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Most wickets fell in a single day in a test match is 27 wickets and it’s more than 133 years old record!!
This was Test number 28. Match between England and Australia in Jul, 1888. On day 2 of the Test match a total of 27 wickets fell and Australia won the match by 61 runs. We are now in year 2021 and this record of most wickets fell in a single day in a test match is still not broken till date.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 116 in their first inning. England crumbled in their first inning and bowled out only on 53 runs in their first innings. Australia taking a lead of 63 runs when came to bat, they also bowled out on just 60 runs. But chasing the target of 124 runs, England again bowled out on mere 62 runs and Australia won this fascinating test match by 61 runs.
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Second most wickets fell in a single day of test
25 wickets fell in a day comes at second spot in this list. This was also a match in early years of cricket precisely in 1902. In a match between England and Australia at Melbourne in January 1902 total 25 wicket fell on day 1 of this test match. Australia bowled out on 112 runs and in reply England also bowled out on 61 runs on the same day playing in the second inning Australia v5 at the end of day one. So in this way total 25 on this first day of this test match (full scorecard.
Top 5 list of most wickets fell in a single day of test match
|England and Australia||157 (2nd Day)||27||Lord’s||16 Jul 1888|
|Australia and England||221 (1st Day)||25||Melbourne||01-Jan-02|
|England and Australia||255 (2nd Day)||24||The Oval||10 Aug 1896|
|India and Afghanistan||339 (2nd Day)||24||Bengaluru||14-Jun-18|
|South Africa and Australia||294 (2nd Day)||23||Cape Town||09-Nov-11|
Q: Most wickets fell in a single day?
A: 27. In a match between England and Australia in Jul 1888
Q: What is second most wickets fell in a single day?
A: 25. In a match between England and Australia in Jan 1902
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