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

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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