About the cover

All Test countries in the year each one gained Test status and one of the best player from that country.

Australia: Sir Donald Bradman-regarded as the best batsman that ever played the game.There is no batsman like the Don.

England: Sir Ian Botham-one of Test cricket best all-rounder.

South Africa :Graeme Smith-the only captain to lead his country in over 100 Test matches.

WI: Sir Garry Sobers-the best all-rounder that ever played the game.

India: Sunil Gavaskar-the first batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs.

New Zealand: Sir Richard Hadlee-the first bowler to reach 400 Test wickets and another Test cricket best all-rounder.

Pakistan: Imran Khan-one of Test cricket best all-rounder.

Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralitharan-took the most wickets in Test cricket(800).

Zimbabwe: Andy Flower-the only wicketkeeper to score centuries(142 & 199 no) in both innings of the same Test.

Bangladesh: Sohag Gazi-the first player to score a century and take a hat-trick in the same Test match(101 no & 6/77).

Ireland:  KJ O’ Brien-scored a century (118) on debut in his country’s inaugural Test match.

Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi-scored the most runs(47-11 & 36 no) in his country’s debut Test match.                                      Circle-the first ever Tied Test-WI V Australia at Brisbane in December,1960.

TEST CRICKET RECORDS

Facts and Feats 1877 - 2019

By Ramnarine Sambhudat (Shako)

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                                                                                                         Foreward                                 

     My friends and fellow cricket lovers,let me introduce to you another book by Mr.Sambhudat,his second-Test Cricket Records.As you all know,I have forewarded his first book-WI in Test Matches,Facts and Feats,June,1928-December,2013.For those who are interested in the statistical department on Test cricket,these two books are a must for you.

    Cricket is a game, as we all know is about facts and figures and I know most cricket fans love to follow statistics on the game and this book compiled by Mr Sambhudat is a perfect one as such.

    In this book Mr.Sambhudat assembled and recorded the most important records in the game in all departments-batting,bowling,wicketkeeping,fielding,all-round,individual and a host of other topics,I am sure you cricket fans will find to be very interesting.Every chapter in this book,the way I see it is of importance to a cricket fan,and the best part of it,you have all the information right at your finger-tips and all up to date.

So my friends,I told you once before,and I am telling you again,these kinds of books cricket fans question each other about their knowledge of the game,during a cricket match or have a beer or a drink after a game or at a local bar.

So I highly recommend you cricket fans to secure a copy of both books,I know you will find them to be very interesting and enjoyable.

                                                                                                                             Lance Gibbs

                                                                                                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

A brief explanation of Test Cricket---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A few of Test cricket controversies -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        The Body line Series

        The Basil D’Oliveira Affair

        Formation of World Series Cricket(WSC)

        The Hansie Cronje match-fixing scand

        The formation of the Indian Premier League(IPL)

One game,different versions --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 1st ever Test match   Australia V England  Melbourne

March,1877----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 1st day/night Test match

Australia V New Zealand  Adelaide  November,2015 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All Test countries 1st Test match-result and summarized scores  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All Test countries 1st Test match and the amount of matches before first Test win ---------------------------------------------------------------

The 1 st Test and the 100 for each Test country and the most Tests a single player played

in played in for each country’s first 100 Tests Tests -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The first 30 players to appear in 100 Tests -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sir Donald Bradman -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sir Garry Sobers ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sunil Gavaskar -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Magnificent two of Test cricket-Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Border

a comparative study of the first two batsmen to reach 10,000 Test run ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sachin Tendulkar --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Golden Twins-Steve and Mark Waugh -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(a)The Magnificent Four-Imran Khan,Richard Hadlee,Ian Botham and Kapil Dev -------------------------------------------------------------------

(b)Jacques Kallis ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Greatest comeback in Test cricket --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        England V Australia Headingley July,1981

        India V Australia Kolkata March,2001

Test records that may never be broken or may take a while to do ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Records over 100 years old ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Unwanted records held by individuals and Test countries -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 1970’s ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lord’s-the Home of Cricket ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The African Connection --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Charlie Llewellyn ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

JohnTraicos -the man with the rarest achievements in Test cricket cricket ------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Kepler Wessels ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Makhaya Ntini -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

South Africa V Zimbabwe-

        The first ever Test match between two African countries --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Zimbabwe historic first Test V India October,1992 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Test cricketers-weights and heights ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        (a) The lightweights or the bean poles -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        (b) The heavyweights-excess baggage-cricketers who sent the needle on scales flying -----------------------------------------------------

        (c) The tallest-head and shoulders above the rest ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        (d) The shortest-good things comes in small packages -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All about Test debut ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Players who opened the batting and bowling on test debut -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Short topics of interest --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        First to milestones in Tests played-Test # 1-Test # 200 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Test cricket greatest Test matches ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        One-Test Wonders ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Follow-on ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Run out in both innings of a Test -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Stumped in both innings of a Test ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Worst start in the 1st innings and won ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Worst 10-wicket collapses in 4th innings chases -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Nightwatchman -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Hit the first and second ball faced in Test cricket for a six -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Losing a Test and set a world record in that Test defeat ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        The most amazing escape by a batsman --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Can five batsmen be dismissed by one ball bowled? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Records -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Team records -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        The 1st tied Test -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        The 2nd tied Test ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Batting --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ducks and pairs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ducks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pairs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10’s and 11's -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

50’s ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 90’s -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 99 club ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All about centuries in Test cricket ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Centuries at 8,9 & 10 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 190’s & 199’s ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All about double hundreds in Test cricket,290’s and 299 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All about triple hundreds-the 300 club & Quadruple hundred ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bowling records ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All-round records-players who can make things happen --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Individual records --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wicket keeping records-sending the batsmen pavilion bound from behind the stumps -----------------------------------------------------------

Fielding records ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Partnership records ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Captaincy records -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Reginald “ Tip” Foster(England)-made the highest score on Test debut.

Lawrence Rowe(WI)-the only batsman to score a double-century and a century in the same Test on debut.

Charles Bannerman-scored the first century in Test cricket

Billy Murdoch-scored the first double century in Test cricket

Andy Sandham-scored the first triple century in Test cricket          

Brian Lara-scored the only quadruple century in Test cricket

Greatest come back in Test cricket

England V Australia  Headingly July,1981

Sir Donald Bradman(Australia)-Test cricket best batsman

The Golden twins-Steve and Mark Waugh(Australia)

 One pair of the most famous brothers to play Test cricket-along with the Chappells(Australia) and the Mohammads(Pakistan).

Ian Botham on his way to a swashbuckling century

Bob Willis bowled England to an impossible victory

 Sachin Tendulkar(India)-played the most Tests,scored the most Test runs and made the most Test centurires.