On this day in 1993 West Indies registered Test win by smallest margin in terms of runs

On this day, 26/01 in 1993 West Indies won the test match against Australia by 1 run which is still the winning a test match by the smallest margin by runs. In this match, Curtley Ambrose has taken a 10-wicket haul - 6 in the first innings and 4 in the second innings. With the Aussies chasing 186, it looked all over at 74 for 7, and then - after a steadfast 54 from the debutant Justin Langer - at 144 for 9, but Tim May (42 not out) almost became a national hero in his first Test for four years.

Smallest victories in Test Matches (by Runs)

Winner Margin Opposition Ground Match Date
West Indies 1 run v Australia Adelaide 23-Jan-93
England 2 runs v Australia Birmingham 04-Aug-05
Australia 3 runs v England Manchester 24-Jul-02
England 3 runs v Australia Melbourne 26-Dec-82
New Zealand 4 runs v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 16-Nov-18
South Africa 5 runs v Australia Sydney 02-Jan-94
Australia 6 runs v England Sydney 20 Feb 1885
Australia 7 runs v England The Oval 28 Aug 1882
South Africa 7 runs v Sri Lanka Kandy 30-Jul-00
New Zealand 7 runs v Australia Hobart 09-Dec-11
England 10 runs v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1894