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Top 10 shortest Test matches in history

  • Rain, wet outfields, dangerous pitches, Test cricket has been curtailed for a number of reasons. Some of these might shock you.
Kaushal Raj
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Modified 23 Aug 2016, 19:28 IST

8) England vs South Africa, Manchester, 26 – 30 July 1924

Old Trafford
The ground staff at Old Trafford have to be alert at all times

Manchester is at it again. With the series in the bag, England and South Africa travelled to the Northwest of the country to play the 4th of the 5 match Test series. South Africa won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 116 runs for the loss of 4 wickets before rain intervened on day 1. Tommy Ward, the opening batsman, helped himself to a half-century. There was incessent rain thereafter and the match had to be called off on day 3. 

Total balls bowled: 401 (66.5 overs)

Score: SA – 116/4 in 66.5 overs, Eng – N/A 

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Published 23 Aug 2016, 19:28 IST
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