AUS vs SA 1st Test Holds a Rare Record: Both team batted Twice in the same Day..

India
November 11, 2011 8:09am CST
The First test between Australia and South Africa got a Rare record. This is the only test in the History of Cricket were Both team played at least some part of their both innings in a single day. It is the Second Day in the first test match between Australia and South Africa yielded this rare record. On day 2 1) Australia started their 1st innings from 214/8 and became all out for 284. 2) SA played their 1st innings batting and got all-out for 96 runs in 24.3 overs 3) Australia played their 2nd innings batting and got all-out for just 47 in 18 overs. 4) SA started their 2nd innings batting and ended the day on the score of 81/1 in 17 overs. Also the debutant picked the 5 wicket haul in the same day. How do you rate this rare situation, is this failure of batsman or the good bowling. Also keep in mind this happened Where two top order teams match.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Nov 11
No, this is not the first occurrence of this unique feat. This is the third time it has happened in the history of test cricket. Of course, this is the first time in a long long time as the other two occurrences happened before the 1950s. What was really funny was if you look at Day 1 and Day 3 of the match, Day 2 looks a complete aberration. Though the ball was doing something or the other the whole of the match, it was no where near unplayable as it appeared on Day 2!! Cheers! Ram
• India
13 Nov 11
I read in an article that this is the first time .... this is a new information from you that this has happened before, can you please mention those matches. on day 2 the bowlers bowled superbly, also the shot selection of batsmen were wrong. on Day 1 and Day 3 there was more controlled batting with good shot selection/...
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
13 Nov 11
Here are the details that I could get from cricinfo. I got one part of the info wrong, the occurrences were quite recent and not before 1950s as I originally thought so. "For only the third time in Test history, some part of all four innings of a match were witnessed in a single day - Australia lost two wickets from their first innings and all ten in the second, while South Africa were bundled out in their first and then lost a wicket in their second. The two previous occasions when this happened were both relatively recent: in 2000 at Lord's when England played West Indies, and in the New Zealand-India Test in Hamilton in 2002. " For more details check out: http://www.espncricinfo.com/south-africa-v-australia-2011/content/story/540016.html Cheers! Ram
@venkit (2957)
• India
11 Nov 11
it holds this record due to the quality cricket played by both teams.
• Bangladesh
13 Nov 11
Yap,I agree with you.But I want to add that its high quality bowling in bouncy and fast pitch and some poor quality batting from both sides.Some of the batsmen really gave their wicket to bowlers.
• India
13 Nov 11
Its quality bowling. But the shot selection of batsmen were worst one, they should have played with more responsibility.
• India
12 Nov 11
It was an eventful match! 4 innings in a single day!!
• India
13 Nov 11
Yeah, 4 innings in a single day, its very rare....
@akp100 (13328)
• India
12 Nov 11
Hi I really got shocked when I read those low score by both teams. That's really amazing and rare when the two strong teams got all out in such low scores. But surely this test match holds some rare records. But both played well, Specially South Africa done well after getting all out in just 96 in their first inning.
• India
13 Nov 11
Everyone was shocked with the scores. This match made some rare records. As you said SA were bowled out under 100 and won the match ,its also a record.