Fastest finger first! Cricketers who claimed a wicket with first ball in Tests

Jul 05, 2016, 16:27 IST | mid-day online correspondent

On this day in 1991, former England bowler Richard Illingworth claimed a wicket with the first delivery of his career in Tests. We give you other such instances when cricketers achieved the same feat

On this day in 1991, former England bowler Richard Illingworth claimed a wicket with the first delivery of his career in Tests. We give you other such instances when cricketers achieved the same feat.

Tom Horan
Country - Australia. Opposition - England. Batsman dismissed - Walter Read. Date - 26 Jan 1883.

Arthur Coningham
Country - Australia. Opposition - England. Batsman dismissed - Archie MacLaren. Date - 29 Dec 1894.

Bill Bradley
Country - England. Opposition - Australia. Batsman dismissed - Frank Laver. Date - 17 July 1899.

Ted Arnold
Country - England. Opposition - Australia. Batsman dismissed - Victor Trumper. Date - 11 Dec 1903.

Bert Vogler
Country - South Africa. Opposition - England. Batsman dismissed - Ernie Hayes. Date - 2 Jan 1906.

Jack Crawford
Country - England. Opposition - South Africa. Batsman dismissed - Bert Volger. Date - 2 January 1906.

George Macaulay
Country - England. Opposition - South Africa. Batsman dismissed - George Hearne. Date - 1 Jan 1923.

Maurice Tate
Country - England. Opposition - South Africa. Batsman dismissed - Fred Susskind. Date - 16 June 1924.

Matt Henderson
Country - New Zealand. Opposition - England. Batsman dismissed - Eddie Dawson. Date - 10 Jan 1930.

Dennis Smith
Country - New Zealand. Opposition - England. Batsman dismissed - Eddie Paynter. Date - 24 March 1933.

Tyrell Johnson
Country - West Indies. Opposition - England. Batsman dismissed - Walter Keeton. Date - 19 Aug 1939.

Dick Howorth
Country - England. Opposition - South Africa. Batsman dismissed - Dennis Dyer. Date - 18 Aug 1947.

Intikhab Alam
Country - Pakistan. Opposition - Australia. Batsman dismissed - Colin McDonald. Date - 5 Dec 1959.

Richard Illingworth
Country - England. Opposition - West Indies. Batsman dismissed - Phil Simons. Date - 5 July 1991.

Nilesh Kulkarni
Country - India. Opposition - Sri Lanka. Batsman dismissed - Marvan Atapattu. Date - 3 Aug 1997.

Chamila Gamage
Country - Sri Lanka. Opposition - Bangladesh. Batsman dismissed - Mohammad Ashraful. Date - 29 July 2002.

Nathan Lyon
Country - Australia. Opposition - Sri Lanka. Batsman dismissed - Kumar Sangakkara. Date - 1 Sept 2011.

Shaminda Eranga
Country - Sri Lanka. Opposition - Australia. Batsman dismissed - Shane Watson. Date - 16 Sept 2011.

Dane Piedt
Country - South Africa. Opposition - Zimbabwe. Batsman dismissed - Mark Vermeulen. Date - 9 Aug 2014.

Hardus Viljoen
Country - South Africa. Opposition - England. Batsman dismissed - Alastair Cook. Date - 15 Jan 2016.

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