Closest I can find is Test # 154, England v South Africa, 1924, 2nd
Test, Lord's, where Hobbs and Sutcliffe began Day 2 both on 12*, went
on to score hundreds, as did the #3, Wolley. While 2 of the 3 batsmen
didn't begin on 0, they each did score 100 or more runs in a single day.
>> Gavaskar, Srikkanth and Mohinder Amarnath in Sydney, D1, 1985-6. I am
>> there would be others.
> Incorrect, Amarnath was 72* at stumps on Day 1.
Note to self: stick to cricket politics and don't try to be an Aslam.
Test # 1560, Asian Test Championship, 2001-02, 1st Match, Pakistan v
Inzy started Day 2 on 25* and went on to retire hurt on 105*. Yousuf
and Razzaq also scored unbeaten centuries.
>>> Gavaskar, Srikkanth and Mohinder Amarnath in Sydney, D1, 1985-6. I am
>>> there would be others.
>> Incorrect, Amarnath was 72* at stumps on Day 1.
> Note to self: stick to cricket politics and don't try to be an Aslam.
I'll draw up a list later.
11 Aug 1884 Aus vs. Eng The Oval McDonnell, Murdoch, Scott
30 Jun 1924 Eng vs. RSA Lord's Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Woolley
02 Jan 1939 Eng vs. RSA Cape Town Hammond, Ames, Valentine
11 Nov 1948 WI vs. Ind Delhi Gomez, Weekes, Christiani
14 Apr 1955 Aus vs. WI P of Spain McDonald, Morris, Harvey
15 Jun 1955 Aus vs. WI Kingston Miller, Archer, Benaud
27 Feb 1980 WI vs. NZ Christchurch Haynes, Rowe, King
05 Jan 1983 Pak vs. Ind Faisalabad Miandad, S Malik, Imran
19 Aug 1992 SL vs. Aus Colombo (SSC) Gurusinha, Ranatunga, Kaluwitharana
01 Feb 1995 Zim vs. Pak Harare G Flower, A Flower, Whittall
30 Aug 2001 Pak vs. Ban Multan Taufeeq, Inzamam, Yousuf, Razzaq [FOUR]
31 Aug 2001 SL vs. Ind Colombo (SSC) Jayawardene, Tillakaratne, Samaraweera
25 Oct 2002 RSA vs. Ban Potchefstroom Gibbs, Kirsten, Kallis
14 Jan 2006 Pak vs. Ind Lahore Yousuf, Afridi, Kamran
16 Dec 2006 Aus vs. Eng Perth Hussey, Clarke, Gilchrist
23 Jun 1934 Lord's Eng Leyland, Ames Aus Brown
06 Jan 1999 Hamilton NZ Cairns Ind Ganguly, Dravid
Less rare when concurrent Tests are considered - approx. 42 instances so far.
These were the most notable:
Five on same day
30 Aug 2001 Colombo (SSC) SL Atapattu
Multan Pak Taufeeq, Inzamam, Yousuf, Razzaq
Four on same day
08 Feb 1973 Bombay Eng Fletcher, Greig
Dunedin Pak Mushtaq, Asif
04 Jan 2000 Sydney Aus Ponting Ind Laxman
Cape Town RSA Kallis, Cullinan
07 Sep 2001 Colombo (SSC) SL Atapattu, Jayawardene
Harare RSA Kirsten, Gibbs
16 Nov 2001 Galle SL Tillakaratne
Chittagong Zim A Flower, Wishart
P Elizabeth RSA Gibbs
18 Oct 2003 Mohali NZ McMillan Ind Sehwag
Sydney Aus Ponting
Lahore Pak Taufeeq
12 Dec 2003 Adelaide Aus Ponting Ind Dravid, Laxman
Johannesburg RSA Smith
03 Jan 2004 Sydney Ind Tendulkar, Laxman
Cape Town RSA Boucher WI Gayle
11 Mar 2004 Galle Aus Martyn, Lehmann
Hamilton RSA Kirsten
Kingston WI DS Smith
12 Mar 2005 Mohali Pak Kamran
Christchurch Aus Gilchrist, Katich
Centurion RSA Prince
28 Jul 2006 Colombo (SSC) SL Sangakarra, Jayawardene
Manchester Eng Cook, Bell
Additions and corrections welcome.
Brian W Lawrence
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