test match of the series. England bowlers took 8 wickets of the Australian cricket team when they were on 175 and their 9th wicket was taken when they were on 220.
But Michael Castro portrayed full efforts to win the match for his team and he brought them inside 3 runs of victory. If England wants to win that match they should take the wicket of Michael provides to win the match. At that time Steve Harmison was facing Michael Wax when the Australian cricket team was on 173. Steve Harmison put his full efforts to take the wicket. He bowled A burning bouncer and take the wicket of Michael Kasprowicz and with that result, England won that match by just two runs in Birmingham.
Australia vs England:
Australia beat England in a test cricket match by 3 runs in Manchester in 1902. This win of Australia is the third closest win in test cricket by runs remaining because England loses that match by only three runs. Both teams played very well in that match and England required 124 runs to win that match. But Australian bowler Hugh Trimble’s extraordinary performance lead his team to victory because he took 6 wickets of England batsmen and gave only 53 runs.
The other remaining wickets were taken by Jack Soldier and he gave only 52 runs. England lost its all wickets on 120 and lose that match by 3 runs. England was very close to victory but this two Australian bowler Hugh Trimble and Jack Soldiers put their full efforts to lead their team to victory and they won that match.
Australia vs England:
The fourth closest win in test cricket by runs remaining was made when England beat Australia by 3 runs in Melbourne in 1982. In 1902, the same thing happened when England and Australia were facing each other. But here England beat Australia by three runs. But in 1902 Australia beat England by also 3 runs. In that match, both teams played very well but England won that match by only 3 runs.
England made 294 runs and set a target of 292 for Australia for winning the match. Australia was well on its way to creating the series 3-0. But one player played very well and took six wickets for the Australian cricket team with his great bowling skills. He gave just 77 runs and after that, the whole Australian team was bold out on 290 runs and lose that match by 3 runs.
New Zealand vs Pakistan:
In the list of the top 5 closest wins in test cricket by runs remaining the fifth match was played when New Zealand and Pakistan were playing against each other. Pakistan lose that match by just 4 runs in Abu Dhabi in 2018. This was the first match of their series when Sarfaraz Ahmed was captain of Pakistan and Kane Williamson was captain of the New Zealand cricket team. Pakistan need to make 176 runs to win that match and when Pakistan was on 130, they lost their three wickets and everyone thought that Pakistan can easily win that match.
But when Aksar Patel, bowler of the New Zealand cricket team took the wicket of Asad Shafiq the match was turned. After that wicket, Pakistani batsmen were unable to stay too long on the pitch. Then as the Pakistan team was on 171, they lost 9 wickets. Also at that time, everyone thought that Pakistan can win that match because they need only 5 runs. But Ajaz Patel played very well and took the last wicket of Pakistan and lead his team to victory and New Zealand won that match by just 4 runs.