Flashback: The First Ever Tied Test in Cricket History

Wed, Sep 13, 2017 08:14 am Posted: Cricketnmore Editorial
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In the history of over 2000 tests, only 2 matches resulted in a tie. The first tied test was played in 1960 between West Indies and Australia and the second tied test involved India and Australia in 1986.

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Lets check out brief summary of the first tied test that took place in 1960, almost 84 years since the first test was played in 1877.

West Indies vs Australia, First Tied Test ,1960 (Dec. 9-14)

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Venue - Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Australia

Toss - West Indies won the toss and elected to bat

Brief Scores

West Indies (1st Innings) - 453/10 (Sobers - 132, JS Solomon - 65, Worrell - 65, AK Davidson - 5/132)

Australia (1st Innings) - 505/10 (NCL O'Neill - 181, RB Simpson - 92, WW Hall - 4/140)

West Indies (2nd Innings) - 284/10 (Worrell - 65, RB Kanhai - 54, AK Davidson - 6/87)

Australia (2nd Innings) - 232/10 (AK Davidson - 80, R Benaud - 52, WW Hall - 5/63)

Australia needed 6 runs to win in last over (8 balls over) with three wickets in hand. But the home side had lost all three wickets in the final over with scores levelled. When the match ended, only one ball was left in the game.

Check out how the last over was bowled:

1st Ball - 1 Run

2nd Ball - Wicket

3rd Ball - No Run

4th Ball - 1 Run

5th Ball - 1 Run

6th Ball - 2 Runs + Wicket (run out while trying for the third run)

7th Ball - Wicket

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