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Rare wicket falling records in Tests

Published : Sunday, 9 December, 2018 at 12:00 AM  Count : 157

MUMBAI, DEC 8: There have been six other instances when the team is nine down overnight in a Test and all out with the very first ball of the next day.
India had lost the ninth wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara (run out) on the first day and Mohammad Shami was out on the first delivery on the second day of the ongoing Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.
"This was the 7th time that this has happened and the first time with India batting", world's renowned cricket statistician Andrew Samson said to this Reporter.
"However, WI v England at Lord's in 2012 is the only other time where the 9th also wicket fell of the last ball of the previous day", he further added.
Incidentally, Josh Hazzelwood could not complete his over on the first day and had to come to deliver the last ball to complete his incomplete over.
"The 9th wicket fell with less than 2 minutes before close of play (on first day). Half hour extension with 9 down only applies at lunch and tea", he informs.
"Play had already been extended by 30 minutes to try and get the 90 overs in. It isn't extended at the close of play just because 9 wickets have fallen, this only applies for the lunch and tea intervals", a cricket umpire, Martin Briggs says.

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