Although Test cricket is in a revival phase in world cricket at the moment, there have been instances in the format when the longest format has been central to entertainment. Many consider Test cricket to be a boring affair, but today we bring forward four such instances when it has become an intriguing plot.
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Test Cricket: Four Times When A Team Got All-Out Twice In 1 Day
India vs England, 1952
It was the third Test of the England tour of 1952 when India were bundled up twice in a single day. Having won the toss, England decided to bat first. England had already won the first two games of the four-match series and were in cruise control when they took on the field for the third Test.
Batting first, the Englishmen posted a giant total of 347/9 at Manchester. Sir Leonard Hutton scored a scintillating century for England. Having stepped to chase the first innings total, Team India crumbled down and the whole team could manage only 58 runs in their first innings. Fred Trueman scalped 8 wickets in his bag in the first innings.
India were invited to follow on in the second innings on the same day. Again, the sub-continent side displayed a dismal batting display and collapsed on 82 runs in their second innings on the same day.
In this way, England went on to win the third Test by an innings and 207 runs and led the four-match series by 3-0.