The second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Karachi in 2023 ended in an exciting draw, with Pakistan 9 down in the fourth innings and needing to make 15 runs to win.
The scorecard: https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/new-zealand-in-pakistan-2022-23-1339576/pakistan-vs-new-zealand-2nd-test-1339610/full-scorecard
The full list of the 25 Tests which were drawn with the 4th innings having 9 wickets down:
Today’s match is 6th on the list of highest 9-down scores in the 4th innings.
India was the first team to achieve this. The last entry here is from 1946, where India ended with 152/9 needing another 126 to win. Bedser took 11 wickets in his 2nd Test, having also done so in his debut in the previous Test.
India also ended up needing only one run to win in 2011 after reaching 242/9. This was R Ashwin’s debut. It is not a tie, but would have been one if the 10th wicket had fallen.
Another exciting finish was in 1963, when England ended with 228/9 needing 6 runs to win. They had got this far because Colin Cowdrey had come out to bat after his arm was fractured.
While today’s match had an exciting finish, there have been many others where the survival skills of No 11 batsmen have been tested for long periods.