The shortest test match, with a result, in the history of cricket took place between Australia and South Africa. It was the final test of the 1931-32 series. South Africa scored 36, 45 in their first and second innings respectively. Australia(153) beat South Africa by an innings and 72 runs. The match lasted 109.2 overs. The next shortest test match was between West Indies and England in 1934-35. It lasted 112 overs.