In the latest episode of the podcast we discuss the recent fourth-innings run-chases in Tests around the world.
Since the start of 2021, there have been 58 instances of teams batting in the fourth innings – of which 27 have ended in victories. England, West Indies, India, and Pakistan have chased tall targets and we explore whether there has been a significant shift in how teams approach the run-chase.
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- The recent increase in teams achieving the target in the fourth-innings
- The high preparedness of bowlers before matches – and the predictable drop in intensity as Tests runs their course
- Rewind to the 2000s – when more teams chased targets
- The difficulty of bowling negative in this era – against batsmen with great range
- The T20 effect on Test chases
- A thumb-rule for guessing if a team has a chance in the chase – check run-rates
- India’s historic chase at the Gabba in 2021
- England’s recent successes in chasing 250-plus targets
- Will teams start preparing pitches that ease out as the game progresses?
- Sehwag’s blitz, Sachin’s 136, Gavaskar’s pristine 90 – and other great chases
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)
Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)
Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)
Fourth-innings chases – Kartikeya Date – Cricketingview
Shafique’s epic 160* leads Pakistan to fourth-innings glory – Fidel Fernando – ESPNcricinfo
The Bairoot show in Edgbaston classic – 81allout podcast
England post a record against India – Kartikeya Date – Cricketingview
Has it become easier to chase down stiff targets in Test cricket – S Rajesh ESPNcricinfo
Dravid: ‘We have started Test matches well but haven’t been able to finish well’ – ESPNcricinfo
Fly Lara Fly – Rahul Bhattacharya – The Cricket Monthly
Clive Lloyd and Bedi rewind to Port-of-Spain in 1976 – YouTube
Gordon Greenidge’s 214* at Lord’s in 1984 – YouTube
Nathan Astle’s 222 of 168 balls – YouTube
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