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India's closest wins in Test cricket

Last updated on: October 05, 2010 14:20 IST

VVS Laxman scored a splendid 73 not out as India clinched a nail-biting win over Australia in the first Test at Mohali on Tuesday.

- Scorecard

Chasing 216 to win, the home team got to the target with a wicket to spare.

Laxman, despite struggling with a back injury, proved yet again why his second innings average is close to 50. It was his 46th Test fifty and his 11th against Australia.

The Hyderabad batsman has also scored six centuries against the team from Down Under, as also his Test best -- that famous 281 at Kolkata in 2001.

He and Ishant Sharma (31) put on a vital 81-run partnership for the ninth wicket to help India clinch victory.

Here's a look at India's closest victories in Test cricket:

Margin

Opponents

Venue

Season

1 wicket

Australia

Mohali

2010-11

2 wickets

Australia

Mumbai Brabourne

1964-65

2 wickets

Australia

Chennai

2000-01

3 wickets

West Indies

Chennai

1978-79

 

Rajneesh Gupta