In Auckland on March 25, 1955, New Zealand achieved the lowest score in Test history. New Zealand were still in the game even after being dismissed for just 200 in the first innings as they had limited England to 246. Even in the current skittish, shot-a-ball environment, it is hard to imagine that any team will ever get less than New Zealand's 26, made against England in what turned out to be Len Hutton's last Test. When the Kiwis started their second innings 46 behind, an innings victory looked a ridiculous prospect. England managed to achieve this with Bob Appleyard taking 4 for 7 and Brian Statham 3 for 9. With 2 for 10 off seven overs. England won the match by an innings and 20 runs.

Test cricket is the form of the sport of cricket with the longest match duration, and is considered the game's highest standard. Test matches are played between national representative teams that have been granted ‘Test status’, as determined and conferred by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The term Test stems from the fact that the long, gruelling matches are mentally and physically testing. Two teams of 11 players each play a four-innings (were one team takes its turn to bat) match, which may last up to five days (or longer in some historical cases). It is generally considered the most complete examination of a team's endurance and ability.

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