Top 10 cricket comebacks in history

For a cricket fan, seeing a comeback of any kind is always exciting and entertaining. Here are the top 10 Cricket Comebacks in History that you probably didn’t know:

Cricket’s most memorable and exciting moments frequently involve comebacks. They show off a team’s or a player’s tenacity, tenacity, and skill, changing the course of a match that appeared to be lost. Comebacks excite cricket fans and create a lasting impact, whether it’s a spectacular batting performance, a bowling mastery, or a combination of the two. The effective run chase is one of the most prevalent types of comebacks in cricket. An atmosphere of excitement and awe is created when a team approaches a difficult target and successfully pursues it despite all odds. When a team overcomes a big disadvantage or setback during a game, that is another type of comeback. 

  • KKR vs RR

In the 2008 IPL, Rajasthan Royals set KKR a nearly impossible 222-run target. However, they showed great enthusiasm and assurance as they successfully tracked down the enormous target with 23 balls remaining. After their bowling lineup failed, KKR made an amazing comeback.


  • England vs Australia 1981

Following on in the 1981 Ashes Test series, England was 135 for the loss of seven wickets, but Ian Botham’s remarkable 149-ball century turned the game around. England was able to win by 18 runs thanks to the innings, which also helped them get back on track. This story serves as a reminder to never give up hope in the face of overwhelming odds. 

  • Australia vs South Africa

In the Adelaide Test in 2012, South Africa was given a challenging 430-run target to reach. When one of the best batsmen in the world, Faf du Plessis, came back spectacularly and led South Africa to a draw by batting for nearly eight hours, they were in a desperate situation.

  • India vs Australia

India faced Australia in a test match at Kolkata in 2001 with a score of 232 and two wickets down. However, after being asked to follow on, VVS Laxman’s 281 and Rahul Dravid’s 180 set up a remarkable comeback and victory for India.

  • England vs New Zealand

Ben Stokes’ heroics helped England go closer to the target and reach the super-over, which they eventually won. During the 2019 World Cup Final, England was a little behind the required rate.

  • South Africa vs Australia

South Africa was 45 for four wickets when chasing 271 runs in the 1997 Johannesburg Test. When Lance Klusener came to bat, they were leading when South Africa won thanks to his perfect century.

  • Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1996

Zimbabwe was cruising at 132 for three wickets while attempting to reach a total of 236. The Sri Lankan bowling lineup, on the other hand, staged a stunning recovery and managed to dismiss the whole Zimbabwe team for just 202 runs, winning the match by 34 runs.

  • Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers

The IPL’s first season featured some of the most thrilling matchups, keeping spectators interested the entire time. In one such match, Andrew Symonds’ century propelled Deccan Chargers to a goal of 214. When Shane Warne entered the field to bat for Rajasthan Royals, his side was in danger of losing after losing four wickets in the space of only nine balls. However, Warne crushed two fours and two sixes in Andrew Symonds’ final over to give his team an incredible victory.

  • Perth Test

At 286 for the loss of six wickets and needing to score 414 runs, South Africa was in trouble. However, South Africa was led to a historic win by a strong partnership between Mark Boucher and AB de Villiers.

  • Natwest Series Final 2002

India lost their top batting order against England and was forced to chase 326 runs, which put them in a precarious situation. However, with only three balls remaining, India was able to achieve a victory thanks to outstanding performances from middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif.

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