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Shortest Test in Cricket History: IND vs. SA Sets Unwanted Records

Shortest Test in Cricket History: IND vs. SA: At the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, India defeated South Africa by 7 wickets in a match that was controlled by pacers. The Test match ended in just five sessions when Indian pacers, led by Mohammed Siraj’s lightning speed, dismantled South Africa’s precarious batting order. With just 642 balls bowled, this is the shortest Test match in cricket history. The record of 656 balls set in 1932 when Australia beat South Africa is broken in the second Test match between India and South Africa.

Day 1 saw the conclusion of the first innings for both South Africa and India. The Proteas even lost three wickets in their second innings. There have only been two instances in the history of Test cricket where 23 wickets have fallen in the opening five days of a match. A similar incident occurred on Day 1 of an Australia vs. England match played at Melbourne Ground in 1902 when both sides lost a total of 25 wickets.

Should you believe that the unwelcome records end there, we have more. It wasn’t the first time that India had collapsed so suddenly in the first innings, losing six wickets in 11 balls and scoring zero runs. Given that such mishaps have happened seven times previously, India has now entered the “elite” group of unwelcome records.

“We needed to grow from our mistakes” Rohit Sharma

Shortest Test in Cricket History: IND vs. SA Sets Unwanted Records

Rohit Sharma, the captain of Team India, acknowledged his pleasure with India’s comeback from the Centurion loss. “Obviously it’s a great feat, but having said that we had to learn from whatever mistakes we made.” The captain of the Indian team stated.

“The youngsters were rewarded for their efforts, but bowlers still need to place the ball in the proper spots. It’s always challenging to travel to this region of the world. But we’re proud of our performance abroad, said Rohit Sharma.

Shortest Test Match in History: IND vs. SA Highlights

Shortest Test in Cricket History: IND vs. SA Sets Unwanted Records

  • Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, beat South Africa to become the first Asian team to win in Cape Town.
  • On Day 2, India won the fastest-ever Test match to tie the series at one.
  • In Cape Town, Rohit and company defeated South Africa by 7 wickets after chasing down the 79-run mark.
  • With 99 balls, opener Aiden Markram hammered home his seventh century.
  • In the opening session of Day 2, KL Rahul delivered an on-song Markram.
  • Jasprit Bumrah took nine five-wicket hauls in Test cricket.
  • On an insane first day of the series decider at Newlands, as many as 23 wickets fell.
  • After tea, India resumed at 153-4 but lost wickets for the same total in 11 deliveries.
  • In just 23.2 overs, Dean Elgar’s South Africa team was bowled out for just 55 runs.
  • On Day 1, Mohammed Siraj of India recorded his best-ever Test score of 6–15.
  • Elgar, in his last Test match, became the second player, after Jack Barrett of Australia, to be removed twice in one day.

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