While batting today, India’s think tank would have kept this in mind-especially Sydney 2008.
Note that this list includes both first and second innings of the match.
The long standing record of 586 by Australia in 1894 was surpassed by Bangladesh in 2017. Melbourne seems to be well represented here.
While we are at it, we can see the lowest first and second innings by teams which went on to win the match:
The story of 0/0d is well known, but we see that there is one genuine case of scoring less than 50 and winning the Test.
In 2002, New Zealand made 94 in reply to India’s 99 and won.
The 2011 match saw Australia making 47 in the third innings.
India’s record is 104 in the first innings against Australia in 2004. Australia made 93 in the fourth innings and lost by 13 runs. Gambhir and Dinesh Karthik made their debuts here.
Finally, we look at the highest individual scores while losing a Test, in the first and second innings of a Test.
Note that the record score of 242 by Ponting was against India.
Also note that Adelaide and Melbourne are well represented here.