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World record of consecutive wins by Australia

July 18, 2010 18:37 IST

Chasing a victory target of 440 runs against Australia in the first Test at Lord's, Pakistan got off to a good start. They were 152 for one at one stage and looked set to give Australia a run for their money. However, the introduction of part-timer Marcus North into the attack proved a master-stroke that turned the game on its head.

North took a career best 6 for 55 helping Australia won the game by a convincing 150-run margin.

This was Australia's 13th win at a trot against Pakistan in a Test match. The sequence started with the Brisbane Test in November 1999 in which Australia romped home by 10 wickets.

This sequence of 13 wins for Australia (or 13 losses for Pakistan) is a new record in bilateral contests. The previous record was of 12 consecutive wins for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh.

Here are the details of most consecutive wins in bilateral matches:

Tests

Winner

Loser

Period

13*

Australia

Pakistan

1999-2010

12*

Sri Lanka

Bangladesh

2001-2009

10

West Indies

England

1984-1986

9

Australia

West Indies

1999-2003

8

England

South Africa

1889-1899

8

Australia

England

1920-1921

8*

South Africa

Bangladesh

2002-2008

8*

England

Bangladesh

2003-2010

* unbroken sequence

Rajneesh Gupta