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Calendar years where wickets were lost before any runs scored in Test cricket
In the New Year's Test match in Cape Town between South Africa and Sri Lanka, Stephen Cook was caught behind of Suranga Lakmal before South Africa got off the mark. It was the 13th instance in Test cricket where a year saw a batsman walking back to the pavi...

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Biggest collapses after a hundred-plus opening stand
Pakistan collapsed from 131
without loss to 230 all out in the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton
to lose the match by 138 runs and surrender the series 2-0. Sami Aslam (91) and
Azhar Ali (58) put together 131 runs in 60 overs before the rest of th...

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Hundreds at a venue’s maiden Test – Away/ Neutral
For instances of player's scoring hundred in the maiden Test at a home venue click here: Hundreds at a venue’s maiden Test – Away/ Neutral Player Score Team Against Venue Year Result Billy Burdoch 153* Aus Eng The Oval 1880 Lost Billy Barnes 134 Eng Aus Ade...

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Hundreds at a venue’s maiden Test - Home
Cheteshwar Pujara scored his
third hundred in his last three Test matches – all in the inaugural Test match
of respective venues. His 119 against England on Day One of the Vizag Test was
the 200 th instances of a player scoring a hundred in the maiden Test

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A tribute to the Chanderpaul in numbers
“Has it gone? Has it gone? Has it
gone? Has it gone? It’s gone” – Ian Bishop was commentating in the first ODI
between West Indies and Sri Lanka at Port of Spain in 2008 when Chanderpaul managed
to pull off a heist with ten required off two balls and only t...

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Maiden first class century & five wicket haul coming in test matcheste
Maiden first class century coming in a test match Player Team Vs Runs Venue Date Test# FC# Previous Best in FCC Charles Bannerman Aus Eng 165* MCG 15 Mar 1877 1 9 83 Billy Murdoch Aus Eng 153* The Oval 08 Sep 1880 3 30 82* Percy McDonell Aus Eng 147 SCG 03 ...

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First 4 hundreds of
career in consecutive tests Player Tests Score 1 Score 2 Team Vs Venue Date Jack Fingleton 4 112 Aus SA Cape Town Jan 1936 108 SA Johannesburg Feb 1936 118 SA Durban Feb 1936 100 0 Eng Brisbane Dec 1936 Everton Weekes 4 141 DNB WI Eng Ki...

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Best bowling figures in each test (match total)
Tests #1 - #50 Test
# Figures Inngs 1 Inngs 2 Player Team Vs Venue Year Result 1 16/136 8/61 8/75 Narendra
Hirwani Ind WI Kolkata 1988 Won 2 13/110 6/48 7/62 Fred
Spofforth Aus Eng MCG 1879 Won 3 12/87 5/44 7/43 Charlie
Turner Aus Eng SCG 1888 Won 4...

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Best bowling figures in each test (Innings wise)
Tests #1 - #50 Test
# Figures Player Team Against Venue Year Result 1 8/43 Albert
Trott Aus Eng Adelaide 1895 Won 2 9/95 Jack
Noreiga WI Ind Port
of Spain 1971 Lost 3 8/31 Fred
Trueman Eng Ind Old
Trafford 1952 Won 4 9/121 Arthur
Mailey Aus En...

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How good Ashwin is?
India has won another
home series convincingly. This victory is even more special as it came against
the best touring side of recent times, South Africa. Their decade long run of
not losing a series away from home has finally been broken thanks to the spin
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