Proof of Team India's success, did not face followon for so long

new Delhi: Indian cricket team is getting stronger every day, hardly any expert will deny this. But the figures also reinforce this superiority of Team India. The Indian cricket team, which had won only 34 times in 213 Test matches on foreign soil till 2010, has been successful in winning 17 out of 57 Test matches in the last 10 years. But the superiority of Team India is not being confirmed by this record, rather it can be gauged from its best that in the last 9 years, no team has been successful in asking them to follow up in a Test match.

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Last played in 2011
Team India last faced a follow-on in a Test match in 2011, when England defeated Team India, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), in the Oval Test match by an innings and 8 runs. In that Test match, England had scored 591 for 6 wickets in the first game, in which Ian Bell (Ian Bell) scored 235 and Kevin Pietersen scored a brilliant 175 runs.

In response to this, 'The Wall' of the Indian team was reduced to 300 despite 146 runs of Rahul Dravid. Team India's performance in the follow-on innings was much worse and they lost the match by rolling on 283 runs. This score was also due to the strong partnership of 144 runs for the fourth wicket between leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who became the master watchman Sachin Tendulkar and Knight Watchman. Sachin scored 91 runs and Mishra scored 84 runs.

87 test could not give any follow on
Team India has played 87 Test matches since this 2011 Oval Test, but no team has been able to follow them. However, there were 3 such occasions during this period. When the opposition team could follow him, but considering the strong batting of Team India, even on these occasions, the opposition captain himself has preferred to bat better. Among other teams, England has done well in this case, having played in the last follow-up to 2015. All the other teams have faced some follow-on since 2017.

Test matches won by following 3 times
There have been only 3 occasions in the history of Test cricket, when a team has succeeded in winning a Test match despite playing a follow-on. Australia has lost all three times. One of these three occasions is also recorded in the name of Team India, when it broke the record of Harbhajan Singh (Harbhajan Singh) after the tremendous batting of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2001. Historical victory was achieved by bowling. On other two occasions, England have defeated their arch-rivals Australia after follow-on.

Laxman has the biggest score of follow-on win
The record of winning his team by scoring the highest score after a team has been followed in a Test is in the name of Very Special Laxman, who scored 281 runs in the historic Kolkata Test against Australia. This innings of Laxman is also the second highest score while playing follow-on. The record of the biggest score of follow-on innings is in the name of Pakistan's Little Master Hanif Mohammad.

Hanif, who holds the second highest score of 499 runs in first class cricket, drew the match against West Indies in Bridgetown in the Test which started on 17 January 1958 by playing a marathon follow-on innings of 337 runs in 970 minutes. It was also the record for the largest individual score in Test cricket at that time, which was broken just a month later by Garry Sobers of West Indies scoring not out 365 runs in the Test played against Pakistan from 26 February 1958 in Kingston. .

Only one chance to win by double century in follow-on innings
In the follow-up innings, the feats of scoring 200 or more runs have been done only 7 times, but these are the only innings of VVS Laxman in which the team has won. On the remaining 6 occasions, the batsman has succeeded in getting a test draw for his team. Apart from Laxman and Hanif, only South African Gary Kirsten has scored 250+ in the follow-on. Andy Flower of Zimbabwe has scored the highest 635 runs in follow-on innings. He drew a match against Team India by scoring 232 not out in November 2000 in Nagpur Test, while in September 2001 against South Africa in Harare, the knockout was scored 199 runs. However, Flower's team was defeated in Harare and their score is the biggest innings in the follow-up defeat till date.

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