Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
It was the shortest innings, not the lowest number of runs in an innings. Here is a list of the smallest number of runs in an innings Records | Test matches | Team records | Lowest innings totals | ESPN Cricinfo

They declared because there was only a short amount of time left before a break in play (Lunch or Tea, I forget which). They felt that getting a short period in before a break, meaning bowlers get to refresh and batsmen have to start again, was worth more than whatever runs the last wicket would get. It's conventional cricketing wisdom that getting a short time to bowl at the opposition before a break is beneficial, but it is debatable whether such a perceived advantage is more than any potential additional runs.
So what is the standard time after declaration for starting next innings before lunch or tea break?
Is there any suggestion for mathematical calculation like D/L method for Tests?