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    Is this the worst defeat ever for a #1 side in Tests?

    England defeated #1 ranked India by an inning and 159 runs in 2nd test. The defeat margin is huge. And India did not even play total 80 overs in the match and get bowled out twice. Is this the worst defeat ever for a #1 side in Tests?

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    2011 tour, India arrive as the top ranked side for a 4 test tour of England.

    Result: Eng 4-0 India

    1st test: Eng won by 196 runs
    2nd test: Eng won by 319 runs
    3rd test: Eng won by inns and 242 runs
    4th test: Eng won by inns and 8 runs

    Take your pick.


    Frank Skinner: Pakistan looked better than this when they were trying to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by On_the_up View Post
    2011 tour, India arrive as the top ranked side for a 4 test tour of England.

    Result: Eng 4-0 India

    1st test: Eng won by 196 runs
    2nd test: Eng won by 319 runs
    3rd test: Eng won by inns and 242 runs
    4th test: Eng won by inns and 8 runs

    Take your pick.
    I think this was the worst defeat ever for a number 1 side.

    Getting bowled out twice in 80 overs. It cant get worse than that really for a number 1 side.

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    Were we still the number one ranked team when West Indies beat us in Sharjah in 2016? If yes, then that is easily the most humiliating defeat for a number one ranked team.

    Losing at home Test to West Indies in this era as a number one side is far worse than getting thumped in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by On_the_up View Post
    2011 tour, India arrive as the top ranked side for a 4 test tour of England.

    Result: Eng 4-0 India

    1st test: Eng won by 196 runs
    2nd test: Eng won by 319 runs
    3rd test: Eng won by inns and 242 runs
    4th test: Eng won by inns and 8 runs

    Take your pick.
    the margin of defeat in 3rd test of 2011 tour is bigger than the 2nd test of 2018 tour but India could not play even 80 overs and also lot of time was lost to rain and still India surrender in 3 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Were we still the number one ranked team when West Indies beat us in Sharjah in 2016? If yes, then that is easily the most humiliating defeat for a number one ranked team.

    Losing at home Test to West Indies in this era as a number one side is far worse than getting thumped in England.
    Nope.

    India have been the Number One team since October 11th 2016.

    We lost that Test to the WI in the UAE on November 3rd 2016.

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    Pakistan fans are celebrating this win more than English fans.

    "Begani shaadi me Abdullah deewana" type situation here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManFan View Post
    Nope.

    India have been the Number One team since October 11th 2016.

    We lost that Test to the WI in the UAE on November 3rd 2016.
    Thank you. In that case, in recent memory, it is difficult to think of a worse defeat for a number one ranked team than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Thank you. In that case, in recent memory, it is difficult to think of a worse defeat for a number one ranked team than this.
    Doesn’t change the fact that India have been very good at home (albeit competitive in SA) the last two years.

    Their fans should take pride in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Were we still the number one ranked team when West Indies beat us in Sharjah in 2016? If yes, then that is easily the most humiliating defeat for a number one ranked team.

    Losing at home Test to West Indies in this era as a number one side is far worse than getting thumped in England.
    What about getting destroyed by Steve O Keefe of all people at home and not able to cross 150 in both innings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by On_the_up View Post
    2011 tour, India arrive as the top ranked side for a 4 test tour of England.

    Result: Eng 4-0 India

    1st test: Eng won by 196 runs
    2nd test: Eng won by 319 runs
    3rd test: Eng won by inns and 242 runs
    4th test: Eng won by inns and 8 runs

    Take your pick.
    I forgot the margins of defeat. That was an extremely one sided series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Were we still the number one ranked team when West Indies beat us in Sharjah in 2016? If yes, then that is easily the most humiliating defeat for a number one ranked team.

    Losing at home Test to West Indies in this era as a number one side is far worse than getting thumped in England.
    Quote Originally Posted by ManFan View Post
    Nope.

    India have been the Number One team since October 11th 2016.

    We lost that Test to the WI in the UAE on November 3rd 2016.




    Rotaay hain cham cham ray, ujar gaya Mamoon ka umeedon ka mahal rai

    To try and spin an ugly, quick, really painful defat of India and flip the conversation to a bad memory for Pakistan, this must be the stuff Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq were made of!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Thank you. In that case, in recent memory, it is difficult to think of a worse defeat for a number one ranked team than this.
    I would think England’s Test defeat to us in 2012 when they failed to chase 145 in the 4th innings was pretty bad lol (forgot which test it was). I believe they were the no. 1 ranked team at the time.

    They got bamboozled by Abdur Rehman of all people and Andrew Staruss even said it was the most “painful” defeat of his career

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    Arguably India vs SA at Delhi in 2015 Nov, SA couldn't muster in both innings what India scored in their first innings


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